Interior Hull Finish

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Interior Hull Finish

Post by cssh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:17 pm

Hi all,
need some guidance regarding the finish on the inside of my Monaco Utility.
All of the surfaces on the inside are going to be covered so aesthetically i'm not picky.
My idea was to spray 2 coats of 2 pac primer directly onto the raw timber to seal it, then paint in white 2 pac.
I'm open to any help, as i don't want to paint it all only to have it go wrong in the years to come.
thanks in advance

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Re: Interior Hull Finish

Post by Ozzieboat » Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 pm

Traditionally the inside of woodies were painted a dark crimson, a bit like a Holden 179 engine colour. I left my Monaco bright, 3-4 coats of epoxy and 2-3 coats of poly clear for UV protection. My reasoning was that I wanted to see what was happening to my wood down the track. I have seen wooden boats painted inside covering the dry rot that was busy working away underneath. If the encapsulation is breached you will see a stain allowing you early warning to do a minor repair. From what I've learnt from this forum is that for best protection the wood has to be encapsulated in epoxy followed by UV protection. What you put over the top of that is your choice.

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Re: Interior Hull Finish

Post by cssh » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:26 pm

thanks for the input
makes sence to me, i was just trying to avoid hand painting the hull in epoxy.

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Re: Interior Hull Finish

Post by Yakima » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:11 pm

I agree- I painted the interior with several coats of epoxy so I can see how the wood holds up- and its a bright color as well. Just could not make myself paint it with any color. Bright wood is uber cool!


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Re: Interior Hull Finish

Post by kens » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:10 pm

epoxy based primer, just leave it at that.
Oak is over rated, everything about it takes extra time; then it warps, splits or checks !!! :roll:

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Re: Interior Hull Finish

Post by tysman52 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:51 pm

I also was hesitant to epoxy the inside and instead, based on the advice of many on the forum, did several coats of CPES followed by a 2 part varnish. The CPES goes on very easy and has the consistency of water. I felt that it would better penetrate all of the small cracks/voids and an easier application...Happy with the result so far...

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