So, in the first post we talked about how I got this vinyl siding from a local classifieds ad for free. It just needed cleaned up and painted. My husband scrubbed it down with Benjamin Moore Clean. About a week ago, my mom helped me paint (with a brush) the front of the barn. I was so not pleased with the results AND it took forever! I hooked up my spray gun and got the rest of the three sides done in about an hour. LOVE my spray gun!
This past Saturday, Ryan & I got the second/final coat of paint on the barn! Yay! Now all that is left to do is little things before I can say it is totally done. We ran out of lumber to finish the doors so I have to pick up some more. We need to do the crisscross boards on the front to form the diamond shape, put a backer board on to fill in the centre crack, put a board on the front below the doors to form a kind of sill, and put a thin sheet of plywood on the backs of the doors. Oh, a little touch ups on the gray parts where I got some white paint on there.
Due to the door frame (and whole barn, really) being crooked, we had to build the doors leaving about a half inch or more crack where they meet. The wind gets in there and blows the doors open, regardless of the latches. We'll be putting a board on the back of one door that juts out to fill in that space from behind. Once those things are done, I'll post one final post to show those details for anyone wanting to build as set of doors like these.
Not relating to the door, but exciting just the same, we also got the front/side fence stained on Saturday!! I ran the spray gun (my first time using stain in the gun but NOT my last!!) and Ryan came behind me with a brush to brush the stain into the grain and prevent any possible runs. We got that fence done in no time! Did I say I love my spray gun??!!
The fence is only a year or two old but still, it had to be scrubbed clean beforehand and let dry a few days. Ryan did it for me Wednesday. 'Grey wood' doesn't take long to form, which is dead wood, so it has to be removed before staining. Otherwise, the stain will fail within a year (peel). I used the same stain as when I did the shutters.