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Old 24-03-2013, 12:14   #1
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I'm tired of shiny paint!

So does anyone know of a topside paint that isn't shiny? Or how to take a polyurethane (or an alkyd) and flatten the shine? I've seen boats with flat painted hatches that looked pretty good. I would like to try a different look, something that reflects my budget. lol Thanks
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

AwlGrip makes a flattening agent for their paint. I have used it often when painting decks. I'm sure others do also or you can find something compatible with the paint you plan to use. Chuck
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Old 24-03-2013, 12:40   #3
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

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So does anyone know of a topside paint that isn't shiny? Or how to take a polyurethane (or an alkyd) and flatten the shine? I've seen boats with flat painted hatches that looked pretty good. I would like to try a different look, something that reflects my budget. lol Thanks


Aesthetically, I don't like the LP super shine either, so on my previous to the last boat project, I put "flattening paste" in the base of the two part LP. (Sterling or AwlGrip) With a 1 part to 2 part ratio, it produces a nice semi gloss finish. (Be sure to disregard the added paste, when mixing in the catalyst).

On the last SR 34 project, I switched to full gloss LP, living with "too much shine", for the better service life it offers.

Either version will last 10 years or so, but the semigloss will turn flat and chalk, both more, & earlier. Then it has lost its remarkable ability to shed stains as well.

If building your own boat, however, the full gloss cries out for a much more fair hull, because it accentuates EVERY flaw!

On the shiny boat, I faired her for a year.

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Old 24-03-2013, 13:23   #4
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

Thats what I'm talking about, I have an older boat with plenty of dings scratches and the like. I don't want to spend a lot of time making the hatches perfect if they're going to look better than the rest of the boat. The "flattening paste" was that specific to the brand of paint you were using or was it a generic type used in any two part like what waterwayguy was using?
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Old 24-03-2013, 14:54   #5
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AwlGrip makes a flattenig agent for their paint. I have used it often when painting decks. I'm sure others do also or you can find something compatible with the paint you plan to use. Chuck
As do Interlux Perfection.. Teddy
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Old 27-03-2013, 21:52   #6
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

Second on Interlux Perfection. They have a flattening agent - you decide how shiny you want the top coat.
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Old 27-03-2013, 22:08   #7
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

Interlux make 2 types of flattening agents: for two and one part mixes.

It is recommended that the first two coats are applied as gloss, then the agent is added to the final coat.
This means you have a chance to decide whether the gloss finish (more durable) may not look out of place.
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

When using flattening agent, remember that it quickly separates out of the topcoat and must be constantly stirred, or you will end up with an uneven gloss. For this reason I rarely spray it. Almost exclusively used for non skid in our shop, which needs to be flat.
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

Have some one part flattening agent coming from interlux will try it on a dinghy to see the results. And will keep it stirred not shaken.
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

Try renting a agitating spray gun ! works great to spray metalflake should work for this flat paint! just an Idea
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Try renting a agitating spray gun ! works great to spray metalflake should work for this flat paint! just an Idea

Agitators are expensive to buy, and I can't recommend using rental spray gear. It's pretty much always filthy and ruined. It shoots OK if you swirl the pot and backflush a lot, stopping to stir when convenient. We usually shoot it from a big pressure pot with remote, and the hose tender is in charge of refills and stirring. Every time the trigger man pauses to move around the hose tender cracks the seal and stirs. A third guy mixes product and handles the lights, which are critically important. Not really average user stuff. It's easy if you are rolling or brushing. Usually a client that wants a flat finish is a good candidate for roll and tip in any case.
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Easypoxy makes an off-the-shelf semi-gloss paint. We like it because you don't have to fool with getting the flattening agent even each time. I know it comes in white, I don't know what other colors. Easy to use, much more forgiving than the gloss, and still looks new and clean. Good luck with your project!
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Re: I'm tired of shiny paint!

I'm sorry you don't like it shinny, take any gloss..super gloss make it shinny as you can while prepping and spraying.

Then after it is cured take 3-m finesse it and work your way back-words.`

it won't last as long as the super but will last longer then the the supper with additives to make it semi..

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