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Repainting

It is important to maintain the coating of your boat as this will ensure adequate protection for the substrate, keep the boat looking good and help to maintain the value. Both two pack and single pack paint finishes are going to need repainting. The period of time between maintenance painting will vary from boat to boat depending on existing paint system, usage, general wear and tear, mooring conditions and UV degradation. 

Above the waterline

Assuming the existing coating is sound and intact:

  • Wash thoroughly with fresh water
  • Clean thoroughly with Yacht Cleaner and freshwater to remove any surface contamination. Allow to dry fully.
  • Abrade with 180-280 grade abrasive paper.
  • Freshwater wash and allow to dry.
  • Apply relevant undercoat where necessary, followed by one or two coats of chosen topcoat, following relevant painting specification from the undercoat or topcoat depending on condition.

Please remember Poly Best should not be applied onto Brilliant Enamel.

For areas where the coatings are damaged, filling and priming may be necessary before application of undercoat and topcoat.

  • Degrease the surface thoroughly with Yacht Cleaner or Degreaser(depending on substrate).
  • Abrade surface with 100-240 grade abrasive paper.
  • Freshwater wash and allow to dry.
  • Spot prime and fill where necessary using appropriate materials.
  • Fair areas which have been filled.
  • Apply undercoat and topcoats from appropriate specification.

Below the waterline

It is recommended that new antifouling is applied annually to ensure adequate protection.

If the existing coating is sound and that you are overcoating with the same antifouling:

  • Wash the surface with Yacht Cleaner and freshwater, remove any loose paint and allow to dry.
  • Apply two coats of antifouling.
  • Refer to antifouling section for more detailed information.

For areas where the coatings are damaged, filling and priming may be necessary before application of primer and antifouling.

  • Abrade surface with 100-240 grade abrasive paper.
  • Wash with Yacht Cleaner and freshwater wash.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Spot prime and fill where necessary using appropriate materials.
  • Fair areas which have been filled, apply further coats of primer to encapsulate the filler.
  • Allow to dry fully before applying Underwater Primer and antifouling.
  • Start painting from tiecoat on appropriate specification
  • Refer to antifouling section for more detailed information.

If you are overcoating with a different antifouling, refer to the antifouling section for compatibility and advice