Yesterday I braced and painted the walls for the bikini car wash and left them under a pair of bricks to dry.
I got the bikini walls out from under the bricks and they had stuck to them… I ended up chiselling off brick dust from the walls and repainting them last night. Thankfully the walls hadn’t stuck the second time. I usually use floquil but was using polly scale as I didn’t have any white floquil which may have been the problem. My floor is excellent for drying though as it is heated!
It’s that obligatory out of the packet photo…
I braced the walls as per instructions but have to say, I prefer bracing them after painting as the bracing doesn’t go to the end so it is much harder to keep them straight at the ends even under a brick.
The first coat is the SRMW light A&I wash:
The heated floor is brilliant for drying painted wood – just remember to let the paint dry a bit first!
I painted a couple of thin white polly scale “reefer white” coats, stuck them to the bricks, chiselled them off and repainted. The walls below have a third coat of white covered by a really light A&I wash. I then brushed on powdered white pastel chalk to brighten it up a bit as it was looking a bit dull.
I then sprayed the chalk with dullcote to seal it. It gives it a speckled look in some places which is excellent.
I put on some of my earth colour (pastel raw umber tint 2) on the bottom.
Next I put on the signs. I scanned them first in case I fluffed it but they seem to have gone on ok.
Finally, I pounce-wheeled the rivets although they don’t really show up here: