In the mid-1980s, the Parish had a painting contractor named George. He was a highly experienced painter who had a well-established client base. Much of his work was based on word of mouth and repeat customers. One day he told me that he had established a program with a lot of his residential clients where he would revisit their exterior paint jobs a year later to see how the paint finishes were holding up. The idea was to do the necessary touch ups to keep things in good order. Exterior doors around the door knob, the wooden threshold, wood siding were all things that might need some attention after one year.
It’s been nearly one year since the Church entrance canopies had been painted. So, keeping George`s advice in mind, it was time to review how things were holding up to our Canadian weather. Fortunately, all of the wooden painted surfaces of the Church entrances canopies were holding up very well. But, the same couldn’t be said for all of the structural steel that was painted a year ago. Some of the I-beams and C-channels were showing some signs of some breakthrough rust.
The painting contractor that painted the entrance canopies last year left behind a can of leftover paint from the job. This worked out in my favour because the Hardware store was able to colour match the paint that was used last year. One litre of Rust Coat paint was all that was needed to repaint the structural steel of the Church entrance canopies. The paint cost $19.31 all taxes included.
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