Monday, September 10, 2012

Painting Started!

At last, Tickety Boo’s paint job is under way! Last week was spent sanding, filling,sanding again and painting. There are now two coats of pale cream on the roof, and both sides have one coat of a nice rich green colour. I want to get as many coats on as possible before winter sets in, the weather has been good up to now, but it is raining today, so the job has halted. The forecast for the rest of the week looks promising, so fingers crossed

I have been fortunate to have a lot of help from Mark, and would never have got to the stage I am at, without his help and advice!

On the Monday when we started the job, I developed an itch on my neck which was quite sore and irritating, I put it down to being bitten by something or other, and didn’t take a lot of notice. When the pain started to creep up my neck and the back of my head, I realised this wasn’t just a bite. I had an idea what it may have been so made an appointment to see my Doctor.

My suspicions were right I had developed Shingles! Oh happy days, why now of all times? I have been given horse size tablets so hopefully my symptoms won’t get any worse.

I am not suffering too much, so the painting will continue!

I am really pleased with the painting up to now and can’t wait to see the boat finished, still a way to go yet, but seeing the first coats on has given me the incentive to carry on. I have the rest of the week off, so weather permitting more painting will be done.

I have used Dulux Weathershield as I mentioned in an earlier post. I am really pleased with the results up to now, the paint goes on well and dries to a smooth finish. I am not overlaying with a brush, I am quite happy with the finish created by the small sponge rollers I have been using, and with Marks advice on painting technique there are no roller lines when dry, so I am well chuffed!

The colour I have gone for is a slightly different shade of green than T Boo’s previous colour, more of a bluey green this time, but I am pleased with the choice!

Oh and a big bonus, Dulux paints are on offer at the minute, three for two, which is a huge saving, so bonus!

I will post before and after photos when the job is finished!


nb Chance said...

Sorry pressed anonymous by mistake! James and Doug x

Anonymous said...

We are looking forward to seeing the finished job Deb. We were moored up at High Lane Bridge on the Maccie for about a week doing remodeling, last month. The boat in front was owned by a lovely young couple who spent 2 years fixing it up and were finally putting the final touches on it before she gave up her job as a podiatrist and they mooched off along the waterways. He was painting the exterior with NarrowBoat paint and a small roller. It looked beautiful and gave us hope we could do the same.
I hope you feel better soon. Make sure you get enough rest!

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Thank you Jaq, I have rested today as it is raining:( Can't wait to carry on painting!

nb Chance said...

Hi again Deb, don't know what I am doing but it seems you didn't receive my comment (my fault) Just to say hope your shingles isn't too painful, at least you managed to get it diagnosed early! as you knew what it was.... Looking forward to seeing the pictures of TB in her new colours, thanks for the congratulations, glad you liked the pictures, Best Wishes Doug and James x

Mark and Corinne said...

Hi Deb, look forward to seeing the finished photos, hope the weather stays fine for you.

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Thanks everyone:)

June@ river thames narrowboat hire said...

I loved the color for your narrowboat and it's really resembling the garden view with green look. I would love to have the completion pics.

life afloat on nb tickety boo said...

Hi June, the weather is holding up the paint job at the minute, but will post photos soon, thanks you for your comment.

Debbie :)