Narrowboat bits & pieces
Customers often ask me to paint items for their boats, this includes barrels, cratchboards & doors. For details of costs and different options regarding barrels, cratchboards & doors do send me a message.
Barrels & stands
Painted barrels are often seen sitting on-top of modern, leisure, narrowboats. However, although they serve no real purpose, barrels do look pretty! Often, I have barrels already painted in stock, keep an eye on my social media for latest posts.
Additionally, customers bring me barrels to repaint. Sometimes they are old wooden sherry casks or alternatively small plastic barrels, that once painted up look the part. If you have a barrel you would like painted, or are interested in buying one do message me. See the gallery below for more photographs.
Over the past few years boat owners have brought their hatch and stern boat doors to me to paint. Some doors have required a full paint starting from the undercoat up, others have just required decorative panels. As always, I try and give my customers different options to fit with everyone’s budget.
How it works
Customers supply me with their own panels or doors for painting. Importantly, this makes sure the panels will fit when finished. Additionally, I am sometimes able to paint doors in situ on boats. However this does need to coincide with my trading plans. Finally, do look at the gallery below for more examples of boat doors.
Sometimes referred to as scumbling graining is a traditional painting technique. Originally, graining was used on narrowboats to cover poor quality or mismatched wood, but today is usually just for decoration. Graining is a long process requiring multiple layers of paints, and different skills to get a good look. Wood graining, if done well is the ultimate smoke and mirrors.
Cratchboards are found at the front of a narrowboat, these triangular wooden boards are often decorated with canal art. Similar to doors I ask that customers supply me with their pre-cut cratchboard for painting. As cratchboards are best painted flat I prefer not to paint them in situ.
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Below are more photographs of my recent work