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 or Aluma Hawk. A primer coat is used to help the paint … 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. Duralux High Gloss Marine Enamel is affordable and easy to apply and only recommended for above the waterline or moderate use on the bottom (a … 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 the … 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

Sea Hawk Paints can be applied over competitive brands Interlux and Pettit by simply sanding the existing bottom paint with 80 grit sandpaper and then applying the Sea Hawk bottom paint of choice. In addition, Sea Hawk gives a full … 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?

For fiberglass boats, the best bottom paint is Biocop TF with Bioboost which is a bottom paint additive for extra algae protection. This provides you the absolute maximum protection against hard and soft growth on the bottom of your boat. … Continue reading

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