How much paint.

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by chrisba, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. chrisba

    chrisba Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a Gheenoe 15'4" highsider.  I plan to sand down the hull fix any damage and repaint.  I am curious to know about how much paint it would take using the roll and tip method.  The amount of paint used will effect the quality paint I will be using so having a ruff estimate before hand sure would help.
     
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    I believe I was able to coat the whole outside of my highsider twice in brightside with just one qt. Thinned a little of course and properly primed.
     

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    paint it black Paddling away...

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    I'd say a quart should do the trick.
     
  4. chrisba

    chrisba Well-Known Member

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    firecat1981,
    What did you thin it down for. Was this for purposes of spraying or did you roll it.
     
  5. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

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    you have to thin it to do the roll and tip. If you don't follow the recomendations you might end up with brush strokes and such. Plus it goes further.
     
  6. paint it black

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    Make sure you get the brushing thinner. They make spraying thinner and brushing thinner.