Painting, day 5

The sprayer came out today for the foundation and the porch ceiling.  The foundation needed to be sprayed, since most of it is an incredibly rough texture that couldn’t possibly be brushed or rolled, and the porch ceiling would have been too much of a PITA to brush, not to mention dangerous without scaffolding.  So I thought this was a good time to break out the new-in-box sprayer that we had bought off ebay 7 years ago when we were all jazzed up about some painting projects that we ended up doing by hand anyway.  It’s been dragged along to three different houses in the hopes that we might one day actually use it.

So today was the day, and we were happy to find that it worked.  But then I remembered what a pain it is to mask for spraying.  It takes hours and hours and makes the spraying kind of anticlimatic.  I’ve really been enjoying the straightforward simplicity of brushing…no masking tape, no paper, no plastic…just pick up a brush and start painting!

In addition to the foundation and porch ceiling, Stephanie was able to paint most of the back of the ground floor today.  I forgot to grab a picture before the sun set, so I’ll add it later.

Porch
Porch
Freshly painted foundation.  Look for the bonus Ginger image.
Freshly painted foundation. Look for the bonus Ginger image.
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