Antifouling Bottom Paint

Paint Selection Guide

Find the right paint for the job

  • What type of water is your boat in?
  • What is your hull material?
  • Select a Paint Type:

      Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint

      Finding the best Boat Bottom Paint for your application is easy with Wholesale Marine’s three-question bottom paint finder. Our paint finder shops over 50 different bottom paints across three industry-leading manufacturers: Interlux, Pettit, Sea Hawk, and Aquaguard. Begin by selecting the type of water your boat is in and your hull material. We carry bottom paints suitable for fiberglass, aluminum, wood, and steel. Then choose the antifouling paint type that best fits your needs. Read below to learn more about the bottom paint types offered at Wholesale Marine.

      Choosing the Right Antifouling Bottom Paint

      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 kept in the water year 'round. Pettit offers a great choice in their Trinidad Hard Antifouling Bottom 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 and reduce oxidation. Ablative bottom paints are ideal for boats that are trailered or are removed from the water. When shopping ablative bottom paints, it’s hard to go wrong with Interlux Micron CSC. Micron CSC uses Micron Technology, providing long lasting antifouling protection even when the boat is out of the water for extended periods of time.

      Aluminum Antifouling Bottom Paints must be copper free to avoid development of corrosion. The most common biocide used in aluminum boat bottom paints today is Econea, which can be found in: Micron CF, Hydrcoat Eco, Pacifica Plus, and Pontoon Pro. Econea offers unsurpassed protection and is non-corrosive to metals.

      Go Green with Waterbased Bottom Paint

      Why buy water based boat bottom paint? Waterbased bottom paints are easy to clean up, they thin with water, are environmentally-friendly, and they WORK. One of the top selling boat paints in the world is Pettit Hydrocoat – a water based ablative bottom paint. Hydrocoat not only offers multi-season protection, but is tough enough to withstand frequent trailering, launching, and beaching.

      Wholesale Marine Carries the Best Boat Bottom Paint Brands!

      Wholesale Marine carries a full inventory of paints for every kind of watercraft. If you are not certain which boat bottom 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! Be sure to ask your rep about our Captain's Club Rewards Program. Sign up and begin accruing points for additional discounts the next time you shop at Wholesale Marine.