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Old 03-26-2019, 11:02 AM   #21
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LOL, you must be using some old outdated version of Google.
Look what I found.
The ones on the left are made from organic bananas.
The yellow color in them indicates that they are made from the fibers of banana skins.
Where is PACman when you need his expertise... he has thread going about banana rollers with yellow stripes in them.
Is that what the yellow stripes are? Banana fibers? That explains everything! Now who wouldn't pay extra for that?
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:06 AM   #22
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ORGANIC paint sleeves, WOW! That is really amazing and will really do a lot to make painting an environmentally friendly business to be in! (Except for all the petroleum required to produce and ship)
Did you know that most of the "poly" used in paint brushes comes from recycled water and "pop" bottles? That's one of the reasons i found out that paint brushes suddenly started going downhill in quality a few years ago. The cost of recycled poly is a fraction of what "virgin" poly is, and every brush manufacturer in the world has switched to the recycled stuff so they can keep their profits high. All but one anyway. But we are having a hell of a time sourcing "virgin" poly brush fibers. Only two companies in the world still make them and they want an arm and a leg for them!
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Yes! I do. Be aware, it is only a good system if the machine is a front loader and not an agitating machine. Some time ago there was a thread about cleaning brushes and I fielded quite a few questions about the method. The major points are as follows: I never put the brushes in alone, they need all those rags & cloth to cushion them. I wrap the brushes snugly in pulp or craft paper while still damp to insure they dry with nice form. By morning they are all ready to go. A bonus is I never get that build up at the top of a brush's belly. (You know that center area tight against the ferrule )
so do you use tide pods?
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why not just wrap them in Press n Seal and be done with it? I used the same brush and roller all summer doing this when i built and stained my deck. I'd wrap them at the end of the weekend and they'd be ready to go the next Saturday. I even just put Press n seal over the 5'er we were working out of and it worked fine.
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why not just wrap them in Press n Seal and be done with it? I used the same brush and roller all summer doing this when i built and stained my deck. I'd wrap them at the end of the weekend and they'd be ready to go the next Saturday. I even just put Press n seal over the 5'er we were working out of and it worked fine.
I never heard of Press n Seal but I'm thinking that only works if there are no color/sheen changes, am I correct?

FYI: No tide pods, I use Arm & Hammer for cold water because I never use hot water except for linens.
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I have a banana hammock when I go to the beach in the summer.

Anyway, one day a lady from the utility company asked us if, instead of cleaning our brushes at the end of the day, we store them overnight in the refrigerator 'cause that's what she did. Bless her heart. We were outside of a warehouse on a 95 degree day so I politely replied that if we had a refrigerator on the truck or on the job it'd be full of beer. But, yeah, people do that but if you do have a fridge handy, you probably have a sink handy so, clean up. I try to only dunk if there's no water and no choice but I have wrapped brushes to take and clean.
If you ever have mixed up too much of a two-part epoxy to use that day, covering it up and putting it in the fridge overnight will keep it good as new for the next day!
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I often stop and wash my balls while golfing but, I never thought of doing that for tennis!
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I often stop and wash my balls while golfing but, I never thought of doing that for tennis!
Golf is a more sanitary sport than tennis.
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I never heard of Press n Seal but I'm thinking that only works if there are no color/sheen changes, am I correct?

FYI: No tide pods, I use Arm & Hammer for cold water because I never use hot water except for linens.
Hot water only for linens, what about undies?

