I have asked before but never got a definitive answer to this. I am painting the exterior of a cedar lapstrake Herreshoff pram. I am hoping to paint topsides and below waterline same, something scrubbable and durable.
I have sanded to bare cedar. Can I get away with a topside enamel even though it is below waterline for periods in water up to two weeks, but mostly trailered? Or do I need bottom paint below waterline?
My hope is to do the following.
1.Seal with tungoil based Petit Wood Seal
2.Petit topside primer
3.Topcoat with Petit topside one part urethane.
If I was to use bottompaint below waterline, would I still use the Clear Wood Sealer first?
The previous coating was boatsoup above and below the waterline. It did not bubble or peel below the waterline, given my use of the boat.
It just needs too much constant recoating. I am keeping interior, transoms and rails bright.
[ 05-02-2004, 05:03 PM: Message edited by: EdenRose ]