Amphora - Painting the Bottom
Mike has turned this project into something I thinks he plans to give his child or something. I am starting to think that he will be done with this thing by the time his first born has arrived. (Just kidding ... Well, sort of.)
Mike has decided to paint his boat a nice dark blue with white trim. So here you see he has everything taped out to start with the blue on the bottom. We are using an oil based exterior trim paint here. Now, I know this is not boat paint but there are a couple of things to consider here. First, this little boat will not be living in the water and second, I just can't see spending enormous amounts of money on a little project like this. Hey, I am thrifty, or cheap. Just depends on how you like to look at it!
Now that the taping is done, Mike starts painting the bottom and keel. He is not happy about how the paint covers, but I reminded him that it is better to have several light coats than a couple of heavy ones. I told him he would need a minimum of three coats anyway. The paint can reads that you have to wait 12 hours between coats. That didn't really make him happy either!
With the bottom done, Mike starts on the transom and lower half of the sides.
Mike has finished the first coat of the bottom, sides and transom. Now he will have to wait until tomorrow for the second coat.
Mike has just finished the second coat and is proud of his work. He even asked Mom to give her opinion. She told him it was Looookin' Nice!