Didn’t get much done this weekend since we were too busy getting thoroughly rained upon…seriously…something like 12 inches in 48 hours. Fortunately, Serious Roof is serious…and I can’t tell you how happy I am that all the rain stays on the outside!
When the weather did break I spent some time coating the insides of the new porch columns with oil-based paint (as they require). I have to use a mop to reach inside to do it. A $1.99 one from the dollar store serves nicely.
Thing is, this is 30-40 year old oil-based paint that came hidden in a nook (or possibly a cranny) of the Cupola Art building (no, it doesn’t have lead in it).
Once mixed up it’s perfectly serviceable and this is a great use for it, particularly since nobody will ever see it again. This saves me around $45-55 bucks for a gallon of paint to do this job!
It is called “Meteor Maroon” and it is a truly hideous color. It looks like I’ve slaughtered somebody on my lawn.
Bathing in the blood of my enemies. Seems like a good name for a paint color…or perhaps a band.