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Old 15-10-2019, 19:33   #1
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Interior Paint?

We're starting to think about what paint we want to use for the interior. Someone recommended using the BilgeKote all the way up but at $125/gallon(discount price), we think it's just too expensive to do the whole boat that way.


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Re: Interior Paint?

Any oil based enamel paint works well (just no latex). We used Valspar exterior trim enamel in the cabin of this boat and Rustoleum Topside paint in the head (both available at Lowes). But I've used Sherwin Williams before with equally good results. Primer in Zinsser oil-based cover stain.

The old school stinky oil based enamels set rock hard, are easy to clean, and are inexpensive (around $40 a gallon). It seems to be the nastier the fumes the paint gives off, the better it works for boats

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Not cheap but we used Sherwin Williams Tile Clad. High gloss 2-part white epoxy. This was applied in the bilge and all cabinet interiors. It’s intensely bright so you can see into unlighted spaces. Use very small batches thinned and work fast. Cure time is short. I think this is very similar to epoxy pool paint but not so expensive.
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Not cheap but we used Sherwin Williams Tile Clad. High gloss 2-part white epoxy. This was applied in the bilge and all cabinet interiors. Itís intensely bright so you can see into unlighted spaces. Use very small batches thinned and work fast. Cure time is short. I think this is very similar to epoxy pool paint but not so expensive.

We used Tile Clad in the bilge too. Good stuff for out of the way areas, but I'm not sure i'd use it for ceilings and overheads in a boat. It's self leveling properties are ok, but it's made to be a protective coating and not a pretty finish.

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We used International Pre-kote which is an excellent single pack primer that sands well and is a pleasure to apply. We then used single pack Toplac single pack for the topcoat which is also an excellent finishing paint. Three years later the inside of our yacht still looks good. Well worth the cost, which was not much more than hardware store paint.
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the top of the line from benjamin moore and sherwin williams are good alkyd enamels and have low to no fumes. they are really pushing the water based stuff now days. i would go for a satin interior finish.
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Re: Interior Paint?

Are you painting the living space or the bilge?

If you have a bilge that usually has water in it, a paint designed to be submerged makes sense.

For interior spaces only occasionally wet, a good oil based enamel.
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We used International Pre-kote which is an excellent single pack primer that sands well and is a pleasure to apply. We then used single pack Toplac single pack for the topcoat which is also an excellent finishing paint. Three years later the inside of our yacht still looks good. Well worth the cost, which was not much more than hardware store paint.
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We also used single pack toplac inside it is just about to repainted after 17 years apart from some wear patches it is still good.

Tips - If you use Toplac do not cover it with books or stuff long term it requires UV to keep it white. Anything left on the surface will turn yellow. It will go white again after some time when the object is removed.

Tips - DO NOT use 2 pack on previously painted surfaces unless you absolutely know them to have been previously 2 packed. Single pack can be used over 2 pack but not the other way round.
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Are you painting the living space or the bilge?

If you have a bilge that usually has water in it, a paint designed to be submerged makes sense.
We've already purchased Interlux Bilgekote to do the bilge areas of the 3 hulls. We're just having a hard time justifying the price of it to do everything but the ceiling. We're told it will last a lot longer and easier to keep clean....it's just painful to spend that much on 1 gallon when we have a lot of area to cover. So yeah, the living spaces is what we're trying to decide on.

We want to paint all the walls white and stain the ceiling and seal it to keep the wood look. White walls with wood ceiling.
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i would go for a satin interior finish.

I like the look of satin finishes but is it harder to keep clean than a gloss?
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The old school stinky oil based enamels set rock hard, are easy to clean, and are inexpensive (around $40 a gallon). It seems to be the nastier the fumes the paint gives off, the better it works for boats

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We're already prepared with full face respirators. We hear Bilgekote is pretty nasty stuff!
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