The only Singer 221 and 222K Featherweights that we have restored to a color other than black (the original color) are machines that are mechanically sound but are in very poor cosmetic condition.
The first step is to take each machine apart. The original paint is then removed by being professionally sandblasted.
The sandblasted machines are masked ready to be painted.
The machines are then painted by a premium body shop using only top quality auto paints.
First, the machines are primed with a primer specifically for aluminum. Featherweights are mostly made of aluminum.
The machines are then painted the color that the Featherweights will finally be. In this case it is a 1955 Ford Thunderbird Torch Red.
The machines then have the decal installed.
Two coats of clear-coat finish are then added.
After the clear-coat finish is installed the Singer 221 and 222K Featherweights parts are reassembled.
After the Featherweights are reassembled they are adjusted and tested before being put up for sale.
We do not use short cuts such as not totally dismantling the machine or only sanding the original paint when restoring painted machines. Nor do we use any paint material other than premium auto finish paints and clear coats.
We do a professional job to get a professional finish.