The frame is too beautiful to be painted black, but coloured frames often look shit. Red? Christ no! Yellow? I'm not a bee. And anything past the primary colours is a bit out my league. But then white crept into my mind. Birch white. And, like those stupid rigid forks, I couldn't kill the thought. Anyway surely realising your daydreams is the whole point?
It takes a little over 2 hrs to paint a coat. I did three layers of primer, four layers of white and two layers of lacquer with a 1" and a 1.5" brush. The primer and white were really thin and pre-lacquer it looked gorgeous. But the white is water based and I had wet grass paranoia so when it came to the lacquer I was a bit heavy and it's dried ever so slightly yellow. Insta-patina maybe. Also the gloss finish kinda shows up the bumps a bit much, next time I'd use a matt or satin laquer but fuck knows what a satin finish looks like.