View Full Version : Hull paint process and products

02-17-2005, 09:57 AM
I plan to strip the hull on my wooden cruiser soon and wanted input on what steps and products for each step to use. Any thoughts on using a flexible epoxy sealer like "Smiths CPES". All the boat yards recommend "Awl Grip" paint around here but I have heard that you should not use a poly-urithane paint on wood. What about using epoxy barrier coat primer?

02-17-2005, 11:11 AM
If you haven't done so yet, go here (http://www.woodenboat-ubb.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=008298;p=1), scroll down to "P" for paint, and start reading. There is a wealth of information there.

Thad Van Gilder
02-17-2005, 12:49 PM
They recomend awl grip because when the stuf lifts between the planks, it traps rainwater, causes rot, and thus, causes more income for them in the way of repairs!!!!!