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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by johngsandusky View Post
    I've used the same on solid wood with good results.
    Nothing wrong with the upper end of the Benj. Moore line. I'd consider them if I didn't already have a decades-old relationship with a couple other suppliers: Sherwin-Williams Industrial, and a regional outfit called Miller Paint.
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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    I note that most if not all of the respondents to this thread are located in the Upper Midwest, NE ot NW where the sun is not as intense as in the South. Has anybody tried this (house paint vs marine paint) in the South Carolina or Florida sun? The sun eats everything!

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    I find BM Aura, for instance, so damn expensive, I'm actually painting my house with Kirby's this summer. So, I'm going the other way -> boat paint for the house!

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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Not as far south as South Carolina, but I've had good luck with latex porch and deck paint on several boats.

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    I wonder if latex paint has improved a lot in the last, oh, I don't know, ten years or so? I use it almost exclusively now in the house, cabinets, etc (other than urethane, which I spend big $$ on from Fine Paints of Europe) and in the olden days it used to sand like a rubber innertube. The newer stuff SEEMS to prep a lot like oil--like, you can feather out the edges. Am I hallucinating? It also seems to level out really nicely, like the original Ben. Moore Satin Impervo, even when brushed on. And damned if I can notice a whole lot of difference between California Paints and Benjamin Moore or Behr. It's all very cofusing, since I used to own a painting and restoration company and we used exclusively Benjamin Moore oils (except on walls) and sometimes Pratt and Lambert for floors in a pinch (oil) and there was a very noticeable difference between brands.

    I have some latex Behr Porch and Floor stuff that's, I don't know, what's the word--excellent? Super high pigment, levels out, works well.

    Been spraying a fair bit of B. Moore Kitchen and Bath and it's actually not as nice as the California Paints stuff sprayed, which is supposedly cheaper paint.

    Cant make a bit of sense of any of it!

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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Cleek View Post
    It's worth noting that the marine environment is a lot harder on paint than the environment is on houses. Houses have primarily vertical surfaces which get less direct UV exposure and are less susceptible to chafe and nicks and dings. Most significantly, houses aren't exposed to reflected UV, as are boats, and especially their topsides, when the sunlight reflects up from the water and down from the sky simultaneously all day long. "Marine enamel" isn't really all that different than any other paint, it's just made better and, consequently, costs more. You do get what you pay for.
    Wisdom's a cool thing. Thanks.

    If your boat will be in a slip or on a mooring on saltwater, the best quality specialised marine paint is a good investment.

    My skiff rests on a trailer, under cover, and is sailed in freshwater at most two days each week. I bought high-quality porch and deck paint at the local shop and ten years on, it hasn't checked or worn a bit.

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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    Aric...I'm interested to see how Latex works out down here myself as I'm in Mt Pleasant. I painted my LYS with Valspar Porch and Deck. But prob not the best test since she sits on a trailer in my garage when not in use.

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    Default Re: Marine Paint vs House Paint

    You get what you pay for, theres a reason that marine coatings exist. If you have a cheapish boat, then who cares what you put on it. But once you start getting up in value, length etc then there is a false economy in slap dash jobs that require seasonal work. Latex paints have a place but you cannot beat LPU's for longevity, durability, colour retention, abrasion resistance. latex=1 LPU=10 and there's everything in between. Some people love latex paints, personally I would never use them on a boat.
    whatever rocks your boat

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