Dancing with Paint

Friday, March 13th, 2009

There are two principles at work in dancing back and forth between painting and gluing when building a dollhouse.  The structural strength of a dollhouse requires gluing to un-painted surfaces, but the tidy look of clean paint-lines requires that the parts are painted before they are glued together.  How can you do both?

The short answer is to plan ahead – to assemble before painting where the colors are the same, and to paint before assembly where they are different.  Well, like most short answers, that’s not always true.  (more…)