Category Archives: Bottom Paint

Painting an Aluminum Hull with Non Antifouling Paint

When painting a boat used for hunting/fishing, such as a jon boat, typically a flat finish is desired so you’ll want to use one of our camouflage paints. A primer coat is used to help the paint adhere to the … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Boat Paint

There are many different boat paints and qualities, generally the more you spend the better the results. There are a variety of types including topside and bottom paints. Topside paints are meant to be used above the waterline and will not … Continue reading

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Can I Reactivate Hard Bottom Paint?

According to Practical Sailor Magazine, March 2013 issue, this topic was discussed. It is generally regarded that after 72 hours of exposure to air that hard bottom paints will oxidize and lose antifouling  properties but test are showing otherwise. Of … Continue reading

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What is the best paint for my boat?

A lot of factors contribute to what paint is best for your boat: Are you painting the entire boat, or just the bottom? Are you in fresh water or salt water? Is your boat trailered? What is on the bottom … Continue reading

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Do I Need Bottom Paint on My Boat?

  Typically when people discuss bottom paint on a boat they are referring to Antifouling paint. Bottom paint prevents growth of organisms that attach to the hull and can affect a vessels speed, performance, and durability when boat is kept in … Continue reading

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Applying Antifouling Paint to a Pontoon Boat

If you do not have any coatings at all on the bottom of the boat, we suggest to sand the pontoons with 80 grit and then apply Tuff Stuff High Build Epoxy. It is a water tight barrier coat designed for … Continue reading

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What is the difference in Hard Bottom Paint and Ablative Bottom Paint?

Hard Bottom Paint Vs. Ablative Bottom Paint Bottom paint is generally used to keep the growth off of the bottom of your boat. There are generally two types of bottom paint both of which have several variations that create a … Continue reading

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Bottom Paint Cross Reference Guide

See the table below for a listing of most bottom paints and how they compare by the top manufacturers. Bottom Paint Cross Reference Guide. Top Performing Bottom Paints Biocop TF Micron 66 Ultima SR60* Gold Coast SPC Islands 77 Plus … Continue reading

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Can you use water-based bottom paint over a marine epoxy primer?

Putting a water-based bottom paint  (WBP) over a solvent based primer can be done with some modified application procedures. You do NOT want to make the window, or hot coat the water based paint over the solvent based primer such … Continue reading

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What is the Best Bottom Paint Money Can Buy?

The best bottom paint that money can buy may NOT be the most expensive. You should buy the bottom paint that works best in your area. That will depend on the temperature of the water, tide changes, the nutrients in the … Continue reading

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