I'm on a roll with my projects, especially these quick and easy ones. Well, this last one
may have been short but it was one heck of a job. Who thought rolling deck paint on a
5'x32' deck could be so exhausting.
The deck has really been neglected these past few years. It needed four boards and
a facia board across the front replaced because of that neglect. After seeing a
commercial for a product to restore a deck such as ours, I did some research,
liked what I read then went out and bought 2 gallons for the required 2 coats.
Randy replaced the worn wood and despite the expected 90 degree temperature
expected that day I taped off around the bottom of each post and proceeded
to roll this special paint....the consistency of heavy cake batter with grit.
Because of the thickness of the paint it was hard to get a lot of paint on the roller
and the wood was so dry it sucked up the paint so fast that the most area I could
paint each time was about 2 sq. ft. It took me 2 hours and I was totally
beat at the end. We had to wait 4 hrs. before doing the second coat and thank
Heaven for Randy because I couldn't have done another inch of it.
There is still a bit of touch-up around the edges left to do, then stain the posts
and rails in a cedar stain, but we're very pleased with the results...so far.
Have to see how it "weathers" winter. And....despite the grit in the
paint, it's barefoot friendly. I couldn't have it any other way.