It is possible I might have acquired a bit too much white paint. I think all the white bits are now done and dusted and here’s what’s left in the tin.
Well the rest will come in handy should I ever decide to paint the whole house (or possibly the street) at home. This is Wickes Liquid Gloss. I can’t remember when and why I bought it but I must have been in an optimistic mood. I’m happy to report that it is possibly the nicest paint to use of the lot. It goes on well and , for white paint, covers well. Anyway when you’re doing a job with all these paints, you need to use what you have or else spend a fortune.
My enemy at this point is concentration, or rather the lack of it. How easy it is, dear reader, to mask the wrong side of a line. I know because I have done it twice. I did spot it in time however so I didn’t paint in the wrong place. Such is my general bewilderment over what I’m supposed to be doing that I have taken to putting dabs of masking tape on areas I’m not supposed to paint. Like this.
The dabs are on bits that will later be cream. This is the masking for the white triangles which alternate with cream between the larger red and grey diamonds. It all gets a bit frustrating at this stage. A few minutes masking, a few minutes painting then a 24 hour wait for the paint to dry before you can move on to the next bit.
This idea of using a layer of white gloss is all very well, but after I’d done it I realised I’d covered up all my marking out, so I had to do it all again. However after the four planks and the double marking I now have all the dimensions in my head, no doubt crowding out more useful information like which side of a line to mask.
Looking closely at the planks, I see one has quite a bow across it’s face, so I’m not looking forward to finding out how well it will (or more probably will not) fit against the corner post. That’s the beauty of all this painting before building, you get the excitement of not knowing if you had wasted your time.
Today’s cliff hanger: The dreaded Dulux cream on top of white gloss next. That’s bound to go well I keep telling myself.