Author Archives: Michael Colkett

About Michael Colkett

We have been doing our own preparation, quality base painting and applying decorative finishes since 1985!

Recent 1931 Plymouth Project

I was commissioned to apply a faux burl on the metal dashboard and the window frames of a 1931 Plymouth Rumble Seat Coupe recently. Here are the photos in sequence:

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I finished with spar varnish to help protect the work from the UV rays. Part of my payment was a ride, or better yet, to drive this old beauty. It runs pretty darn good for being so old! 


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Returning Corner Graphic

We used the same base color on the ceiling as the walls which makes a harmony in this kitchen finish. Shown here is transferring the graphic using a pounce drawing method of charcoal on the tiny holes of the drawing. This transfers the design and is then taped out for the glazing operation.

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These photos show the pattern taped out and we used the base paint color to paint the edges so that if anything leaks under the tape, it will be the same color. No cleaning up lines this way. Then when dry, we stipple the glaze color inside the lines. This is the same glaze used for one of the glaze coats used on the walls.

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The final product – Once the tape was removed there was hardly any clean up to do which is nice because taping out the lines is quite tedious work. But the end result is very rewarding.

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