Latex paint is easier to work with and dries more quickly, but it isn't quite as durable as oil-based paint. Latex is good for general painting projects such as walls and ceilings. Paint comes in a number of different finishes, from flat to high gloss.Author: DIY Network.
Jim Michalak, boat designer and builder, uses latex paint on his boats. Phil Bolger reported in Messing About in BOATS that his personal outboard boat is painted with semigloss latex house paint. Boatbuilders are traditionalists and it has been a hard sell to get them to accept plywood, stitch-and-glue construction, epoxy adhesives, and other similar innovations.
Latex paints offer the same simplicity of application to the aluminum-boat owner as they do the home owner since you can apply them by brush or roller or, if thinned properly with water, by spraying them onto an aluminum boat with an airless sprayer.
Jun 10, 2011 · Re: Latex Paint for Boats From what I've read here, oil paint cures fine over epoxy that isn't actively outgassing. So if the epoxy is FULLY CURED (which can take weeks depending on brand, application and curing temps), oil paint is a fine option for dry-sailed small boats.