Forums | Home Repair | Home Improvement | Painting | Interior Decorating | Remodeling | Landscaping


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10
Share |
Default

Donít grout yourself into a corner


Iíve often heard the expression ďdonít paint yourself into a cornerĒ but Iíve never understood where that expression came from. Usually what youíre painting is walls, so unless youíre Spiderman and you climb walls, it would be pretty hard to go around a room painting the walls and end up stuck in a corner that you canít get out of until the paint dries.

Maybe what they meant was ďdonít grout yourself into a cornerĒ. This makes a bit more sense. Iím not speaking from experience of course, but hypothetically speaking, someone new to grouting whoís really gung ho could end up in this situation. On a side note, I just Googled Ďgung hoí and it seems itís a Chinese expression for Ďwork togetherí and Ďwork in harmonyí. Seems like an oxymoron when applied to a rookie home renovator. In any case when youíre grouting tiles itís a good idea to start at one end of the room and move backwards towards a door or opening of some sort for an easy escape. A less desirable ending would be to end up in the middle of the room standing on one foot on a single tile and having to hop scotch your way to the doorway while holding a bucket of muddy grout water...especially if you donít have window coverings yet and itís after dark and the neighbours can see in.

NewbieFlipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:15 AM   #2
DIY staff
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 20,426
Default

Donít grout yourself into a corner


????????????????????????????????????

__________________
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
the Musigician
 
DangerMouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: I'm right here!
Posts: 10,404
Default

Donít grout yourself into a corner


They used to paint a LOT of floors way back when..... easy to "paint yourself into a corner" that way.
At least you didn't choose to work nekkid....

DM
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]Click
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
to see some of my original magic tricks and trick boxes!
DangerMouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 10
Default

Donít grout yourself into a corner


ahahaha....that would have been awesome entertainment for the neighbours, especially since the guy who sold the house lives across the street in the basement and often stands there staring at the house.
NewbieFlipper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #5
Mod
 
kwikfishron's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kansas (NCK)
Posts: 6,698
Default

Donít grout yourself into a corner


Well I’m glad you’re not speaking from experience.

Can I get your neighbors phone number?
__________________
A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words
Especially In The DIY Chatroom
kwikfishron is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Shower grout discoloration Teebadoe Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 11-03-2010 07:07 PM
Removing grout from top of ceramic tiles markdrum1 Tiling, ceramics, marble 3 09-28-2010 09:38 AM
Vinyl siding corner posts and flashing on dormers rhastler Building & Construction 7 06-05-2009 10:08 PM
Paper faced Metal inside/outside corners? slinku2020 Remodeling 6 03-20-2009 10:16 PM
Anybody install or own a CORNER kitchen sink? Also RTA cabs... matermark Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 2 01-24-2009 05:41 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.