Posted by Gary Baker on April 26, 1999 at 14:37:32:
In Reply to: question re: encapsulation and painting posted by Steve West on March 21, 1999 at 21:21:48:
: A question for those of you who have encapsulated your boat with epoxy. When do you paint the interior?
: I have the frames and transom built for a Carioca Design. I've not encapsulated them yet but I plan to. Plankng will begin in about two weeks and I would really appreciate advice from someone experienced with encapsulation.
Encapsulate first, paint later. The encapsulating layer bonds to the wood *(after all, it's glue.) Then you can lithtly sand, then paint. THE MORE DRIPS IN THE ENCAPSULATING, THE LONGER YOU WILL HAVE TO SAND LATER. Be Clean.