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Old 06-25-20, 11:19 AM
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I painted an old boat with some latex paint last year. (Iím not sure what the surface was before. It's a wooden boat, but I think a sort of fiberglass was applied years ago, and maybe unknown paint on that.) Now I find that it is already cracking & peeling in rubbery strips. I think if I spent many hours at it, I could peel about half of it off.

What would be the best sort of paint to go over it with after peeling off the loose stuff? It would be going on latex paint and who knows what.
 
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It's a wooden boat.
Are you painting the upper part or what goes down in the water ?
 
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I'm painting the bottom and sides, outside the boat--what would face the water, except it's an old antique leaky boat that I use upside down as a little roof.
 
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Since you are using it upside down as a roof I'd use either an elastomeric paint or the asphalt fibered aluminum roof paint.

Poor or improper prep is mostly like the cause of the peeling.
 
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