The weather has warmed up quite a bit and we’re on the verge of rainy season, two factors which taken together have lit the fires under the project to renew Ol’ Paint. With rust setting in again on the sanded surfaces, I’ve given up trying to get out the last vestiges of paint.
It took me less than half an hour with a 3M sheet to get the rust off and bring out the sheen. After that I turned my attention to masking off the areas that I don’t want the paint to reach.
This is the first time I’ve actually tried masking and trimming with a knife, and my efforts definitely improved with each additional area masked off.
Tomorrow the weather is forecast to be good, so I’m going to try to do the final prep and start painting. With luck, one coat of primer and one coat of color.