Patrick's Barn: Painting a Big Building--Fastcomments (4) August 3rd, 2012 in Blogs
It's really a pleasant surprise when one of the barn's construction stages takes less time than I had expected it to. Usually, stuff takes twice as long as I anticipate, so when I was able to get a topcoat of paint on nearly all the wood siding last night in a little over two hours, I was thrilled. Of course, I had my star helper to speed things up, but minimal prep is likely what made things go faster than normal. It also helped that we spent considerable time priming the boards before nailing them up.
I also had a good rig for painting outdoors. I poured about a half-gallon into an empty bucket and used a roller screen to clear the excess from a dunked roller. Indoors, the setup would likely make a huge mess without heavy tarps and drop cloths, but it worked great outdoors, where I could do little damage. I generally hate painting, but the speedy progress on this particular paint job made for more fun than normal. It also helped that I had my favorite helper giving me a hand.
You can read more about my barn here.
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