There were a number of comments on my post about salitre, I am really no expert. I think it has a lot to do with how careful your house builder was with the amount of salt in the sand used in making the concrete. Less salt, less salitre, I think. But certain spots in your house might just be inclined to it, and you will probably repair it over and over again.
I’d only put a couple small photos up before, I thought you might want to see a larger area. Here it is just something you live with, and every once in a while it becomes enough of an eyesore that you do something about it. Comex also has a product called Fin that supposedly seals it so it won’t come back, but they were out of it when I went so I am using plain sealer.
I had a bit of a meltdown the other day with the original dust plastic I installed to keep the sala fresca project dust out of the kitchen. It was just so hot in there with only one window! So I bought another tarp and cut the room in half diagonally. That way I get the double window and double door opening letting air in with the added benefit that you don’t have to walk through a plastic doorway. Much better!
Then our contractor came by with the antique hardware he bought on his visit to San Francisco last week. The picture below is the picador (I’m almost positive that’s what the bolt that goes through the bottom to secure the doors are called) – I think it is gorgeous. When Paul gets back we’re going to visit the doors at the carpenter’s shop and see them in progress.
He estimates the job will be two more weeks beyond this week. It’s been a bit of a challenge but that isn’t very much longer, and I know it will be worth it.