What I had been expecting to be a straightforward project has taken far longer than expected to complete.
The first picture, on the left, was taken just short of a year ago now.
What is a little sad, in some respects, is that people who now see the back deck have no idea of how much effort, by so many people, it has taken to look like it now does.
I'm expecting this particular paint job to last years and years, as I've cleaned up the rust etc. as best as I possibly could and have used Hempel paint, which is widely regarded as a top quality marine paint.
The matt finish you can see is Hempel non-skid paint, which gives the deck a rough finish, similar to coarse sandpaper, which makes walking about on deck in the wet much safer.
The only small job left to do now is to re-install, and test, the stern lamp and the back deck project will then truly be complete.