Thursday, February 3, 2011
This is the view today looking out my lanai's glass door (lanai=balcony). Those are not spots before your eyeballs nor from lint on my camera lens. Those tiny white specks are what they are....tiny white specks. Of paint, I might add. The painters started painting the building, ah I said painting, but I suspect that they're spraying the building instead. I wasn't around when they started yesterday. You cannot spray a high rise in Waikiki. The trade winds will blow the atomized paint particles every which way as evidenced by the millions of tiny white specks sticking to the glass on my lanai door soon to be sunbaked for extra adhesion. The only proper method would be to mask off all the windows and jalousies that is if the painting contractor had 10 miles of masking tape with him.
I'm not at all 100 percent sure whether the building management were fully aware that the painting contractor would be spraying the building. Or any sound reason why they would allow spraying. First of all, spraying leaves a thin coat of armor barely the thickness of sheet of paper if that at all. Now, it's not beyond painting contractors to incorporate ludicrous claims in their sales pitch that they use special formula paint with steroids mixed in for spraying. To paint that bridge I'll sell them. After a tab for the clean up thrown in. The last time the building was painted, the painters rolled the building slopping on a thick layer of paint that sagged from its own weight in some sections.
Every square inch of my lanai has been speckled like this from the overspray.