Chip and Clada Self-Portrait


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                                   Building Our House in the Caribbean

                                                                                              Step 59 - Painting the House

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We started with painting the part of the house that couldn't be seen from the road.

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Chip painted several walls at a time, first cutting in, then priming, then cutting in the teal stripe with two coats,
  then cutting in the soft salmon stripe with two coats, and then cutting in the melody blue color and rolling the walls twice.

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We're really excited when we finished painting the first section of the house.

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Chip had to cut in three covered patios and another two uncovered patios.

Chip loved engineering the scaffolding...his own personal Lego set...and he doesn't even like heights!

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                                         We didn't have enough scaffolding to be efficient, but we got the job done!  

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                   It was really windy when we started the last section of the house so Chip was dotted with paint.

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We were getting ready for a cruise vacation, so Chip worked like a demon to finish the house.

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We had very little rain, which enabled Chip to paint almost every day.
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                               Chip is thrilled with the completion of this 10-week job!

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         We're happy with the color of the house; it is aqua, but can look blue or green depending on the sun's reflection. 
    There is a small salmon colored stripe under the larger Teal border, but it isn't visible until you are close to the house.

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