Yesterday I painted a house pretty much all day. I took a short hiatus to attend a memorial bike ride for Glenda, but then went back and painted until dark.
I have to today to paint a house I owe in Central Topeka. I got a code services notice about it needing to be painted and today is the court date at 1:30. I’m pretty much done.
I had already scraped, sanded and cleaned it, so all that was left to do was paint. I had a bunch of Home Depot gift cards, so just bought the paint there. I don’t know shit about paint and when the guy told me there was a paint and primer, all-in-one, I just went with it. It seemed to work okay, but now I’m second guessing my decision.
I’ve painted a few places and the key is preparation and the 2nd is a good primer. I feel like I was skipping a step, but this place is in a bad area of town and I was in a rush.
I used a commercial paint sprayer and back brushed afterward. It seemed to cover pretty good and looks alright. I’m just worried about longevity.
There’s nothing like climbing up and down a ladder all day after racing the day before. Ultimately, it will probably be good for my legs, but this morning I’m a little hurt.
Okay, this is short, because I have a couple more hours of work to do before I go “before the judge”. This whole thing stinks. I’m not much into the government telling me when to do something to a property I owe. And in this area, a little paint isn’t going to solve a thing.