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Swiebertje
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@Mike Summers wrote:

Thanks Swiebertje, I wonder why you think 2 pot paint is the best, I was thinking about using garage floor (one pot) paint.

Because two pot paint is more durable then most other marine paints. Keep in mind that the floorboards are a surface we walk and work on in contrast to, for example, the bilges. The floor boards have to cope with much greater mechanical stresses than other parts of the hull.

I know that garage floor paint is very durable. The paint I have in my garage (Her Majesty’s color) has tanks drive over it without much problems (not in my garage). Concrete however is a much stiffer and more porous surface than our floorboards. I have no idea how concrete paint behaves on our floppy floor boards. If it gets rock hard it may chip off but it may be a solution just as good as marine two pot, I don’t know.

My advice comes from personal experience (and from Ian Porter). I would never give an advice on this board unless I am sure it works. I have used some unusual paints but only time can tell if they work. I would not feel comfortable giving those solutions as advice to others.
Other sailors may have yet more good solutions that I don’t know about. That is the beauty of this bulletin board.

Bilges:
Why anyone would want to paint the bilges is beyond me. Nobody ever sees them. Why waste good money on them?