Ok so I've done some painting on the boat and have some results. First let me say that this is a $500 Mac 22 I bought for a project to work on and enjoy with my wife and kids
. Not trying to impress anyone with the out come of the project, including paint, but I do want to sell it for more than I paid for it. I have spent about $500 getting it ready for the water
and now about $200 for paint and supplies. I have experimented with a roller, a brush and a foam wedge. I have experience spraying paint so I was hoping for a finish close to what you get with a spray gun but I don't have the means to actually spray it right now.
The brush- no desirable results, to streaky.
The roller- excellent lay on the sides, almost as smooth as you'd get with a gun. I was very surprised! Didn't thin the paint at all.
The wedge- thinned paint slightly, great results. You can see a little streakiness up close but over all very good coverage. I was surprised!
I stopper after a first coat of paint because the weather
is too nice to not take the boat out this weekend.
But it's definently not as ugly as before
. Thanks for the tips!