So, if you’re like me, you ate way too much cheese over the holiday. I tried to hold back, but the Kev Dog needs him his gouda fix, braj.
Or, if you’re like me in a different way, you spent summers during your college years painting houses. It’s actually not a bad gig if you can get it. The pay is usually just a little over jack squat, but at least you get to be outside in the fresh air and you get the day off whenever it rains. Now, most of the time, the work itself wasn’t too difficult, ’cause how hard is painting? Not very.
Preparing a house for painting, however, is a really pain in the tuckus. Scraping and stripping the existing paint for 600 straight hours is not my idea of an awesome day on the job. So when I came across a website touting steam stripping systems, I immediately thought about how I could put such a thing to use in prepping a house.
I came to find out (after a bit more reading) that steam stripping is not really used for removing paint, and would be prohibitively expensive for such a task, but a guy can dream, can’t he? After spending far too much time thinking about how to make it work, I also realized that, oh yeah, I don’t work as a house painter anymore and haven’t for like five years. And even if I did, it’s the middle of winter and so cold here that the steam would probably just freeze solid, instantly killing anyone caught in its icy grip.
Hmm… maybe I could find a use for it after all. Mwa-ha-ha-haha-haha-haa!