Not surprisingly, it's pretty slow progress out the back with the weatherboard painting.
You can see in these pics the left hand end has been finished and we (mostly Lyndon) have started on the middle section.
The boards have come up really well. Lyn did a great job of filling in all the holes and rotten bits and even filling in underneath every board. Quality takes time people.
Next up is the middle section.
By the way, that funny window on the freshly painted part was the original toilet window. It's now a built in wardrobe, but we decided to leave it as a little bit of history (ie couldn't be bothered ripping out and fixing all those boards). Our current (and very scary) bathroom is that built-in bit of verandah on the right with the 3 windows. Noice. The room in the middle is the spare bedroom.
Here we can see Lyn has made a start with the new heat gun. I made a dick of myself by going back to the store to complain that it had stopped working to be told that it's a safely cut-off system to avoid it melting itself. Whoops. Maybe we should have read the booklet of instructions?
That board at the bottom is beyond repair so will need to be replaced. It's a bit of a bother that the hot water pipes run externally and get in the way a bit. When (if) we've saved up we'll switch this to a gas system with new internal pipes. Ah the joys of old homes :)
I find the whole paint removal process really stressful as it's so easy for it to catch alight. We keep a close eye on it and have the hose ready to go at all times.
Anyway, looks like a bit of window sill stripping is on the agenda for me this weekend.
Fun. Hold me back (yes, that's sarcasm).