Well, there are no two ways about it............preparing and painting a roof by hand takes a LONG TIME! There are five steps to cover for each section completed and it does take time. But I am so very nearly there and with yet another week of fine and warm weather coming up I WILL get it completed before the Autumn damp really sets in. I've had a good look at all the guttering and fascias while I've been working up on top and I've decided that they are in a generally poor state and not worth trying to save, so I will get it all professionally replaced next summer. That's one job I don't think I should tackle myself. Here's the roof as it is right now.......so close! I'll be glad when this is finally finished now so that I can get onto some of the other things on my never diminishing list! I am very pleased with how it looks, though - it's been worth the time and effort.