Saturday, July 11, 2009

Painting the House

2008 was not a big working on the outside of house year, between the GAP Fire, busy with work and cleaning out in the inside of the house, little was done on the outside.
So this spring my mom decided some long deferred maintenance was getting done.
Like painting.....She threatened to climb up on the contractors scaffolding and start priming. I decided maybe I had better start painting.

After all, how long could it take to paint one small old house......
About 300+ hours, 2 coats of primer, 2 coats of paint and 24 tubes of caulk takes a LONG time and is a ton of work.
And you can cancel your gym club membership.
Because the house had so many years of differed maintenance, I used a brush to make sure I got paint in all the cracks and to seal up the old paint.
We discovered that raccoons were using the old "green house" for roof access, so it had to come down two.

We still have a lot of clean up in the yard to do.

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