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Epifane's Yacht Enamel colors...

Discussion in 'Wood and Canvas' started by Howie, Apr 15, 2021.

  1. Howie

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    I just put the 1st paint coat on an old Morris with for a fella who selected Epifane's Yacht Enamel #30 'Teal Green'. A truly awful color!
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    This has to go. I'm thinking I ought to stick with one of Epifane's enamels... Can some of you reply with pics showing other enamel colors you've chosen? Something that would be appropriate for a 115 year old canoe!
  2. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Colour will look great with a flattening agent added. Knock down the gloss and it will look much better , or add some black
  3. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    The #30 Teal Green actually looks pretty good on the Epiphanes color chart, at least as reproduced on my laptop's monitor -- a constant problem when working from color chart chips. Andre's suggestions well may produce something acceptable. But then maybe the canoe owner likes having his canoe looks like it is a plastic boat -- ain't no accounting for taste!

    I recently ran into that problem staining a fence -- the first color turned out to be far to dark when applied -- it took four more attempts using actual samples rather than relying on the color chart to get what we wanted.
  4. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Andre is sure his suggestion will produce something acceptable.
    and he hates people who refer to themselves in the third person.

    interlux flattening agent works well with epifanes if used correctly, used it many times. antique boats look crappy all glossed up.
    good luck
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  5. Craig Johnson

    Craig Johnson Lifetime member

    Epifanes #62 5675A0DE-15CB-4094-AAB3-1126EC8480F6.jpeg
  6. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    I'm wondering what is wrong with the color? To me it's sort of like the Chestnut color.
    Would I like to see it a bit darker, sure, but it's a lot better then say yellow or red.
  7. OP

    Howie Wooden Canoe Maniac

    Aw gee Dan... I have to disagree with your view of the color. It hurts my eyes to see it. Like Pepto Bismal except green! Yes, I could try and make it darker by adding, say, black a la Andre, but I'd rather buy it than screw around. And BTW, I like yellow!

    Craig: Thanks for the pic of #62. I like it. It was one I was considering.
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  8. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    Our Model 1889, built and painted by Jerry Stelmok:
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    Our 50 Pound model OT painted by me:
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    As I said above, ain't no accounting for taste! :):D
  9. Benson Gray

    Benson Gray Canoe History Enthusiast Staff Member

  10. Gil Cramer

    Gil Cramer The wooden canoe Shop, Inc.

    As always, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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  11. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    I painted my 1972 Guide yellow (ACE Hardware floor enamel) - not necessarily because I favor yellow canoes, but because it set off the rosy shades of the wood better than anything else I could find.

  12. Rob Stevens

    Rob Stevens Wooden Canoes are in the Blood

    Our daughter's choice, beside mine, Cobalt Blue.

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  13. Dan Lindberg

    Dan Lindberg Ex Wood Hoarder

    Ya, I figured my comment would bring out some nice pics.

    It's a good thing everybody thinks differently, it would be a boring world if everything was the same.
  14. Todd Bradshaw

    Todd Bradshaw Sailmaker

    It's important to be one with nature. :D
    Actually, this was supposed to be one of those old time canoe shots with the red/black buffalo plaid wool jacket and a hat, but despite being mid October, it happened to be about 85 degrees that day and I was frying.

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  15. Greg Nolan

    Greg Nolan enthusiast

    And if you have more than one canoe, there is no rule that says you can't have one with subdued coloring along with your red and yellow canoes.

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  16. jva74

    jva74 Curious about Wooden Canoes

    Hey, teal green is awesome.

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  17. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    im just over here struggling to imagine a yellow floor.
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  18. Blott

    Blott LOVES Wooden Canoes


    Nice canoe and paint combo Greg but I would have a word with the person who last parked your car :)

    I like Epifanes but it is high gloss and shows every plank mark so will try a flattening agent when I next repaint my Pal.
  19. Andre Cloutier

    Andre Cloutier Firestarter. Wicked Firestarter.

    Blott, give these a try. many successful paint jobs with both, most with epifanes

  20. owlsroost

    owlsroost Fishing Guide

    My Daughter graduated from Saint Lawrence University and, unless I'm seeing that bottom paint color wrong, that combination would play quite well there.

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