Re: Faux Teak and Deck Paint
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The original finish for the faux teak and the stripes were done originally in Polyester gel coat. Apparently the stripes were hand painted in according to what I have read recently. Awl grip can be mixed to any colour desired so matching is possible. Awl grip is a good paint and properly applied can last decade or more in the elements though a deck does get a lot of traffic so maybe less there depending on usage. I did get 20 years with a custom textured nonskid pattern using Awlgrip on my previous boat and it still looked good when I sold the boat. I am not sure of how one would properly prepare the textured surface of the gel coat on the Amel deck without losing the original detail of the wood grain in case that is important to you. Also, applying Awlgrip without some kind of a nonskid coating would probably be quite slick and I don’t like the Awlgrip skidless additives which are high density polypropylene that become quite slick if the paint chips off. I do have a solution to produce a textured pattern as mentioned above that is very skidless but it will cover the detail in the original of the simulated wood grain. Nonetheless this is the direction I am considering going in the future. In the meantime the thick original polyester gel coat may develop cracks and become thin in some spots but will still last a long time. If you do some searching there should be other discussion about the Amel decks that could be helpful to you.