Priming all of the pieces of wood that came with the kit may take the rest of my life. Not really, I'm making progress. Today I did the reverse side of all the pieces I primed yesterday, and the front of the wall liners, and various miscellaneous small pieces.
|Primed Mini House pieces cover every available surface|
After priming each piece, it has to be sanded to create a nice smooth surface to receive the paint. The exterior walls are especially challenging, because they have milled clapboard siding, and each board has to be sanded separately.
|Each "clapboard" needs to be sanded|
Moving On to the Floors
Bob found plywood at Home Depot that was finished on both sides, so he cut the two replacement floors I needed. The new floors are thicker than the original ones - I think Bob said it was about 1/16th of an inch. Depending on how precise this whole kit is, the difference might possibly cause problems later in the building process. Bob doesn't think it will be an issue. It doesn't matter, he can fix anything.
...then wiped the surface with a paper towel dampened with paint thinner to remove the dust and bring back the shine.
I repeated the process two more times, and was really happy with the result. This will be one shiny, snazzy dollhouse floor!
|New floors replace the floors that came with the kit - no stair holes!|