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Painting Deck

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Created by Cabron Friday, 11 Jan 2019
Cabron
NSW, 199 posts
Friday , 11 Jan 2019 9:28PM
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Get the yacht tomorrow, bringing her down from Pittwater to Balmain area.... close to home for some much needed TLC.... which includes a deck paint!
Old paint I'd peeling and ugly,

So, option is DIY or DIY, so advise required:
Anti slip is moulded and good, but needs a paint

Cockpit, and all non nonslip areas are peeling. Thoughts are to electric wire brush (s/s of course) sand not sure what grit and wash (oil remover), primer, international paint.

Or should I think about 2pack?

I don't want to remove deck gear, or as minimal as possible, just tape everything up and do it.

To be honest, I'm a handy person electrically or mechanically but painting is not my thing, and I know help/advice/guidance is required.

Any tips where to start?

What paints?

What prep from start to stop?

Anyone know anyone that wants a weekend side job guiding me through it and helping out?

Cheers

Goodwinds!!

Datawiz
VIC, 455 posts
Saturday , 12 Jan 2019 7:58AM
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Sit back and spend a few hours on www.boatworkstoday.com/ He has excellent videos on everything you need to know.
In addition, there's plenty of good information on Youtube.
After doing your preliminary homework, maybe come back with specific questions.
regards,
Allan

samsturdy
NSW, 1307 posts
Saturday , 12 Jan 2019 11:23AM
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Cabron....We painted our deck in 2 pack paint using International Perfection. Look at 'Painting Perfection' on this forum.

southace
QLD, 3861 posts
Saturday , 12 Jan 2019 6:34PM
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It's a big job you need to clean and sand every inch depending on the size of the boat and build its a open discussion.






Concepcion
SA, 53 posts
Saturday , 12 Jan 2019 8:03PM
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Kiwi grip should be a consideration :
* best suited option for diy;
* water based application = lower toxicity = easy application;
* whilst some technique recommended = very easy to recoat;
* probably requires the least prep work as applied thick;
* apply any color tint via buntings;
* easy to clean up splashes;
* easy to choose your desired textured finish.
comes up a treat






BlueMoon
546 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 6:38AM
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I have had good results from the Weatherfast Deck paint range on previously owned boats.
Very easy to apply, just wash area, mask off then paint

Karsten
NSW, 245 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 1:43PM
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Yes, to me the big decision to make is always:

Max durability = two pack, or
Max maintainability = one pack (touch up quickly any time without time consuming prep)

I used to be inclined to 2-pack, but these days, I've seen/heard claims that some one-packs can give you 70% of the life span of typical two packs. I'd fall for that if I can get it.

southace
QLD, 3861 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 5:18PM
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I'm currently in the process of painting decks and cabin.
First step was to clean and sand.
second step was to wipe clean and apply two pack epoxy sanding undercoat.
third step was to apply single pack bondz undercoat.
forth step mask non skid areas. Took a good days work!
fifth step apply satin Aqua trim white.
sixth step remove tape and re-mask ready for light blue Kiwi grip!









southace
QLD, 3861 posts
Sunday , 13 Jan 2019 5:46PM
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A nice smooth durable coating. Non skid application next.






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