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Re: First time bottom painting
Don't waste your money on expensive paint brushes for a bottom paint job. Bottom paint kills brushes and rollers quickly. A chip brush (cheap throw away brush) might be handy to have but I use the 6 or 8" foam rollers to do the job.
You need to use a low nap roller to apply this stuff. If you have to use the standard size roller make sure it is like 1/8" or 1/4" thick.
Do yourself a favor: buy a drill operated paint stirrer at HD or Lowes because this stuff settles out quickly and needs to be well mixed for best results. If you think you can get away with a wood paint stirrer then think again. Don't ask me how I know this.
For a thinner/clean up liquid I use Interlux Special Thinner 216 but you could probably use lacquer thinner with similar results - both are kind of nasty.
Wiping the hull down with the #216 thinner before you paint is probably a good idea too.
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