Dianne's Construction Page 6August 2
With the SM hung, it was time for the really exciting work ..... watching paint dry LOL!
make the final finishing easier, I decided to prime all the trim boards
on all sides and to apply the first 2 coats of colour in the shop,
leaving just touching up cut edges and the final coat of colour after
fitting and parging. Very dull work indeed: prime, let dry, flip,
prime, let dry, colour, let dry, another coat of colour, let dry .....
YAWN! Oh well, only 6,482 left to do! (<-kidding!!!) 1x6's done.
August 10Despite being busy (volunteering at a major skating competition) I managed to get the 1x4's primed and painted and
while they were drying, I got the galvanized sheeting done for the west
wall so I can bring in the last of the landscaping fill.
Since my dog was tearing up the SM scrambling through her doggy door, a galvanized kick-plate seemed in order.
She seems to have an aversion to any clean surface of uniform colour as you can see by all the muddy paw prints everywhere.!
taking a week's vacation to work on the house, it rained nearly every
day, sometimes for most of the day, but I got a start on putting up the
trim to simulate the half-timber construction
August 21More rain, hardly any nice weather but I finally finished the west wall.
the west wall trimmed, I was anxious to try the parging (Page-All 825)
to see if it would adhere and if I could so a half descent job.
that's tough! There is a LOT of skill and technique in doing descent
parging. Maybe by the time I have finished the whole house I will have
developed the skill that I will never need again LOL!
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