Can i spray paint my boat?

Can i spray paint my boat?

Answer; Yes you can. We are currently busy restoring a boat for our customer Simon who has a 6 metre aluminium boat with a fibreglass cabin which is in need of restoration. The paint on the boat hull is in poor condition and the cabin is in worse condition, in fact most of the paint on the cabin is totally faded and in spots completely off the surface. Painting the boat with a spray gun is the ideal way to have a great looking finish and it looks better than painting with a brush.

Question; How can you remove the old paint from the boat hull and cabin? Sanding the rough surface and old paint until smooth is the best way. Sandblasting is a great way to remove paint, however the fibreglass cabin cannot be sandblasted, it must sanded back by hand, potentially with an orbital sander. The aluminium boat hull can be sand blasted, see photo’s of the boat stripped back and ready for spray painting.

Now the boat hull and cabin have been prepped, you can then apply your base coats and final top coats of paint on the boat. It’s recommended to apply a wax seal or polish on the boat, this will help to allow the water to bead off the surface and maintain the paint to last longer.

Our next post will show the boat spray painted with marine paint and ready to install the outboard motor, cabin interior and so on. Stay tuned for photo’s of the boat finished with spray painting