Priming

I am about to prime my boat, is it alright to use hempel under water primer all over the boat?

Comments for Priming

Click here to add your own comments

Overpainting
by: Paul Barlow UK

We have used Hempel's Underwater primer on a Merlin Rocket sailing dinghy.

However, when applying the first of an oil based boat paint it started reacting with the primer if over rolled and lifted the top coat.

We found the answer was to do a thin first coat rolled quickly and as little as possible to get coverage.

Let that dry and you should then be OK with subsequent coats

Cost?
by: Mike

Don’t see any reason why not apart perhaps from the cost.




Click here to add your own comments

Return to Your Comments.

Want to add more photos?

If you are having problems uploading Photos or would like to add more click on this link for the Upload Form.

You can upload as many as you like and there is no need to resize them.

You might like these

  • Project Boats by Proud Wooden Boat Lovers.

    A showcase for Wooden Project Boats that enthusiasts are working on building and restoring.

  • Boats and Bits, Free Advertising.

    The Boats and Bits Exchange is a FREE advertising space for anyone wishing to sell, buy or exchange Wooden Boats, Boat Bits or other items of Chandlery.

  • Readers Tips for Your Wood Boat.

    Readers Tips advice on how to maintain and improve your Wooden Boat and save time and money

  • Wooden Boat Women

    Wooden Boat Women, come on girls, you can do it just as well as the guys, show off your skills, your boats and encourage other environmentally friendly female boat builders.

Recent Articles

  1. Margin/Cover Boards, How to, Tips, Please.

    Sep 16, 19 04:28 AM

    Hi there, I am about to work on my Margin boards on my 12'runabout. I am wondering what the best way to scribe the shape is? And what's the best/easiest

  2. PM-38

    Sep 15, 19 03:17 AM

    I built a PM-38 in 1962-63. I built the frames in high school wood shop, then finished the boat at home in the garage. Ran it all through college,

  3. 'Every View is Better When It’s Framed in Mahogany': Meet Lake Minnetonka's Wooden Boat Lovers Club

    Sep 12, 19 01:20 AM

    Drop anchor at the 44th annual Real Runabouts Rendezvous to see some of the country’s finest wooden watercraft. PHOTO BY: EMILY J. DAVIS

    Sierra Nevada’s Lake Tahoe, Wisconsin’s Lake Geneva, and our own Lake Minnetonka vary across location, depth and size—but they all have one interesting offering in common.

    The answer?

    Each lake is a mec…

    Read More