Monday, 7 March 2011

Paint, paint and paint again

Oh the glorious tedium of painting. I seem to have been painting the ceiling t&g planks for most of my life. I'm on the fifth course now and still on the hors d'ouvres - the main course awaits.
First came the knotting compound, then two coats of aluminium primer followed by two coats of undercoat. The top coats await.
Worse thing is that while it only takes 3-4 hours to paint the 20 planks, it takes 24 hours for them to dry. So, since they fill the whole of the interior of the boat, it's twiddling thumbs time –there's really not much else one can on with.
Now they will need some extra drying and hardening time before I rub down and prepare for the top coats. The only consolation is that it's a whole lot easier to do it on the floor than when their up on the roof.

PS Hello and thanks for the encouragement to the blog follower who hailed me from their passing boat this afternoon. I was so taken aback I didn't even spot the boat's name.


Mukiwa said...

Hi Kevin,
It was Sarah Kate. We travelled with you out of Liverpool last year. We can share your frustrations and the joy and satisfaction when it all comes together.
Doesn't it always take much longer than you think?

Starman said...

Hi Mike,
Yes, I remember you - that was a good trip.
Thanks for the kind thoughts.

Best wishes