Today I began day two of painting the mail pouch barn-to-be near Parkersburg WV. Lots of challenges on this barn but none bigger than the temperatures. Today seems to be slightly more bearable than yesterday as there is a slight breeze. I have spent the afternoons in my camper under the comfort of the AC. The main focus of the barn faces west north-west, so the shade hours of work are all used up by 2:00. One side of the barn I am also painting faces south, so it gets the full force of the sun. Last night I painted the primer on that side, starting at around 7 and I worked even after the sun went down behind one of West Virginia's average sized mountains. A pole light helped with the task for a while and I hated to quit because it was so comfortable out at the time.
The barn is certainly thirsty. I used about 10 gallons of primer, and so far 9 gallons of black for the face side. I am a bit short on paint to finish the side so I will have to make a paint run to Sherwin Williams.
My goal is to have the Mail Pouch lettering done by tomorrow at 2 - I want to beat the heat!