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About ready to order. How much will I need? OB19

Post by Steven » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:03 am

I'm about ready to order the paint. I need to determine how much I'll need for the outside, and how much for the inside.

The outside areas to be painted are the sides, transom, motorwell and a small triangle of the bottom of maybe 6 sq. ft.

The inside areas will be the sides, motor well bulkhead, front deck bulk head, CC and LeaningPost/LIve well and the 4" wide coaming.

Everyone wonders at how far Sterling goes, but I have no frame of reference for how much I'll need. Any thoughts?



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Re: About ready to order. How much will I need? OB19

Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:10 am

Steven, it took less than 1/2 gallon to do the outside of my OD18 with 4 coats. It really goes a long ways!
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Post by tech_support » Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:20 am

I will be putting the last sterling on the inside of the seacraft today. I have used less than 1/2 gallon of catalyst so far. So that mean less than one gallon of paint for the entire boat. That's two coats on the outside an bracket, 2 coats inside sides, cap (all of it) and the leaning post and console. The outside could maybe use another coat (I can see a few places) but that would take less than 9 oz of mixed paint (6 oz paint/3oz. catalyst).

If your doing the boat in all the same color, its easy, just buy a gallon. You will have left over, but its cheaper than buying quarts.

The first time you use it you will waste some paint by mixing too much.

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Post by Steven » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks guys. Think I'll stick with one color so I can save on the gallon. Matterhorn White. If I want to add some color, I could always add some to the side Panels later on. Plus, it sounds like a gallon will give me enough to add an extra coat or two for buffing out if the dust drives me too it. So I'll need a 1/2 gallon of catalyst. How much brushing reducer?

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Post by tech_support » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:35 pm

Steven wrote:Thanks guys. Think I'll stick with one color so I can save on the gallon. Matterhorn White. If I want to add some color, I could always add some to the side Panels later on. Plus, it sounds like a gallon will give me enough to add an extra coat or two for buffing out if the dust drives me too it. So I'll need a 1/2 gallon of catalyst. How much brushing reducer?
1 quart is fine for the reducer. this time of your I would get some accelerator too. It helps the paint skim over in 30 minutes.

BTW, I used MEK to clean my brushes this time instead of using reducer. Wow, what a difference. I used only 2 brushes on the whole boat, and that is because I wanted to use a 3" and a 2", could have used only one brush. I try to avoid MEK because it pretty rough stuff, but MEK is the way to go for cleaning the brush :!: Actually is was "MEK replacement" sold at the home depot, so maybe the new stuff is not as bad as the real deal - Im still careful with it though.

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Post by Steven » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 pm

So i'm looking at the following?


Mattr' wht. 230.00 1 Gallon
U2964 205.65 1/2 gallon
U2965 39.00 1 qt.


I didn't see the accelerator. I can heat the shop to a comfortable 70. Still need the accelerator? I like the idea of the quick skim over. Will it skim over as quickly at 70 without the accellerator? Would help with dust. I am concerned about getting around the boat quick enough so that it flows out when I reach my starting point. I was thinking about starting in the midle of the Transom, so if it doesn't flow together well, it would be mostly hidden by the motor. Thoughts?

What rollers do you use? The last batch of foam rollers from here did not roll well. Just plowed the primer around. I ended up using some from HD and just changed out as they started to degrade. No issue for primer, but can't do that for top coat. I have some of the west brand yellow foam rollers for epoxy use.

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Post by Cracker Larry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:19 pm

I also use MEK for cleaning the brushes, nothing else will touch that paint except for their $$ a quart reducer :help:

I would use a little accelerator at 70 degrees. The faster you can get it to skim over, the less time there is for bugs and dust to stick to it. It doesn't take much, just a cap full or less, and it's a little cap.

I use west system foam rollers and cut them in half and put them on a 4" frame. The full size ones put on too much paint. You want to apply it very thin. And yeah, they will start falling apart pretty quick, ditch it and keep going. It's powerful paint, don't put it in a plastic keg cup, and wear a good respirator.

Go here for a complete application guide. It's real important to follow the instructions http://www.detcomarine.com/sltopcoat.htm
There are no instructions on the cans :doh:
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