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Old 16-07-2016, 09:33   #1
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Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

The interior paint in my 1962 Islander is peeling off like the tires on a teenagers car! It's started out small, dime size and is now peeling off in 20 dollar bills and only in selected areas. I'm going to need to repaint the inside soon and I know preparation is important. The Question Is: What's the best way to remove the interior paint and prep before the new paint goes on? Sandblasting?

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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Blasting inside will be a real mess. You may never get the sand out entirely. That's a tough one. any pics? Where is the paint? everywhere? There are dry ice blasters, but they are not prolific. That would be a great answer... maybe.. although blasting wood is fraught with dangers of wood damage.
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Old 16-07-2016, 10:15   #3
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Thanks Cheech, Yeah I kind of figured this won't be fun. It's an older fiberglass boat with little interior wood. I'll be at the boat today and try to get pics. Most of the problems are on the ceiling, v-berth, and hard to get areas where it would be hard to get a sander into, and my shoulders wouldn't last either. I'm sure somebodies had to have done this before so looking for the easiest route.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

ha ha ha ha sounds like your predecessor used latex paint. just peel it off. is easiest way to get rid of it. then tsp all it touched. latex is as bad as sillycomb.
then prep for painting with an epoxy based paint. it will last longer than merely the sale of boat, which was intent of painter preceding you.
have fun. my shower was same way- most easy paint to remove is latex. fun, too....
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Good point Zee, is it rubbery or crispy? If crispy it's not latex, but poorly applied oil base likely. Not sure which is worse!
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It's crispy and original 1962, at one point the PO repainted some areas that had peeled or flaked off in the past. My bet is an oil base. I think the big problem is not all the paint is in bad shape (50/50) the part that's good won't scrape off the part that's bad peels/flakes off like dandruff.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Big shop vac then lots of cleaning with aggresive scotch brite. The shop vac will pull all the big stuff off and the scrubbing should get rig of the rest leaving you with a decent tooth for applying a primer. If you are sure its not mix matched paint like latext its possible somebody used acetone or some other high voc solvent to clean wipe down. It can also quickly seprate paint in sheets.

Sand blasting is crazy talk. Your boat would be like living on the beach for the next ten years.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Only thing I would add is maybe put a sheet of green scotchbrite pad in an inexpensive "jitterbug" sander. Thing will make your hand hurt from the vibrations, so wear a glove


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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Fwiw, people around here use a jelly-like paint stripper, you put it on the paint that didn't peel off, let it set overnight, and scrape it off the next day. If your shoulder's not up to much prolonged effort, it is a strategy that might help.

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Fwiw, people around here use a jelly-like paint stripper, you put it on the paint that didn't peel off, let it set overnight, and scrape it off the next day. If your shoulder's not up to much prolonged effort, it is a strategy that might help.

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Jelly like stripper removed next day with a high pressure washer also works but is messy. It's much easier and quicker than scraping however.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Took some pictures, I don't think there's an easy route here. Most of the work is over head and back underneath. Maybe I should start wearing dark glasses when I go below! Thanks for the input

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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Caution with the jelly paint strippers.

Some of these will attack the fiberglass. Check the instructions CAREFULLY.
And even if it says its OK, test in an easily repaired spot. Discoloring the 'glass means you damaged it and have to grind/sand off the damaged material.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

As youre working inside, I think the fumes from ordinary stripper will be horrible. I've use this stuff called 3m Safest Stripper before, which is soy based and doesnt produce the fumes. It works fine, just takes some time.
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Caution with the jelly paint strippers.

Some of these will attack the fiberglass. Check the instructions CAREFULLY.
And even if it says its OK, test in an easily repaired spot. Discoloring the 'glass means you damaged it and have to grind/sand off the damaged material.
Thats not fibreglass. Looks like wood to me.
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Re: Interior Paint Peeling like a Banana!

Mask, goggles, plastic paint scraper and a young person to prep. $10.00 hr probably gets the scraping and edge sanding done in 4-8 hrs. Then you can paint.
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