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Soho posted 04-30-2002 08:37 AM ET (US)   Profile for Soho   Send Email to Soho  
I need the benefit of others experience here. I am getting ready to apply Interthane Plus ( two part paint ) to the floor of my 69 Nauset. I plan to put on two coats and include a non-skid compound. My question is whether it is better to put non-skid compound into the paint prior to application ( as per the package ) or to apply with a salt shaker on the wet surface ? Also, is the best procedure to put the first coat of paint on without grit and and include the non-skid for only the second coat ?

Thanks in advance for any input.

Ciao,

Ron

JimU posted 04-30-2002 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
I followed the instructions with good results. JIM
Soho posted 04-30-2002 10:38 AM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Thanks Jim,

Did you apply one coat or two ? I assume it was by roller ?

Thanks,

Ron

EddieS posted 04-30-2002 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     
Soho,

I just finished the interior of my Nauset and used the salt shaker method. I have used this method on several boats, got the advice from West Marine in Sausalito. With this method you roll one coat of paint, applying the non slip as you go. (Word of caution: do not apply on a windy day, or this stuff will go everywhere but where you want it.) Apply a top coat using the roller. Make sure you use a good foam roller, the nap from a house painting roller will stick to the nonslip and becomes almost impossible to roll. I like this method because you can get a real even application of non-slip, and you can control how much non-slip you want. I would recomend doing a small trial on something other than the boat, to determine how much you want to put on.

If you add the non-slip to the paint, make sure you mix the paint frequently to maintain an even distribution of the non-slip.

Good Luck, You are going to like the new finish. Much better traction than the original.

Ed

Soho posted 04-30-2002 01:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Soho  Send Email to Soho     
Ed,

Thanks for the message. Did you apply and roll your second coat as straight paint over the nonskid first coat, or did the second coat have non-skid- applied to it as well ?

Ciao,

Ron

JimU posted 05-01-2002 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for JimU  Send Email to JimU     
two coats by roller. good luck
EddieS posted 05-01-2002 12:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for EddieS  Send Email to EddieS     
Soho,

Just non-slip in the first coat. The second coat is rolled on overtop of the non-slip.

Ed

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