Bing Birdseye view of the prototype roof.

Next up is painting the roof. Although it’s not that time consuming to deal with, it does need to be done carefully simply because of the large amount of surface area involved and how visible it is.

First, I painted the entire surface area with Rustoleum Light Gray Primer. Next I dusted on Rustoleum Matte Iced Gray from about fifteen inches away and using a back and forth, wand like motion. When that dried I took a soft, two inch wide brush, and applied an India Ink wash (2 tsp. per pint) using vertical strokes. Final, I took a slightly darker India Ink wash and air brushed on some light vertical streaks.