Painting a Boat – suggested shopping list

boat paint

Looking to paint your boat? Depending on what your boat is made out of will depend on what you need to buy to get your pride and joy back to its former glory. 

In general, you’ll need: sandpaper, wax & grease remover, epoxy putty. If you are looking to buy a boat you should keep these items on hand always. 

For above waterline you’ll need: 

Timber                                                  

Single pack primer

Single pack undercoat

Enamel undercoat

Enamel hardener

Thinners/Turps

                                       

       

 Fiberglass/Aluminum/Steel

 

2 pack epoxy mastic undercoat

2 pack topcoat

Thinners

For below waterline you’ll need:

 

Timber

Single pack primer

Single pack undercoat

Antifouling

 

 Fiberglass/Aluminum/Steel

 

2 pack epoxy mastic undercoat

Vinyl tar

Antifouling (special antifouling for aluminium boats)

Note: ensure that correct antifouling is used to suit the speed of the boat. Also, if the vessel is stern drive or outboard, ensure antifouling is compatible (copper free) and a 2 pack epoxy base is used. 

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