Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Upgrading our conservatory

We started up grading our conservatory some time ago by having new window units fitted.  We have had a few wet and cold mornings recently so over a couple of weeks I have been painting the brick work.  Mostly I was keen to use up half a pot of masonry paint hanging around in the shed.
Being a 1930's house there ware plenty of nicks and holes. After the first coat I had to fill quite a few with polyfiller. It has taken 3 coats to give a reasonable finish.  I have seen those TV make over house and garden programmes where they paint brick walls and make it look a 5 minute job! Don't believe them!  Its hard work and takes ages.

Least I got to listen to quite a few episodes of Pride and Prejudice on Radio 4.


4 comments:

  1. I can vouch for that I did my workshop walls and it took ages.

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  2. It is always hard work painting... I can just imagine how hard painting brick is.

    God bless.

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    1. I switched from a masonry brush to an emulsion brush after the first coat and it was much easier. So much for using the correct brush for the job making life easier!

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  3. Yes - decorating is not just a quick touch up of paint - it's darned hard work.
    xx

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