Monday, February 6, 2012


Coconut Grove, Miami, FL 25º43.533N | 80º84.321W

We did it. The toe rails are done (for now) albeit not without requisite drama.

The last step before painting was putting on that miles of blue tape. After 55 dry days since we got to Miami, it rained on the tape. Can you believe it?

Fortunately is was not a deluge but merely a shower, which dried and was ready for the first coat by noon.

Each coat has to dry for 24 hours, so four coats required four days. Each one of the four days, the clouds gathered and threatened -- and threatened. But on we went, only once having to stop mid-coat when a few drops started falling.

But four coats: we did it. Just in time for the real rain headed our way.

Bring it on! We're armed and righteous.


  1. Congratulations, now how long will that coating last?

    1. Well, isn't THAT a good question. I'm not sure yet. My current plan is to recoat every 6 months, but we have some friends who are sponsored by Cetol and have been using it for a few years. I plan to ask them -- and report back here!