Saturday, February 21, 2015

Sloooow progressing fence painting

It's been almost a month now since the fence construction was completed and every weekend we've been thwarted with our efforts to paint. The first weekend was full with events and we just didn't get time. The second weekend it was raining. The third weekend we did manage to start prepping by plugging up the nail holes and sanding back back and this weekend was supposed to be our big weekend of painting. But...

A category 5 cyclone has hit the Queensland coast causing widespread damage and flooding. All my thoughts are with those affected. I'm a North Queensland girl, born and bred and while I grew up with cyclones, I don't ever remember going through a cat 5. It's a doozy.

Anyway, the first world problem that's created for us further south is that there's been rain. Lots of rain. Rain all weekend. So painting is OUT. In the meantime, as you can see from this pic, the tannins from the hardwood have started leaching down the timber and these were the nail holes before we started prepping.

We plugged up the nail holes (there were a few!).

And sanded it all back!! It's ready to paint now whenever it decides to stop raining!! It definitely won't be this weekend though. Guess I'll have to just do other things.

On another note, we (well, me) have decided on the colours if we ever get a chance to paint. It will be Guild Grey on the vertical posts and top rail and Accord for the horizontal rails. Decided that the Ticking would be too dark and we have a heap of Accord left from the house so will save us some $$$.