Saturday, October 01, 2005

Painting the house

We are FINALLY getting things in gear to paint the house. I suppose it helped that Mom and I pressure washed half of the paint off the house. Can't rightly leave it half painted and half not. OK, maybe it wasn't HALF of the paint but enough to give me an excuse to paint it.

Mom and I started out by pressure washing the house twice. The first time we were washing it to wash it. The second time we were washing it to paint it. We even got the pressure washer up on the roof and pressure washed the upstairs.

This is what the house looked like when we started out. The front porch is done and the storage area at the front was enclosed. We had 4 or 5 different shades of brownish colored paint on the house.
After the first day this is what it looked like. We primered the upstairs and we were DONE. It was SO hot and it took 3 coats of primer before the wood was done sucking it in. When Rod got home we did one last coat of primer upstairs and called it a day. This isn't going to be as easy as I think it is!

On Saturday Rod, Ladaria, Tyreque and I went out and finished the primer. Amah and Poppa watched the 4 little kids while we worked. At the end of the day we had a house that looked like a huge ghost ship. It's all primered and ready to be painted. That should start sometime in the next week. Sure does look BIG!! I have promised the neighbors that it won't be BROWN and I won't leave it white. They say the primer still looks better than the previous paint job.

1 comment:

Sharen & Mitch said...

It certainly does look BIG! Lots of room for everyone! I really am enjoying seeing the changes!