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Painting the house! 家を自分でペイントした!

2021-07-03 by David

5月にペイントを始まったが、それから阿蘇の梅雨に入りました!そして、6月にまたペイントを続きました!

Okay, it's time for a BIG transformation. Most of the interior is now complete, so it's time to finish the outside of my $35,000 house!

 

I started a little bit of the painting in May, just to see how it looked, but then the early start of rainy season delayed things rather a lot. But during the dry gaps in June, I managed to get cracking and finish this....




▲ ペイントは一回塗り用のペイントですがやはり正面は二回塗ったほうがいいですね。コーキングのところが多かったので、コーキングの上なら2回が必要場合もあるみたいです。まずは下のほうを一回塗りました。マスキングテープいっぱい使いました!

 

The paint is a thick acrylic crimson-red, with a little latex included to allow for shifting and stretching during hot and cold months. It also covers very well, with one coat usually enough, although I found that on a few areas where I'd gone heavy with the silicon caulking (to fill joint gaps and cover small cracks) it actually benefited from two coats.

 

I started with the difficult sides of the house, at the back, just to get it out of the way, and then I could actually start to enjoy painting the 'public' sides of the house facing the road.





▲ 次は上のほうでしたが、阿蘇には足場のレンタルはなかったから自分で作ってみました!1.8mの足場を2x4で一応作りました。上のほうに厚いコンパネを置きました。最後に長い梯子を立てましたので、梯子の脚のところに動かないようにフレームを作りました。この木材足場で地面が2メートルほど上がりましたので、梯子を上ったときにほとんどの壁まで届けました。

 

鉄の足場レンタルは熊本市にあるかもしれないが、大体1か月で20万円で借りれるだそうです。それはもったいないし、天気次第遅くなる恐れもありますので、この木材足場は約1万円で作成できました。

 

壁を終わったら玄関の小さい屋根もペイントしました。せっかくですので、30年間の汚れ(と錆)を隠せました。

 

The top walls of the house at the front and back are pretty darn high above the ground, sadly too high for a ladder! That top window in the photo is actually the loft window, and to get up that high I really needed some scaffolding. Unfortunately, there were no companies locally who rented out metal scaffolding, so I had to get creative.

 

So instead of going MUCH further afield and renting an entire set of scaffolding (approx $2000 for one month, plus delivery, and I might still be delayed by weather!), I knocked together this wooden box scaffolding together for about $100. It's just a simple wooden frame made from 2x4s, sturdily put together, with a thick plywood top on which the ladder could be placed. I added slots on top, so the ladder would not shift or slide. Even so, it was pretty nerve-wracking sometimes to climb all the way up to the top of that tall ladder!

 

After much sweating and effort, I managed to finish all the walls, and as a last touch I decided to quickly repaint the small roof over the door, to get ride of a few rust patches and discolourations from the last 30 years!

 

 

 

▲ 梅雨の中ですのでちょっと時間かかりましたが、2週間後にやっと完成できました!

 

いかがでしょうか?いいでしょう?!

 

It took a few weeks to fit it into mother nature's rainy schedule, but the house was at long last repainted!

 

Look at that - it's like a completely different house!!

 




▲ 会社に頼んだら大体100万円になるんですが、今回DIYでするとたった5万円でできました!

 

足場:1万円

ペイント:33,000円(2万円ほど使った)

テープやブラッシュなど:5,000円

合計:50,000円!

 

I saved a whole stack of money by painting the house myself. A painting company would probably charge around $10,000 to do the job (erecting scaffolding is a large part of that, of course), but I managed to do it for about $500. The paint was $300, the scaffolding was another $100, and the rest was spent on masking tape, brushes and sheets etc.





▲ 外のライトをつけると綺麗!

 

I love turning on the deck lights early.





▲ ケイティちゃんはどうでもいいみたいですが(!)、ポーズできました!

 

Katie seems rather indifferent to the new colour, as always, but she still sat for a posed photo!





▲ 今まで買ってから2年間になっていますが、だいぶ変わりましたね。違う家みたいです。

 

あと、庭をきれいにできたらリフォームが完成となります。

 

It's been a long journey to pull this house back over the last 2 years, but it has been worth it. With a new bathroom, new kitchen, new interiors, a massive new deck and a new paint job, it's like a totally different beast now!

 

Next job will be the garden, I think, and then the house will be pretty much done.

 



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