Friday, May 29, 2009

Red primer

Red primerPainting inevitably follows a bout of rust busting.

Here, I've used an initial coat of red primer. This will be followed by a coat of grey and then finally white primer before finally applying the finishing coat of white.

The idea here being, I can easily tell where I started and finished when doing multiple coats along the length of the boat.

The different colours also help show any little bits that may have been missed, something not really possible when using just one colour of primer.

By the way, those plates you can see in the foreground fill the big holes in the side there.


  1. Anonymous8:09 PM

    This is looking very pretty. Are you using Rust-Roy on these parts?

    I never twigged that you had grass growing up between your deck boards. I'm curious, what is going on under there? Can you easily lift up those boards to see how bad the steel is underneath?

  2. Hi Anonymous

    Thanks - no Rust-Roy on this part, as that Hemple primer is proving to be so good.

    As to the grass - hmm, yes! Not exactly the ideal for the deck of a boat!

    That troublesome wooden decking is going to be a major project sometime soon, as it's rotting away.

    I shudder to think how the underlying steel looks!