Yahoo Answers is shutting down on 4 May 2021 (Eastern Time) and, as of 20 April 2021 (Eastern Time), the Yahoo Answers website will be in read-only mode. There will be no changes to other Yahoo properties or services, or your Yahoo account. You can find more information about the Yahoo Answers shutdown and how to download your data on this help page.
Bottom Paint/Wax - what goes first?
Getting my sailboat ready for the season. Do I Wash&Wax the topsides first and then bottom paint? or should I bottom paint first? To Wash the hull, I usually need to use an acid cleaner to get the waterline algae off.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Hull first as wax from the top will bugger up the paint adhesion.
- 2 months ago
Prep and paint first, then wax. Paint can't adhere as well to a waxed or smooth surface, or to surfaces contaminated with stuff that has less holding power than paint. Plus stuff that is painted over can make bumps & lumps that look crappy under a glossy finish.
Addition: Do the topside after the bottom because of the wax issue noted elswhere + the cleaning & prepping will kick crap into the air that will settle onto your freshly cleaned deck & then you'll have to do it over. Same is true of the interior areas. Save that for last.