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Marine Paint Guide

If you're new to the marine industry then finding concise (and correct) information on which paints to use on your vessel can be difficult. Below are articles that provide information on the different types of paint available and their respective advantages and disadvantages. 

If you would like expert advice then please don't hesitate to contact us.


There are many different types of paint and many different ways of classifying them. We have decided to break the paints down into five categories:


- alkyd (oil) based paints

- physically drying paints

- two-pack polyurethanes

- two-pack epoxies

- antifouling

 

It is also important to understand the various defects that can occur during application, shortly afterwards or much further down the line. To this end we have written a short article on Paint Failures which should help to prevent problems before they occur (or at least provide advice on how to fix them afterwards).

If you are looking to paint as small boat constructed from wood or fibreglass then we have information on typical paint systems that can be applied.

There is also information and answers to the most frequently asked questions on our FAQs page.

Here's how not to apply marine paint...

Boat Paint Application

 

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