Yacht Paint & Coating Solutions in Canada
Boat owners in Canada are often concerned with the protection and appearance of their boats. Therefore, yacht coating systems are designed to protect the boats while allowing appearance alterations. The main yacht coating solutions are:
- Antifouling coatings for protecting the under-water boat hull from microorganisms
- Topside coatings for the part above the waterline to protect from UV light, corrosion and weathering
- Deck coatings to protect the deck and increase safety
Yacht coating solutions for different materials
As there are several materials of boats, there are also different preparation and application procedures and products. The yacht coating solution are different for hulls and topside applications.
Yacht coating on Hulls
The following guidelines count for new substrates and completely sanded or blasted surfaces. Before further preparation, all the surface types must be high pressure washed with water and degreased when needed.
- Fiberglass: Prepare the substrate by dry sanding it . Apply several layers of undercoat which prevents water penetration and osmosis. Finally, apply one or more layers of antifouling coating.
- Aluminum: As preparation, grind the surface. Then apply undercoat suitable for aluminium/aluminum and finish the paint job with antifouling application.
- Wood: Dry sand the substrate to make it ready for yacht paints. Apply a varnish or a wood primer which preserves oil. Next, bring a layer (or two) of vinyl primer on the surface and finally, apply antifouling.
- Steel: For steel, grinding the surface is a sufficient preparation. As a primer, an extremely water proof, two component epoxy system is the most suitable. Additionally, apply an undercoat which increases adhesion and prevents water penetration. As last, apply the antifouling systems on the surface.
Yacht coating on the Topside
These instructions form the basis for applying yacht paint on different boat topsides which are new or completely sanded or blasted. Every surface must be high pressure cleaned with water and degreased if needed.
- Fiberglass: Dry sand the surface, choose a primer, and apply either a 1 pot system or 2K paint. Finalise/finalize with topcoat.
- Aluminum: Grind the surface and choose a suitable primer to apply. After applying the primer, bring on a 1 or 2 component top coat.
- Wood: Dry sand the surface and apply a primer preserve the wood’s oils. The apply a wood primer followed by a finishing topcoat. One pot systems are the most effective on wood.
- Steel: Prepare the surface by grinding it. Apply an epoxy systems primer followed by an undercoat application. Finally, bring on a one or two component finishing layer.