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Topside paint for wood strip planked?

I'm looking for some feedback on what is the best topside paint to use For my wooden boat. I've was looking at the marine grade paint at the pAint store which is about half the price of the stuff at the marine store. Is it worth it? Both are one part, poly paint but the one at the paint store is a modified poly. What about drying times? Is it ok to put the boat back in the water the next day or should I wait longer
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I have had a lot of success using Alkyd-Enamel porch and deck paint on my wooden boats over the years. Just make sure you use an epoxy primer if epoxy was used in the strip planking.
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Before spending the time to apply the paint, and the money to buy it, I would contact the company who makes the paint - not the sales guy at the paint store- and ask them how their paint is different from the expensive stuff at the marine store. They should be able to explain how and why their mix will work for you, (or even better, how it compares to the expensive stuff, and why). The call will be money and time well saved, whatever you find out.
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I had wood boats for yrs.I used an oil based paint ,if anded thined first coat with linseed oil.Old school method maybe new school is different.marc
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