Can Aluminum be painted?

Discussion in 'Metal Boat Building' started by jdworld, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. thill
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    thill Junior Member

    Interestingly, I once bought a jon boat that had terribly blistered paint. I scraped all the bubbles, and sanded the spots clean.

    Then I rolled on a coat of Home Depot's Behr deck paint with a hotdog roller.

    Amazingly, I just sold the boat 5 years later, and the paint still looked just like it had just been done!

    This boat was used in salt water, but I DID rinse it after every use. I think in an all-salt environment, it would have corroded, but it worke GREAT.

    This is NOT for professional-level work, but might help some guy who just wants to paint his jon.

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