Sanding, Painting, Varnishing, Sanding, Painting, Varnishing & Sanding

I was particularly surprised at how long it takes to paint a rounded pipe ladder. Everytime I thought I had gone around an entire section, I’d check another angle and find two or three places I’d missed. So there’s a lot of head-bobbing involved.

This was taken after my daily bath in mineral spirits. Missed a spot…again.

And just so we may immortalize the gallon-of-paint-on-the-deck episode, I marked a memorial site on the ladder down into the lazarette:

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  1. Jamie
    September 15, 2008 at 11:09 am #

    LOL ~ I’d have to coat my entire body in it, including my hair!!

  2. bowiechick
    September 2, 2008 at 10:11 am #

    Back in the day when I did a lot of painting for a living I would always put some kind of barrier creme on my hands before I started painting anything. Especially if working with oil paint. There is a water-soluble one called PR88 that is spanky but only fine if you don’t get your hands wet. Heck even a bit of hand cream makes a difference when it comes round to the end clean up.