Disassembly and Stripping
Now the fun begins, the best way to tackle this house as it is only small is to dismantle it. As you can see from the picture below I have removed the roof. Triang house are very sturdy and very simply built. I am not going to tough the inside of the house, just give it a good brush and stick down any loose paper.
The section of the roof that has been repaired is made from card, this needs to be removed. At least I will have a template to make a new one.
I will go into the replacement roof a little further on. At least when the roof is off it can be checked properly for woodworm, but everything looks fine.
The base looks has been over painted, also left somewhere damp as the side of the base is lifting. I can sand this down and fill any problem areas with wood filler.
The back panel needs completely stripping this panel has been damp at sometime.
I have found that the easiest way to remove the paint to start with was with a blade, then sand after, as the paint is very old and crumbly.
Inside paintwork is the same.
I need to replace the window with a Triang one. It is possible when looking carefully to see the original Triang painted flowers, these will be repainted once the panel has been stripped and painted.
The fretwork needs repairing and painting.
This little house has been highly decorated with felt pen and paint ……..