One Coat

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You could be forgiven for thinking that this post is about a coat to keep me warm. After all, it is the middle of a significant cold spell in our southern hemisphere winter.

However, it is actually about what I have been doing for the past day and a half – painting the front of the house around the garage doors. I have completed one coat so far and will hopefully get the second coat of paint on this section tomorrow.

It is a significant improvement on the previous salmon colour.

There is still more to do around the corner on the back wall.

The Painting Project


Some years ago we had some major renovation work done which included replacing all of the old windows and the old vinyl cladding on the exterior.  We chose a light colour – ‘Evening Haze’, I think, for the Colorbond cladding and a dark charcoal grey for the window frames.

While it was not a high priority at the time, we knew that one day we would repaint the besser block garage and workshop from the current salmon colour to something that would tone in with the windows and cladding.  We subsequently decided on a fairly dark grey which we have already used for the fence posts for the vegetable garden and new front fencing.  These are both close to the house and we did not want to introduce yet another variation to the colour scheme.

2 weeks ago we painted the first coat on the wall at the back of the workshop.  Here is the before shot.

003The new look.

004We did not finish the exposed pipe because we ran out of time before we had to go out but GMan was back at it yesterday.  He finished painting the pipe and did the second coat as well.  This had to be done now as we are getting a battery system for our solar panels sometime in the next month or so and the battery bank will be placed against this wall.  Over time we will get all of the exterior walls downstairs painted and finally eliminate the salmon paintwork forever.

The same weekend as we started the exterior painting GMan re-painted the feature wall in the lounge room.  We originally had the television mounted on the wall and when that arrangement changed a few years ago we plastered and re-painted the wall but did not have enough to re-do the whole wall.  Even though it was the same tin of paint as was used originally Gman was not happy with the result and we bought a new tin to re-do the whole wall.  That had not happened but when we had to move the furniture to position the restored cabinet he decided that the time was right to do the painting so that is another job ticked off the list.