Painting The Roll Pattern
A bit chilly here today... kind of pushing the paint temperature envelope. Since I use flat paint I seem to have success with painting as long as the temp. is above 40 F. It was also windy today... so I spray painted beside our wood shed, using it as a wind break.
I started with a light coat of flat white since the base coat is flat white. I focus on painting the edges of the masking tape. This typically helps seal the edges of the tape and if there is any seepage under the tape, it's the same color as the base coat.
After the white has about 10 minutes of drying time I spray the flat black. I did 2 coats, waiting about 10 minutes between coats.
I then moved the rocket over next to our barn. The sun is pretty intense this year and the barn siding gets warm to the touch from the sun. This works pretty well to keep the paint warm while it's curing.
I'll wait a couple hours, then move the rocket into our garage and remove the masking tape. I always like to do that the same day as I paint.
The rocket looks really awesome in black.... kind of stealthy. Just what you don't want for a 4 stage rocket.