View Full Version : Newbie guestion: Roller size for antifouling
04-04-2012, 09:54 PM
I am taking Sea Pearl, 48 ft. Chesapeak bay shrimp hull, out of the water in a few weeks to redo the antifouling paint. What nap roller should I use to roll new paint over the pressure washed and scrapped where needed old ablative paint.
04-04-2012, 10:10 PM
I always use one of those low nap candy stripe roller for antifouling paint. Here's a link to the ones I use from Fisheries: http://www.fisheriessupply.com/productgroupdetail.aspx?cid=136445&did=11958&keywords=&km=&sb=
04-04-2012, 11:10 PM
1/4" nap is OK.
For a boat of any size, a 6' handle on the roller is good.
04-04-2012, 11:14 PM
It's well to add a full face shield to your protective clothing. Obviously needed if you don't wear glasses. And if you do, and don't want to be looking around little dots all summer long . . .
"What nap roller should I use to roll new paint over the pressure washed and scrapped where needed old ablative paint."
A 7" fluffy in a 10" tray on the end of a six foot pole is about all you want to carry. You load it less and get more paint in the cracks. Scrape it all, doesn't take much time. 48' is a little big to do on a grid, without help. / Jim
04-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Thanks for the information. What is a fluffy in the context of roller heads?
The 1st. said she would help, I'll let you know how that goes!
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