I am putting anti-fowl on my boat in a few days and I am in a tropical climate of Panama
. I have wet sanded the boat and am putting a different type of anti-fowl on the boat than the old paint
. The dealer told me to put some thinner in the first coat (a thin coat first) to help it to bond better to the other paint
. Then put a couple of coats full strength after that.
I am planning to paint myself. The man who paints here in the boat yard told me not to thin the first coat. Absolutely not.
Who is right the dealer or the painter? Dealer said that the first coat of anti-fowl thinned a bit would bond better.
Painter also said I should put second full strength coat on within 8 hours of the first coat and dealer said I could wait 24 hours if I wanted.
Who is correct?