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Old 04-19-2012, 08:26 PM   #1
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exterior acrylic latex paint

Im just curious as to how well exterior acrylic latex paint will protect wood in very wet conditions. I am building a jon boat and was told to use oil based instead. Im sure it would be better but i really dont want to change it unless the latex paint is going to ruin the wood. The inside is latex and the outside will be fiberglass.


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You need some Marine paint. Do you have a Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore or a real paint store near you?


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You may not find what you need at a paint store that sells mainly home products unless they special order for you. Is there a marine supplier near you? I would check to see what product lines they carry.
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yes i have Sherwin Williams near me and a marine store but, what i was asking is how well will it stand up. I know its not the best choice. But i dont have much money to spend and i have lots of left over acylic latex from other projects. The boat is already primed and has 2 coats of latex on it so it would be a pain to take off. I dont have a problem with having to touch up spots every now and then. If there was a way to put an oil based over the latex i would probably do that but i know oil over latex is not a good idea. I just need to know if it will keep the wood protected.

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