Painting a Big Red Barn

The lovely barn which stands on our new-to-us homestead was built in 1918.

After we moved in, we figured that any barn still standing after almost 100 years deserved one heck of a makeover. So we gave it our all.

It takes many (many!) gallons of paint to spruce up a Big Red Barn, especially if the wood is thirsty. 

A paint sprayer came in handy and worked like a charm.

And the difference was quick to see.

The trim work was slower because it had to be done by hand.

Which isn’t bad, if you aren’t afraid of heights.

We’re happy to say the barn painting is done, and Big Red is looking pretty fine for a 94 year old lady!

Barn envy, anyone?

Published on Jul 19, 2012

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