1828Hrs- Everythings Going To Be All White
Another dark damp January day but I had a bright day working inside ‘Gleda’. It was one of those sessions where the work seems to flow nicely and there was plenty of satisfaction to be had not least because I got the paintbrush out and got two coats of my new Acrylic paint onto the forward watertight compartment. I’m very impressed, because the paint is water-based there are no fumes to worry about, it covers well and with the help of a bit of air movement from my little fan heater it was touch dry and ready to overcoat within a couple of hours. It’s so much better than the epoxy paint I’d previously used. Given that it’s also available in a range of colours I’ll even have to turn my mind to colour schemes at some point! No need to worry about that for a while though as white is the theme for some time to come, it’s an obvious choice for all the dark recesses like lockers and watertight compartments but I will also be using it widely throughout the boat as I really like the idea of fresh bright white picked out with some nice varnished wooden trim. Check out the interior of Warrens Tiki 38 ‘Natural High’ to see what I mean.
Anyway I know have the first ‘compartment’ virtually finished and yes, I know it’s one of the smallest on the boat but psychologically it’s a great boost to actually start ‘finishing’ areas. It gave me a real incentive to crack on with the epoxy filleting in the sail locker as I’m really looking forward to painting a bigger area.