A blog dedicated towards architectural refinement of buildings and environments in which we live, work, and play. Chiefly this is brought about by the author with finish carpentry at heart, and many other disciplines radiating or spinning off from it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Progress On The Roof Painting Project

Before any regular traffic could go on up on the roof the old decking right outside the door had to be replaced, the rails cleaned off and painted.

Redwood boards would be the deck replacement, varnished in the basement and set to dry, chopped to size, then fitted from underneath with galvanized hex lag screws.

[Editor's note: Only recently could photos be added of the decking completed some time ago. The author having taken on a job sub-contracting labor around his home community of Rye, Colorado - April 6, 2008.]

A test area was cleaned in this triangular west facing area in order to see how chalky the old paint was, preparation for a sample to be applied.

1 comment:

Willie Norman said...

Repainting a metal roofing needs proper preparation and procedures that should not be overlooked, unless you want to do the job over and over again. First step is to clean all loose and flaking rust and paint. Sandblasting is the easiest way to remove these. Chemical removal is another option. However, it should be used with extreme caution.

Willie Norman

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