First Top Coat

I was back at Rose Narrowboats again yesterday, to see even more progress with repainting our narrowboat.

Bows with second undercoat sanded down.
Bows with second undercoat sanded down.

The bows, which looked shiny in my last post because the undercoat was wet have been sanded down.  Now its the red paint looking good with the first coat of gloss complete.

Front with second undercoat sanded down.
Front, with second undercoat sanded down.

The whole of the front had been sanded down and will probably have the first coat of gloss on by the time I publish this.

Paul (the painter, not me) painting inside the marked panels on the left hand side.
Paul (the painter, not me) painting inside the marked panels on the left hand side.

Paul, the painter, was working his way along the left hand side of the boat, painting inside the marked out panels.

Paul, working his way around the outside of the panels.
Paul, working his way around the outside of the panels.

A lovely picture of Paul’s reflection in the red name panel.  He’s working his way around the outside of the panels with the blue paint now.

Right hand side with first top coat still wet
Right hand side with first top coat still wet

Paul had already finished the first (of three) top coats on the right hand side.  The reflections are gradually making it harder to photograph the boat as they fool the camera.  The red name panels in the last two photo really are the same colour, but the light and reflections make them look very different.

Paul has warned me that the boat will look different outside.

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