painting is finally underway! We discovered the Minwax Helmsman spar varnish works really nicely on the stained trim, very low lustre.
I'm using Sherwin Williams this time around. I opened an account at their Milwaukee & Fullerton location. The paint is often 30% off for account customers. That makes it less than $30/gal. I was paying $35/gal+ for Ben Moore, and couldn't find a way to get a discount on that.