Interior paint options

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by bribar98, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. bribar98

    bribar98 I Love!

    I have a 1976 FMC hull that is pushed by an 1976 Johnson 25 hp electric start. It's a nifty little micro with a small, but effective casting deck on the front of the boat. The previous owner painted the inside with, what he called, a 2-step epoxy process. It's almost battleship grey and looks ok, but he missed a few spots or the paint didn't stick well. What are my options to repaint the inside of the boat? Do I need to rough the old paint? What types of paints work well? After painting, I am going to put a layer of SeaDek to minimize noise and provide a good non-slip surface. Thanks.
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Any time you paint, surface prep is number 1.
    Bleach and wash the entire hull, rinse well.
    Let dry. Remove all loose or peeling paint.
    Sand all surfaces to be painted.
    Remove all sanding dust.
    Follow instructions on paint can regarding application.
    Post pictures of the project following each step... ;)

  3. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    I'm starting to regret using Petit Easypoxy.
    As it has been about 36 hours and it still hasn't fully dried, and the paint is scraping right off.

    This is the second time I've seen this happen.
    I'm really regretting not going with AwlGrip.
  4. bribar98

    bribar98 I Love!

    Is AwlGrip a Do It Yourself paint?  I have the compressor, gun and the stones to give it a shot.  I mean, jeez, I've only got $1400 in the boat.  What could go wrong? ;D
  5. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...


    I'd definitely do it.
    And honestly, being a professional painter, Awlgrip is much easier to spray.

    It's catalyzed, which means you can spray multiple coats in one day just wait at least 45 minutes of flash time in between coats.

    We did the whole inside(minus the floor) of a buddy's 19' Robalo with one quart kit (became two sprayable quarts once mixed with activator and thinner).

    After we did that, we came back and non-skid the floor with Brightside and Intergrip. (which is already starting to wear off)

    I will never use a non-catalyzed boat paint again.
    Too many headaches.
    Having to wait 18 hours between coats, and having to scuff it in between coats just to save a few bucks.

    I think my friend spent around 130 for the quart kit.
    That quart kit did two wet coats on the side walls, cap, and center console on a 19' Robalo.
    He bought another quart kit and did the transom, the hull side edges and the leaning post and still has a bunch left over.
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