I’ve just replaced the rotting wood cratch framework and it needs to be painted the same colour as the cabin exterior. As I’ll be using the same paint that I would use for the cabin, it makes sense to paint the cratch and cabin at the same time. I don’t know how long it is since the cabin exterior was last painted but when I bought her, seven years ago, the paintwork was in good condition although the colour was beginning to fade. It’s now very faded and scratched in places.
I’m wondering what brand of paint shall I use? I want it to look good. Glossy. And I don’t want to have to paint her again in two or three years time. I don’t have paint spraying equipment so I’ll be applying it using brushes. On the other hand, I don’t necessarily want to use the best, most expensive paint. Oh, and I’m not planning to strip her back to bare metal (no matter what anyone tells me!)
Before I do anything, I’m going to undertake extensive research to find out what paint to use and the best way to do the job. If you have any advice, I’d be very grateful. If you’re in the same boat as me (so to speak) and you’re planning to paint you’re steel narrowboat, I’ll be reporting my progress on this blog. So, keep checking in, and feel free to contact me.