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Date Posted: - Friday - 04/27/07 - 11:36pm
Author: Jan & John
Subject: Painting Wooden Hull

We're getting ready to sand & repaint the hull and want to avoid any pitfalls. We'd love to hear from all you "do-it-yourselfers."

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[> Painting hull -- Mike Anthony, - Saturday - 04/28/07 - 3:24pm

Just this past weekend we painted the hull of our Mariner 40. Huge job, however, we are very pleased with the outcome and the cost, nothing like do-it-yourself.
I cannot stress how important the intial prep is. We washed the hull first then sanded the hull down, took all old paint off, the gell coat is long since gone. After sanding we wiped the hull down with Interlux brushing liquid 333. We then put on two coats of Interlux Pre-Kote, sanding and wiping between coats with 220 grit. We rolled the primer on\ and did not tip. After the primer was applied we put on our first coat of Interlux briteside, I rolled and Paula tipped with a badger brush. You have to work fairly quickly to maintain the wet line between the roller and brush. The next day we sanded again with 220 and wiped it down, this time Paula used a foam brush to tipp with and it seemed to work better. The hull looks like a mirror, we cant be happier. It would have been great if we had the time for a 3rd coat, but ran out of time.. We are in a boat yard where no one really paints their hull, only wax. And many people are amazed at how well it came out, now the big test will be how durable the paint really is. I realize you said you had wood, I have painted wood before, the prep is still the most important step.

I will send some pics in and maybe Bill can post, we are proud at how Tivoli is coming out.

Mike and Paula
S/V Tivoli


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[> [> What do you mean "maybe" ??? -- Bill Kranidis, - Saturday - 04/28/07 - 6:18pm

I can't wait to see the pics, Mike.

Best,
Bill


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[> [> [> Prepping the Wood -- John & Jan, - Monday - 04/30/07 - 3:53pm

Wow! That sounds fantastic! We can hardly wait to see the picts. Meanwhile, everyone says "The prep is the most important part." Does that mean taking it all the way down to bare wood? If so, any suggestions on the most effective way of doing it? Scrapers and obital sanders? Heatguns? Chemical strippers?

What about "fillers"? (Or should I save that for another post?)

Cheers,
John & Jan
Santa Teresa
San Diego


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