05 Dec Choosing Antifouling Paint For Your Boat
Does your boat sit in the water for most part of the year? Then you’ve probably noticed a slimy film on your boat’s hull or maybe you’ve seen marine growth. That’s a fouled bottom and there is a way to prevent that from happening with one or more coats of quality antifouling paint.
Keep in mind that antifouling must be maintained to keep it performing its best. This treatment will save you a ton of money and you will find your clean hull performing more efficiently and quickly. Once you decide that you want to go to antifouling paint route, you’ll have to decide on which antifouling paint is the best for your boat. Don’t worry, our team at Chi Yacht Refinishing are here to help:
Is Slime A Problem In Your Area?
If you’ve noticed a slime film on your boat’s hull happening more often than not, you should take that into consideration. This might be happening because it’s a common occurrence in your area. There is a popular anti-slime additive that’s hit the big news called Irgarol. This paint is a really good answer to your slime problem.
Does Your Area Have Certain Restrictions To Paint?
There are areas that enforce boaters to not use copper biocides which is inside paint. If this is a problem with your area then you should use a bottom paint that contains zinc or ECONEA as the biocide. A Good paint brand that is of a worth mention is PropSpeed which contains no biocide at all. Nonetheless, it still protects against marine growth.
Do You Want Bright Colors?
When it comes to having bright colors you will want to use one that contains white copper or zinc because it creates the brightest colors. Good brands to follow for bright colors are Pettit’s Vivid and Interlux Trilux 33.
Are You Painting Over Old Paint?
If you’re thinking about painting over old paint you should first make sure that the paint isn’t flaky or loose. Don’t paint over old paint that contains slippery Vinyl or PTFE agent. Also, only put soft paint over hard paint.
If you need help choosing antifouling paint for your boat don’t hesitate to call our team at Chi Yacht Refinishing. We are here to provide you with the solutions you need and we take great pride in making sure we exceed your expectations. We are refinishers, painters, and professional problem solvers. Call us today!