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A Day in the Life of Cole (Part 1)

Pre clear coat.

Pre clear coat.

I began My day with the fume filled aroma of clear coat. As we near Christmas we are starting to finish up projects we have been working on. Recently I have been doing a lot of clear coating this weekend I clear coated Bailey’s Stable and today I applied the base coat for Corbin’s workbench. Lets talk about that…

Since I want to blog things that I can look back on and see how I’ve changed Ive decided to chronicle my process of painting. There are several things that go into my process the steps are set up, application, and clean up. Pretty simple aye?

Lets talk about each step! First is the set up, this includes music, tool gathering, and work space prep. Whenever I first enter the shop I put my phone on the charger and airplay whatever music I wanna play, then I get the brush (I think I used what is called a fitch, I’ll have to fact check that.), paint, floor protection, and a little black tray that have been repurposed from food tays from “My Fit Foods”. Once properly equipped I prepare the workspace. This task requires me to simply sweep and shop vac up anything that can get in the paint. Once the space is nuisance free I can begin to apply the paint.

When ever I apply the clear coat I start in the inside and work out so that I don’t have to lean over wet paint… It’s the little things. With the workbench I took out all the drawers and shelves and painted them separately. Drawers and shelves removed I painted the inside compartments. Once those were done I applied on the outside of the bench and let is dry. For clean up I just washed the brush and closed the paint can and CHIP CHOP CHIP the workbench was clear coated.

Base coat

Base coat

Now, not only had I planned to clear coat that bench I also planned to ride up to Nacogdoches to geocache with Sarah and the gang, but this part of my day is best left for its own post. Stay tuned for part two of “A Day in the Life of Cole”

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