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Antifouling Bottom Paint

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Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint

Marine organisms such as slime, weeds, and barnacles can affect your boat’s performance and durability. Antifouling Boat Bottom Paints from Wholesale Marine feature antifouling for racing sailboats and powerboats, multi season protection, and protection for every watercraft. Wholesale Marine only carries boat bottom paint products tough enough to withstand frequent trailering, launching and beaching. Paint specifically formulated for below the underside falls into two categories- hard bottom or ablative. How do you know if you need a Hard Bottom or Ablative Bottom Paint? Below we’ll give you the details.

Hard Boat Bottom Paints have a higher concentration of biocides, and form a tough coating that does not wear away. Hard Bottom Paints are generally recommended for boats that are faster and kept in the water year ‘round. Pettit offers a great choice in their Trinidad Hard Antifouling Marine Paint which has excellent adhesion, and is highly abrasion resistant for long wear. Ablative Bottom Paints have layers that slowly wear away over time, to reveal fresh biocides, reduce oxidation, yet due to its limited life, Ablative Bottom Paints are recommended only for boats stored out of the water.

Interlux Antifouling Bottom Paints reduce friction, improve fuel efficiency, and are ideal for use in fresh and low-fouling salt water. Interlux uses metallic copper to provide complete protection in freshwater or low-fouling saltwater. We recommend Interlux Micron CSC Antifouling Bottom paint with an Interlux exclusive, Micron technology, to provide excellent, long-lasting antifouling protection by using less copper more efficiently than traditional high-copper bottom paints.

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Pettit Paints combine high-speed performance and durability with environmental responsibility. Racing and recreational finishes are easy to apply and quick to launch. Pettit Paints offers durable multi-season protection with quick clean-up and little to no odor.

Aquagard Antifouling Bottom Paints are available in convenient spray as well as in gallon cans. We recommend using Aquaguard Inflatable Antifouling Bottom Paint to extend the life of your inflatable craft. Their Marine grade anti-foulant paints are intended for use in both fresh and saltwater, provide barriers to inhibit the growth of algae, are water based, and some even aid in improving depth sounder and fish finder performance.

Wholesale Marine carries a full inventory of boat bottom paints for every kind of watercraft. If you are not certain which paint is right for your boat, give us a call at: (877) 388-2628. Our knowledgeable staff will be glad to assist you. We’re here Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM and look forward to speaking with you!