Home Renovations are like hiccups – sometimes it feels like they will never end! (Part 2 of many, many, many parts)

So, one massive job done.  Numerous more to go.  *sigh

After many painful and anxiety-filled hours, we got the deck finished!  Who would have thought that ripping up the old indoor/outdoor carpet would be the EASY part?

Removing the glue that bonded the carpet to the decking along with the rubber backing of the glue proved to be an exercise in “almost” futility.  We scraped, we scrubbed, we used solvents, adhesive removers and even tried a belt sander.  All to no avail.  That stuff was not coming off without a major fight!

Fortunately, Alex is not easily defeated.  We have a power washer with a few different attachments. So, we found that loosening up the glue and rubber backing with a solvent and then attacking it with the pressure washer is what did the trick.  For the most part.

Some glue just refused to leave and so, we had to eventually admit defeat.

The deck paint we purchased was just going to have to go over the glue.  And boy, did it ever!

20180728_154158

The top is just one coat!  You can see how well it actually covers.

And here is the end result:  (drum roll please)

20180728_15415320180728_154150

It took all Saturday to get it done and by Saturday evening, we were ready to put the deck back together.  With the help of our friend, Tracy (in town visiting from Victoria), we were able to: purge some stuff, trash some other stuff and organize the deck so that it looks like a great living space.

 

Alex is exhausted from this project and I don’t blame him.  He has done the bulk of the work again and I couldn’t be prouder of him and his efforts.

20180728_154202

Next up:  The house to be painted!  EEEK!

Published by Al Zylstra

a somewhat erudite wannabe writer with aspirations of not putting people to sleep with my prose....

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Lapis and Layers

Freshness has no expiry date

Dooryards and Kitchens

Food and stories from from a girl with memories of Maritime dooryards + kitchens.

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia

The Old Lady in my Bones

A Living With Arthritis Blog

Level Up Stud

Physique, Mindset, Money & More

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

1dashingdiva's Blog

personal journey to myself

Elaine Miller

randomly created blog, oops

anitadionnereimer

Adventures in 2011!

Original Organic Garden's Blog

*** Organic Soil Management *** ____ *** Mother Nature's Way! ***

Renade Imports - Magic Argan Oil

Discover the magical, all natural and organic benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil. Wholesale and retail, imported directly from the growers in Morocco.

Al Zylstra

An opportunity to follow my train of thought without derailing....

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

From Mage Mind

When a mage is sharing what's on his mind. Positivity, Motivation, Life, Success, Love, Friend, Smile, Marketing, Writing, Creativity and Good Ideas.

Lapis and Layers

Freshness has no expiry date

Dooryards and Kitchens

Food and stories from from a girl with memories of Maritime dooryards + kitchens.

Which me am I today?

One person's experience of living with dementia

The Old Lady in my Bones

A Living With Arthritis Blog

Level Up Stud

Physique, Mindset, Money & More

Building The Love Shack

This is the story of building a cottage , the people and the place. Its a reminder of hope and love.

1dashingdiva's Blog

personal journey to myself

Elaine Miller

randomly created blog, oops

anitadionnereimer

Adventures in 2011!

Original Organic Garden's Blog

*** Organic Soil Management *** ____ *** Mother Nature's Way! ***

Renade Imports - Magic Argan Oil

Discover the magical, all natural and organic benefits of Moroccan Argan Oil. Wholesale and retail, imported directly from the growers in Morocco.

Al Zylstra

An opportunity to follow my train of thought without derailing....

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.

%d bloggers like this: