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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:05 am 
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hey,

I working on my first ply board and i was thinking of painting it instead of just sealing it.
but i dont know what to use...do i need special marine paint?
or regular paint? do i use a urethane?

any advise would be helpful,
thanks


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The best way to coat/paint a board is to use a fastdry clear polyurethane, faster drying the better, Spar is not needed. UV protection is not needed. the board is not in the elements 24/7 like boats.
(For color just have the nice gail at the hardware store add some basic pigments to the polyurethane.) Smile and she mite do it for Free!
I find that polyurethane paint is not the same beast as regular CLEAR poly, when you put on multiple coats of paint, the poly paint tends to act like multiple skins that never drys under each skin causing wrinkles, bubbles, and sliding skins, it is made for one application.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 6:38 am 
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so what if i paint then poly over it?

would that work or would it not seal


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If your poly has pigment in it why would you have to paint for color. I do strips and designs with paint (plast-a-cote) on top of 6 or 7 coats of poly.
Fast dry poly, you can do 7 coats in 2 days, with the plast-a-cote paint drys in two hrs and drys smooth and thick.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 8:01 pm 
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ok..make sure i understand now!
you do 7 coats poly (plain or with pigment?)
then you paint over it with this plast-a-cote paint

and your done?

thanks for the tips


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With just a little pigment each coat adds depth to the look and the color gets deeper/brighter till you can't see through to the grain. It looks like a good paint job on a car with lots of clear coat.


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Epoxy with colour pigment.


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