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Old 23-09-2009, 15:55   #1
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Repainting Avon Wooden Floorboards

Our Avon has plywood floorboards that used to be painted...

I want to paint them but am unsure of what type paint to use. Since the paint has worn off they are not slick but might be if I go back with the wrong stuff.

I was thinking of using a good oil based house paint and mixing in some sand?

Any advise out there?

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We used old varnish and good as gold for at least 3 years. Ground cork, sand or strips, one side only and not close to the edges.

For fancy there is also a non-skid paint from International. It is so-so.

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If using sand or non-skid paint, I'd apply it on the top side only, and away from the edges where it might chafe on the hypalon tubes.
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Thanks for the info. At this point I don't have any old varnish and have brought the floorboards home to do in the garage.

I plan on having the non-skid area limited only to where we step into the dinghy.

Still hoping for a paint recommendation

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Oil based "house" paint will work- Moore's oil Impervo gloss ( they brand alkyd and latex paints the same these days). To get it to stick, the recommended primer is the semigloss oil finish paint (can't remember the name- also Moore). Put your nonskid on the prime coat and the Impervo will seal it nicely. You should get a few years out of it.

If you want to get fancy, epoxy paint will last longer. (don't need the "marine" stuff)

Remember, prep is the key.
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