Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork - SailNet Community
 4Likes
  • 1 Post By scurvy
  • 1 Post By svHyLyte
  • 1 Post By Faster
  • 1 Post By Faster
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 10-28-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
scurvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

Thinking about purchasing a '75 O'day 25'. I am not a huge fan of the wood veneer that they used back in the 70's and will want to paint over the existing finish. What would be the best type of paint for the job, and how best to prepare the surface before painting? Will it need to be sanded and primed, or just cleaned with a TSP spray and painted directly?

Thanks folks and good luck with Sandy!
Prayers to all
Chris
floridajaxsailor likes this.

Last edited by scurvy; 10-28-2012 at 09:23 AM.
scurvy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 10-28-2012
Old as Dirt!
 
svHyLyte's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
Posts: 2,935
Thanks: 15
Thanked 129 Times in 122 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

Quote:
Originally Posted by scurvy View Post
Thinking about purchasing a '75 O'day 25'. I am not a huge fan of the wood veneer that they used back in the 70's and will want to paint over the existing finish. What would be the best type of paint for the job, and how best to prepare the surface before painting? Will it need to be sanded and primed, or just cleaned with a TSP spray and painted directly?

Thanks folks and good luck with Sandy!
Prayers to all
Chris
Chris--

Pick up a copy of Don Casey's "This Old Boat", it will answer all of the questions you might have regarding renovating an older yacht. As for your specific question, after cleaning and normal prep, prime with Kilz or an equivalent anti-mold primer and paint with a water based Enamel. Semi-gloss seems to work well in an egg-shell white in the "Hershoff" manner.

FWIW...
floridajaxsailor likes this.

"It is not so much for its beauty that the sea makes a claim upon men's hearts, as for that subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation from the waves, that so wonderfully renews a weary spirit."
svHyLyte is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 8 Old 10-28-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
scurvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

Thanks svHyLyte!
I have the book buried in the basement somewhere. I threw out a ton of those old books after I sold the Vega. I figured my sailing days were over...but it's in the blood.I will see if I can dig that out.. Hope I hung on to that one.
scurvy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 8 Old 10-28-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,521
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

Depending on just what the 'wood veneer' looks like you might still get a wood grain 'print through' once painted.. if you don't like that look it may take more sanding and a recoat or two. If it's already a fake wood finish that shouldn't be an issue.

Alternately you could cut and glue melamine or formica panels over the bulkhead for the same look and a more durable finish. It's more work and probably more money, but it's an option.

Melamine paint seems a very rugged finish too..

The 'herreschoff' look that hylite referred to is a clean, bright one, it looks esp good with gloss varnished wood trim.
scurvy likes this.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 8 Old 10-28-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
scurvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

I had considered possibly doing a white formica over the surface. one question I had with that was would a contact cement be sufficient or would I need to use and epoxy ?
scurvy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 8 Old 10-28-2012 Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
scurvy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: North Conway, NH
Posts: 225
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Send a message via AIM to scurvy
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

This looks interesting:

EZ CABIN-COAT OFF WHITE QT - Pettit (Kop Coat) 3122Q - iboats
scurvy is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 8 Old 10-28-2012
Just another Moderator
 
Faster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 16,521
Thanks: 104
Thanked 309 Times in 299 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

I'd use contact cement.. but be certain about the prep and that the area will subsequently stay dry. I've had good results on countertops with the more recent water-based contact cements... far fewer fumes.

Drape some parchment paper between the bulkhead and the piece and be sure about the position before pulling out the paper and pressing them together.. there's no skooching things over once it's together...
scurvy likes this.

Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #8 of 8 Old 10-28-2012
Senior Member
 
floridajaxsailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Ft Myers, FL
Posts: 190
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Bulkhead Paint and Prepwork

Quote:
Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Chris--

Pick up a copy of Don Casey's "This Old Boat", it will answer all of the questions you might have regarding renovating an older yacht.

FWIW...
fantastic tip sv
I just ordered the book from Amazon used for .63 cents, plus shipping

kudos to more great Sailnet advice

-JD
floridajaxsailor is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint Remover for anti-fouling paint cousineddy Gear & Maintenance 17 10-08-2012 11:38 AM
Don Casey: Paint Waterline Stripe with Bottom Paint asdf38 Gear & Maintenance 21 05-29-2012 01:09 PM
HVLP or Convential paint sprayer, & other paint equipment of choice patrscoe Gear & Maintenance 3 07-11-2011 11:46 AM
Engine: To paint or not to paint aluminum and bronze parts dennisvetter Gear & Maintenance 4 03-19-2011 10:06 AM
Bottom paint prep, chipped paint josrulz Gear & Maintenance 16 02-14-2010 08:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome