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Spent most of Saturday working on it. Just have to seal up some light leaks and I'll be able to print again. A long way to go overall but Im hoping one more long day of working on it this weekend and maybe...just maybe.....I can make a print.
My only suggestion is -- if the floor is cement, you should make sure and seal it, with a good cement sealer.
Now of course I realize I am only your plumbing contractor and I am out of bounds on this -- :p
I did seal it with Kilz primer, is that good? then Im going to buy those large rubber mats to put over the cement floor. So...when can you come to Providence to do some plumbing? I'll grill you a nice juicy steak...:)
Hi Paul, What's with the new avatar?:angel:
Well...let's just say...I HATE LA...the Lakers that is.
There is one other thing I recommend in darkrooms, paint the area directly behind the enlarger flat black. There can be reflection, and many enlargers leak light from around the negative carrier and lamphouse.
Good call, will do just that.
I painted the ceiling, which is just the floor joists from 1st floor, white as well as the floor. Just deciding on the walls. So maybe flat black behind the enlargers and the rest white.
I once worked part time in a lab that had completely black color prinitng darkrooms.
You do have to not put in too much black however.
My first teaching job was at a Jr. College in St. Louis. They were very proud of the new darkrooms (I was the first user) and new enlargers.
I was being hired and taken on a tour before the final decision. They walked me into a darkroom where EVERYTHING was black, the counter tops, the cabinets, the walls, even the ceilings. The only color was the silver drawer pulls. It was so dark in the place that if you put down anything on the counter it just disappeared! I was flabbergasted, and just did not know how to respond, and being young I was a real smartass.
So I just smiled... "Wow this is great, do you think we will find our way back out again?
Someone had told the architect that darkrooms should be black rather than white with safelight. It was actually almost impossible to work there, but we did end up covering the walls with white paper, since no painting was allowed. Nothing could fix the black counter tops, stuff just was invisible.
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