Gettin Ready for paint


Enthusiastic about Wooden Canoes
My Plan,

Gonna paint the first coat
attach the keel
attach, trim, ease over top (1/4 round) and sand outwales
paint keel and underside of outwales
wet sand
2nd coat
wet sand
3rd coat
wet sand
final coat
varnish outwales
attach stem bands

Do you think this is the best way to go about this? My plan is not carved in stone any suggestions or revisions to my plan would be greatly appreciated.

2 cents

Hi Michael:

I have been sanding the filler with 100 grit, then priming with Pre-kote, a high build primer. I end up sanding most of the first coat of primer off and the low spots show up. Then I prime again and sand again. Most of the second coat of primer will stay this time. Then paint, sand, paint.
Song Lyrics?

Michael-- Your list above looks like the lyrics to a song... any ideas for the tune? Actually, this may only be the chorus.
Hey Michael,

I haven't used a primer before, but I hear it makes for a really smooth paint job.

I'd wet sand between the 2nd and 3rd coats though, and not between the 1st and 2nd. It will give more material to level it out with. Are you still going with the design? (#4??)