|Curses! Something brown is bleeding through.|
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Painting the porch, also known as "stimulating the local economy"
I've been a bit busy recently with the chore of repainting my front porch. I scraped, used the heat gun, sanded and then finally got to a point where I could paint. We had gotten a can of primer and I spent a few hours painting that coat on. When it was finally dry, I figured it was time for a top coat and then I'd be finished, able to finally cross this off the list (and then be able to confidently mention some unfinished jobs my husband had piling up without guilt).
It didn't cover and so I went back to the hardware store, cautioning the paint guy that I only wanted to do one more coat of primer so whatever he recommended had to cover whatever didn't get covered the first time around. He handed me a can of Kilz and sent me on my way. The second coat of primer goes on, yet feels tacky, so I waited a few days to be sure that it would be dry (and in between had a job interview, so I was careful to avoid painting lest I show up "looking like a farmhand" as one of my friends so eloquently put it!) and then completed the job yesterday afternoon.