Slice of Life: Layer Upon Layer

We’ve all seen a grandmother’s house with 60 layers of paint forming a waterfall over a window sill, or smoothing out the ridges of a well-used light switch.  But seriously, how many layers of paint are required before the CTA scrapes a canopy down and does a proper paint job?

Author: Editor

Editor founded the Chicago Architecture Blog in 2003, after a long career in journalism. He can be reached at

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