Exterior Progress: Miscellaneous Painting

I took advantage of the last few nice days of fall weather to do a few outstanding paint tasks.  The last of the peeling green paint was hiding out in a small strip of wall between the garage and house roof lines.  It was a little awkward to get to and I never really felt up for climbing around on the roof when no one would be around to call 911 if I took a dive.  Wednesday and Thursday I scraped, then painted and primed the wall and soffit while my folks were around which upped the safety factor.

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Bizarrely, the soffit edge had never been painted, even though all the rest of the house had (peeling) white painted soffits.  When I brushed on the primer, I felt like I could see the wood actively sucking it in it was so dry.

While Dad went along the edge between the roofing and wall with a caulk gun, I pulled off the old storm door which has been driving me crazy for ages.  When I went back to the roof, Dad, installed a new one with a lovely full light opening.  I’ve been waiting to do that for way too long so it was cause for a lot of celebration!

Once that was accomplished, I  was free to give the beat up front door a few coats of cheery orange paint to match my beloved modern mail box. Its not quite done – come spring we will pull the door from its hinges to adjust its fit in the frame and at that point we’ll be able to do a smoother paint job, but for the moment the update is pure joy.  I’m delighted with the result every time I come up to the front of the house.

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