Vessel painting

boat painting services including anti-foul


Is your vessel showing its age? Repainting should be considered anytime the paint becomes so "dead" that chemical cleaners and buffing cannot renew the luster. If a polish does not bring the glossy appearance back into the paint, it may be time for a repaint. Havelock Slipway is well equipped with the expertise and equipment to achieve the highest standards in vessel painting. Preparation is a highly important part of the re painting process to achieve the desired results, and this will determine its finish. We can cater for steel, timber, alloy and fiberglass vessels. We can re-spray your mast, topsides, decks, fly bridge, boot tops and cove lines or complete vessel re-painting.

For Fibreglass vessels modern two-part epoxy or linear polyurethane paints actually do a better job protecting the boat than its original gel coat. These paints are available in a wide selection of colours and many well stay shiny years longer than gel coat.

For wooden vessels, conventional, oil-based paints are best on wooden boats. Roll and tip is the best way to apply paint to a wooden boat. The tipping can be done with either a foam or a bristle brush, although the foam produces the smoothest finish. Two thin coats are always preferable to one thick coat.

Aluminum is a very difficult substrate to paint successfully. Paints and coatings do not adhere easily to an Aluminum surface. Aluminum must be prepared properly and a conversion coating used. Havelock Slipway always sandblast Aluminium surfaces before painting.
Rust can be a steel boat owner's nightmare. Steel is anything but maintenance-free, but by paying attention to preparation and following through with touch-up work when necessary, it is possible for a steel cruising vessel to be held in her prime for decades.

We use only top quality paints.