Thanks to Ray Norris’s space heater and the bits of water pipe some kind soul left in the shed yesterday’s painting session went very smoothly and the second coat of primer on the inside of the hull is (finally!) complete.
The space heater really warmed the place up and the paint went on very easily as a result. We put the tarpaulins over the waterpipe hoops, and I don’t think the tarps are touching wet paint anywhere. We left a small tube heater inside to keep temps up a bit while the paint is drying.
Total time including prep and covering up was 2 hours. Provided (Easter!) Sunday brings at least three people to the shed it should be no problem sanding down lightly, wiping with white spirit and doing a coat of undercoat. Ray is going to bring us another bottle of gas for the space heater.