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Trudy Simpson. restoration so far on my triang house

Trudy's Triang.

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Trudy's Triang.
I'm pleased with my first restoration, and managed to mix some acyrlic paint the best I could for the window colour.
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4:36 PM on September 24, 2012 
Well done, it looks like new!
9:08 AM on September 24, 2012 
It looks great!
Patty W
9:08 AM on September 24, 2012 
I think you should be very proud of what you have done. Taking it right back to it's basic state was all you could do with it realy. Have you thought about making a hardboard roof?
The roof on mine is the original cardboard, i have just touched it up and waxed it. I made a hardboard roof for my 'magazine rack' cottage and it worked well. You can mark it all out on the floor and then cut it with a knife and steel ruler. Just an idea...
9:00 AM on September 24, 2012 
Hi, Patty, first I had to scrape off all the old paint right back to the silver tin, then get rid of any rust spots. after givng the tin a good clean, I sprayed it with a white stain block, then just used a normal house hold satin gloss paint, it's a bit shiny at first but dulls down after a while. For the windows I mixed acrylic paint and tried to get as near to the original colour as possible.
I didn't varnish the white paint being spirt based, but I used a water base varnish on the windows. Hope this helps! Regards Trudy. P.S I'll probably have all those Pros out there Screaming at my efforts.
Patty W
8:33 AM on September 24, 2012 
what a lovely neat job you have done. What sort of paint have you used because i'm struggling with the outside of mine. Although i know this one of yours was in a very bad state. It looks ded smart now though, just needs a roof?? When you see the 'before' picture i cant believe its the first time you have done this.

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