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dktyson

Total boat wet edge

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I used Total Boat Wet Edge polyurethane Hatteras off-white on the topsides of the 18' open boat I am building and am extremely pleased with the results.

 

I'm using the same paint on the interior where the need for a mirror shine does not exist- Is there a "flatting" agent I can add to this paint so that I can do a couple coats at a time without sanding between coats?  Sanding the shine off this complicated interior multiple times is a daunting prospect.  

 

I plan to paint over Interlux prekote primer.

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You can add a flattening agent designed for one part paints, the one Interlux offers for their Brightside paints is compatible. I know they are working on adding additional colors in the flat, but no ETA at this point.

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You could add Interlux flattening agent our part # INT-YMA715Q.

Would I get good adhesion of subsequent coats without sanding if I add enough to get a flat finish?  I'm only speaking of adhesion, not the quality of the finish.

 

I know sanding between coats will give the best looking final result, I'm only asking about adhesion here. Thanks.

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The flattening agent will only effect the finish appearance, not the adhesion.  You will get the best adhesion by sanding fully cured paint in order to give the next coat a little tooth to adhere to the previous coat.  Some paints you can overcoat when the paint is dry to touch but leaves a thumb print (without getting paint on your thumb and it leaves a thumb print in the paint).  This works if the thickness is not heavy because sometimes with a heavy coat the solvents flash off on the surface curing that but not below that surface layer.  If you are going to overcoat before it's fully cured, be sure to do light coats rather than thick heavy coats.

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