Week 25: Waiting for the paint to dry

It is painting time.  We checked out all of our colors, we opened the cans and looked, inside and out, and the colors still work. This is good news since I am not sure if you can send back paint if you don’t like it. The deck has been now been painted and it looks good.

The over spray makes the paper very sticky. The tape lets Tom walk on the paper without tearing it.
The over spray makes the paper very sticky. The tape reinforcement lets Tom walk on the paper without tearing it.

We spent Sunday re-taping off the deck. There was enough over spray and dust on the old paper that we needed to cover it up or replace it. On Monday Tom and Chris painted the deck with the color and then with clear coat. This took them all day. Since they did not want us under foot and the paint fumes are toxic we spent the day out side working on the mast and in the basement sorting parts for reassembly.

When we go back on Sunday the deck will be done and we will start to put the hardware back on Gypsy.  But first, remember all those small pieces of tape we put over all the holes we cast?  We have to find them and carefully poke out the tape. Then we can put on hardware.

 

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