The HORSE TRAILER PROJECT, part two
Here's something has puzzled me for a long while...
Why is THIS item so fun to use...
...but this item, shaped almost the same, is NOT at all fun? Any explanations anyone?
Then using giant black plastic drum liners and LOTS of tape, I did this...
Sealer White acts as a bridge between the primer and the color layer, where the picture will happen. I applied this with a very fine foam roller meant for applying lacquer finishes to cabinets and fine furniture.
Here's another fun fact with which to impress your friends - technically speaking, paint doesn't DRY, it "flashes off". I was confused by this when I started researching automotive finishing. The writers would say things like, "Flash for 30 minutes before applying second coat." Wait...what?!? "Flash" has so many meanings. I had to find a For Dummies guide online to figure out what they meant. But, now YOU know.
So, while waiting for my three coats of Sealer White to properly flash, I needed something to do. Betty had mentioned that she needed to get the lettering on the right side of the trailer replaced. UV rays had cooked the vinyl letters and turned the gold to an ugly scaly brown.
Now it is Saturday morning...and it is COLD here in Myakka City! 43.5 degrees. Yuck. I must wait until it warms up to 70 for the next stage - masking out the fence area and the horse head shapes and laying in a border and the beautiful blue Florida sky.
Stay tuned...and thanks for watching!