So here’s the new paint job:
When I got it, the Royal was a dingy gray with decades of discoloration that wouldn’t scrub off:
I decided to leave the side access panels and the front facing their original color.
This typewriter is a joy to type on. It’s an elite pitch with a very light touch control. I explored the possibility of taking it all apart for painting, which led to a good interior cleaning. After messing around with it for awhile, I decided I’d better not try to take it apart. I had the audacity to brush-paint this marvelous old device!
Since the keys are a deep forest green, at Julie’s suggestion I went with a Rustoleum paint called “Gloss Leather Brown.” I like it!
Royal! Splendid typing machine!