March 9, 2010

Grrrrr.....

These:













...go in here...













and then the whole thing goes in the hole in the ceiling...













That is, of course, assuming that the initial painting of the speaker screens was as easy as I thought it would be. Truthfully, I painted that entire ceiling without as much slop and mess as I made painting just three screens and frames for the built-in speakers so they'd blend in with the ceiling. And don't even get me going about having to use almost an entire can of air (or "can of hair" as French speaking people might call it, not to be confused at all with the late night infomercials pedalling something that that probably wouldn't work to blow out screen holes). No matter the thickness of the paint (and I tried different consistencies, believe me) the screens kept goobering up. I don't know what kinds of interesting things you notice kicking around your house, but when you live with a techie/geek, cans of air can be found everywhere. They're about as common as shoes around here. So that's what I used. Besides, the combination of hyperventilating and breathing in paint fumes when I tried to just blow the holes out wasn't really working for me.

1 comment:

d said...

A lot of paint stores and autoparts stores can custom mix cans of spray paint to match the paint color of your ceiling. Maybe a little more expensive than a normal can of paint but much faster than painting by hand or "air can" and definitely worth the price. Finish is even and blotch free.