Apr. 21st, 2010

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I decided to take the plunge and see if I couldn't get the fence painted while the guys worked. I've got 2 days to do the whole job and I think it should be possible. If everything goes right that is. I chose the colour last week in a lightning fast decision without actually bringing the paint chip home or looking at it in the sunlight. Not that I think seeing a 1x1 square would have helped much. Anyway, I'm 1 gallon into my work and a little over half of one fence done and I HATE it. I wanted a black-brown stain similar to our indoor furniture. Jason wanted a red-brown stain like our outdoor furniture. He wasn't even with me at the paint store so heaven knows why I let him win. Aaargh.

I have him coming home for lunch so I can steal the van, run out and buy a replacement. So here's a question... I was using a semi-transparent stain. If I'm going to cover the existing experiment I'm going to have to go opaque. Will I have to finish the section of fence I was working on in order for it not to look weird or will I be able to recover by just painting over it?

Update a few hours later... no one at Lowes knew jack about covering up a bad stain choice. Surely I can't be the only one who has ever made that mistake? Anyway, have decided to go with a solid stain in "chocolate". Wish me luck.


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