The first step in the process was to move the all of the furniture either out of the room or to the center of the room so the room could be prepared for painting. This included removing fixtures from the walls as well
All of the bulletin boards and chalk boards had to be covered as well to protect them from stray paint. All of this work takes time.
Taping to protect the woodwork and trim was the next step in the process. Just remember this process had to be completed in every room that was painted. The goal was to complete 3 rooms per day the first week and then to move to the fellowship hall the next wee.
The paint was stirred and then the process of painting started. The rooms were originally an off white, and the new color that was selected was almond.
The paint was applied, however at the end of the first day we were disappointed, thinking that one coat of paint would do the trick, but a second coat had to be applied to make the paint look smooth.
To meet our goal of getting the rooms finished, the work had to be reassigned so the task could be accomplished on time. The weather was somewhat cooler than normal and since the classrooms were in the upstairs of the church and there was no air conditioning, we worked to get that floor completed before the heat and humidity of Wisconsin arrived!
Every project has a unique situation. On this project, we ate well...each day a member of the congregation brought us lunch. We had wonderful meals and a time for some fellowship.
On Friday Night the LEO club (Let's Eat Out) decided we needed a treat, so we enjoyed a traditional Friday Night Fish Fry at Tulle's in Monona. Everyone enjoyed the meal and we were ready for another week.