ENTRY WAY REMODEL-WEEK 4
Ok remember last week when I said that figuring out the spacing was the most tedious part???? Well, that was a BIG.FAT.LIE!!!! Finish work is the WORST!!!! It is necessary, but will drain you like no other. So, week 4 was about about spackle, sanding and caulking!
I started off using a block sander, but that takes a lot of time, so I switched to a palm sander which was considerably faster, but also creates a ton of dust. After everything was sanded, vacuumed and wiped clean with a damp cloth it was time to caulk every piece of trim that meets the wall.
I was also able to get the window above the front door framed in craftsman style like I have done throughout the house. Since it is so high off the ground I painted it ahead of time and then installed and painted it SW Tricon Black. I did not want to spackle and sand the nail holes since the trim was painted ahead of time, so I filled the holes by combining caulking and black paint. This was probably the scariest aspects of this project. I had my son hold the extension ladder while I was installing. You probably can’t tell from this picture but this window opens up. Why? I have no clue!! One of the joys of owning a builder grade home.
Check back next week as I start the painting process.