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Friday, April 22, 2016

Turning Fiberglass into Wood

oh, you mean the PAINT
I like the the blues I said - So do I-she said - make it blue!
Whats wrong with this picture?  For one thing its too sterile, besides being awash in blue, it has no personality .  Since adding real wood was beyond my skill set, risk tolerance and time line I resorted to the cure of most ills; another coat of  paint.  OK, many coats of paint.

Sailing HideAway refit
MAKING A MESS IS WHAT I DO BEST
 Not just any paint will do the job I had in mind.  It has to be artist's quality professional level to maintain the most basic of sailboat maintenance requirements-  It has to be expensive!

The real reason though is that professional level artist paint has no fillers.  That means you can mix colors accurately.  It's not easy-as any artist will tell you- art is a very painful thing. .
painting below the deck- FiberWood
It's easy to attach the trim- just use a paint brush!
I have to do some work on the trim pieces but so far I really like the effect.

below deck paint
SV HIDEAWAY PORT SIDE WOOD FINISH
I used the rough surface to add color and texture to the  FiberWood.  Like most things in this world, it looks better from a distance.  Yes, I see the port has some paint on it- I don't claim to be neat! I can remove the blemishes later. 

SMALL BOATS ROCK!!

 Custom Wood Photo Cube
Custom Wood Photo Cube by MACmedia
Look at other Vacation Photo Cubes at zazzle.com
We've sold several of these as gifts for Mother's Day
Just add your own photos/art- It's easy- I did it!