Category «Paint»

Prepping for Paint: Various Tasks

The big task this summer will be hull paint, if everything goes smoothly and weather cooperates. Numerous tasks for preparation: Sacrificial Coat of Paint for the Deck The original cracking gelcoat nonskid has been stripped off. This leaves the underlying laminate exposed to the sun/UV. One doesn’t want to leave this exposed for long periods …

Deck Grinding, Repair, and Prep for Hull Paint

The thick old waffle pattern non-skid that was molded into the original gelcoat from the factory, has all been ground off. The vacuum attachment of the PaintShaver Pro tool, that was used for the grinding, collected %99 of the material. When emptying the shop-vac, I estimate twenty to thirty pounds of ground up gelcoat/fiberglass. That …

Barrier Coat: Hull Underbody

I have been trying my best to chip away at exterior projects before the cold wet weather sets in (soon). Yesterday saw two layers of epoxy barrier coat go on the underbody (below the bootstripe). I detailed what is a barrier coat and why in this post. The prepwork involved filling and fairing holes from …

Preserving the Boot Stripe

Warm weather exterior projects continue… The boot stripe is an exterior painted stripe a few inches above the waterline. Usually a contrasting color with the hull, it helps define the boat’s lines when viewed from the side. At the factory, the top and bottom of the stripe was set when the hull was laid up …