A well-maintained boat is the masterpiece of any skipper. Every boat owner strives to keep their vessel in top-notch condition. During winter storage, the hull doesn't just get a new layer of paint/antifouling, but this is also the time for necessary repairs and new varnishes.
How can I restore my ship to its former glory with new paint?
It is very important to prepare the surface area of the hull before any varnishing or painting work is carried out. If your ship is fresh out of the shipyard and there's still release wax on the hull, it must be prepared for degreasing and sanding. In this case, we recommend acetone
as a cleaning agent and degreaser. Only after the base layer has been properly prepared, the desired result can be achieved.
It is important to strictly adhere to the recommended ambient temperature and drying time, when doing any varnishing and coating work on sailboats or motor yachts. This information is printed on the container of each individual product. If you need to paint large surface areas, you should definitely do so in a dust-free environment.
Also keep in mind that not every type of paint/antifouling
works on all surfaces. Steel, wood, plastic or aluminum all require different types of paint or primers to some extent.
In regards to antifouling, care must be taken when applying it to steel and aluminum hulls, as galvanic currents caused by copper can occur.