DREAMHILL DOME PROJECT

Painting & Sealing


 

Surface Preparation included scraping and grinding off cement debris

And brushing off the dome

 

The Dome Painting Job

 

Rich Cassidy on the rope harness and Eric comes to assist again on the right giving some experienced rope climbing advice

 

Below Rich operates the sprayer while Joe does the back rolling and John mans the paint pump

 

Triangle by triangle they work thier way around the dome on each level

 

 

 

After completing the upper 3 levels the lower level is then painted

 

 

 

 

There are 4 triangular levels of the dome shown here highlighted with different colors

 

 

 

 

Painting Plan

The path of painting the upper 3 levels is illustrated below.  

Note dark areas indicate areas that are painted last moving down the ladder

 

1. Starting from the top accessed by ladder on right side of balcony using rope and harness have 50 foot paint hose feed through pipe at top of dome to paint pump below in dome. Start at one side of ladder paint the seams and triangles of level 2 all the way around to the other side of ladder. When painting level 3 paint the tops of the dormers that are connected to those triangles.

2. Once level 2 is painted coil up excess rope so it doesn't drag on the painted triangles on level 2 and paint starting at the ladder level 3 all the way around to the other side of the ladder.

3. Once level 3 is painted coil up excess rope and drop it down pipe hole at the center to get it out of the way of painting level 4 and paint starting at the ladder level 4 all the way around to the other side of the ladder then paint the unpainted path back down the ladder, collapsing the ladder to allow the area underneath the ladder to be painted all the way down to level 1.

4. Once the upper levels of 2, 3 and 4 are painted, use a ladder to move around the dome and paint level 1 all the way to the ground, masking off areas such as the porch and exposed concrete floor to keep unpainted.

The above procedure is for first sealing the dome with concrete primer and allowing to dry overnight and then the same sequence is used to apply the Lexan paint afterwards the next day.    Painting is done in the afternoon allowing the dome to cool after painting to avoid air bubbles from increasing heat.

 

 

Paint Specifications

Sherwin Williams

Mindful Grey SW 7016

100% Arcylic Super Paint Satin Finish

Cement Primer

Loxon 824W300 (aidome recommendation)
Loxon Block surfacer White (Rob from SW recommendation)

Sherwin-Williams Order 8157-0033101
Exterior Specialty
CONFLEX XL ELASTOMER/ACRYL
SMOOTH STANDALONE

MC-15071 SW 7016
MANUAL FORMULA

BAC COLORANT
OZ
32
64
128
B1-BLACK
2
61
-
-
R2-MAROON
-
8
1
1
Y3-DEEP GOLD
2
34
1
1

FIVE GALLON EXTRA WHITE
A05W00451 640515623

Above Elastomeric used for seams did not match the latex color and does not come in satin finish

Below is a color match from a cement paint sample which I'll use to paint over the existing elastomeric paint

Sherwin-Williams Order 8157-0044211

Exterior Architectural
SUPER PAINT LATEX
SATIN STANDALONE

MC-18659
CUSTOM SHER-COLOR MATCH

BAC COLORANT
OZ
32
64
128
B1-BLACK
2
58
1
-
R2-MAROON
-
10
-
-
Y3-DEEP GOLD
2
36
-
-

FIVE GALLON EXTRA WHITE
A89W00051 640514881

 

 

 

 

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