Sunday, May 1, 2011

Paint Repair

This also sits fairly flat, so rainwater stands there quite a while
Rosa-j has been sitting out in the weather since the end of October last year. I'd purchased a good quality exterior undercoat and I'd used an 'epoxy' paint (Killrust). Okay, the paint was actually for metal but still, it should have handled the weather. Unfortunately, it hasn't. Maybe it's all the rain, combined with the QLD sun but whatever the reason, the paint has not weathered well on the bow.

All fixed

The bow is uppermost, takes the full brunt of the sun and rain. I imagine there is a fair bit of expansion and contraction and I don't cover it with a tarp or provide any other protection. So today I sanded the bow and front deck back, patched up the small cracks that were beginning to form, then repainted with Wattyl Solagard. We'll see if that lasts longer than six months.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so nearly a year since I made this entry and the Solagard is going great! Much better than the epoxy Killrust.

    Actually got some fungus in one of the deck joints but hit it with some glycol (high concentration engine coolant; renowned for preserving wood) and re-sealed it. Worked a charm.