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Kittiwake15

Wood boat - primer below the water line

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I have a 90-year old wood launch that I have repaired and taken down to the bare wood. I now need to paint the bottom. What do you recommend for priming below the waterline? It has been suggested that I thin a solvent-based bottom paint 25 - 50% and use a couple coats of that as a primer, then a double coat of in-thinned paint over it. Thoughts? Thanks.

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Typically on wooden boat bottoms you would use a solvent based bottom paint and thin the first coat 10%.  Then follow with two coats unthinned.

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