hey fellas, as you know, i'm still a newby at this and need a little advise. i'm building an abandoned 2-stall outhouse for the rear of norton's fish camp. (idaho hotel) two days ago i hit my siding boards with mineral spirits and let it dry out in the garage. about an hour ago i hit it with the mineral spririts again.
my question is two-part:
1. should i let the mineral spirits completely dry for a couple of days before painting?
2. when i paint the boards do i paint for full coverage?
any help here will be greatly appreciated. i tried googling the answer and all i got was kathy millat using terp.
the four walls are framed out and aged and i want to start on the siding.
I would take several boards at a time...about the width of the scotch tape. Press it on firmly, smooth up and down a couple times then remove. If I still wanted to take off a little more I did it as a spot treatment.
and here are the outhouse walls sided:
i followed bryan's method and detailed the boards, then hit them with the silverwood and after that dried i hit them with mineral spirits twice, and white wash twice, then i "atacked" them with scotch tape.
i'm building the doors out of 1x4s witha 2x6 bracer using the same method as the siding boards......
i'm only gonna do the interior of one side, because i don't want both doors hanging open, but one of them will be.
i never would have expected a damn outhouse to be a weeklong project, but that's what it's shaping up to be.
i got the dividing wall (between the stalls) and one commode done. not gonna do the other one cuz the door's gonna be closed.
i painted a styrene tube black for the stink stack.
The student becomes the teacher! Great looking boards. Thanks for asking for more information about this method. We will all benefit from it.
Later, Dave S.
eric, i don't believe you for a minute....
next up is the roof, and then i start with the grass/weeds on the base.
rick, that's what i was thinking when i was gluing it together, 'cept that's on a different forum......