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Gardener

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sealing up boat from water
« on: November 15, 2018, 08:02:39 PM »

do I need to seal the plywood and joints between hull and sides etc with anything other than the acrylic  paint I will use to finish off the boat ?
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Re: sealing up boat from water
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2018, 10:19:54 PM »

Best to use a sealer such as sanding sealer or brushing epoxy to seal the wood then sand to give a smooth finish. This will be easier to paint than the unsealed wood. painting straight to the wood will need a lot of coats and sanding to give a good finish.
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Re: sealing up boat from water
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 01:39:15 AM »

Running epoxy along the joint would also add strength.
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Re: sealing up boat from water
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 08:29:48 AM »

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