More painting

We were back at Rose Narrowboats yesterday to see the progress that Paul (the painter, not me) had made with repainting our narrowboat.

Paul (the painter) working on the roof
Paul (the painter) working on the roof

Paul had finished the two layers of primer and applied the first undercoat which is grey, and was busy sanding it down.  The second undercoat will be blue.

Chimney exposed and holes welded up
Chimney exposed and holes welded up

The chimney collar has been removed, exposing a little rust which has been dealt with, and the holes in the centre of the roof where the television aerial used to be have been welded up.

Smooth sides for the name panel
Smooth sides for the name panel

The large smooth area to the right is where the name panel will be.

Tunnel Bands already looking better with a little red paint
Tunnel Bands already looking better with a little red paint

The red undercoat on the lower tunnel band makes a surprising difference to the appearance.

Red undercoat makes a surprising difference
Red undercoat makes a surprising difference

More red undercoat at the bows makes it look a little nearer finished.

I’ll be back on Friday when I’m expecting to see a big change as the second coat of undercoat will be blue and that will be very different.

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