restoring our second pearl // progress

pearl progress

So, we’re restoring our second new-to-us Pearl Press. If you recall, we’ve cleaned, stripped, sanded, primed and painted it with a gleaming coat of black paint. After doing so, we realized it was way too glossy, especially compared to our first Pearl Press. Knowing that they’d be side by side in our studio, we decided to repaint it with a semi-gloss paint. Kacey spent a few weekends repainting the press and this weekend we finally got it reassembled and in our studio! So exciting. We have a few more parts to source before it’s going to be fully up and running. We need to find or fab parts to convert it from a motor operated to a treadle operated press. We’re also going to be making new feeder boards. Plus, we’re waiting on new rollers, cores + trucks but they’re already ordered. Oh, we’re so, so close!

one – original / two – primed / three – gloss paint / four – semi-gloss paint

One Response to “restoring our second pearl // progress”

  1. Amanda Keenan // July 6, 2011 at 1:47 am

    That’s so exciting! It’s looking great! :)

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