Searching through paint
threads confuses me to death. I am needing to find a good paint
for my lockers, and am searching for an alternative to BilgeKote.
I keep reading about enamel, acrylic
, urethane, water
based, latex, exterior, porch & patio etc, etc. There are so many different labels and I have no idea which ones are the same, which I should choose, and which to avoid. I know this is how it is when an issue such as paint or varnish
is brought up on a forum, but I want to get this right.
All this confusion makes me just want to spend the extra $$$ and get the Bilgekote; but I am trying to be a smart shopper and not just hand Interlux
because they make stuff marketed to boats. I know there must be a suitable alternative....but I will accept if their product is the best. I've already settled on Perfection for my decks.
For reference, my lockers are mostly previously painted and I am doing meticulous preparation work by cleaning
. I know prep is 90% of the game
for paint, so no need to remind me of that. I am strictly trying to figure out which product I will be using. The variety of advice in threads I've searched has left me dizzy with the choices out there.
So to put it simply: what should I be using for a quality, long lasting, tough finish for my lockers. Interlux
Bilgekote is the one I know of.
surfaces such as bulkheads and cabinets are next, and Brightsides is the paint I'm trying to find possible alternatives for. Any help would be appreciated to clear up my confusion.