i used alblative paint last year and my boat never left the dock except to go to the ramo to be taken out as well as taken in i power washed it when it came out do i need to paint it again?????or should i use a new gallon instead of 2 and thin it out to make it
How big is your boat?
2 gallons is ALOT of paint. 1 gallon goes a good ways.
I know it's not fair to compare, but an average gallon of paint, for say sheetrock or other smooth surfaces, covers approx 400SF. Even if you go 1/2 that distance, 1 gallon should cover a bottom without having to thin it.
I've been using the same paint for a few years now, the CPP PLUS, on the advice of Capt Brad, with great results.
However, I am a former House Painter and get a bit carried away when I paint my bottom. Every year I say I'm gonn go under the boat and just sand out the bad spots and touch up only those areas. Well, 2-3 hrs of sanding later I come out from underneath looking like Alice Cooper. Then I lay on a nice new liberally thick coat on the whole bottom, un-thinned, and use about a 1/2 gallon on a 21' boat that already has a nice base on it.