Take That, Trim
We also got stuff to work on the weedy flowerbed by the driveway - two bags of hardwood mulch, a set of gardening tools, a pot of Gerbera daisies, and all-important Roundup to kill the evil weeds. And we got three strips of lattice to finally finish the kitchen trim and drywall mud to begin patching the guest bathroom walls for painting. And I couldn't resist a hanging basket of beautiful yellow begonias.
When we got home that night, we had to try it out on the trim in the entry hall. Working together on it didn't work out too well, so we were grumpy and didn't get much accomplished.
Then last night Darwin went to bed early, so I worked on the trim solo. It went much more smoothly, but I got less than half of one side of the door frame done in an hour. Eeek, this is going to take 100 years. Still, I'm excited to get back home and work on it some more!
It looks like most of the trim wasn't primed before painting, as it's chipping off everywhere already. See the left side of the door frame? I scraped some paint off without even using the heat gun.
Under the white paint is some kind of burgundy-tinted slightly sticky stuff. Some of it comes off on the back of the paint chips, and some stays on the wood. The wood underneath the paint for the most part looks like it still has a dark stain.
Any idea what that stuff is? Shellac or something? And when I go back with some kind of chemical to get off the little bits of leftover paint, will I also have to take off the shellac (or whatever it is) and start over?