My strip-planked boat is unpainted on the inside. It looks okay, being mainly wood, but every once in awhile (like right now) I get the urge to paint the interior white, just to brighten things up, and to make it easier to clean. I'd probably use Kirbey oil paint, since I like their products a lot.
Question: what are the downsides to painting? One thing that worries me... if I'm driving hard to weather for a few hours, I get some seepage of sea water in a few spots near the bow. No drips or anything, but the wood gets damp. I worry that the paint would peel in these spots. But I'm sure traditionally planked boats have the same problem, and worse in many cases.
I guess there will be opinions on both sides, so I'd like to hear them.