fiberglass rowboats refinishing : PAINT SUGGESTIONS?

Old 11-26-13, 05:56 PM
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fiberglass rowboats refinishing : PAINT SUGGESTIONS?

I am restoring a couple of old fiberglass rowboats. I was going to use leftover house paint. But I am second guessing my decision and thought I would seek advice from some that may have already tried this route. I did check out the Interlux website and noticed the paints were a bit pricey but I am sure its high quality stuff. These boats would be primarily fresh water crafts.
Suggestions and advice welcomed thanks
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Do not waste you time using house paint!
Marine grade paints are more expensive but are worth the extra money if you want the paint to stay on for a long time.
This is the one I've used the most when restoring old boats and have also used it to paint fiberglass columns on houses.
Comes out super smooth.
Interlux Brightside Polyurethane
Another good one is.
Pettit EasyPoxy Topside Boat Paint

If price is a factor then Z-Spar is an ok paint. It's what about 99% of commercial water men paint the boats with.
Shipendec and Z*Spar Enamels

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