Thorondor, on 26 August 2020 - 08:37 AM, said:
Those ovals should do just fine. It does look like the door handle itself could use some love as it seems caked with something?
Just some residue from the Gorilla duct tape I removed. It'll come off easily enough with lacquer thinner.
Went over to the house today. First thing I did was caulk the remainder of the South side and then also caulked the cracks between the boards. Then, while that was drying I sanded the 3 spots in the garage, brushed it off and then applied another coat of joint compound. This is what that looked like at the end of the day:
Nearly dry, so I could probably hit that with primer this week. Going to require another light sanding yet, but not too much as my technique was pretty good.
By this time I figured the caulk had probably skinned over sufficiently to paint so I got out the stain and brush and polished off the East side:
Looks a lot better now. Then it was on to the South side. and holy smokes, the caulk was nearly hard already so I had no trouble paining over anything.
Much, much better. With the first coat on I can finally address the boards under the overhang. It looks like there's some mold on there so it'll have to be bleached. And I'm not sure how it will look after the bleaching so I'm planning on rolling the boards with a fresh coat of stain.
You are probably wondering why I caulked the spaces between the boards on the South but not on the East. Well, technically those spaces shouldn't be caulked at all as it allows moisture to drain out and the boards to "breathe". On the South side though, someone had caulked a section by the front door. Not a big issue there as the overhang there is huge, but it made the boards around it look unfinished. So that's why I caulked the boards by the two windows.
On the West side it's a real crap storm as almost all the paint is peeling so something desperately needs to be done. I might just have to bite the bullet and get 10 tubes of caulk to fill in all those joints. A royal pain in the butt to caulk that much but I think I'll protect that side from the harsh sun, snow, rain and temperature swings. We shall see, haven't got to that section yet as it's too hot to work on that side in the afternoon. Mornings it will be.