One more coat!

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Appologies for the picture. It may not be clear at first but this is a panel I painted during our latest course, Paint & Varnish.

This course covers the different types of coverings and their uses. Also surface preperation, primers, undercoats, sealers, brushes, non-skid and masking off.

We are given panels that we must prep and paint with a top coat using techniques to help give a mirror finish. We also try some varnishing. I am currently using the techniques I learned to varnish the toolbox. This may take some time as its advised 8 coats should be applied.

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We practiced applying non-skid too. This involved sprinkling silver sand on top of a wet coat of paint and then 5 coats on top of the sand, allowing time between coats for paint to dry. The non-skid is essential for painted decks where grip is required to stop crew slipping and falling in wet conditions.

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Last but not least, we were shown how to mark out and mask off for a waterline. This is an important consideration when you come to apply anti fouling.

 

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