A brief history of paint at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club

The Punta Gorda Woman’s Club is a historic building in our little town.  It was used for a long time as the central hall for a lot of functions.  Time has passed and there is a new conference center a few hundred yards away but, the hall still serves the community well.

This often means taping up decorations for parties and events and, unfortunately, that takes a toll on the paint.  The stage is elevated with a nice set of footlights.  This turns

out to be a favorite place to tape banners and gets a lot of wear and tear. Over the years it has had it’s share of touchup and repainting. It was time to start over so, the plan is to strip all the paint and start over with varnish on bare wood.


The present top layer was a dark brown which covered a lighter brown which was itself on top of a white coat.  As they say in the TV infomercials though “WAIT THERE’S MORE”.  Beneath those three layers were several more in two shades of green, beige and one that looked like blue but could have been another green.  At the bottom, an old checkered varnish.  Once it’s stripped we will be back to the original fine grained wood and finish.


As you can see in the first picture, we also discovered an antique thumbtack.


About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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1 Response to A brief history of paint at the Punta Gorda Woman’s Club

  1. Very interesting! Love the history our charming town has.

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