We finished the front porch, just in time for my parents’ arrival on Thursday!
It wasn’t pretty. We had peeling tan paint on top of several layers of turquoise paint, which turned out to be lead paint.
1. Scraped up all the old paint. It took forever.
Note: I helped scrape off a bunch of the paint on the floor of the deck on the first day. But Dan was the real star here, because he did the rest…which took three days. Three days of scraping up stubborn lead paint while wearing a face mask and gloves. Yuck!
2. Sanded down the entire porch to smooth it out.
3. Applied one layer of Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer in One in Rocky Ridge and allowed to dry overnight.
4. Applied a second layer of Rocky Ridge and allowed to dry for four hours.
5. Taped off the drops of the stairs and the trim and painted them with Behr Premium Plus Paint & Primer in One in Cherry Bark.6. Removed the exterior door from its frame, taped off the glass, and painted with two layers of Cherry Bark.
7. Peeled up the tape and reinstalled the door.
Our porch seems much more welcoming now, no?