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Paints & Primers

Choose the Right Marine Boat Paints & Primers - SAL Marine

You will undoubtedly need top-notch boat paint and primers if you want to renovate your boat or keep it in good condition. The marine boat paints and primers offered by SAL Marine are simple to use and enable you to achieve consistent and expert results with little effort. Primers allow boat owners to apply a tough undercoat that sufficiently prepares surfaces.

We offer a wide selection of boat spray paints and primers in the UK that are appropriate for various surfaces. For instance, the combination of boat primers and boat deck paint strengthens a surface's resistance to corrosion, wear and tear, and foot traffic. We provide top paint manufacturers' primers and undercoats for use above and below the waterline.

A new coat of marine or boat paint can give your boat a much-needed facelift before you hit the water. It can also protect a boat from everything, including marine life that might try to settle on its hull and harmful UV rays. Moreover, boat primers enhance adhesion, increase coverage, and lengthen the system's durability.

How does our marine primer help protect your boat?

The unsung heroes of boat painting are primers. Certain primers stick to the surface of the underlying hull, allowing the topcoat to form a strong mechanical bond. The build-up coatings of other marine primers are intended to seal and conceal repairs. Sometimes these hidden paint coatings act as a barrier between the new topside paint and the old, preventing a potentially harmful chemical reaction.

Tips to Prime a Boat Before Painting

Although applying boat primer paint is simple, excellent results depend on meticulous preparation. The first step is to examine the paints' state as they are thorough.

One must know that good options for removing paint include sanding, scraping, grinding, and stripping. Remove the entire coating to the bare surface if the current coating is flaking, peeling, or showing extensive separation. Follow the steps below once you have a clean, bare surface.

  • Use a solvent wash/dewaxed to clean the bare fibreglass hull of a new boat. Additionally, this combination should clean any contamination off a painted hull.
  • Sand any existing paint that is in good condition with either wet or dry 220-320 grit sandpaper. When the surface has dried, use a cloth and solvent to wipe off any remaining dust.
  • Use an epoxy filler or fairing compound that the manufacturer recommends to smooth out any noticeable localised damage.

Ensure the boat primer you're using and the paint you've chosen are compatible. Before applying the second coat of primer, you can lightly sand the boat with 300-grit paper after applying the first coat.

Most Popular Types of Boat Paint

Boat paint is made specifically to ensure easy sailing through the water. They are ideal for antifouling, anti-corrosion, and self-cleaning applications. Moreover, these paints are used to prevent abrasion on the material surfaces of seagoing vessels. Here are a few common types of boat paint that can be purchased from SAL Marine

Topside Boat Paint

This kind of paint is used on surfaces of a boat that are above the waterline, such as the deck, interior, and sides of the hull. One-part polyurethane, two-part polyurethane, and alkyd marine enamel make up topside paints. Boats are vulnerable to UV deterioration under strong sunlight. Our wide range of boat spray paints can also be used to protect your boat. These paints were created specifically to withstand various environmental factors over time.

Aluminium Boat Paint

Numerous uses for this paint include such as camouflage, decoration, renovation, and preservation. Aluminium paint has the benefit of being applied without a primer and used above or below the waterline. If needed, one must pick from our marine boat paint available in the UK that adheres to the aluminium and is water-resistant. Paint the interior of the boat first with a brush or a sprayer.

Bottom boat paint

A boat's bottom is frequently in contact with barnacles, algae, dirt, and microorganisms. It is best to pick an antifouling bottom paint when painting a boat below the waterline. It can help keep microorganisms from growing. The hull drag produced by barnacles and other microbes raises the fuel requirement for moving the boat through the water. Therefore, one must use the best antifouling paint. 

Fibreglass Paint

Gelcoat putties, resins, and restoration products are the main components of this kind of coating. The gel coats have a relatively short shelf life and can be more challenging to apply, but they can be easily used to touch up or repair a boat's finish. Generally, it is best to use this paint according to the manufacturer's instructions.

SAL Marine Offers the Most Reliable Boat Paints & Primers

For the boats that tend to stay in the water for an extended period, paints and primers from SAL Marine are necessary. Your boat's hull will inevitably get damaged if no protective paint stops aquatic growth. You must choose from our most authentic pain and primer for your boat and boating preferences.

Fresh bottom paint is needed yearly to maintain the boats that stay in the water. The advantages are that you won't need to perform ongoing maintenance to keep your boat in good condition. 

Shop the entire marine primers and paint collection today at the best prices from SAL Marine, UK. It's time to take advantage of some of the best, long-lasting paints available. 

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