Painting my deck

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by TomFL, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Looking to get some input on the prep work require for painting the seavee deck. It's a factory job now, with nonskid of course.

    If I decide to do this, do I need to sand/remove all the factory nonskid smooth and start from scratch?
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Does it still function as non-skid when wet?

    you can redo the non-skid gelcoat, diy's on line...

  3. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Yes, the non-skid still works.

    Unfortunately, it's not the diamond pattern nonskid, which I think is the next best thing to teak but without the upkeep!

    The nonskid on the deck is the granular type.

  4. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

    So basically sand mixed with gelcoat? As you're prep sanding the deck most of it will probably level out anyway. I had grip in my paint, but when I had to fix some damage the grip sanded out at the same rate as the paint did. Is it damaged? or you just don't like the color?
  5. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love!

    without actually seeing it i would guess that the deck itself is somewhat "etched" all ready and will accept the paint without problems so all you need to do is give it a good cleaning and start painting, that diamond noskid pattern is extremely hard if not impossible to repair correctly imo so the granualar no skid is the way to go and easy to repair if needed
  6. floridanative1028

    floridanative1028 I Love!

    You should look into Kiwigrip. I have it and its awesome.
  7. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it! :-?

    If you just want to make it look better
    bleach out the stains, compound out the shoe scuffs.
    Then turn down the the dial on your OCD and go fishing!
    Nor'easters are blowing, sailfish season is here.

  8. TomFL

    TomFL Well-Known Member

    Trust me, I'm itching to go!! But, it's one of those things that "since we're at this point might just go ahead and do it".

    There are spots on the floor where the color is very thin.

    Doesn't affect the fishing at all. Just since I've got to paint the leaning post and engine cover I thought I'd just do everything.