hull paint/epoxy? for river scow

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by TorBay, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. TorBay
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    TorBay New Member

    I have an old scow my son & I built; 14ft. x 3 ft, red fir and pine. The hull is painted with an oil base paint. Can I put an epoxy finish over this?
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Welcome to the forum.

    Any time you're in question about a compatibility issue (with paint, not the other half) the best thing you can do is lock the substrate down with primer. I'd recommend a good epoxy primer. Post some pictures of your father/son scow (please).
     
  3. TorBay
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    TorBay New Member

    oil/epoxy,,,

    Sounds good; thanks.
     

  4. pauloman
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    pauloman Epoxy Vendor

    sure you can, but why? Is the wood (plywood?) checking? If not at most you would only prime with solvent thinned epoxy to reseal the wood, etc then top coat with latex or enamel


    Paul Oman - MS. MBA
    A.K.A. “Professor E. Poxy”
    www.epoxyfacts.com
    epoxies since 1994
    Member: NACE (National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers) -- SSPC (Soc. of Protective Coatings)
     
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