August 7, 2016
Fresh back from vacation, I got right to work on the finish primer coats. After final preparations and paint mixing, I spray-applied three coats of epoxy-based white primer on both hull and deck. The process was pretty fast since I could do the hull and deck at the same time without any further setup or equipment changes.
Afterwards, I mixed some gray primer and, mixing it in with the remnants of white, created a light gray color that I used as a very light 4th coat—really a guide coat to make sanding easier. While the spotty gray primer didn’t look as nice as the smooth white coats beneath, it’d make it a lot easier to gauge my sanding progress later: once I sanded off the gray, the surface should be smooth and ready for topcoats.
Total time billed on this job today: 4 hours
0600 Weather Observation:
55°, clear. Forecast for the day: sunny, 80s