1968 Pearson Wanderer 30
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Richmond, VA
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Painting a sail graphic?
I just recently had a brand-new main sail made by SailCare. We tossed around some potential graphics for the sail, but I finally decided the cost was prohibitive (given what I'm already spending fixing up my old 1968 Pearson, not that SailCare's prices for its services were excessive).
I've seen sail graphics that appear to have been painted on. I've got more than a little bit of artistic/creative ability, so I'm considering hand-painting on a big sail graphic.
I'm wondering what paint would be good to use - I obviously want something that will last a while and withstand some sun and sea, but I also want something that won't harm the fabric of the sail. I'm assuming that a solvent-based paint, such as Rustoleum, would be bad.
I've sent an e-mail to SailCare, asking this same question, but I figured I'd see if anyone here has any experience with applying your own, home-made sail graphic.
- Bill T.
- Richmond, VA
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain