Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money – Colorbond Paint

Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money

Posted on December 16 2021

Vinyl Paint for Boat Seats Saves Money


Using 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. 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 Refinisher is formulated for use on soft plastics and makes for an excellent vinyl paint for boat seats. ColorBond 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, LVP won’t flake, crack or peel and is durable while still allowing the original texture of the vinyl to show through. LVP Refinisher is available in over 205 colors, including OEM correct colors for Sea Ray boats.

Boat Seat Restoration

ColorBond customer Debbie V. used ColorBond LVP Refinisher as a 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 Refinisher at a cost of $230.86 saving thousands of dollars over having the interior professionally reupholstered.

Of note Debbie also restored the dashboard with ColorBond LVP Refinisher, 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 LVP Refinisher. 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. LVP Refinisher bonds in 10 minutes.

Here is a great example of using LVP Refinisher as a vinyl paint for boat seats. This customer used ColorBond LVP Refinisher 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 LVP Refinisher were used – totaling $72.00. Reupholstering or replacing these components could have cost thousands!

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

Take advantage of the winter down time for your boat to get it ready for next season 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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