Sunday, November 6, 2011
Note to Self!
Note to Self!!! Next time I am painting or staining something remember to try a sample of the chosen color rather than trust the color chart. I was rushing to get the barn stained before winter and the temps have been dropping. I found someone local to do the job and he and I both thought it should get done soon so I chose a color that I thought would be sort of a golden oak color. I almost panicked when I came out of the barn to look at the front that had just been sprayed! It looked like yellow more than wood; sort of a yellow ochre color. Yikes. It's not like I live near a paint store and the stain had already been bought and winter is coming so I had him finish it. It's okay...much better now that it's dry. It's sort of a golden saddle leather color. Next stain job will be in a color to mellow it a bit. That's the fun of using translucent stain. Oh, and I'm pleased to report that most of the snow has melted. Or at least half the field is bare now. I guess my optimism is showing.