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Post by joho5 » 30 Mar 2015, 10:37

when you guys paint the interior of your alum boat, do you use a brush? Or spray?

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Post by Tinny's Dad » 30 Mar 2015, 12:31

2 years ago I did mine with a brush, worked out very well

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Post by Johnny » 30 Mar 2015, 12:51

depends on you - - - do you have the time to brush it on ?
How are your brush skills ? Have you ever painted anything before ?
How much area are you talking about ?? 10' Jon boat or 20 footer ???
Do you have a blank hull inside ? or already have flooring, carpet, seats, etc etc etc.
I have done all three.
brush when I have the time and it is small area.
roller it out on large areas, touch up with the brush.
quick n easy: Wagner Power Sprayer if you have one.
and believe it or not, I have used a pump-up garden sprayer !!!
Using latex paint, thin it down quite a bit, strain it through a fine mesh paint strainer.
Pump up and spray. Address the runs with a brush.
Seven Bucks at most hardware stores. 1-1/2 quart capacity.

If you prefer to use oil base paint, just throw it away after use.
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Post by overboard » 30 Mar 2015, 17:56

I did mine with a brush and roller; came out pretty good.

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Post by rickybobbybend » 30 Mar 2015, 23:45

I have used brush and roller, as well as spray-on. Both worked fine for my purposes; brush better for larger areas and spray better for really tight places. One recommendation: avoid gloss finishes if you are concerned about surface imperfections or about it getting scuffed up in use.
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Post by BigTerp » 31 Mar 2015, 08:05

If you have an air compressor, an HVLP spray gun makes quick work of painting a boat. Also puts a nice even coat on. My buddy picked one up of Harbor Freight for less than $50 for a few projects he was working on and let me use it for my boat. Made the job simple.

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Post by Ringo Steele » 03 Apr 2015, 12:30

I used a HVLP sprayer for mine, since I already have a compressor. I have used a roller or a brush as well. Google "roll and tip" painting if you don't want to spray. You can get a pretty good finish this way, even on glossier finishes.
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