Kaholee Refit | February 9, 2007

I spent the day sanding the primer with 320 grit.  I sanded all the areas that were to receive gloss white by hand, to ensure that I didn't oversand and burn through the primer anywhere, since the quality of the finish coat is directly related to the quality of the sanded, primed substrate.  I used a strong halogen light to shine on the surface to help me see the spots that required more sanding to become perfectly smooth and flat.  With the flat white paint on all deck surfaces, coupled with the flat fluorescent lighting in the shop, it was extremely hard to distinguish detail or see the condition of the deck without the additional task light, sort of like skiing on a soft, cloudy day where you can't see the terrain of the slope.

In the field areas of the deck, where I planned to apply nonskid paint, I machine sanded using a vibrating palm sander and beginning with 220 grit, then finished up with some hand sanding and 320 grit.   During a long day of sanding, I managed to nearly finish the entire deck, though I left part of one toerail to finish up tomorrow. 

In the following photos, what appears to be texture on the deck is the sanding dust from the day's work, since I saw no reason to vacuum up till all the sanding was complete.



Total Time on This Job Today:  7 hours

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