Since, I bought untreated lumber for the man-style garden trellis' that I made, I had to do something to extend their life in the weather. After going through the remnants of 4 can's of spray paint and barely getting one of them done(I also had a numb/sore hand from squeezing the top of the can that long) my wife convinced me it would be simple to use the 1.5 gallons of left over grey paint we had from when she painted the back study to paint them by hand.
Yeah...easy...kind of ...but also time consuming. It might not look it in the pictures, but these things are not small...6 feet tall by 3'8" wide...with a lot of cross hatching to paint.
At the one hour point, I revealed to my wife how at one point, I had been thinking of buying some nice quality, THICK rope(not string...ROPE) to use to make the middle portion of the trellis, but I had found the cost of good rope to be intimidating.
At least rope wouldn't have had to be painted.
It didn't take long for my wife and I to revolutionize a new technique...or at least bring it back in to vogue...the 'goop and spread'. Mr. Miyagi would not have approved. The finished product has a fair amount of running, and easily visible brush marks.
Here is where the rationalization comes in...we managed to convince ourselves that the added texture would help plant vines grow up the trellis, and once the plants were on it, no one would see the drip marks anyway!
Let's hear a Hell Yeah for efficiency. Or laziness.
Either way...I'll be able to sleep tonight.