when Julie and I lived in Toowoomba, a lovely small city about 2 hours
We had bought an old Queenslander house which we renovated over a 2 year period, during this time (1977 I think) Warren came for a visit and being the helpful type that he is he asked if we intended to repaint the corrugated iron roof, when we said yes he immediately offered to do said painting.
So the next morning we visited our friendly hardware store and selected a suitable paint, not being too sure how much paint we would need we brought home three X 1 gallon tins.
About 45 minutes later
Quickly climbing the ladder to survey his work I found he had completed one small section of roof with his gallon of paint, Warren has always denied that he emptied the tin of paint onto the roof and just spread it out a bit with his brush, but I could see no other way to use so much paint on such a small area particularly on a non-porous surface like iron.
There followed some instruction on just how to paint by dipping the brush into the can and spreading the paint onto the roof, (you will recall from a very recent post that I am an experienced house painter) I believe our 3 gallons proved to be sufficient even though the first gallon was used so quickly.
Warren during his visits with us at Toowoomba also claimed the responsibility of pruning a very large Bougainvillea bush that grew on a large trellis at the side of the house, he christened this the “mongrel bush” and was always quite battle scarred by the time he had finished his pruning.
Bougainvillea’s are covered with very sharp curved thorns that have an attraction for hands and arms when they are being attacked by secateurs in the hands of the unwary.
As I have said before