April 17, 2020
First thing, I sanded the fresh primer with 220 grit paper. Once the area was smooth and clean, I was pleased to find that few pinholes or other areas requiring more attention remained, better than I’d expected, and I was able to use one round of quick-dry fine filler to take care of the areas so required. This helped to advance the project more quickly than I’d anticipated.
Most of the repair would eventually receive nonskid paint, but for the hatch coaming and the mast platform, I planned gloss white paint. Preparing to spray the topcoats on these small areas, I masked off as needed around the hatch and mast platform, with paper surrounding to catch overspray, then, over the course of a few hours, applied three coats of gloss white LPU with a small sprayer. This paint could cure over the weekend, and I’d be able to start the nonskid next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 3 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 20°, clear. Forecast for the day: Sun with increasing clouds, 48°