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(Some Painter)   Old n' busted: Lumber shortage. New hotness: Paint shortage   (townlinepaint.com) divider line
    More: Fail, Economic shortage, Paint, reduced capacity, Coatings, Paints, Town Line, shortage of raw materials, supply chains  
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765 clicks; posted to Business » on 09 May 2021 at 7:15 AM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-05-09 5:19:22 AM  
Just mix whatever you have hand. That's how they came up with Richard Petty's light blue color.
 
2021-05-09 5:43:28 AM  

DannyBrandt: Just mix whatever you have hand. That's how they came up with Richard Petty's light blue color.


Or...

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2021-05-09 7:55:29 AM  
I thought chlorine was the latest shortage.
 
2021-05-09 8:17:40 AM  
When I walk into the paint store and the shelves are bare, then the can justify their already way too high prices.
They have one color, and they get it as close as your nut job wife wants and put a gun to you head, while you are already being held hostage, and don't think you're getting off that easy, buster. I saw you talking to my sister. We're getting all new drapes and a new sofa too. And that hideous chair of yours is gone. You want to sit in it? Go to the dump, because that's where it's going. And the kitchen could use some work, too.
 
2021-05-09 8:18:42 AM  
Guessing its time to move further into HD and LOW positions as they are probably going to be the ones to benefit most from these shortages.
 
2021-05-09 8:23:03 AM  
I think Texas is way too important strategically to operate the way it does.  We should just nationalize them.  Make it a part of Washington DC, a Federal district.  It's the prudent thing to do, really.
 
2021-05-09 8:33:32 AM  
so now is not the time to renovate?

I want Farrow and Ball paint, which is already dumb expensive.
 
2021-05-09 8:36:44 AM  
Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.
 
2021-05-09 8:39:42 AM  
Next up, respirator shortage.

/...Oh, right.
 
2021-05-09 8:42:17 AM  

DannyBrandt: Just mix whatever you have hand. That's how they came up with Richard Petty's light blue color.


I did that yesterday. I'd bought "loft light" Behr paint at Home Depot and some white enamel to redo my son's old room and turn it into a guest room. There was some mold up in the corner of the ceiling in the shower, but I don't have a shade to match the existing ceiling color. So I took the white, added some "loft light" and mixed in a little yellow left over from the kitchen, and got damn near a perfect match.
 
2021-05-09 8:45:15 AM  

cherryl taggart: Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.


As someone who lives where mold in ubiquitous, I disagree with your opinion that paint is not a necessity.
 
2021-05-09 8:59:29 AM  
Dang!  I've just finished prepping the deck for some solid stain, which is actually paint.  Maybe with all the bad weather, deck stain will still be available.
 
2021-05-09 9:41:03 AM  
Businesses suddenly learn about the other edge of the "business-friendly state" sword.
 
2021-05-09 10:12:18 AM  
For some reason, the brand of cat food I buy has suddenly become unobtanium. Then I noticed that Lemon Pledge seems to have disappeared from the shelves. This is getting tedious.
 
2021-05-09 10:35:25 AM  
All the Texas bullshiat has really thrown my industry for a loop. Seems like everytime we turn around, there's a raw materials shortage and it has something to do with that state.
 
2021-05-09 1:59:48 PM  

pushthelimits: cherryl taggart: Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.

As someone who lives where mold in ubiquitous, I disagree with your opinion that paint is not a necessity.


Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.
 
2021-05-09 2:00:18 PM  
You people are all missing the big question! Why is there a nation wide shortage of chicken egg rolls at Panda Express???

/I blame Obama
// And Biden's dogs
/// Or maybe it's the (((globalists)))
 
2021-05-09 2:46:15 PM  

vudukungfu: When I walk into the paint store and the shelves are bare, then the can justify their already way too high prices.
They have one color, and they get it as close as your nut job wife wants and put a gun to you head, while you are already being held hostage, and don't think you're getting off that easy, buster. I saw you talking to my sister. We're getting all new drapes and a new sofa too. And that hideous chair of yours is gone. You want to sit in it? Go to the dump, because that's where it's going. And the kitchen could use some work, too.


Don't take your wife to the hardware store
 
2021-05-09 2:53:24 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: pushthelimits: cherryl taggart: Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.

As someone who lives where mold in ubiquitous, I disagree with your opinion that paint is not a necessity.

Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.


No, it doesn't
 
2021-05-09 5:56:57 PM  

chitownmike: Kraftwerk Orange:

Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.

No, it doesn't


I'm not sure with which point you disagree, but I do have practical experience in this matter.  I live in the south east US along the coast, and work in historic houses that date back to the early 18th century.

Mold can happily live in oil and alkyd paints, and latex paints often trap moisture which also allow mold to develop in the underlying materials.  Many paints by necessity have mold inhibitors added to them, and even then they still will not completely be mold-resistant, no matter what the label says.  It's not unusual to open an old can of paint, and find mold growing on the paint itself.

OTOH, lime washes have a high pH, which prevents mold from growing, as well as many other pathogens.  Lime washes have been used for centuries in humid environments, and work well to protect and preserve organic building materials.
 
2021-05-09 9:44:29 PM  

Kraftwerk Orange: chitownmike: Kraftwerk Orange:

Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.

No, it doesn't

I'm not sure with which point you disagree, but I do have practical experience in this matter.  I live in the south east US along the coast, and work in historic houses that date back to the early 18th century.

Mold can happily live in oil and alkyd paints, and latex paints often trap moisture which also allow mold to develop in the underlying materials.  Many paints by necessity have mold inhibitors added to them, and even then they still will not completely be mold-resistant, no matter what the label says.  It's not unusual to open an old can of paint, and find mold growing on the paint itself.

OTOH, lime washes have a high pH, which prevents mold from growing, as well as many other pathogens.  Lime washes have been used for centuries in humid environments, and work well to protect and preserve organic building materials.


Thank you, I need this knowledge, I live mostly in Ft lauderdale on the beach and battle mold constatly. Cheers and thanks again.
 
2021-05-09 10:43:30 PM  

chitownmike: vudukungfu: When I walk into the paint store and the shelves are bare, then the can justify their already way too high prices.
They have one color, and they get it as close as your nut job wife wants and put a gun to you head, while you are already being held hostage, and don't think you're getting off that easy, buster. I saw you talking to my sister. We're getting all new drapes and a new sofa too. And that hideous chair of yours is gone. You want to sit in it? Go to the dump, because that's where it's going. And the kitchen could use some work, too.

Don't take your wife to the hardware store


Well, she designed the dungeon....
 
2021-05-10 12:16:58 AM  

Kraftwerk Orange: pushthelimits: cherryl taggart: Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.

As someone who lives where mold in ubiquitous, I disagree with your opinion that paint is not a necessity.

Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.


In the upper corner of the ceiling in my shower?
 
2021-05-10 12:22:56 AM  

duke3522: You people are all missing the big question! Why is there a nation wide shortage of chicken egg rolls at Panda Express???

/I blame Obama
// And Biden's dogs
/// Or maybe it's the (((globalists)))


I emailed P.E. corporate about that during the 2-month shortage. They replied, "supply shortage." I shot back, "The pandemic kills people, not chickens. You've got a worker shortage."
 
2021-05-10 6:03:05 AM  

pushthelimits: Kraftwerk Orange: pushthelimits: cherryl taggart: Funny how it's a problem right now, the start of the traditional moving season.  Just live with whatever is currently on the surface, and wait til about September.  There will be a sale.  Paint is not a necessity.

Every industry likes to think of itself as indispensable, but food, shelter and transportation are really the only critical industries in every society.  We got tired of living in rock and bark shelters, grubbing for food and walking everywhere, so we improved society.  But, in essence, that's all we're still doing.  If paint becomes unobtainable, we'll adapt to less decorated structures or more natural structures or new kinds of decoration.

The pandemic showed us all just how little we really need.  Some folks really got upset as they realized how non-critical their industries were, or how easily people could adapt to other choices.  Industries dependent on petrochemicals are going to have to learn how to do things differently.

As someone who lives where mold in ubiquitous, I disagree with your opinion that paint is not a necessity.

Mold often thrives on paint.  You might try more historic finishes like lime washes which kill mold instead of feeding it.

In the upper corner of the ceiling in my shower?


Um, aren't all the corners of your ceilings upper?
 
2021-05-10 6:45:02 AM  
Figures. Just when the mrs and I were looking to put in new hardwood floors and repaint the common areas
 
2021-05-10 9:54:18 AM  
No shortage of spray paint here in Portland. Unfortunately

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