First coat of paint is on! Repairs and additions are fine, the crackling is covered somewhat by the paint. I'm hoping the second coat does the trick, or at least makes it really, really faint. So glad to see the shiny yellow gone! This is not going to be a quick project, and the barn build is still in limbo, but I'm wanting to get the exterior painted before winter, so the house can come inside. There's still many, many hours of work to be done!