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Did you know that most of the "poly" used in paint brushes comes from recycled water and "pop" bottles? That's one of the reasons i found out that paint brushes suddenly started going downhill in quality a few years ago. The cost of recycled poly is a fraction of what "virgin" poly is, and every brush manufacturer in the world has switched to the recycled stuff so they can keep their profits high. All but one anyway. But we are having a hell of a time sourcing "virgin" poly brush fibers. Only two companies in the world still make them and they want an arm and a leg for them!
Another interesting bit of info from PACman. Thank You Sir.
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why not just wrap them in Press n Seal and be done with it? I used the same brush and roller all summer doing this when i built and stained my deck. I'd wrap them at the end of the weekend and they'd be ready to go the next Saturday. I even just put Press n seal over the 5'er we were working out of and it worked fine.
My idea was to eliminate the use of plastic and throwing paint covered plastic into the garbage.
Blue shop towels are much 'friendlier' for the environment, and when moistened with water before wrapping they help keeping the brush or roller sleeve in better condition after inserted into the plastic cover.

Is press and seal biodegradable?
Like other plastic wraps, GLAD Press 'n Seal is not recyclable, or biodegradable. In general, plastic wraps are not recyclable. However, because you don't have to use as much GLAD Press 'n Seal wrap to create a seal, there should be less impact on the environment. ... They are not biodegradable.
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Hot water only for linens, what about undies?

In public!? Never talk about those in public but FYI, No, I hang outside for the UV to do it's magic.
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Please have some class and don't talk about your dirty laundry in this thread.
Keep those gross images out of here, please.

cloth line full of unwashed female undies swinging in the wind while children walking back from school.
feel sorry for the neighbors...

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My idea was to eliminate the use of plastic and throwing paint covered plastic into the garbage.
Blue shop towels are much 'friendlier' for the environment, and when moistened with water before wrapping they help keeping the brush or roller sleeve in better condition after inserted into the plastic cover.

Is press and seal biodegradable?
Like other plastic wraps, GLAD Press 'n Seal is not recyclable, or biodegradable. In general, plastic wraps are not recyclable. However, because you don't have to use as much GLAD Press 'n Seal wrap to create a seal, there should be less impact on the environment. ... They are not biodegradable.
While I appreciate your desire to cut down on plastic in landfills, I have to assume you have never done any interior spraying in an established house. The amount of plastic needed to wrap brushes and rollers for a whole year is likely just a fraction of that used on a single typical interior spray job.
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While I appreciate your desire to cut down on plastic in landfills, I have to assume you have never done any interior spraying in an established house. The amount of plastic needed to wrap brushes and rollers for a whole year is likely just a fraction of that used on a single typical interior spray job.
Yes, very good point and I'm very aware of it and I'm actually very shocked why that type of plastic is not made from the same plastic as doggy bags are, that are biodegradable.
At least some of them are.
"If You Use Biodegradable Poop Bags, You Need to Read This"
https://www.rover.com/blog/truth-abo...-poop-bags-in/

Same as with residential oil paints and low VOC regulations in other paints plastic for painters should be regulated A.S.A.P. also.
There is no need for super strong plastic for spraying interiors.

I realize that there is huge difference in the amount of plastic used to wrap brushes and rollers and spraying interiors, but I like to do my own little part in it.
At least to change my attitude and practices. I know I'm not going to Save The Planet by doing that, but it's something.
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Hopefully all “plastic” will eventually be engineered to decompose within a reasonable amount of time. One of the reasons I don’t care much for doing interior spray work is the amount of waste that is usually generated by doing it.
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Regarding "environmentally friendly" painting materials; to my way of thinking, painting is never going to be such! We may get a little less toxic over time but plastic or chemical free, I seriously doubt it!
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If you ever have mixed up too much of a two-part epoxy to use that day, covering it up and putting it in the fridge overnight will keep it good as new for the next day!

I DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN THE WASHER WITH 2 PART EPOXY!! Anything like that, I just toss. The same for shellac coated brushes. In those kinds of materials I use brushes that at the end of life stage and use them like disposables.
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I often stop and wash my balls while golfing but, I never thought of doing that for tennis!

Something about that statement doesn't sound right...
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If you ever have mixed up too much of a two-part epoxy to use that day, covering it up and putting it in the fridge overnight will keep it good as new for the next day!
I don't like using two part epoxy anyway and I am sure as hell not putting that crap in my fridge no matter how tightly i seal it.
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