Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money – Colorbond Paint

Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money

Posted on March 20 2023

Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money


Using marine vinyl paint for boat seats can refresh and restyle your aging boat interior. Saving you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars compared to reupholstering or replacing the seats.

Restoring Vinyl Boat Seats

The key is to use paint intended for vinyl. Why can’t you just repaint the seats with spray paint meant for plastic? Multipurpose paints and enamel paints are stiff and don’t have the ability to flex with the vinyl. Causing the paint to delaminate, crack and peel. Marine vinyl paint for boat seats needs to be flexible.

Acrylic-based paints and urethane modified acrylic paints formulated for vinyl are designed to adhere without cracking, flaking, or peeling. Of note, latex and oil-based paints don’t bond well to vinyl in general.

ColorBond LVP Vinyl Boat Seat Paint

ColorBond LVP is formulated for use on soft plastics and makes for an excellent marine vinyl paint for boat seats. ColorBond LVP is a molecular bonding paint that penetrates deep, is easy to work with and dries quickly. It looks great and appears like new vinyl. On a properly prepared surface, ColorBond LVP won’t flake, crack or peel and is durable while still allowing the original texture of the vinyl to show through.

ColorBond LVP is available in over 205 OEM certified colors, including OEM correct colors for Sea Ray boats. With so many hues to choose from, you can change the color of your boat upholstery for a whole new look, if desired.

Boat Seat Restoration

ColorBond customer Debbie V. used ColorBond LVP as a marine vinyl paint for boat seats and restored the permanently stained interior of her Maxum speed boat beautifully. Debbie said the paint was easier to work with than standard spray paint, and that it sprayed on evenly with excellent coverage and dried quickly. She also thought the paint finish and color turned out great and appeared very close to the original. Debbie said used 14 cans of ColorBond LVP at a cost of $327.00, saving thousands of dollars over having the interior professionally reupholstered.

Of note Debbie also restored the dashboard with ColorBond LVP, which can be used on vinyl, as well as soft and hard plastics.

How to Restore Vinyl Boat Seats

When refinishing vinyl, we recommend first scrubbing it down with ColorBond Prep Cleaner and then applying ColorBond LVP. Start by spraying a light mist coat 12 inches from the surface and applying additional coats as needed, allowing two minutes dry time between coats. ColorBond LVP bonds in 10 minutes.

Here is a great example of using ColorBond LVP as a marine vinyl paint for boat seats. This customer used ColorBond LVP in Sea Ray Cutty White to achieve an awesome and extremely cost-effective result.

  • 2 cans for the side/back seat
  • 1 can for the helms chair
  • 1 can for miscellaneous

Only four cans of ColorBond LVP were used – totaling $93.00. Reupholstering or replacing these components could have cost thousands!

More examples of ColorBond LVP used as a marine vinyl paint for boat seats.

If you like how these projects turned out, you’ll love seeing how Larry Fowler restored the upholstery of his 5’ Pro-Line Walk Around Cuddy Cabin. You can see it here: Boat Interior Paint Saves the Day – Colorbond Paint

It’s spring and the summer boating season is almost here. Now is the time to get your boat looking great with ColorBond.

For information on LVP Refinisher click here.

Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Reviewed by: Malcolm Johnson

Malcolm Johnson founded and operated ColorBond Paint since 1996. He has over 30 years of experience in the automotive painting industry. ColorBond Paint specializes in leather, vinyl, and plastic specific aerosol paint that is OEM approved for automotive manufacturers.


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