Friday, December 18, 2009

Woozy wheelbarrow...

Two or three years ago, a neighbor gave us this wheelbarrow. It has worked well for me, unlike two other wheelbarrows, which for quite some time have ceased to operate as designed. Anyhow, as I was moving this one the other day when I was cleaning up pots, I noticed how rusty it had become.

Now, it is not likely that I will get a new wheelbarrow any time soon. Period. So I figured that I should probably try preserving this one. There’s a “duh” for you. In preparation to paint it, I washed it with dish soap and water, scrubbed it with a wire brush, and rinsed it well.

I let it dry overnight and then I spray painted it (woozy, woozy, woozy) with Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer (“Stops Rust”). O.K., O.K. So the can says the temperature should be between 50 and 90 degrees and it was only 48 degrees. The humidity was really low and that counts for something, right?

Again, I let it dry overnight, and then applied the top coat of Rust-Oleum Gloss Protective Enamel (“Stops Rust”). What? You are surprised that I painted it blue? Well, sometimes I just go and do something really shocking. Oh, well! Hopefully my wheelbarrow will now last for a few more years.

Have a beautiful day!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is one pretty wheelbarrow!

~ Karen ~