By the time I left the sea in 1988 I was heartily sick of paint, particulary of the green, non skid variety! I once did a rough calculation and estimated that an R boat, from the 80's had about 4 acres of green deck. Very happy not to think about it anymore.
However, we are not all the same, Julian Brower spends his time painting ships and has send me this photo of his latest work. Perhaps the fact that he was a Sparks means he is not as fed up with green paint as I am.