Home Repairs

A collection of cans of paint and other relate...

A collection of cans of paint and other related materials. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I am sanding and prepping the overhang outside the side door.  The paint on it is peeling and I thought I would tackle the project myself.  I do not know a thing about home repair but I am willing to learn.

A friend told me to sand it and then I went to the hardware store and the clerk told me to sand it, prime it and then paint it.  The sanding takes a long time – I am doing it by hand and difficult to do because it is on metal.

Once I get done sanding I have to put the primer on when it is warm and dry outside.  The primer will take 2 – 6 hours to dry.  I started sanding yesterday and I am going out now to do some more.  Hopefully I can put the primer on today, wait and paint in a day or two.

To accomplish my goal and have it look good when I am finished, it is worth taking my time and making sure that the paint will adhere properly and last a long time.  One step at a time eventually the project will be complete – I need to remind myself there is no hurry, it is not going anywhere just like other goals in life they take time to achieve.


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