People have looked at my previous roof boxes and commented on the precision of the painting. Little do they know that my painting is very sloppy, it’s the masking that has to be done carefully. here’s the proof:
See what I mean? A chimpanzee could have slapped that white on. It took quite a while to do the masking and no time at all to do the painting. I’m using good low tack Craftmaster plastic masking tape which I trim carefully with a craft knife at places like the diamond points. The Craftmaster tape nearly always comes off cleanly which is why I like it. Now I juts have to hope that I don’t get much bleed under the tape. A little bit of bleed is inevitable in some places because of the grain of the wood, but I’ll touch that up at the end with an artist’s brush.
As you can see I’ve decided to use white as a base topcoat underneath what will be the white, red and cream paints, but, I hope understandably, I’ve painted the grey border and diamonds directly onto the grey undercoat. After two cost of grey topcoat the grey is actually finished now – hooray. Only three more colours to go. I reckon that’ll take about another week though, to allow drying between coats. Not quick is it? However it rarely takes me more than an hour each day –often mush less.
At the weekend we snuck out to Herbie and cruised all the way from Cropredy Marina to Cropredy Lock – less than ten minutes! That was because we had arranged to meet up with the Moomins who were passing through on Nb Melaleuca. We all spend a jolly evening together and shared a meal, me doing a pasta dish and Simon making a crumble for pud. next morning they went on their way south and we turned back to the marina then home. Time well spent. And – our solar panels once again made more electricity than we used. Very rewarding.
Must stop now, I’m off to do some more painting.