How can I paint my fiberglass boat to give it a wood look?

I want to paint my 14ft v-hull jon boat to look like a vintage boat made of stained wood. What materials would I need and how would the process go of painting it? I've seen it done to fiberglass doors so it shouldn't be too much different than that, just going to be a little more work. Please help! Thanks

I want to paint my 14ft v-hull jon boat to look like a vintage boat made of stained wood. What materials would I need and how would the process go of painting it? I've seen it done to fiberglass doors so it shouldn't be too much different than that, just going to be a little more work. Please help! Thanks in advance..

Best Answer:

Nick Williams: I woud check with someone that does the plastic 'shrink wraps'.Don't know what you want to spend,but by the time you figure out the cost of paint,etc.and surface prep,the wrap may be the best choice.I've seen several boats done with it and it looks good and holds up well.

Other answer:

Nick Williams:
What ever you do it's going to look a real mess!
The doors which you have "Seen" have most probably been moulded from a mould which has the wood effect moulded in.
And a wood coloured Gel coat used
The slightest tap and off comes the paint.
If you want a wood effect boat then buy a wood boat problem solved!
fuzzy:
depends on how long you want the appearance to last. A few days t oa month you may well get away with a self adhesive or shrink film.Be aware that neither of these will withstand scratching & you first bump will probably mean redoing it.
To do it properly you'll probably have to sheath it in veneer then give it 2 -3 coats of uv resistant epoxy followed by several coats of some sort of marine varnish. At least them minor damage can be sanded out & refinished
leadpipe58:
My first guess would be to hand paint with enamel and clear coat.Wood veneers will not work.Jelcoat will be to expensive.
If you hit any thing or run aground on sand you will damage it.
This is a good one.
Good luck
mjmik1:
buy old wood paneling call iy a country squire