Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Can painting 3


As today was wall to wall sunshine rather than the dull cloud forecast, I decided to tackle the coach lines.

I spent ages masking up -- the fact that the can's sides slope inwards makes things difficult -- and trying to ensure that the tape was stuck down properly.  As soon as I started painting, though, I could see that some paint was getting behind the masking tape.  This signwriting paint dries very quickly though, so I peeled off the tape and spent a lot of time cleaning up the edges with a rag and some white spirit.  They're not as neat as I'd have liked, but not too bad -- better than I could have done freehand, anyway.  Trying something like this certainly promotes admiration for those who paint things professionally.  You really can see the difference!

Now all I need to do is take the can to the boat, and see how it looks.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

looks good!

Pip - nb Windsong said...

Looks great Adam! But what is it with these masking tapes? None of them seem to do the job that they are supposed to! You just need to put some roses on it now (just kidding!!!) xxx

Yvonne said...

Looks quite professional to me and nice to see you've not ruined it with roses ;)

Nb Yarwood said...

There's nowt wrong with that Adam and it will look rather splendid on BR!!
Lesley

Anonymous said...

looks great. where can you get signwriting paint as i need to touch up my can!!?

Adam said...

There are many places online selling sign writing paint, but I got mine here: http://tinyurl.com/butn7qh

Neil Corbett said...

Very smart!
Kath (nb Herbie)