Some of that primer was already there.
Yep, that's it. Not really much of a difference from last week, is it? That paint's really tough to take off. I thought about just painting over it, but it's really cracked so it does have to come off. Eventually.
Friday I was determined to make visible progress. And then it rained all day. Not pouring rain that would've improved the drought conditions around here, just a light misting rain off and on all day. Enough to keep me from scraping paint, because when the clapboards are damp they're soft and the scraper damages them. After messing about aimlessly inside the house for a few hours, two things occurred to me:
Hey, I have really wide eaves on this house.
And, I have a front porch.
(It should also occur to you, and me, that I'm not very smart because it took me until mid-morning to figure that out.)
So I worked "under the weather" beneath the eaves on the front of the house and got it primed...
|Photo taken Saturday afternoon in the sunshine.|
And "under the weather" on the front porch to put one coat of paint on this (which didn't need to be scraped, so it went fast)...
Which motivated me on Saturday to put a coat of paint on the front of the house...
...and now I'm hopeful that I might finish the front of the house by mid-September so it looks presentable when people come into town for the Old Homes Tour.