Steve also worked on metal beams that go along the front of the verandah. First they had to be etch primed, then painted.
Today we awoke well and truly stuffed. It rained all morning so we were let off any more labour, so we drove back to Bunnings and bought more paint. In the afternoon it cleared up so we gave the metal an extra coat. We ummed and ahhed over giving the wooden beams a third coat but decided against it for the moment. The issue was that the blue stuff they treat the beams with was coming through the light coloured paint. It's almost gone with the second coat but there is still the odd streak slyly peeping through. We've decided to touch up when the beams are up, if it's bothering us.