Our boat blacking service will help you prolong the life of your boat. We recommend a 2-pack epoxy coating for the hull. Looking after the shell of your boat - whether above or below the water line - is more than just about making it look smart. Water, especially where there is electricity running nearby or another metal, such as when moored up against metal pilings, will all cause corrosion on a steel hull. There is also a new peril from microbes in the water which are eating into boat hulls. Any of these, if not dealt with, can seriously shorten the lifespan of your boat and may cost you many thousands of pounds.
Once the boat has been prepared, preferably by grit blasting as this gives a superior surface for coating, we can use a number of different treatments to protect and preserve the newly cleaned metal.
Grit blasting can reveal that the hull is suffering from deeper corrosion, or 'pitting', or other defects. These will need repairing before the coatings go on, at an additional cost. I'll discuss this with you at the time.
For the hull we recommend 2-pack epoxy Sigma Shield 880, specifically designed for use
underwater in the marine and oil industries. We are also able to undertake simple bitumen blacking if that is what you want.
We can undertake a full repaint for the roof and cabin sides in the paint of your choice, either by spraying or roller. Prices will vary depending on the number of colours you would like. We have an excellent signwriting company we work with for those final flourishes.
Boat blacking price from £5* per foot. Boat hull blasting price from £11* per foot. Airless spraying from £340.00* (not including paints) in a customer's choice of coating. (Customer to supply /pay in advance)
Base plate optional extras: Raise boat and pressure wash = £400* Base plate blasting from £11* per foot Airless spray base plate - £60 (if hull sides done at same time)
(*excludes dry dock/lifting) For prices for the cabin sides (top part), or if you have any questions.
please contact us.