December 8, 2016
My next step in the cabin was to sand the new primer with 220 grit paper, which I did by hand, smoothing the surface to provide a good base for the finish coats.
After cleaning up the sanding dust and solvent-washing, I applied the first coat of semi-gloss white enamel to all surfaces.
After thoroughly sanding all the doors and other small parts, and final preparations, I applied a coat of the final finish–rubbed effect satin varnish. This time around, I included a few extra pieces, including some doors that had been in good condition and only required the fresh satin coat, and the insides of the two swashboards for the companionway, which were also in good condition but had been finished with gloss previously.
Total time billed on this job today: 3.5 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
30°, cloudy. Forecast for the day: clouds, maybe a snow shower, growing colder with a front in the afternoon.