Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
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Funny thing about bottom paint- in my experience the answer to "how much do I need?" is answered by "as much as you've got."
Here's what I mean, with our boat Whiskeyjack:
Season One- Bought a gallon, used almost all of it. The pint or so left quickly dried out due to a poorly sealed lid. Three of us painted, using cheap high pile wide rollers and foam brushes- lots of waste, lots of paint left in the rollers and brushes.
Season 2- Bought three quarts, used it all. Two painters, One roller, one brusher.
Season 3- Store only had two quarts in the colour I needed. Used A quart and a half. One painter, low pile narrow roller, narrow foam brush.
Season 4- No time to get more paint, starting to rain, thinned out the remains of last season's paint. Call it three quarters of a quart, thinned. One wide roller, one narrow roller, one chip brush.
At haulout this season she looks better than ever-very little growth, easily scrubbed off. I think I've learned something. YMMV, etc., etc.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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