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10-03-2009 09:23 AM
Artz I understand that. I'm sure that others are looking for info on Awl Grip Many beleive that it can only be sprayed and therfore shy away from Useing an LP on their boat.
Besides, I just wanted to put my 2 cents in.
10-02-2009 02:52 PM
Maine Sail
Originally Posted by Artz View Post
As others have said you can get an excellent finish with the roll an tip method quality prep is very important. Awl Grip, Interlux and Sterling all have developed systems for brush application. I Have done a 50 foot yacht this way. Came out great.

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10-02-2009 02:29 PM
Artz As others have said you can get an excellent finish with the roll an tip method quality prep is very important. Awl Grip, Interlux and Sterling all have developed systems for brush application. I Have done a 50 foot yacht this way. Came out great.
01-25-2005 01:39 PM
mary jewell

I guess by Awlgrip II you mean 2 part? It is actuaaly 3 part, reducer(helps with brush application) activator and the paint. I am so impressed with this stuff, I love to work with it. It looks great when sprayed, but the rolling and tipping creates a lovely surface and the stuff is bullet proof...very long lasting
01-25-2005 07:41 AM


Did you use Awlgrip II?

I used the roll and tip with Interlux''s two part polyurethane. Same result. In the Interlux literature, they actually discouraged spray apps. I could not tell if they did this to decrease VOC emmisions or for performance considerations. They bemoaned the sophisticated spray, mix and cleaning requirements of a two part.

Your advice to practice and get the technique of the roll and tip sorted out is excellent.

A great paint.

01-24-2005 05:28 PM

Sounds like Awlgrip II has come out since I did my decks. Thanks for the update!
01-24-2005 02:11 PM
mary jewell

I rolled and tipped my entire 34'' boat, hull, cockpit, waterways, and what a rewarding job.....takes a little practice but it is an easy skill to aquire, then step back and look at your reflection, if it''s sagging,sand it and do it again, but the majority of my job looks as though it was sprayed on, what a great product!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
01-24-2005 03:00 AM

Thanks for the info pjfsail.
01-23-2005 07:16 PM

dman, I think pualk is sorely mistaken. Go to Awlgrip''s web site at and click on "Product Systems" and then click on "Awlgrip 2". You will find instructions for both sprayig and roller/tip method. This paint is NOT for professionals only. It takes some practice so practice on something to gain the experience. You need to gain some confindence in what you are doing but YOU can do it. Here is another web site to go to for more information and to gain some courage, click on "The Rebuilding" and then go click on "Hull Projects" and then click on "Painting the Hull". Here you will get exact procedural information on using and applying Awlgrip and be able to see the finished product. Learn, grow, and gain confidence. Go for it. Regards, Peter
01-19-2005 02:07 PM

The Awlgrip information I have seen recommends NOT rolling and tipping. Awlgrip suggests spraying by a professional, using positive pressure air filter masks for the painter(s), the last time I looked. Interlux Interthane 2-part polyurethane IS applied by amateurs using a roller and brush. I did our decks and got good results. Single-part paints do not seem to hold up well in this application. Our decks have looked good for four years, and are now due for some touch-up due to chafed areas.
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