October 19, 2020
Skeedeen Phase 6-17
I spent the morning sanding the fresh primer with 320 grit, by machine and hand as needed. This smoothed the surface and prepared the primer for the next steps.
Afterwards, I cleaned up the boat and shop as necessary, blowing down the shop surfaces, sweeping, and washing the floors before vacuuming and solvent washing the hull to remove sanding dust.
I’d spent the weekend considering the various painting steps ahead, as well as my schedule and that of the painter who’d be coming in to render the faux woodgrain on the transom, and eventually came to the decision, for various reasons, to paint the transom with the special base color required for the faux woodgrain first, then move on to the rest of the hull. This made sense to me in this case because painting the transom base first would allow the faux painter to come in virtually anytime thereafter, which could be important since her schedule is highly variable based around other jobs she’s working on; also, it would be easier for me to mask off the painted transom in order to spray the rest of the hull, versus the other way ’round.
To this end, I made final preparations for the transom base, masking off the edges of the transom and the boottop, and adding some paper to protect the aft ends of the hull from overspray potential. With that complete, I set up and prepared the painting equipment for next time.
Total time billed on this job today: 7 hours
0600 Weather Observation: 30°, mostly clear. Forecast for the day: Mainly sunny, 62°