lundi 1 janvier 2007

Chocolate paint

All my external oak frames are smothered in a horrible chocolate brown paint, so today I decided to start stripping them. Not an easy task as they are deeply weathered from a few hundred years of alpine weather. The weather today was fantastic (I was so hot working with my back to the sun I had to go topless) and after 4 or 5 hours work with stripper, scraper and wire brush, the door surround was finished. It looks so much better.

Here's a close up of some of the beautiful gnarled and weathered grain.

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