Back in May, we decided to paint our porch steps.
That was a good idea, since they were BEYOND UGGO. Except ever since then, we’ve been thinking we really shoulda just gone the distance and repainted the whole porch (apologies for no “before photo,” but you’ll just have to take my word for it; it’s reeeaaallly not that hard to imagine). The shiny new porch steps just forced us to the realization that, well…
The whole surface of the porch was BEYOND UGGO. Probably not repainted for at least 20 years.
Also, there was just something about where our new paint job met the old paint job… As uggo as that old paint was, the footprints just swept off it easier. I, being the anal-retentive I am, could often be found on my hands and knees, making intentional dusty smudges on the two sections of floor and test-wiping them up with my trusty spritzer of 409…
Anyway, enter Team Temple with a “simple weekend project:” repaint the porch surface, and the black surface of the porch steps:
And maybe some other stuff inside the porch, too, because you know – once you get started…
So yeah. Not so “simple.” Also, not so “weekend.” Turns out I have now purchased THREE different rounds of materials from Sherwin-Williams for this job. And Trent has now painted the steps THREE times. And the ENTIRE surface of the porch. Plus parts of the walls. And resanded and repainted the main door threshold, too.
And it is not for lack of research and planning, let me tell you. This is Team Temple we’re talking about.
Some projects just suck. But there is no living with uggo. And now our porch is anything but.
Oh – and for those interested, the final winning paint was Sherwin-Williams Armorseal Tread-Plex. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PAINT AN OUTDOOR WALKING SURFACE WITH ANYTHING ELSE. Also, do not attempt to let ME actually do the painting. It’s now a well-documented fact that I suck at painting and am…
- Prone to tears and temper tantrums at my inabilities to achieve perfection
- Known to improperly stir the paint
- Highly llikely to run off to Home Depot and hire day laborers