Revealing the Threshold


See the gray threshold? You can see how, in the summer of 2014, I started painting it green (over to the right). Then I abruptly stopped when a thought occurred to me: What is under this horrid gray paint? But I did not have the answer…till today.



I slopped on paint stripper. Then walked away to work on another project. With paint stripper, time is a vital tool.



An hour later I returned. Oooooooh! Bubbles!



I took a dull scraper and dragged it across the gray. And was ASTONISHED to find gorgeous oak! Well, I expected oak actually but did not expect to find it under a single coat of paint! I had anticipated layers and layers of baked on old paint.



Minutes later I had this! Tomorrow I plan to finish the stripping, and then coat the oak in Spar varnish. Oh, the vestibule floor is explained here.




  1. Tiffaney on March 26, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Who would paint that gorgeous wood GREY of all colors?!

  2. Cindi M on March 27, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Grey seems to be the universal threshold paint color. But how it did it survive with only one coat of paint? Was it stripped before this coat? It couldn’t have been bare wood.

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