View Full Version : Pool paint for boats?

04-24-2013, 06:12 PM
Could this stuff have a place as a boat paint?

Cuyahoga Chuck
04-24-2013, 06:36 PM
I don't know. What I do know is there are probably no swimming pools made of wood.
Truck bed-liner seem to have gotten the thumbs down, too.

04-24-2013, 07:25 PM
I'm just guessing in all this.
If it works as advertised, it adheres well in wet conditions.
Most acrylics weather well- they tolerate sunlight.
One part acrylics, like house paint are not very tough, i.e., they don't take scuffing well.
I don't expect that anybody expects a pool paint to have any gloss or to tolerate much abrasion. Both would be desirable in a boat like yours.

For your boat, I'd think that you could justify the effort and expense of a two-part linear polyurethane paint. The ones that are sold for boat use include Awlgrip, Interlux Perfection, Detco, Sterling, maybe Epifanes. The mainline paint makers have similar products, like Sherwin-Williams 4800, but you won't need 5 gallon buckets of it.
Last time I bought any Awlgrip, the wholesale discount was close to 50%, so if you can find someone who can buy at wholesale, it's worth doing. I really like the Awlgrip line. The how-to docs and phone support are excellent