Pettit EZ Cabin Coat is a high-performance, water-based paint suited for use in humid conditions that would otherwise promote mildew growth and paint failures in boat cabin interiors. Dura-White provides a moisture resistant, mildew proof finish that will stay white, good-looking, bright and color-fast for years.
EZ Cabin-Coat does not contain mercury or lead. It contains safe ingredients which prevent mold and mildew growth on the paint film for years. The finish is ideal for all interior surfaces, such as drywall, wood, wood coverings and even tile.
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Water-based technology for easy application and clean-up.
Ideal for high humidity areas such as cabin interiors, heads, drawers and closets.
Adheres to any glossy surface without prior sanding.
Dries fast, low odor.
Brush, roll or spray application (short nap roller or synthetic brush)
Easy ammonia wipe surface prep
I have a 1988 Grand Banks and need to repaint the interior. The original paint is Z Spar 11950. There are areas where the paint is damaged up to the point the wood will need to be sealed first from water damage around the windows. The existing paint is a flat finish. Two questions: is this the paint you would recommend and is there pantone color number. The owner's manual says it is Grand Banks beige.
Pettit doesn't make the 11950 anymore, probably the closest would be the EZ Cabin-Coat in the Off White. Custom colors are not available.
JD Tech Team
How much coverage in square feet do you get per quart?
Around 100 to 110 sq ft per quart.
JD Tech Team
Do you get brush marks or roller stipple with this paint? Or does it level like a good enamel?
You might get brush marks, however, I did two coats and the results were very good.
We used foam rollers and brushes and it leveled pretty well.
Won't know for another week or two when I finally get around to using it.
Definitely get roller stipple, some brush marks. It goes on like a semi gloss latex paint, dried bit smoother and is bit harder, more gloss. The roller stipple actually looks good, like a purposefully slightly textured finish. Hope this answers your question.
The paint leveled quite nicely for me. Mine was a very rough surface however.
no brush marks. Beautiful product
It's more like a latex than an enamel or mono. I just painted a mahog. plywood ceiling in a downeast boat and like the results. I applied 3 thin coats (since gravity was working against me) with a 1/4" nap 6" roller. (after taping and cutting in the edges with a brush)An enamel or mono would have more leveling characteristics for sure.That being said...I had no roller stipple or brush marks but the finish was not like the "glass-like" finish you get spraying awlgrip, mono or enamel.PS I'm in the sign business and have a lot of experience with paint... Cabin Coat is pretty easy to work with.
Thanks. I'd be using this on a plywood overhead in wooden sailboat. It's already primed with a 2 part epoxy primer.
It levels fairly well, though not like a topside paint.
Is Pettit's Cabin Coat satin, glossy or flat?
really nice paint. somewhere between satin and a semi-gloss
It is on the flat side. Not too dull. A very good paint and two coats does a great job. I used the off white.
The description of the finish is Satin in the product description sheet on the Pettit web site. JD's question and answer software will not allow me to provide a link, but you can easily find it. For my application, satin is a perfect description, kind of in between glossy and flat.The paint has been on the interior of my boat for a year now and is holding up well. BTW. A local paint shop tinted the white to a light gray for me and I am very pleased with the result.Good Luck!!
I'd say it's a satin. Looks great, easy to work with, but plan on 2 - 3 coats for best finish.
satin. After a year it still looks good.
DO I NEED PRIMER WITH THIS PAINT?
No priming or sanding needed. Just a quick wash and rinse. Previous paint was oil based. New paint was applied to my cabin four years ago and it still looks good as new.
I don't know the technical answer but I have not used a primer with this paint. I just made sure the surface was really clean and dry and that I did a proper job of sanding. The paint is great and I have actually used it on the interior of open El Toro dingys.Jim
suggested, but not necessary if going over white or other light color.
Is this a high gloss white?
It will stay white, good-looking, bright and color-fast for years, thanks.
Does dura-white interior come in off white?
Yes....it comes in white, off-white and gray.
I don't know, but I do know that Lowe's will tint this white to any color you would like using swatches at their store. I tinted mine to an off white color to match other interior colors. David
Yes it does. Consult the Pettit site for more information on colors.
You can take it to your local paint store and they can tint it any color you want.
Beats up the billfold... but sure works well
1979 sailboat. Formerly had a lining stuck in with contact cement. Cleaned that off and painted with EZ Cabin Coat. Adhered beautifully and 2 coat coverage. It is water based, so had a couple of stains bleed through. Quick hit those with a strong stain blocker and touchup with EZ Coat. This stuff costs a good bit, but works well. I brush cut in and rolled (4 and 9 inch) large areas. I bought the white and a local paint store tinted for me.
Good product at a reasonable price
The only reason I only rated this paint as 4 stars is because it has not been in the boat long enough to tell how well it holds up or stands up to repeated cleaning. So far I have no problems with the paint at all.
Easy application, easy clean-up
I painted the cabin ceiling of my J30 with that paint. It was already painted before and seems like the pettit paint covers more evenly than the previous paint. It covers completely in 2 coats. Very easy to use, easy clean-up. Works well with a short nap 4" roller. Time will tell if the anti-mildew is working well or not...