Nearly done with painting the weights and I have to say its going very well. All the weights I paint are staying in place and I am ironing out all the creases. I should not have a problem with painting weights ever again now I know the correct method. I just feel that I should have perhaps tried to learn what was wrong faster, that way I could have fixed the squirrel. Although I guess this is a learning process, and you can only learn by making mistakes and then attempting to improve upon the next time.