During the week I continued on with a few jobs in parallel.
For the doors, I applied some two part expoxy at then new edge joint and sanded it back.
I then starting sanding back the paint and stains around the panes.
For this I used an oscillating multitool.
For the first two sets of doors I completely sanded off the external paint as it was flakey.
For the current sets I am only giving this a light sand as it appears to be in good condition.
There is still some sanding to do.
I am finding the thought of masking up all these panes of glass overwhelming.
There is a product called "Seal and Peel" that I might check out - this could save a lot of time and effort.
Also I stripped the paint off a window frame - this will be in the stairwell and I need to prepare and install it to start the cladding on the last wall.
I had to use that nasty Methylene Chloride to strip it as I am sure the existing paint is lead based.
By the time I am finished there will not be a trace of lead in any of the frames, windows and doors.
I need to work on the interface between the top of the undercroft building wrap and the new cladding area.
This means I need to drop the scaffolding down by 500 mm.
This was hard work.
First of all I needed to remove all of the scaffolding planks.
Some of these weigh over 20 Kg.
Then I needed to tackle many of the clamps to drop the short cross members lower.
Finally I needed to reinistall the scaffolding planks - not an easy task when you are attempting to place a 20 Kg object, down by 500 mm, on to a spindly frame, with nothing to stand on.