Wiskun needed a good paint job. The last time we painted her was in New Zealand in 2006/2007. At that time, we did the roll and tip method, and not spray painted. This time, we decided to hire experienced auto painters to do the job.
We bought our paint from Vancouver, but these painters were not familiar with it. Kjartan gave in and followed their recommendations - a German made type of paint that was fairly expensive, but available locally in Davao.
There were at least 3 coats of primer paint. Filling and sanding in between. Then 5 coats of white and 5 coats of blue, plus 3 more coats of clear over the blue. For the finishing, they used rubbing compound and then wax. Polishing and buffing until it shined. Watch the slide show and tell me what you think.
title="Painting Yacht Wiskun in Samal">Painting Wiskun
Of course, Kjartan babysat the painting crew the whole time. Each morning, he walked around the boat with a marking pencil and made sure all imperfections were fixed before they proceeded to the next coat. Kjartan also had to correct some of their "bad habits and shortcuts". I think they are now ready to do more yachts. Kjartan is quite meticulous and I hope they have learned from him. All in all, we are happy with the work and have decided to get them to do the topside as well.