Which type of paint for inside the boat?

JollyRodgers

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Hello,

I'd like to clean up the locker in the storage cupboard where the waterpump and accumulator tank were.

Because of the leak that I had before, there was quite a lot of mildew and it just generally looks pretty grubby inside. I have gone over it all with cleaning products and made it as tidy as I can, but I would really like to just paint over the whole thing. Brighten it up and make it look newer.

I was thinking of using an exterior paint, like a masonary paint - but wasn't sure if it would stick, as it says unsuitable for interior use.

I basically want something that will be waterproof and will be suitable. Will probably repaint inside the bilges too, as they are a little patchy.

Anyone done anything similar before? And would the same type of paint be suitable for painting the walls/ceiling (similar to the picture below) or would I need a different type of paint?

*not my boat*
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I used white gloss topcoat, toplac or similar. A small tin went quite far, and it looked infinitely better. It's lasted about 3 years now with no deterioration.
 

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I used white gloss topcoat, toplac or similar. A small tin went quite far, and it looked infinitely better. It's lasted about 3 years now with no deterioration.

Hello. Don't suppose you have any before/after pictures do you? Which brand did you end up using and was it waterproof?

I figured that if i'm repainting the bilge/waterpump locker they should be waterproof as they will get wet.

Probably going to opt for a light cream/milky colour when I find out what type of paint is best.
 

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Have you tried acrylic water based paint? It produces a surprisingly good result, dries quickly with little ponk and brushes/roller can be cleaned with water. Works for hot steamy bathrooms.
For my engine bilge, I tried garage floor paint, it works very well.
I am not a fan of marine paints, as you might guess.
 

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No, I don't have any photos, I'm afraid. It's the same paint as used for topsides so it's very waterproof. I need to wipe it down every now and then and it comes up glossy and new.

I used it because it's what I had - it worked really well. I've also used normal domestic gloss paint, but I think the toplac stuff was better.
 

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Have you tried acrylic water based paint? It produces a surprisingly good result, dries quickly with little ponk and brushes/roller can be cleaned with water. Works for hot steamy bathrooms.
For my engine bilge, I tried garage floor paint, it works very well.
I am not a fan of marine paints, as you might guess.

Havent tried anything yet. Didnt want to apply the wrong product and make things more difficult for myself than it has to be.

Was initially thinking something like this - https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/products/bathroom-soft-sheen#?selectedColor=1187858

Hadn't thought about repainting the engine bilge, not a bad idea actually! Is garage floor paint just thicker or harder wearing?
 

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Havent tried anything yet. Didnt want to apply the wrong product and make things more difficult for myself than it has to be.

Was initially thinking something like this - https://www.dulux.co.uk/en/products/bathroom-soft-sheen#?selectedColor=1187858

Hadn't thought about repainting the engine bilge, not a bad idea actually! Is garage floor paint just thicker or harder wearing?
Yes, that Dulux looks suitable.
I chose the garage floor paint as its supposed to withstand both hydrocarbon products and water. Supposedly good abrasion resistance too. Sorry, I forgot its manufacturer.
 

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I've done inside my lockers with white garage floor paint, Cant remember the brand. Only done it this winter but it sure freshens it all up. I'd go over it all with bleach first to kill any mildew spores that are left.
 

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Have you tried acrylic water based paint? It produces a surprisingly good result, dries quickly with little ponk and brushes/roller can be cleaned with water. Works for hot steamy bathrooms..

Plus one - I've used standard Homebase/B&Q Kitchen or Bathroom paint on both my boats... its formulated for a damp atmosphere and can come with built in antifungicide..

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I'm a big fan of Danboline and have used it a lot. A bit pricey though and ventilation is much needed!
 

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Ronseal garage floor paint.


Excellent and very durable with the flexibility needed.
 

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I have used this in the lockers: Baufix(R) 5L Liquid Plastic Floor Coating Paint available from Lidl, excellent paint but make sure you mix it well before use.
 

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Thanks for the help all.

Will the dulux bathroom + paint be suitable for the walls in the boat too, not just the bilges/lockers? My girlfriend reckons that it may not stick because the walls are coloured plastic (same as the picture in the Original Post)

Will grab some white garage paint for the engine bay.
 

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Thanks for the help all.

Will the dulux bathroom + paint be suitable for the walls in the boat too, not just the bilges/lockers? My girlfriend reckons that it may not stick because the walls are coloured plastic (same as the picture in the Original Post)

Will grab some white garage paint for the engine bay.

See my post above... still stuck on last time I looked.... :)
 
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