Using quality antifouling Sydney paint to keep your boat’s hull free of marine growth is needed when you store your boat in Sydney waters for part of the year. Fuel costs are drastically reduced when your boat performs at its optimum level.
As a responsible boat owner, putting this preventative maintenance job on the top list is a must. Your boat will use more petrol and manoeuvrability and speed will be affected when the bottom is fouled. Making the boat efficient, fast and safe all the time is by keeping its hull clean.
Marine organisms such as algae, barnacles, slime, zebra mussels, and weeds are prevented from attaching to the hull with the help from antifouling paint.
Painting the sterndrive or aluminium hull
The aluminium hull or outdrive of a boat will become damaged when galvanic corrosion happens when an antifouling paint containing cuprous oxide is applied. The best antifouling paint to use for aluminium hulls is ones that contain a compound of cuprous thiocyanate, non-metallic agent or zinc.
Using bright colours
White copper antifouling paint is the best choice when you want dazzling bottom paint. The blackest blacks, the brightest colours, and the whitest whites are produced by white copper antifouling paints.
Hauling over the winter and relaunching without having to repaint
The perfect solution for hauling over the winter and relaunching without having to repaint is to use an ablative copolymer antifouling paint. Working as a bar of soap, copolymer paints in their lifetime constantly release biocides that wash away all types of marine organisms.
This type of antifouling formulation continues to work effectively even in high-growth areas and after the season’s haul-out. Light sanding or scrubbing can reactivate the paint to make your boat ready for action during the spring season.
Boat owners living in northern climates can benefit from the time-saving factor provided by copolymer antifouling paints.
It is recommended to do the first application of two to three coats using the paint. Adding anti-slime additives to the paint is also recommended for areas that are prone to heavy fouling.
Frequent or infrequent boat use
An ablative paint is recommended for boats that are used frequently. Light growth is usually ablated by this type of antifouling paint, giving the hull a smoother finish over time.
Modified epoxy paint, on the other hand, will be the best choice to use on infrequently used boats. Using this kind of antifouling paint provides the boat with good antifouling benefits even when it is inactive.
High copper content antifouling paint provides the perfect solution for protecting the hull when the boat is kept in the water year-round. The leaching biocides formulation of the paint prevents growth even when the boat is always in contact with water.
Storing the boat when not in use
Multi-season protection is provided by copolymer antifouling paint for boats stored for an indefinite period. The trick is to apply extra coating thickness to make the paint work effectively for a long time.
Applying antifouling at a Sydney Marina
can be a DIY project. However, the task is better left to the experts who know the best type of paint to use and the right way to apply the paint for your boat. We are happy to assist.