Paint for lockers and splash areas

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  1. fallguy
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    Paint recommendations for splash areas and lockers over epoxy?

    Single coat coverages preferred.
     
  2. Mr Efficiency
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    Splash areas meaning what ? One coat could be a challenge, but there are cunning ways to get better coverage by subtle tinting, for example don't use pure white, but tint it with a little yellow ochre, and black, to get an off-white that covers much better. But still looks "white" to casual observation. If the surface is a little uneven, a low sheen paint is better at hiding imperfections, providing it is washable, as with some better interior acrylics, and the paint fumes are less an issue.
     
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    How about a catamaran bottom.

    Topside paint seems silly. Some of the bottom is hidden from view as it is demountable. Other areas passing boats would see. Dark triangle is a little wavebreaker. The open notch gets an aluminum plate over it.

    Behind the wavebreaker is a vee bottom of the cat cabin. Our bdeck clearance is here.. 1F133885-C2D3-4BA0-AD02-74BFAEA70190.jpeg
     
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    Here is the aft side of the partially built cabin. Also another area we may get some splashes or waves. Then the cockpit panels are behind this and are another thing to paint. 7D2F5DB0-BB56-4509-8905-E30E9F5C2282.jpeg
     
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    I thought you were talking about boat interior !
     
  7. fallguy
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    I was hoping to find something single part that I can roll without tipping.
     
  8. gonzo
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    Any alkyd enamel would work.
     
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  9. fallguy
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    I think I will try a Sherwin Williams version. I can test in lockers and if it goes on well; try on cabin exterior.

    They sell a Kem4000 that is a little harder, but it has critical recoat times and they said it will cause wrinkling outside the window. I'd rather not deal with that.

    Think I can get by going right over epoxy no priming?
     
  10. gonzo
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    I found that Rustoleum or HallmanLindsay last longer without chalking.
     
  11. Blueknarr
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    I'll give a second endorsement for Rust-Oleum.

    No priming is almost ok. UV protection is proportional to the paint's thickness. Scuff - prime - scuff - first coat - scuff second coat. Will yeld far greater UV protection, scratch resistance and cosmetic appearance than a single coat of paint.
     

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    Use hardener in the rust-Oleum and will improve just about every aspect of it.
     
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