Sunday, July 8, 2012

Before, During & After

I was in a hurry when I took this photo Saturday evening (a BLT was waiting for me) so it's maybe not the best photo I've ever taken, but I like it.  It shows before, during and after all in the same photo.
It also shows that the gray paint does look okay with the brown roof.  Or does it?  Oh heck.


6 comments:

  1. It looks good to me! That is a lot of work. Have a great week.

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  2. I'd rather scrape paint than strip wallpaper. You got yourself a deal. LOL

    I liked the yellow better, but yellow is my favorite color so that's kind of a given. Are you using a heat gun to strip? All that ornamental trim on the front of the new place is going to need scraped and I'm trying to determine the best plan of attack.

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  3. I love the color and think it looks just fine with the roof color. Good job!

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  4. wow, so you got all the paint scraped off! that in itself is amazing (esp with this weather and your long sleeves/pant requirement!). AND NOW PAINT! Too cool

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  5. Christine, Greg at http://petchhouse.blogspot.com/ has been removing tons of paint and would probably have some pointers too.

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  6. Christine, We've been using several different things to strip paint: carbide blade pull scrapers, putty knives (the old standby), WTB's Metabo sander thingy (I need to find out what it's really called) and lastly, chemical stripper. My friend Steve at Blackthorn Antiques strips a lot of furniture and he recommended Jasco stripper. It comes in a copper-colored can...I think it's called Kleen Strip. I had good luck with that on curved trim. Also, I second Karen Anne's suggestion to check out The Petch House blog. I think he uses methyl chloride to strip. Dangerous, yucky stuff--but very effective.

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