Interior paint

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  • March 29, 2013 11:36 AM
    Message # 1254628
    Anybody used Pettit EZCabinCoat? I wonder if it is worth the price, compared to other waterbased enamels.
  • March 30, 2013 5:44 AM
    Reply # 1254946 on 1254628
    Of course there are differing qualities but to my line of thinking a water based enamel is a water based enamel.  I'd just go to Lowes or some big box builder supply and peruse the paint section.

    In an effort toward 'curb appeal' the previous owner of my W32 freshly painted all the lockers, etc. with exterior latex house paint. At first I was all like ewww... But now after almost a decade it's held up surprisingly well.  And why not, it came with a 20 year guarantee.  And I'm not sure why but it seems to kill bugs dead.

    tip: While you are there keep an eye out for spray can of Appliance touch up paint.  It's a 1 part spray on epoxy that works great for windlesses, tabernacles, etc.
    Last modified: March 30, 2013 5:45 AM | Anonymous member
  • March 30, 2013 8:57 PM
    Reply # 1255305 on 1254628
    I agree, a good grade of water based paint from Home Depot or Lowe's is the thing to use.  Goes on easy, covers well, and does not turn yellow with age.
  • March 31, 2013 5:29 AM
    Reply # 1255451 on 1254628
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    You must keep in mind that water based (latex) paints won't stick to oil based (alkyd).
    So, if someone or your boat manufacturer used oil paints and you cover with latex you may be in for some trouble.
    Why not use a good grade oil based paint?

  • April 01, 2013 6:14 AM
    Reply # 1256100 on 1254628

    I would like to avoid the hazard of using oil based paint in inclosed spaces, although I do have a mask. Also, I have had good luck using water based primers over oil based enamel in my house. That leads me to another question, whether it is necessary to use a latex primer, since I do not know what kind of paint has been used on the inside of the lockers, etc. on my boat previously. What ever it was, it did not stick well to the bare fiberglass and is peeling badly.

  • April 12, 2013 8:48 PM
    Reply # 1267610 on 1254628
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    Hi, Latex house paints cannot hold up to many of the harsh chemicals encountered on a yacht, they are not fuel resistant and so forth. My last boat, a 'Bruce Roberts 38 Offshore' had Interlux Briteside one part poly on the panels inside the cabin and after 25 years it was still nice and clean and shiny. The exterior latex will not lay on to a fine enough finish to be considered yacht quality. Regarding the question of applying latex over oil, yes latex go's over oil just fine (not oil over latex) however if you or some poor unlucky new owner wants to put on a good paint job with oil or epoxy then they will have to strip it all the way down and start over if there's any latex paint present. Now there's a job to enjoy in a confined space!
  • April 13, 2013 5:20 AM
    Reply # 1267731 on 1254628
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    Every painter knows that latex/water based paints do not go on oil/alkyd based paints without an oil primer in between. The oil primer will stick to the oil paint and the top exposed surface of the oil primer accepts latex paints. This is how you convert from oil to latex.

    You can put oil paints on latex paints without priming.

    Put latex on oil and you better be running to the bank to cash the check real fast.

    Also, I would never use Home Depot's Behr or Lowes Valspar paints.
    It is total garbage regardless of what the consumer reports claim
    It's a fraud.
    And never hire a painter who uses these brands.

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  • April 13, 2013 2:07 PM
    Reply # 1267968 on 1254628
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    Yup yer right, oil over latex. Doing apt. renovations we were always running latex over oil but now that I think of it we always painted first coat with Ben Moore's Sani-flat or the like.
    Sherwin Williams makes a non alkyd (water based) "enamel" for interior use that is very high quality however it does not keep a 'wet edge' like true enamels do and if you add an extender like Flotrol or other brushing liquids it will loose its gloss (flatten). If you can get the hang of putting it on (I couldn't) it does an exceptable job. Exterior house paints are engineered to go on thick over allot of square ft. Also, I seem to remember something about antimicrobials and mildewcides and other nasty things in exterior house paint that could be good reason for wearing a respirator anyway ("kills bugs dead"). My vote is to support the marine products industry while there still is one.
  • April 13, 2013 5:59 PM
    Reply # 1268069 on 1254628
    Deleted user
    Bottom line, running to Home Depot or wherever and buying water based exterior house paints you have to consider what paints were previoussly used inside your boat.
    Denatured alcohol is the way to see if the existing surface is covered in oil based paints.

  • April 14, 2013 10:46 AM
    Reply # 1268485 on 1254628
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Carl:  I'll bite - denatured Alochol - how does that tell you what type of paint was used? 


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