I finished the repair work in the WiFi Library I was working on. It was a fairly easy job, just having to re-glaze the 2 walls and do a little blending into the existing finish. Of course, I had to make the job more difficult for myself by forgetting the main tool I needed for this finish! As soon as I got to the job site to do the 2nd glaze coat, I realized I had forgotten to pack my "Woolie"! I had washed the "Woolie" that I used the previous day and left it drying on my back porch. 🙁 The "Woolie" is a great little tool I use when I want a very consistent glaze finish that will not look blotchy, or ragged. It is basically a piece of sheep’s skin that is wrapped around a flat, plastic trowel-like form w/a handle. It’s about 4" wide x 10" long. I don’t use this tool to do a lot of finishes, but it sure comes in handy when I need it! I find "the Woolie" at Home Depot in my area. To get back to my story, luckily there was a Lowe’s nearby, so I ran over there in hopes of finding my trusted "Woolie" or something similar. Well, no "Woolie" was to be had at Lowe’s, but I did find a faux mitt that was similar and I also bought just a square of lambs wool I found. The mitt worked, but I found it much harder to use. It was large and did not fit my small hand very well. I was able to achieve the same look as the adjacent walls, but I knew if I had the "Woolie", I would have been able to fly through this job in no time. I love the handle on the "Woolie" vs. an ill fitting mitt. From now on, I think I will stock a "Woolie" in my Every Job Box, which is a rolling crate on wheels I carry with me to each job, loaded with tools and such that I may need in addition to the specific supplies needed for that job. In my Every Job Box I carry items like screwdrivers, sandpaper, q-tips, various spot removers, sponges, extra brushes, stirrers, rags, paper towels, scissors, etc. I basically try to bring everything but the kitchen sink!
Here is the final coat of glazes on the repaired wall. Note how much more sense it makes to have the counters at this height!
Another view of the repaired walls. 🙂