After all that sanding, time for the fun stuff!
Firstly the lead paint, for all the areas if gone down to bare metal:
And then it was finally time for the moment of truth. The red paint.
I’ve got a 5ltr tin of gloss steel paint from Paints and Lacquers in Halifax, in ‘signalrot’ – the brightest, cheeriest red I could get. Plus a set of disarmingly tiny rollers specially designed for use with gloss paint (the dense foam means a smoother finish).
It was 5.30pm before I even got started in the first coat so I didn’t get too far, but here are some pictures showing Swallow looking very, very pleased with her new colour…(and I’m pretty chuffed too!)