October 29, 2020
Skeedeen Phase 6-25
Renee finished up her work on the transom with some final prep, including a light sanding (using a nylon pad) to lightly abrade the faux surface, remove any significant roughness (some texture remained), and otherwise prepare the surface for the next steps. Then she was done for now, though she’d be back to do the lettering soon.
Once she had cleaned up and had departed, I masked off the hull on each side and other preparations so I could spray the clear Alexseal over the top of the fresh faux finish.
During the remainder of the day, I applied seven coats of clear Alexseal to the area, which ought to give plenty of product to allow the required sanding without harming the faux finish beneath. I extended the clear out onto the blue borders a bit to help seal in the faux. The clearcoat brought the woodgrain to life.
Total time billed on this job today: 5.5 hours (Renee: 0700-0900)
0600 Weather Observation: 38°, overcast and foggy. Forecast for the day: Partly sunny, then rain likely, 48°