My tired old eyes need some help; the black-blade front-sight and the black-gutter rear-sight slows me down. Photo above is after two coats of flat white paint as a base and one coat of red paint. That's better but kinda "meh."
My eyes found it more agreeable after two additional coats of red.
Each serration on the blade needed to be cleaned with alcohol before painting. I hate detail work but there wasn't any choice. Holster-time, body-slime, and range-grime will be determine how durable this proves to be.