Painting At The Museum - to be rescheduled

05/18/2019 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM CST

Admission

  • $25.00  -  General Admission
  • $20.00  -  Morrison County Historical Society members and volunteers

Location

Little Falls, MN

Description

Learn how to prepare and paint an exterior wall at The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum, home to the Morrison County Historical Society. Instructor Anders Christensen will also teach the class how to reglaze the window on this wall and paint the shutters.


When The Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Museum was built, the exterior was finished with an oil-based solid color stain. Undoubtedly, the architect was going for an old fashioned look. At that time, latex paints were still in the early stages of their chemical evolution.

The primary difference between a solid color oil stain and an oil paint is that the stain is thinner—more vehicle, less solid. It creates a thinner coat. The drawbacks with both oil stains and oil paints are two-fold—they crack and they fade.

Premium modern latex house paints are far superior to even the best oil paints for painting most wood structures. They are more flexible, resisting cracking. They fade much less. Modern chemistry has also emulsified oils into the latex paints, making them bond well.

We will prepare the existing siding with sanding and washing. We will paint with mini-rollers and brushes. We will do any caulking that is necessary. We will also reglaze the window and paint the shutters. When we are done, we will provide a concrete vision of what the whole exterior can look like.


Workshop Goals:

  • Learn how to prepare a paint project: proper materials, safety precautions, and paint choices
  • Understand chemistry of oil vs. latex paints
  • Practice painting exterior walls
  • Learn how to reglaze a wood window
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