Deck colour!

Jan_Ballad_323
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Re: Deck colour!

Post by Jan_Ballad_323 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:42 pm

Very nice paint jobs! I'm definitely gonna re-paint the deck. Can't decide on the color on t the no-skid though. Opinions are highly welcomed. I am pondering three options for the no-slip parts at the moment.
  1. Use Hempel multicoat with gray color as Joerns on page #1
  2. Use Hempel multicoat wih light blue color (333909: http://www.mbfg.co.uk/user/datasheets/h ... urcard.pdf
  3. Use Epifanes Non-skid deck coating with color #1 (slightly yellow): https://www.epifanes.com/page/colors#nonskid
The picture of my Ballad below is from today, I splashed her on friday.
The yellow spot on the deck in front but off-center of the mast is an area where I used #3 above. I plugged a hole that had been used for a chimney for a heater by a previous owner. I bought a bucket of #3 on a chance but the tone is really way off the original grey/white.

I am a bit tempted to go for a light blue color to match the spray hood, but having hard to imagine how it will look. Using the slightly yellow would be nice as I already have bought this bucket and it will be wasted if I don't use it. If I chose gray, well, at least I know how it will look judging from Joerns pics (and it does look nice).
Any opinions on what might look good for my Ballad are highly welcome.
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MarkRyan1981
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Re: Deck colour!

Post by MarkRyan1981 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:22 am

Hello!

Its worth doing, although saying that, it is also one of the most labour intensive jobs I've ever done :)

I finally put the write up on my site, warts and all:

http://www.albinballad.co.uk/how-tos/pa ... de-winter/

When do you plan to do it?

Jan_Ballad_323
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Re: Deck colour!

Post by Jan_Ballad_323 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:47 pm

Wow, great work Mark and thanks for documenting it in detail and descriptively.
I can imagine the slight dispair after the storm hit.
I'm thinking of only doing the non-slip areas on the deck during this spring, possibly in stages.
In that case I will just clean, sand, and aceton the areas, then apply epoxi primer and then 2-3 layers of single component no-slip paint.

If I decide to go for entire deck it will probably be in the fall after I've put her up on the hard, or during early spring.
I already have a tent that I use for cover during the winter when she's on the hard. However, it's quite a massive amount of work.

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