With some help from Sug I finally got some (OK 3 sets) shutters hung back on the house.
Early in the week she primed three sets of shutters that I thought went on the windows on the second floor and the front of the house.
Yesterday was a perfect weather day to spray paint all sides the final color. I painted the back first then flipped them and sprayed the front.
In the meantime Sug finished priming and painting the exterior window frames on the front of the house that Charlie had begun.
Sug removed the hinge pins we had been storing on the hinge-halves attached to the house. I sanded the rust off the pins and oiled them to deter future rust.
Then I climbed our tall ladder and hung each shutter.
Unfortunately I mistakenly painted a set of shutters that go on the side of the house. We couldn’t hang the pair because we cannot get the hinge pins out of the hinges. We’re hoping that oiling them well will loosen the pins and allow us to pry them out.
A taste of shutters on the windows displays just how decorative they are.
We’re working on getting all shutters hung this fall, 3 sets at a time.
Does your house have a detail that gives it style?
Instead of painting them I wanted to stain them a similar color to the interior painted doors.
On Saturday morning with Charlie’s help I carried the very heavy conservatory closet doors outside with the hope of staining them Varathane “weathered grey”. I gave any stains or spots on the doors a quick sanding.
I started on the back of the 4 doors with a coat of Minwax Pre-stain wood conditioner.
Then I applied the stain with a small foam brush.
And wiped it off with a soft rag. The stain wipes on and wipes off which has to be accomplished before it dries too much. Unfortunately the heat of the day made working quickly a necessity.
I worked on the back sides and edges first. Then we flipped all the doors to do the front side while chasing shade across the yard. We moved the saw horses and doors at least 3 times during the staining.
After all side were given one coat I ran out of time so we hung the doors back in the conservatory with the intention of tweaking the finish if necessary.