I figured I had better get some work done around the “house”, so I cleaned Sherman’s carpet and then because it was such a calm morning I decided to paint the moulding along the rear on the driver’s side. I had done the passenger side at some point last summer, but never finished the driver’s side.
These mouldings get stained over time with mould and mildew and it is virtually impossible to remove. It’s a common problem with RV’s and I decided it’s easier just to paint it.
I had resealed the seems over the summer, so the caulking part of it was done. Just had to mask it off to prevent overspray, and give a couple of light coats as a sealer. After that, I could spray a few heavier coats to leave a nice smooth finish.
I made sure to use a lacquer based paint as that would contain strong enough solvent to bite in to the plastic…should be enough adhesion that it will never come off.
What a big difference. This is an easy do it yourself job that makes your mouldings and trim like new again!
We invited the owner of the property, Santiago, his wife Carmen, and their children to come for dinner. Ruth made a big batch of fish and rice and veggies. It went over very well, and she also made chocolate chip cookies in the motorhome.
Afterwards, Santiago made a campfire and we sat outside.
Santiago, his wife Carmen, and children Isidro (10) and Mariel (8).
Mariel, with Oso. Mariel is such a sweetheart!
Isidro with Oso. He is a happy and polite young man!
Ruth and Santiago having a dance!
Sounds like tomorrow is going to be a busy day. Santiago asked if we wanted to visit town with him in the morning, and then he is going to make beef barbeque for us for lunch. After lunch when the wind is stronger he is going to take us in the sailboat around the lake. He says he is a good and experienced marinero (sailor)!
Our Spanish - English dictionary had quite a work out this evening!