Wednesday, March 6, 2013
A little paint goes a long way.
First, I took off the handle and sanded the whole thing down pretty well to make the surface rough so the paint would stick. Then, I wiped it down with a wet towel, let it dry, and painted it with white paint we happened to have. I ended up doing three coats. There was a rather cold wind blowing when I was working on it and the paint dried almost as fast as it was applied, which made the process difficult; there was no going over it a second time as it was too gummy already. The side that was into the wind probably needs another coat for touch-up purposes, but I figured it was best to do that when there was less wind.