I first noticed a problem with our balcony when I hosed it off for our July 4th housewarming. The paint flew off in chunks, along with the dust and dirt! So we knew we'd have to fix it up again before the rainy season came back.
We started by chipping as much of the loose paint off as possible.
|Pardon the toes.|
|Nice shiny deck.|
|Sunset was romantic though!|
|Fog rolling in around Sutro Tower.|
That night, however, was colder than the day before - because the paint was still wet in the morning. When it did finally dry, it looked like this:
The last coat of paint went on (with all our hopes and patience) Sunday afternoon, so as to avoid another cold-night-no-dry scenario.
Though it's a little lumpy from the uneven paint chipping (probably should have tried to remove all of it), it's covered up now and ready for rainy season! (I hope.)
Palindrome's post about her own deck, I really want to dress it up all romantically - strung lights, a cushy love seat, Snuggies for when Sak gets cold...What? Snuggies aren't romantic?
Have you painted in the dark before? What's your must-have item for a romantic outdoor spot?