I had to fill and sand a few imperfections. Then I applied a couple of coats of Zinsser primer, which was very thick and still the wood sucked it up like it was a tasty treat. Once that was done I had to sand all the drips and bits of junk that found their way into the primer and caulk all the obvious places that the paint was not going to fill. Once all that was done, I could put on the first coat of paint. And that’s what you see here.
I’m trying a new kind of Behr paint, Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel Interior/Exterior. The idea being that it goes on like an oil and cleans up like a latex. It’s supposed to dry harder and be tougher. I like the way it went on, it’s nice and smooth flowing and covers well. The instructions say a second coat for best results, so after a bit more clean-up and secondary prep I’ll do that next coat tomorrow. Then I’ll take care of the grey.
I also primed the bathroom shelf, but I didn’t get around to painting that or the trim yet.