Sneak peak on a special order – Part 4
We may or may not have mentioned it but if you had looked closely at the head bands in the pictures – those hoops that were at the far top and bottom – they weren’t in good shape. We sanded and prepped them for primer and paint but didn’t like the way they came out with one particular hoop. The primer had covered some of the pits and it’s not unusual for paint to take care of any other very minor pits. However, we didn’t like the way it appeared after drying, so we striped it again – we use dark grey primer as seen in the picture.
Note: we know that some of these imperfections come with dealing with an old wine barrel and sometimes we let these blemishes go but in this instance, they were pronounced and it was our artistic impression that we should do this one band over again.
Regardless, the one band was once again primered, sanded, prepped and then painted one more time. The overall look was better and we were happy with the end result. The barrels owner inspected what we had done and couldn’t wait to get his renewed barrel back.
We will buff it out and give it one final cleaning. Looks like one last installment is necessary as we unveil the final product.
By the way, we need you to vote in our band color poll. It’s quick with just one question. Go here: https://pasowinebarrels.wordpress.com/2014/01/22/wine-barrel-bands-what-color-looks-best/
Ron and Daryle Hier