24 October 2014
Note: I’m about 1.5 weeks behind on posting. I apologize.
I started painting the Pergola on Monday, October 06. I finished Friday, October 10. It didn’t take 5 days, all day. I painted some each of those days. It was hot. It was humid. I was sweating like a pig. I took a lot of breaks. I drank lots of water. I took lots of swim breaks.
Actually, I got the painting of the white slats done by Thursday mid-morning. Just time-consuming work getting between all of those slats and looking up into the sky and sun – it was tiring work (I know, cry me a river – boo-hoo). But damn, it looks good once it was done!
Then I had to work on the rusted areas of the steel beams holding all of the slats up. Here, you have to scrap and pick and pull the old rusted painted areas and then coat them again with a rust inhibitor product. This product turns the rust black and prepares it to be painted. It had to dry overnight.
Friday morning was “paint the steel beams day” and the day we end this project – yeah! Had this done by lunch and had a celebatory beer and swim in the pool.
The Pergola area looks nice and clean now and ready for guests. Plus, the orchids now have a pretty place to bloom.
Guests in for a week and then a couple of more weeks of small projects before more guests arrive in early November. Updates coming soon.