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Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by liamoshay, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. liamoshay
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    liamoshay New Member

    hello,is there anybody out there that can tell me if there is a treatment for the wood when stripped down to apply to before repainting again, the complete hull,is what i am talking about, and as i have it ready it would be nice to know if such a product did exsist as i would apply , especially if it were good for the timber. thank you
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Much depends on the construction type, used to build you boat. Traditional building types (carvel, lapstrake, etc.) typically use a preservative of some sort, though many just move straight to a good quality primer. These types of preservative can be applied with a garden sprayer, even a mop. Don't be tempted to use stuff designed for a porch or deck. Most of these use wax as the moisture repellant, which will screw with any paint you attempt to put over it.

    If the boat is of modern construction (fabric sheathed or polymer coated) then your choices are somewhat limited. If it's a polyester coated/sheathed boat then epoxy is the choice, with vinylester being a second choice.

    In your country the brands will be different then here. A good bet is the local builders and boat repair shops (or marinas). These will have a favorite raw wood preservative. Local expert knowledge from the industry is always the better option. They'll know which work and which don't. Try taking an afternoon and hitting the area's marinas and asking around for the products they like to use. They'll also likely have some in the chandlery which they'll try to sell you.
     
  3. johnmack
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    johnmack New Member

    Hi,
    I think that cedar shield deck dock fence gallon exterior wood water proffer is best for your boat before paint it again.
     
  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Give these guys a call. Red Lead is a prefered primer. Discuss with tradboats.com your proposed " Paint System " and ask for recommendations.
    Perhaps when they see that youre Irish they will recommend first pickling the planking in Irish whiskey, then finishing off with a few coats of Guinness.....!!!

    http://www.tradboats.com/paintbarrier.html
     
  5. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    Copper napthenate always worked well for me, but let it soak in for a few days before covering it over.
     
  6. spenance
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    spenance Junior Member

    Depends what paint you use for top coat, read the can and use the primer that is sugested. Prepping the surface is very important. I dont like to sand finer than 80 grit, it makes the grain stand up and hold the paint. I prefer for enamels to cut the first coat with linseed oil and turpintine. 1/3,1/3,1/3 paint or primer. Roll and brush, soak the wood twice (2 coats) in warm temp. let penitrate wood and partially dry <24 hrs. tacky. and next coat will bond with out sanding. Now there is three coats of "primer" that needs time to fully dry then light sand with 80 grit. You can take it from there as you wish.
     
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  7. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Folks, the original poster here posted over 2 years ago and hasn't posted since.
     

  8. hoytedow
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    hoytedow Fly on the Wall - Miss ddt yet?

    That is true but the topic is valid.
     
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