Foggy start soon gave way to lovely sunshine. The Silver Vixen and Gorse Fox headed in to Chichester to select the finish-coat paint for the cabinet. B&Q , the Gorse Fox noticed, didn't have the "chalk paint" that we had wanted - Homebase, however, did. It didn't take took long to find, and there was a very helpful assistant who discussed the relative merits of using such a paint in a spray gun. Our collective conclusion was that it was worth a try, but would require some watering down.
Back home, the Gorse Fox set to work with the finest grit sandpaper to create a key in the primer/undercoat, then went through looking for any last blemishes that would require attention. Finally, a wipe down to remove any dust and he was ready to start painting. The paint turned out to be less viscous than he was expecting, but still he added a little water to ensure a good mist from the spray gun.
As he writes this, he is waiting for the first coat to dry and is very satisfied with the results so far. He will give a second coat later or tomorrow, depending how quickly this coat dries.