Monday, June 30, 2008

Deck refinishing, day 02

Started out today by putting more paint remover on a small section of our porch and letting it sit for a while. Then I used a paint scraper on it and blasted it with the hose. This was the result.



Better, but still less than desirable. I got really irritated with all that work for nothing, so I decided to go and paint the computer room blue.



It looks nice, but I also ended up dropping a (nearly empty) paint tray on the carpet. Got some pretty blue spots all over the corner, oops. I suck at home improvements. Oh well, we wanted to replace the carpet at some point anyway, this is just another good reason.

One of Joe's friends from work is going to let us borrow her power washer next. We'll see if that can blast off some of the paint. The porch saga continues....

5 comments:

tomsaville said...

Does anyone at Laika have a robot sander? For serious, I'd just sand the heck outta that mamma jamma.

I like the color of the room. I give it a thumbs up! :)

Amila said...

Ah yess..the fun of home improvement! Hee hee. We're also fighting with bad paint... on our door frames (we're sanding it off) and re-painting them so that they don't look so globby. What a great way to spend the weekend:) It's all worth it in the long run though...when you get to stand back and enjoy the fruits of your labors:) I can't wait to see your deck all finished (and I'm sure you and Joe can't either)!

Mish said...

oh man, i'm so angry at that porch. i really hope the pressure washer helps. the bad part is, this is just the back porch...the front entry steps and porch have the same problem!

Amila said...

Man, that's rough! But, once you figure out the best way to go about it, the front will be much easier:)

JoeGreendude said...

I like how Michelle shows her side of the room, with her neat and tidy desk.

My desk is also in that room. And it always looks like a tornado hit it.