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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 8:47 am 
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I'd like to paint my interior.

Is there a most cost effective paint alternative for the interior of the boat which doesn't need the high gloss or performance characteristics of say..., Interlux?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:15 am 
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Porch paint works. Add a couple of table spoons of sand and you have non-skid.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:35 am 
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I used Glidden polyurethane porch and floor paint from Home Depot. It's about $28 a gallon, and pretty tough when fully cured - although it does take several days to cure completely.
It typically comes in gray or white, but also comes in a tintable base if you need colors.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:06 pm 
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I used Benjamin Moore's Polyamide epoxy coatings. I got to pick the color from a chip chart and they mixed it up for me. The beauty of this paint is that, because it is epoxy and needs to be mixed, it saves you from having to encapsulate the interior of the boat with epoxy and then painting it. You paint and encapsulate in one step. It comes in a kit with the top coat in one can and the kicker in another can. It cost about $80 and was worth every penny.

Many thanks to Oyster for steering me on to this very superb paint.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:46 pm 
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Thanks fellas.

The colored epoxy sure seems like a simple solution!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:53 am 
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Andy Garrett wrote:
Thanks fellas.

The colored epoxy sure seems like a simple solution!

If you go with any of the pigmented epoxy paints, keep in mind that if applied too thick on vertical surfaces, just like regular resin it has a tendancy to sag or run a bit. So apply with a short nap solvent resistant roller for best results. In large areas, when using a brush, it may drag a bit from tacking with the solvents evaporating. Most of it is strong in odor. So apply in a well ventilated area too.

Sherwin Williams makes a simular product called Tile Clad. Devoe makes one and normally the stocked one is 4508. All can be tinted to most shades even using colorants. Tinting resin especially if you wish the color to be an offwhite is almost impossible to do. So there are huge advantages to these altenatives.

The Benjamin Moore is a wee bit thicker so coverage is a bit better. You get two gallons of material for approx the same price as one gallon of resin too. Let the mixed material sit and catalyze for at least 20 minutes before applying. Stir occasionally when keeping the blended material in a pot. I use a roller pan especially in warm seasons and warm working areas.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:33 pm 
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Do these epoxy paints make a permanent seal nthe way a thin epoxy would? I'm unaware of every hearing that someone had to re-encapsulate an interior (or any part of a boat for that matter), but re-painting is common.

I guess I'm asking if it lasts as long and is as durable and protective.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:05 pm 
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Well you can also read up on the Benjaimn Moore product for starters and decide for yourself if the product will work for you. These internet forums contain a wide variety of opinions and suggestions and a prudent builder should also do their own homework and weigh the information that is provided. All of the information goes without saying that you pay your money and take your chances with a wide range of opinions that inhabit these places. 8) Oh thats right this is an all inclusive resort with the initial cost of the plans, with the exception of showers and a change of linens. :lol:
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/bmpsweb/po ... y_coatings

For the Tile Clad info, check this link out.

http://protective.sherwin-williams.com/ ... oduct-6857

Tile-Clad HS Epoxy
TILE-CLAD HIGH SOLIDS is a VOC compliant, two-package, epoxy-polyamide coating for use in industrial maintenance environments and high performance architectural applications.

•Chemical resistant
•Dry film resists bacterial attack
•Abrasion resistant
•Low VOC
•Mildew Resistant Hardener Available


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For use over prepared substrates such as steel, galvanizing, and concrete in industrial environments.

•Laboratories
•Lavatories
•Masonry surfaces
•Power plants
•Offshore structures
•Schools
•Storage tanks
•Marine applications
•Structural & support steel
•Clean rooms
•Institutional kitchens
•Nuclear power facilities
•Chemical processing equipment
•Institutional & commercial wall coating
•Suitable for use in USDA inspected facilities
Conforms to AWWA D 102-03, OCS #5

Acceptable for use in high performance architectural applications.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:13 pm 
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I used the Tile-Clad in my interior. it was $100 for a 2gallon kit. I think it is fine for a interior, it is a semigloss.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:40 pm 
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My boat will hit fresh water on nice temperate days, 12-20 times a year. The rest of the time, it will be covered or covered in my garage. I'm certain that these products will do just fine for my intended use.

Thanks guys!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:09 am 
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I was just perusing the customer photo archives.

I was looking at Bill White's Sea Knight and reading his methods in the captions.

I was a bit surprised that he didn't encapsulate or glass the outer hull of his beautiful boat. From the looks of it, he just used an epoxy primer and polyurethane paint--an automotive finish.

I guess I'm just wondering about the wearability of that finish.

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