Splatter Paint suggestions...HELP!!!

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  1. Glenn Frazier
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    Glenn Frazier New Member

    I need to splatter paint a couple of repairs on my boat deck. I had my boat professionally splatter painted a couple of years ago but would like to have some suggestions or methods used so I can experiment to see how close I can get to the pattern on my boat. I know it will never be exact but the more methods I have the better chance I have to getting it close. I would appreciate any help I can get. Thanks.

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  2. Mariner62
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    Splatter Paints

    There are additives you can use to "gel" the paint that will provide you with the splatter effect. If you cannot find these agents then you can adjust your spray gun to allow more paint through the tip while turning down the atomization adjustment. You will also have to adjust the air flow to the gun to allow for the desired pattern coverage. Hope that helps. Mariner62
     
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    Splatter Paints

    Another option if you do not have a spray gun is to use a household collinder or sifter. You will have to thin the material for the item used and try a test on a piece of cardboard to see if you hit your desired pattern. Mariner 62
     
  4. Glenn Frazier
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    Thanks for the tips.
     
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    Splatter paint jobs can be done a few different ways. Professionally it's a special spray gun, but a pretty good job can be preformed with a paint brush, by hand, if you have the time and willingness to experiment a bit.

    I've done repairs to boats with splattered paint jobs. Not having the gun, I used a paint brush, dipped and lightly wiped off, then smacking it against my hand as I aimed at the work. The paint flies off the brush in a random way, but generally in line with the direction you swing the brush. It takes some practice to get the splatter size and amount of paint in the brush just right for a match, but it does work.

    On transom and sole repair work, where I've had to match splatter jobs, this technique has worked well.
     
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    Paint Splatter

    Par - My wife and I ran a fiberglass repair shop in the Florida Keys and when we used "gel coat" as an interior finish for decks and wash rails we added a wax like substance to the gel coat to make it hang and used a pressure pot for application. I am not able to recall the product name as it has been many years since I have done any splatter application. Mariner62
     
  7. Glenn Frazier
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    Thanks PAR. I will give it a try. Actually of all he experiments I've done so far without a gun the paint brush has been the best. Still looking for other ideas.
     

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    splatitude

    We tried splatter painting afew years ago, it consisted of a vertical roller tray the type that hangs from a ladder but this time it is hung around your waste a long pile roller sleve was mounted just on the paint line,this was then driven by a variable speed cordless drill.
    Patterns could be created by leaning to one side to increase paint depth.

    I must stress it was only emulsion paint and most of it went up my nose
    but the effect was good and an idea that could be improved, on best of luck.
     
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