Painting the hold below the decks and sole

Discussion in 'Materials' started by rasorinc, Mar 8, 2013.

  1. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    I have finished building my 8 frames and did the following. Stained the Yellow Pine a medium to light brown with water based stain, and epoxied all joints and am now incapsulating everything in epoxy-3 coats-no blush.

    I was not neat in applying the adhesive and the stain blotched where epoxy spilled over and Yellow Pine is not a good looking grain wood so am unhappy and not going to put a clear on it. Want to paint it a silver color or white with a heavy primer coat. No engine room (outboard motor). and incapsulating epoxy on everthing. 28' x 8'-6" vented with a circlulating fan.

    What is the best bang for the buck in bilge paint, needs to be water resistant
    and no other liquids should ever spill there. I will have limbers through everything covered in epoxy. I cannot afford $80.00
    a gallon paint. Thanks to all for your suggestions. Stan
    This color silver http://www.glen-l.com/picboards/picboard16/pic823a.html
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Two component paints are the way to go . You can apply them green on green without sanding between coats . Sanding interior work between paint coats is very labour intensive. Additionally the 2 part paints cure fast , so work progresses rapidly.

    Cost wise I couldnt recommend a brand. Locally I use a No Name Industrial brand thats about half the price of the big names. Ask you paint supplier.

    If you use 2 component paint make sure your work area is well ventilated. Its bad for your health.
     
  3. Landlubber
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    Landlubber Senior Member

    Yes, and watch recoat times, not so friendly if you exceed them...then you have to sand a lot. The cns have the data on them.
     
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Stan, call Paul O at www.epoxyproducts.com and ask for his Aluthane. It's a silver (aluminum oxide) single part paint and would be very good in this application. Tenacious grip and very good moisture resistance.
     
  5. rasorinc
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    rasorinc Senior Member

    Thanks everyone for your imput on covering my splotchy stained wood. I really appreciate the suggestions. Par, I like what I see and read about Aluthane and I like the color. Am going to buy a quart and paint a few parts before ordering a gallon or two.

    Again, many thanks everyone. Stan
     
  6. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    I have had really good results with Devoe paints two part epoxy.
     
  7. michael pierzga
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    Yup , non marine store names like Devoe, Sikens, Sherwin Williams all produce high quality paints. Sikens and Devoe are part of the AkzoNobel empire. Locally Devoe is only sold in 20 liter buckets.

    You might speak with sherwin williams. perhaps they package paints in small quantities.

    http://protective.sherwin-williams.com/industries/marine/

    Personally I would investigate the water based marine paints from System Three. I dont know the cost, but they will be friendly to use in confined areas like the interior of a boat.

    http://www.systemthree.com/store/pc/WR-LPU-Topcoat-c29.htm
     
  8. MoePorter
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    In particular their water based epoxy primer.
    http://www.systemthree.com/store/pc/SilverTip-Yacht-Primer-c19.htm

    Easy to work with but the great advantage is it's compatible with later coats of epoxy sooooo... when something in the bilge needs fixing, rebonded, installed, reinforced with glass or whatever - you don't have to REMOVE that nice bilge paint to get the epoxy to bond...Moe
     

  9. gonzo
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    gonzo Senior Member

    Devoe sells a two gallon kit here.
     
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