The Top Products for Yacht Painting

If you’ve got a yacht that you want to paint, you should be choosy about exactly which products you use to give that boat a fresh lick of paint. Thankfully, however, we can not only provide guidance on which products you should opt for, but also enable you to buy them quickly and at great prices.

 

We offer primers of – ahem – prime quality

Once you’ve removed dirt, loose paint and more from the surface that you seek to paint, in the process leaving a pleasingly clean, dry and smooth surface to paint on, you should apply a primer to it. At paints4trade.com, we stock several different types of primer, all of which made by Jotun Paints, intended for use on yachts. Those three primer products are Antipest Primer, EasyPrimer and Vinyl Primer. As for how they differ, the names explain that – to an extent…

 

EasyPrimer, perhaps unsurprisingly given its name, dries quickly – and its hiding power is particularly good. It’s available in grey or white and is advised as the primer that you should use with EasyGloss. The Vinyl Primer has aluminium pigmentation that can improve your yacht’s water resistance. Meanwhile, the Antipest Primer is aimed at preventing osmosis in fibre glass hulls, and is especially great for priming gelcoat before antifouling is applied to it.

 

Fill me in, as surface pores might say

Upon priming a surface, you may still notice the occasional blemish in it. However, you can fill unsightly crevices with help from a good filler. We offer Jotun Finishing Filler, a smooth epoxy filler of which you can apply up to 3mm of film thickness on the surface you are treating. This will leave a wonderfully smooth, pore-free surface. This filler is also easy to sand – and that’s pretty fortunate, because sanding the finish is the step you should follow after applying your chosen filler.

 

Consider using antifouling to counter biofouling

Another type of paint product that you should consider for use on your yacht, not least because it can help to keep that yacht in good condition as you continue to regularly use it on the sea, is antifouling paint. We mentioned antifouling earlier – but, for you, there might remain the questions: What is antifouling? And why should I consider using it?

 

Much of that second question is answered by the common problem of biofouling, whereby plant and animal life can build up on submerged structures including boat hulls. Significant biofouling growth can adversely affect your yacht’s performance and fuel efficiency, so it’s something worth endeavouring to prevent as much as possible.

 

We offer several useful antifouling products

Antifouling is, basically, the process of preventing or removing biofouling accumulations. To bring this process into action, you can apply what you may see referred to as antifouling paint. Our own stock includes three antifouling paint products made for use on yachts: Jotun Mare Nostrum Antifouling, Jotun NonStop Antifouling and Jotun Racing Antifouling. You can, on our website, read these items’ product descriptions to learn much more about them.

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