|Very public. Not subtle.|
Purpose aside, rain barrels au natural are not pretty. The scratch-at-your-eyes bright blue does not blend. Not in the slightest. Last summer's installation all around the house was followed by a fancying-up of the barrel by the back door. I put cedar around it. Suddenly it was handsome, attractive and good looking.
|Removing "Diaper" scattered the sawdust a bit. It was|
easily 6" deep inside the metal supports.
I was all ready to slap those babies around the barrel, when I remembered that they needed a coat of waterproofing. If you ever embark on any such project, here's a tip valued to save several hours. Use a paint pad to spread the solution. My paint "tray" was a recycled lettuce box. My work surface was set on a little slant so the solution stayed at one end of the tray and could be worked into the paint pad easily.
|Home-made paint tray. So easy to "clean" up.|
Tune in tomorrow when the actual cedaring begins.