Narrowboat bits & pieces
Customers often ask me to paint items for their boats. This includes decorative barrels and boat doors. Therefore, if you have a barrel, or milk churn, boat doors or something you would like painting do message me.
Barrels & stands
In 2019 a lovely regular customer asked me to paint a barrel he had bought. The barrel had already been undercoated and top coated. As a result, all I had to do was make it pretty. Firstly, I added a castle to each end, and then painted swags of roses and daisies on the barrel’s body. Next, I added more roses and daisies to the barrel stand. Finally, both the barrel and stand were given two coats of varnish. The result a fabulous pieces to sit on the top of a narrowboat. See the gallery below for more photographs.
Boat door panels
I have recently painted door and hatch panels for two boats. Panels require differing amounts of work. For example you may just want small panles decorated with roses to add to your doors. Alternatively, you may require the full works: graining the base wood, castles and rose panels. As a result prices depend on the work that needs doing.
Importantly, customers send or bring me there doors or smaller panels for painting. This ensures the doors or panels will fit!
Graining & roses
One boat required a pair of doors and a pair of hatch doors painting. All four doors had to match others on my customers’ boat. Consequently, I had to stylise my roses and match the existing graining. Additionally, the castle panels, saved from the old doors, needed some restoration.
Graining is a traditional painting technique. Originally, it was used to cover poor quality or mismatched wood. To grain wood I firstly, paint with a base colour. Secondly, I paint on the graining glaze. Next I comb the glaze to give the appearance of wood grain. Finally, I varnish the graining. As a result the doors have a hardwearing finish.
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Below are more photographs of my recent work