The response from my first post on this forum “Painting topsides of wood boat with water based paint” was a mixed bag of opinions, even one or two of you who questioned my boating abilities and suggested I was unworthy of owning a wooden boat.
Perhaps I’m at fault for not being more explicit. Perhaps some of you did not pick up on the fact that my previous boat was built in 1969. I restored and maintained the boat, including the varnished Mahogany topsides and cockpit for the 23 years I owned that boat and received much praise for my efforts.
Not once did I suggest using house paint, in fact the product I mentioned was Sher-Cryl which is a Industrial/Marine water based acrylic product.
Now back to my original post. The paint on a wooden boat is a protective coating, which over time is built up with many layers of additional paint each time the boat is painted. If the multiple layers are basically sound, any new layer of paint is strictly cosmetic. Assuming I do all the required preparation [wash, sand, spot patch and prime] I’m back to deciding on the type of paint I am going to apply.
So, does any one on this forum have experience with any of these newer Industrial/Marine water based type products? They are designed to eventually replace oil based paints, like it or not, unless someone comes up with a much lower VOC oil base paint.