Saturday, August 22, 2009

Day 80 - Paint and Lighting | School Bus Conversion

Today we started by sanding all the remaining paneling that only has one coat of varnish. They are now ready for their last coat.

Next, we put plastic up in the master bedroom and the bunk room and prepped the ceiling for paint. Prepping consisted of lightly sanding the surface with 100 grit sandpaper and wiping it down with thinner.

Here is the ceiling in the master bedroom ready for paint:

We chose to go with a satin finish paint. The color we chose is a grey/white with a hint of blue.

I know it is hard to see the difference in this photo but here is the ceiling with 2 coats of paint:

This picture makes it a little easier to see the difference. This is the ceiling in the bunk room:

After the paint was done I was able to get 3 lights installed. I even tested them and they WORK!

More soon!

1 comment:

David Atkins, Jr. said...

Great job on the "Good News" bus, I was curious why you didn't paint the inside ceiling as you were painting the exterior of the bus?
By the way, after viewing your videos and finding your blog you and your family have really inspired me. I am married and have four kids, ages 3 to 14 and I've decided to buy a bus and convert it as you have. In the hopes of making memories with my family that last forever. Thank you for your inspiration and instructions.