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What paint should I use on my hull?

Keeping in mind that wood swells and contracts and exercises flexibility by the simple act of moving on the surface of water and waves, one needs a paint that is also flexible and one that lets the wood “breathe”. That leaves out the whole class of polyester resin paints like Awlgrip. What works best is a polyurethane paint like Interlux Brightside. As with all paint jobs, arguably the most critical task is preparing the surface properly.