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Old 14-10-2017, 03:22   #1
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Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

Hiya All

Existing paint inside cupboards and storage lockers looks like the original paint with a very rough splash of what looks like an undercoat over the top. When I rub it with acetone rag both layers come off fairly easily so not 2 pack paint I guess.

This paint is over both ply and the inside fibreglass of the hull. I have also pulled off some crappy looking synthetic liner that was in a few of the cupboards.

Wanting to brighten up all these storage areas and original intent was to do with 2 pack gloss. But I don't fancy stripping all that paint in tight places back to bare for a 2 pack application so what to do? The existing paint is hanging on very well with no obvious areas of peeling off. Am a bit loath to put an enamel paint in as I much prefer the durability of 2 pack.

Have heard about barrier coats over the 1 pack to allow 2 pack application but don't know what to look for. Considered putting epoxy over it all then hitting with the 2 pack.

Any suggestions? What do you do in these areas? Thx

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Old 14-10-2017, 04:32   #2
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

My favorite primer is Awlgrip's 545. I have never yet met a surface it wouldn't stick to. But I'd mix up a small batch and test-paint it over a small area first.
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Old 18-10-2017, 05:36   #3
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

Just out of interest on the weekend i did some test patches with 2 pack finish coat gloss over the existing paint.

Gave the substrate it a bit of a sand with 180 grit, a light wipe with acetone and just brushed it on.

Seemed to look normal, nothing unusual when applying. Was kind of expecting it to blister or something.

Will do some adhesion tests this weekend and see how it goes.



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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

Winf, Sand with 120 grit. Wipe with paint thinner. Apply one coat of Petit Primer and two finish coats of Petit Easypoxy. Sand with 220 between 1st and 2nd coat of EasyPoxy. I don't know why you would want to use a 2 part paint in a cupboard/locker. I painted mine 8 years ago and they still look new. I hope this helps.
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

I "roughed" up my paint with "Liquid Sandpaper", easily found in the paint prep. sections of most big box stores. Wipe it on, then cleaned the surface with acetone, then painted with latex primer followed with latex paint. Easy, cheap and lasts forever.
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

We just sanded the old paint and then slapped 2 coats of gloss 2 pack epoxy paint on when we did the same job. It covered quite well and looks great without any undercoat or primer, imo. Seems to stick pretty good, too.
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

Thanks all for suggestions.

Main reason for the 2 pack preference was based on my past use of single packs paints on the fibreglass of cockpit lockers. This hasn't lasted well with lots of flaking.

The backs of many of the internal lockers is the fibreglass hull.
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Total boat bilge paint. Prep as per any paint.

No primer needed on fiberglass. Adheres to old paint very well.

No messing about with 2 part paints.
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Total boat bilge paint. Prep as per any paint.

No primer needed on fiberglass. Adheres to old paint very well.

No messing about with 2 part paints.
That stuff looks the ticket but not found down under. Bilgekote from international any good?
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That stuff looks the ticket but not found down under. Bilgekote from international any good?
Bilgekote is one of the standards around my neck of the woods in terms of interior and bilge paints. I used it on my own boat, and it looks great. It goes on well, and requires a respirator. Tough as nails, and requires the usual paint prep
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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

+ 1 on Bilgekote, the best I found so far.

On some obscure places I have also used Zinsser perma white Mold & Mildew-Proof paint.

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Bilgekote is one of the standards around my neck of the woods in terms of interior and bilge paints. I used it on my own boat, and it looks great. It goes on well, and requires a respirator. Tough as nails, and requires the usual paint prep
That's what I used, with very good results. With sanding try using a Scott Greenie Pad, it gets into the nicks and crannies better.
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Good stuff.

Thanks to all for the assistance.

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I used Pettit EZ Cabin Coat on the entire interior of my fiberglass boat. I am very pleased with it and it lived up to the Pettit description: sticks to any sound surface with minimal prep.

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Re: Painting Interior Storage Cupboards/Lockers

Winf,

We used plain household, medium quality white latex semigloss to paint the cupboard interiors on our first Insatiable. We just washed the surfaces carefully, and painted. It lasted for years. Not expensive. It's the insides of cupboards, not the concours d'elegance. Save the 2 pak for where it's needed.

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