#StayAtHome Day 4 and 5 : Painting (vintage Helios 58mm/2 44M-4 lens) by phil_howcroft

#StayAtHome Day 4 and 5 : Painting (vintage Helios 58mm/2 44M-4 lens)

Day 4 and 5 of the governments #StayAtHome policy

The garage door needed a fresh coat of white paint

Day 3 I cleaned the paintwork.
Day 4 I pained the metal door.
Day 5 I painted the wooden frame

I used a "middle lidl" pot of metal paint for the door. The same pot I'd used to paint the door maybe 5 years ago (the paint said best before May 2018). I thought being German and of top quality it would be OK to use and so it was :) It was silky and smooth in the pot but when applied it was was quite sticky and the trick was not to go over previously painted bits !

The Wilko paint, for the wooden frame, was a brand new tin that I'd bought in the sale a few years ago. As with all things Wilko it was top quality.

The garage door and frame shine brilliant white now

The wrought Iron side gate is my next paint job !

Shot with my vintage Helios 58/3 44M-4 prime lens on my Sony A6000. I certainly has a bit of a 3D pop to it.

I am desperate to get back on the streets for my street photography, but that's not going to happen for some time
nice work!
March 30th, 2020  
Well done - keep busy is the answer !
March 30th, 2020  
Great job keeping busy. Teenager was scrubbing the moss off our garage gable.
March 30th, 2020  
Funny was just thinking of your street photography project..... not such a good thing to do these germy days. All the jobs that have been beckoning are slowly getting done!! Hope Ruby is getting her walks!
March 30th, 2020  
Our first project was to paint my daughter's room when she came home from college. We used old paint that worked well! She can now feel like an adult again. Her room was some shocking blue from her primary years!! Now it's Dover White!
March 30th, 2020  
Haha, your wife must be very pleased with this lockdown. Don't work too hard - remember you are a pensioner now.
March 31st, 2020  
Brilliant Phil. haha. And an appropriate time to get it done.
April 1st, 2020  
Good for you, Phil. Wish I was motivated to do some painting.
April 1st, 2020  
Go out with your camera Phil and if apprehended tell them you are doing your daily exercise! Better than painting doors that's for sure!
April 3rd, 2020  
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