Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Painting options, interior and exterior.

Moderators: ttownshaw, billy c

Post Reply
User avatar
Andy Garrett
Posts: 1328
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:44 pm
Location: Nampa, Idaho

Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Post by Andy Garrett » Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:37 am

As it was recommended by a few here, I purchased the Benjamine Moore Polyamide epoxy paint for both painting and encapsulating in a single step. I am confident that it will work well for me.

I plan to paint as I go with interior contruction and was wondering if I can glue future mahogany parts and members to surfaces coated with the Polyamide product using Poxy Grip. Would I need to scrape or sand away the Polyamide first or will it bond just fine as it would if it were coated with say, Poxy Shield?

Is there an amine blush issue with Polyamide?

Any help is appreciated.
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

User avatar
thudpucker
Posts: 1291
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Location: Cullman AL

Re: Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Post by thudpucker » Wed Oct 03, 2012 4:48 pm

Andy I'm not disagreeing with you.

Were you thinking of painting the inside of the joints as you assemble the boat with that same 'exterior' paint?
It sure sounds good that way.

Boats, and all their parts move. If you try to make one coat of paint (etc) cover all the boat, it might work well on the bottom, or some flat surface that don't separate when it moves. But at some of the other fittings that move moreso, it might crack.
I'm thinking out loud here!

If I ever make my Jon boat I'm gonna glue/seal the corners and other similar joints with the PE (PL?) glue. It never sets so It's always kinda movable.
Maybe a coat of Paint on top the PE wont crack from moving too far.

User avatar
Andy Garrett
Posts: 1328
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2010 11:44 pm
Location: Nampa, Idaho

Re: Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Post by Andy Garrett » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:08 am

Perhaps I did not make my question clear enough.

I'm not asking if I can use the paint as a glue, if that is how it sounded.

I intend to apply the paint at intervals as I procede with the interior construction. That way I can actually reach stuff before too much additional construction gets in the way. However, when I go to add more wood here and there, I'll need to glue and screw to wood that is already painted. My question relates to the joints between the painted wood already installed and the new wood.

Will I need to scrape away the Polyamide paint/epoxy where I join those members, or will the Polyamide allow for a suitable bong using common boat-building adhesives? I'm using Poxy-Grip.
Andy Garrett

Perhaps the slowest Zip build in Glen-L history...

User avatar
thudpucker
Posts: 1291
Joined: Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:31 pm
Location: Cullman AL

Re: Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Post by thudpucker » Thu Oct 04, 2012 8:36 am

Yes, I missed your question.
I don't think any kind of Poly Substance will stick to PE or PL.
How about a Test with some pieces of scrap?
Or query the Mfg of the Glue and the Paint.

User avatar
Grand Chillin
Posts: 1506
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 5:13 pm
Location: Ridge Spring, SC

Re: Benjamin Moore Polymide question

Post by Grand Chillin » Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:31 pm

Andy,

I wouldn't bond to the paint. Instead I would mask off my bonding areas, paint, epoxy the bond and a little touch up paint your done. :D
A secret to a good marriage is to have a quick mind and a slow mouth!!!

Post Reply

Return to “Painting”