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Michael4
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About colour...

Post by Michael4 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:26 pm

At a bit of a loss...

I'm starting to think about colour choice for Planet, the old clinker N12. She came to me in a fine shade of '70s yellow which I don't think I'll repeat. The wood is not in good enough shape to get back to a varnished finish and life is way too short. The hull is a sort of 'moving feast' and the final finish may not be all that good.

Not sure where to go from here, if I choose a dark colour it will be more prone to cracking in hot weather but will tend to lighten the effect of the dark deck. ie look good but crack.

If I choose a very light colour it will make the deck look dark and the inside gloomy.

Also, what colours hide imperfections best? There will be some...maybe I should try for some sort of semi matt finish?

Any ideas? Battleship grey?
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Re: About colour...

Post by Obscured by clouds » Wed Feb 17, 2016 4:52 pm

"Smoke" - aka Blue Grey?
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Re: About colour...

Post by Rupert » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:20 am

Danube blue is quite nice if you don't want the real darkness of Mauritius blue.
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Re: About colour...

Post by Michael Brigg » Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:36 am

I like BRG, British Racing Green.

Put a White waterline on with a deep red/ Red lead bottom and you have some added interest. You could even make the interior a Cream/white if you wished (especially under the floor boards) and the Dark decks will be set of nicely as the BRG likes to sit next to a dark wood.
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Re: About colour...

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:04 pm

Have you managed to get her to take up any yet?

I actually loved that deep yellow, but it was not me who chose it in the first place. And the white underside was nice also. But it also gave away to everyone the fact she is neither balanced nor trimmed correctly for the conditions.....: )

If it were me , I would pick something bright and warm that will bring a smile to my face whenever i saw it.......Like yellow and white with a blue plimsoll line.....; )

I would brighten the interior by just painting the running boards with a brighter non-slip paint.

Looking forward to seeing it.

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Michael4
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Re: About colour...

Post by Michael4 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:45 pm

Steve, it will be a while yet, she's still hanging from the garage roof but as I get round to the last coat of varnish on the Merlin I'm starting to think about it. Tideway is 'on station' so dry space is becoming available.

I've never been too happy with boot tops on a small clinker boat, reckon they take something away from the shape. Anyway, plenty of suggestions to ponder here.

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Re: About colour...

Post by Alan P. » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:46 pm

Do'nt forget that you can get colour/tinter in tubes from decorator's merchants and probably diy places. You just add a drop at a time of a particular colour/tinter into plain white until your happy with the colour/shade. Can be added to any paint type. Good fun and you get a very personal boat.
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Re: About colour...

Post by Michael4 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 5:33 pm

Now drifting back to yellow or a sandy, chamois leather sort of colour, as Steve says, keep it happy!
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