What a Sunday! I have been sanding and painting my hallway all day; just giving it a badly needed refresh really.
My hallway consists of six door frames, four have doors and the other two are entrance ways. I call it the pivot zone as it’s only big enough to stand in. You just pivot where you want to go.Since my home is older, the trim work is extensive. It feels like it takes forever to paint! I started out sanding everything to try and smooth out some areas. After three hours of sanding I think it could have used more. 70 years of bad paint jobs by previous owners have done a number on it. But I do notice a difference, so that’s good, yet I still want to even it out more. I’m pretty anal about crap like that. Oh well, next time I guess.
A nice thing I discovered sanding today is that you can sand old hinges and it polishes them up quite nicely. The hinges were pretty tarnished, so I thought I would see what the sander would do to them. Turns out, it polishes them back to the original silver and they are now sparkling! I think I will try to sand down the doorknobs next and see where that leads.
But I’m definitely done for a few days. Holding a sander for so long and then painting with a brush for another four hours has made my wrists ache.
Update: Here is the polished door knob. Kinda turned out gold and silver. Still looks cooler than it did.