Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint
Finding the best Boat Bottom Paint for your vessel is easy with Wholesale Marine’s three-question boat bottom paint finder. Our paint finder scours over 50 different bottom paint products across three industry-leading manufacturers: Interlux, Pettit, Sea Hawk, and Aquaguard. Begin by selecting the type of water your boat is used in and your hull material. Our selection of boat bottom paints are suitable for fiberglass, aluminum, wood, and steel. Then select the antifouling paint type that best fits your needs and budget. Below is some additional information about the antifouling paint types available at Wholesale Marine.
Choosing the Right Antifouling Bottom Paint
Hard boat bottom paints have a higher concentration of biocides that form a tough coating that resists wearing away. Hard boat bottom paints are generally recommended for boats that are kept in the water all year long. Pettit offers a great product 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 seasonally. When shopping ablative bottom paints, a fantastic performer is 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 corrosion. The most common biocide used in aluminum boat bottom paints today is Econea, which can be found in: Micron CF, Hydrocoat Eco, and Pacifica Plus. Econea offers unsurpassed protection and is non-corrosive to metals.
Go Green with Waterbased Bottom Paint
While it may seem counterintuitive to use a water based boat bottom paint, they are an option to consider. Waterbased bottom paints are easy to clean up, they thin with water, are environmentally-friendly, and they do work well. One of the top selling antifouling paints in the world is Pettit Hydrocoat – a water based ablative bottom paint. Hydrocoat not only offers multi-season protection, but is formulated to be 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 boat bottom paints for every kind of watercraft. If you are not certain which boat bottom paint is right for your vessel, 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.