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Old 01 April 2013, 16:07   #1
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Deck Top Coat / Flow coat Questions

Hi Folks, need some advise please as I am painting the deck this wednesday after many hours grinding and filling

I have got the 2 x pack flowcoat (acyrillic and catalyst?) and I will be rolling 2 x coats onto a fully prepared deck but need some help with the following

1.) I will be painting inside a workshop which has no heating and the weather forecast max temps will be 8 degrees centigrade. Does anyone know roughly how long it will take before the first coat will flash off / tacky ready for the second coat? I am asking this as I have limited access to the workshop.

2.) I am thinking about using sand for a non slip floor. What sand should I use (sharp sand, silica?) and when should it be applied (between 1st and 2nd coat?) and how should it be applied (with a sieve?)

I have already purchased the paint so don't want to buy non slip paint.

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Old 01 April 2013, 16:41   #2
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My tips for you:

1/ don't try rollering it, doesn't work. A stippling action with a brush is required for non slip.

2/ don't try applying it in 8 degrees, it won't cure properly if at all. 10 degrees is the absolute minimum but even that's pushing it.

3/ even though you've already got flo coat, I'd still go out and buy the proper stuff. Not that expensive and does a proper job. Sand is too fine to be any use in something as viscous as flo coat.
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My tips for you:

1/ don't try rollering it, doesn't work. A stippling action with a brush is required for non slip.

2/ don't try applying it in 8 degrees, it won't cure properly if at all. 10 degrees is the absolute minimum but even that's pushing it.

3/ even though you've already got flo coat, I'd still go out and buy the proper stuff. Not that expensive and does a proper job. Sand is too fine to be any use in something as viscous as flo coat.
I agree not worth doing in wrong conditions , non slip flo coat only 70.00 from east coast deliverd,
Brushing is. A better finish, ensure you wash deck with acetone prior to applying and flo coat,
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70.00 from east coast deliverd,
Agree, 10kg should be plenty for a 5-6m boat
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Morning and thanks for the advice everyone,

I know I should have bought the non slip paint from east coast in the first place but I have had the flow coat colour made up to match the consoles. I have also paid for the flow coat so I want to use it to prevent the project costs from spiralling out of control but I am now a bit worried as to whether the 5kg I have purchased is going to be enough to paint a 6m deck and transom.

The 10 degrees looks critical and won't be painting until the temp is above this in the workshop - will take a thermometer today just to see! If its not above 10 degrees I will just have to wait but its a bit frustrating as I have worked hard over easter and just want to get the deck painted and finished.

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Or just hire a space heater for a couple of days!
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1.) I will be painting inside a workshop which has no heating and the weather forecast max temps will be 8 degrees centigrade. Does anyone know roughly how long it will take before the first coat will flash off / tacky ready for the second coat? I am asking this as I have limited access to the workshop.



If you do decide to go ahead in 8 degrees let me know the results. Been waiting to do the same on my boat for months now but decided to wait for the weather.

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Is there any humidity restrictions? If not, why not grab a propane space heater?
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dont forget the deck will have to be up to tempature as well as the air. so as short spell of temps at 10 degrees maynot be enough if the boat has been in a shed at 3 degrees for some time.
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Flo coat with kiln dried sand works fine.
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