Inching Along

I am now working on the area just below the triple windows of the Long Bedroom.


There is a decorative tin panel just above the dining room window.


The panel is kinda cruddy with glops of old paint. Oh, the horror! (Click image to hugely enlarge). This cruddiness is typical of all the stamped-tin on the house but is particularly bad on this panel. Initially I scraped it but this proved very tedious. So I took advantage of the heat…


…and used paint stripper. This proved quite easy, helped with a small brass wire brush and copious amounts of water from a sprayer.




  1. Celeste on July 30, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    We like “easy”, especially when the results are so good.

    Would paint stripper get the red paint off the diamond windows in the gable, or would it harm the glass?

  2. Sandra Lee on July 31, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Remarkable progress! Architectural details wondrous!

  3. John Blick on July 31, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    This type of work is a far cry from easy. Tedious. Time consuming. Dirty. Painfully slow. Etc. Just a small part of the Herculean task that you have undertaken here. It looks incredible.

  4. Sandra Lee on August 1, 2017 at 1:30 am

    Something good about Kansas heat & humidity–it helps “melt” globs of glopped layers upon layers of paint!!!! I never thought I would see the positive side of oppressive heat & humidity until I saw this picture of detailed metalwork on the Cross House!!!

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