With the recent addition of our brand new garage door, our front door and porch were looking pretty shabby. Time for an upgrade!
The Porch — A Comedy of Errors
There were two layers of peeling paint on the wood that needed to go, so Pat dusted off the pressure washer and I got stuck in. An hour later, my enthusiasm started to wane and only half the deck was finished.
Plus, I learned that pressure washers are a force to be reckoned with:
- At one point, I got too close with the spray and almost obliterated my left foot.
- Paint chips flew everywhere and I made an atrocious mess of my front gardens. (I will have to put down another layer of mulch to cover that up.)
- I hosed the paint chips off the concrete sidewalk and ended up with loads of scribble lines where the water blasted the concrete clean.
- And of course, I got a little overzealous with the sprayer and damaged some of the deck boards. Pat had to replace them.
Pat learned to never let me use a power-tool ever again. This little job of refurbishing the front entrance was turning out to be quite extensive, not to mention expensive. If someone had video-taped this I’m sure I would have won first prize on America’s Funniest Videos.
I bought some of that re-texturizing paint for decks. Its supposed to fill in the cracks and be slip-proof. Time will tell.
Front Door — Leave That to the Experts!
The door doctor showed up a couple of days early to install the new door and it looks great.