Working from a Benjamin Moore color card supplied by her owners, George Kirby, Jr. absolutely nailed custom mixing and matching the rich green color chosen by the Swift’s owners.
The second coats of the Kirby topside paint had just been rolled on as I shot this clip, so it has not flattened out as it will when cured.
We are treating this painting process much as we would were we finishing the hull bright. Three to four build coats will be applied, followed by hand block sanding with 120 grit. Additional coats will follow, with block sanding using ever finer grits after every three-coat application segment. Once we are satisfied and the paint has a week to cure completely, we will flip her upright and begin working on the decks and gunwales.
Assembly will likely commence before the New Year. Yahoo!