Creating a smooth deck finish

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Creating a smooth deck finish

Post by Glynn76 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:33 pm

Hi Guys,

I am currently preparing my Westerly Griffon to repaint the deck, and following good advice for you good selves I am sanding the deck down, not down to the gel coat, however there are some places where it is down to the gel coat. Should I use a gel coat filler or watertite to create an even finish?

Also my plan is put down a primer coat and then 1/2 coats of interdeck, do you think that would be sufficient?

Your advice is always appreciated

Cheers Glynn _/)

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Re: Creating a smooth deck finish

Post by Jolly Roger » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 pm

Glynn

Either of the fillers will work fine. Just remember to get a smooth finish requires good preparation. Primer and 2 coats is certainly an acceptable amount of paint to get a good finish. To help getting the paint on quickly it is necessary to tape all the edges with a good quality masking tape like 3M blue or similar. Trying to paint an edge takes too long, so the tape helps getting an even coat using a brush. One final point, remember to stir the Interdeck to ensure the the non-slip additive is evenly mixed.

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Re: Creating a smooth deck finish

Post by Glynn76 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:24 am

Thanks Rodger,

Really appreciate your guidance as always....now for the weather window!!

Fingers Crossed _/)

Glynn :-)

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