Speaking of paint, part 2

In bright sun, Steven tested the five samples of red that he and Jacquela painted over the weekend — the candidates for the exterior of the new garage shed.

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Behr Red Barn wins — at right, the half-painted slab of Hardieboard.

Jacquela picked this one Sunday under overcast skies. Bright sun today confirmed that three of the five candidates turn orange. The fourth slides toward maroon. Barn Red remains true.

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Exterior progress

While the painters work inside, Gilsa Construction advanced today from pouring the garage foundation to start framing the forms for the front walk.

Above, the mid-size pad that will serve as the keystone pivot for the walk to the kitchen side of the house and to the front walk to the street. Ron and Steven designed this last week as the garage pour began to cure.

And the new garage slab is beginning to dry out after a weekend of rain.
And the new garage slab is beginning to dry out after a weekend of rain.

 

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Speaking of paint, part 1

The painters continue to prep the house for final painting.

Above, filling nail holes with putty in what will be electronics closet.

This will be the door to Steven's office. Here it is, primed.
This will be the door to Steven’s office. Here it is, primed.
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