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A few questions about paint
OK, the weather has finally starting to play nice and I am getting closer to painting my Newport 30. My first question is
1) Some of the hull paint above the water line is probably good enough to polish and be done, other parts are going to have to be sanded, primed and finished, and there are a couple previous repairs that I am going to fair and smooth out. Am I going to be better off getting it all prepped and prime the entire hull and finish or do I just need to spot prime where I make repairs.
She came to me with Interlux Brightside paint and primer so that is what I will be using.
2) There are some spider cracks in the finish in a couple places, do I need to handle them the same as if it were on the deck or just sand them down?
3) When it comes to spraying Brightsides, what method is best? One of the percs of being good friends / neighbors with a commercial painter I have access to a host of airless sprayers and tips to use as well as a good gun man that will work for beer!!!! If airless is not the way to go then what type of air gun do I need?
A grinder and paint makes a welder what he ain't
'70 Newport 30 Hurricane Katrina salvage remodel in progress
Last edited by ironworker; 03-13-2011 at 01:11 PM.