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Im soon to be sanding and painting my Tangaroa for the first time and need to roll and brush it,due to other boats in close proximity in the yard I have it,but have no idea what paint I can use,or what not to use...is house paint gonna do the trick?

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see a paint shop or look in boat magazines.... do not think they advertise house paint there.....

 or look  a bit closer in this forum. you may find your answer.... for guys like you, i posted this discussion http://wharrambuilders.ning.com/group/do-we-ready-it-all

good luck

Thanks,I will do that,just throwing the question out there to see what others have used. I forgot to mention I'm in Australia..p.s. I'm planning on doing a crab claw.

In the end, it is up to you what type of paint you decide to use. Here are some pros and cons of differing paints:

• Household Exterior Latex: Very inexpensive (<$50 gallon), hard, one-way breathable barrier (allows moisture out, but not in), durable when properly applied to a clean and sanded surface, and it is very easy to apply while generally being non-toxic. It is not "shiny," has a tendency to peel away in sheets if not applied properly, is not conducive to friction surface (it may wear away at/near the waterline), and will most likely need to be re-coated every five years or so.

• One Part Epoxy/Polyurethane paint: relatively inexpensive, hard, moderately durable, decent shine. This type of paint will lose its luster after a few years and become dull, chips away if not applied properly, will last for up to ten years before needed to be re-coated, considered toxic during application.

• Two part Polyurethane paint (includes yacht, automotive, and aviation paints): Very hard and durable paint that can last a lifetime, extremely glossy, can be easily buffed back to a high shine, difficult to chip or scratch. This paint is very expensive and is usually more than $500 per gallon for both parts (12 years ago I paid $900 for a gallon of Dupont's Imron in red for my Tiki 30), and it can be difficult to apply - even for professionals, is highly toxic during application, the surface must be prepared with great detail for proper adhesion, and a primer and/or sealer must be applied before application of the paint.

For what it is worth, member Chuck Valley found this more affordable two part polyurethane paint, which appears to be a good choice if you are willing to do the detailed surface preparation and prime/seal the surface before painting: http://www.topsecretcoatings.com/cstore/pc/viewcategoriesMarine.asp...

Thanks budget boater,that's the info I was after..

2-pack Epoxy below the waterline, 2-pack PU on top. 

e.g. http://www.paints4trade.com/jotun-hardtop-as-2-pack-polyurethane-en...

PU at around £80 / 5 litres

I think Jotun is available "down under"

Well spotted Ian, that's really useful to know.  That price is well under half the cost of the equivalent from International...  Jotun are well established so I think I'll get my next paint from them!

Ian Bamsey said:

2-pack Epoxy below the waterline, 2-pack PU on top. 

e.g. http://www.paints4trade.com/jotun-hardtop-as-2-pack-polyurethane-en...

PU at around £80 / 5 litres

I think Jotun is available "down under"

Robert, search the web well as prices vary https://www.smlmarinepaints.co.uk/topcoats/two-pack/hardtop-as

I'm going with Jotun this year .... can't wait!

Thanks Ian!  £80 for 5 litres looked incredibly cheap, but that one's got it for £65.  Yacht chandlers charge £105 for half that quantity of the International equivalent...  Wow..

Ian Bamsey said:

Robert, search the web well as prices vary https://www.smlmarinepaints.co.uk/topcoats/two-pack/hardtop-as

I'm going with Jotun this year .... can't wait!

Hey there Matt,

Contact BoatCraft Pacific, 07 3806 1944, they are near Brisbane, Qld.

Talk to them about Aquacote, it is rock hard when dry, levels out beautifully and cleans up in water!

I've used it on wooden Sea Kayaks and for me it is the ducks guts! In fact I tried to sand one of the kayaks to remove the top coat, got about an 8th done and gave up and simply over coated, it is truly tough stuff.

Good luck,
Cheers,
Shaun

I found this interesting 

http://www.simplicityboats.com/latexcarnel.html

I have not tried any of these, but interesting reading on the topic.

WARNING:  Warning this article contains material that may be offensive if  you think painting is more fun than boating

Thanks for the link Edward !

Great article Edward.

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