Thursday, August 31, 2006

What I HATE About Our Garage!

Nice paint job, eh? It SHOULD be!
L applies the main coat of paint with our Wagner Power Roller. It only takes him 3-4 hours to paint the whole garage. My job is cutting in the edges and painting all the #$% grooves in the siding. I HATE those @#$% grooves!!
I am happy to say that this front wall now has 2 COMPLETE coats of paint, and is ready for caulk. Now I just have 3 more walls of grooves to put a second coat on! Good thing we have a 3-day weekend coming up.

24 Comments:

At 8/31/2006 6:18 PM, Blogger Notta Wallflower said...

I thought you were going to say "nothing" in response to what you hate about your garage. :-P Exterior painting is a pain in the ass - my sympathies.

 
At 8/31/2006 7:15 PM, Blogger European said...

You definitely drew the short stick having to paint the details... I'm suffering with you, as I'm currently fixing the niiiiice kitchen paint job our tenants did. Landlorddom, I hate you!

 
At 8/31/2006 8:09 PM, Blogger SME said...

Looks great! Those are the kinds of painting jobs I get at the theatre: putting edging on wallpaper stripes and picky stuff like that. Bor-ing.

 
At 8/31/2006 11:26 PM, Blogger Scrubs & Shines said...

Its Look'n Grand! You and L deserve to be proud and happy with the results!

 
At 9/01/2006 12:03 AM, Blogger MonicaR said...

I don't like to paint. I am too impatient. I slap it on too fast and one must be sllooow and careful. I hate it.

The garage looks beautiful though!

 
At 9/01/2006 1:13 AM, Blogger Vest said...

Ooh ooh-- too much hate being bandied around, although I Love painting, commercially I would be too slow, but painting to my own satifaction and possible perfection is my way of doing the job.Nevertheless your garage looks super swish.

 
At 9/01/2006 1:13 AM, Blogger Vest said...

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At 9/01/2006 9:47 AM, Blogger Shawn said...

You talked about painting and said 'cutting'...I don't think you know how awesome that is!

The garage looks good. How cool is it to build stuff and paint stuff and then be done and know you did it? I'm guessing it's pretty darn cool...

 
At 9/01/2006 11:57 AM, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said...

I'm with you on the detail work. Unfortunately, I'm the only one in our family who can be trusted to do it, and do it right. Tedious tasks are not my partner's strong suit. :-)

 
At 9/01/2006 12:33 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

It looks FINNNE, tshshmom! Can't say that I understand why the grooves are a bad thing but then I'm fast and sloppy...at painting.

 
At 9/01/2006 1:04 PM, Blogger greatwhitebear said...

Looks great! I actually enjoy the cutting more than i do the actual painting.

nancy drew's comment begs the question.. WHAT ELSE IS SHE FAST AND SLOPPY AT?

 
At 9/01/2006 5:38 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Notta, I'll soak up all the sympathy I can get! ;)

Euro, you'd think I'd get used to that short stick!

SME, I'll bet that our summer's painting projects would even cure Doug of his love of painting.

Thanks Doug! I still want a mural on our porch wall. ;)

Monica, the parts I hate are the prep and the cleanup!!

Thanks Vest! I'm with you; I'm too picky to be a pro.

You're right Shawn; it feels great! I love the results, but I hate the process. :(

VV, sisters once again!! I let L do one wall of grooves with the first coat of paint. You wouldn't believe the primer that was showing through when he was 'done'!
He requires the instant gratification of glopping a lot of paint on quickly with a power tool.

ND, the grooves have to be thoroughly coated with paint to prevent the siding from de-laminating when it gets wet.

GWB, I don't mind the cutting nearly as much as the damned grooves...every 8 inches...on a 28x32 building!
LMAO! Yeah, ND; what else do you do fast and sloppy? heehee

 
At 9/01/2006 8:53 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

GWB and tshsmom, I knew you guys would say something like that, so here's my answer.....

Guess!!!

 
At 9/02/2006 12:24 PM, Blogger Gardenia said...

what a beautiful garage - is that a wood finish inside? It looks nice enough to live in! Don't feel too bad - my husband used to stick me with ALL the painting! Inside, out, details, whole walls......

 
At 9/02/2006 7:46 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ND, we didn't want to disappoint you. ;)

Diana, actually it's the back side of our wood siding. We plan to insulate and sheet the interior, but we have to wait for the electrician first.
We'll probably sheet the interior with OSB. We're considering leaving it natural, which will have a nice wood look, smell good, and won't require ANY MORE PAINTING. ;)
L and I have a running joke...I say that I got married so I wouldn't have to mow the lawn or shovel snow. L retaliates by saying he got married so he wouldn't have to paint. I should be grateful that he's painting at all.

 
At 9/02/2006 8:45 PM, Blogger Nancy Drew said...

you guys are the PERFECT couple!!

 
At 9/03/2006 7:40 AM, Blogger tshsmom said...

ND, I don't know about 'perfect', but he's the ONLY one who could've put up with me this long. ;)

 
At 9/05/2006 6:22 PM, Blogger Squirl said...

I was just working on painting two rooms inside this past weekend. I am NOT a home-improvement kind of person. But I have to say that rolling the walls was so much easier than the cutting. You did good work from what I can see.

 
At 9/05/2006 7:10 PM, Blogger Scrubs & Shines said...

a mural? Hey I can paint rocks to look like real rocks ;)

 
At 9/06/2006 3:14 AM, Blogger Vest said...

When all the scratches, dents birdshite and cobwebs appear you will wonder why you bothered.

 
At 9/06/2006 1:44 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Squirl, with rolling you feel like you're accomplishing something, but cutting makes the difference between a good job and a bad job!

RDB, NO! I like your painted flagstones way better than that. Besides, SME cornered the market on painted rocks. ;)

Vest, the birds and spiders have ALREADY done their job! I keep telling L that the reason we're doing all this painting is to protect our buildings from the elements.

 
At 9/06/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger Candace said...

Oooh. I always end up doing all the cutting-in crap when we paint. Well, a lot of it. Blech.

 
At 9/06/2006 8:20 PM, Blogger Candace said...

PS - LOVELY garage! :-)

 
At 9/06/2006 9:24 PM, Blogger tshsmom said...

Thanks Candace! It seems that there are a lot of women who wind up with the shit jobs, like cutting in. :(

 

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