Our barn was completed back during the winter when the weather wasn’t conducive to a coat of stain. But the winter snow and spring rains started to weather the wood, so we needed to make it a priority.
It seems like every project around here comes with the need for a new piece of equipment, which is what got us into this predicament of needing another barn in the first place. All this equipment needs a place to be stored. This new equipment – a paint sprayer – definitely earned its keep.
After two days and six gallons of stain, our rough-hewn pine boards now look like cedar. The barn looks more established, like it has settled itself on the farm and blends in with the trees. My forsythia wreaths stand out better against the darker stain and give it a pop of color. But… never to leave well enough alone, now I think we need little black shutters on each side of the window. That will be the next project.