Re: Cockpit and Deck Painting Advice
I used the 2 part interlux Perfection and was really pleased with the results and didn't find it all that hard to apply. I never painted a boat before, so was the first time doing the roll and tip method. obviously, prep is the most important part. I took the time and filled in all the gouges with Pettet 2 part marine filler and sanded smooth. Sanding is the key after filling. Run your fingers over the patch with your eyes closed. If you feel a bump, need more sanding, or else is shows in the finished product.
A couple of tips on the roll and tip method. I used standard foam rollers from Home Depot. Key was using a Badger hair paint brush. Need to keep in clean and wet. Keep all the paint off of it. Dip the brush into thinner and then shake out well before tipping. That way the brush glides over the paint very smoothly.
Don't get in a hurry and don't set a deadline. Do what you can do and then do more the next day (or weekend). When you start hurrying, is when it get sloppy.