Published: 26 Apr 2014
Boat Projects & Solutions
A series of FREE Mini Guides for boating projects that run through the basic steps for the practical boat owner. This Mini Guide concentrates on how to paint a boats deck with ideas on preparation, priming and applying a non-slip deck paint.
When re-coating a previously painted deck you need to tidy things up a bit.
Flake off loose chippings with a Scraper and sand until the loose flakes are no longer visible.
For a longer lasting finish it is essential to remove dirt, dust and grease from the deck.
A Preclean De-greaser is best, clean and allow to dry for best results.
If you are painting on to unpainted gelcoat apply Undercoat Primer to ensure the deck paint adheres correctly.
Deck paint will not adhere to bare gelcoat for long when stepped on!
Use Masking Tape on the edges for a clean finish.
Remember to use new masking tape with every coat as it can be difficult to remove it if it is left on for too long.
Choose your colour and apply two coats. Deck paint includes anti-slip granules for grip.
If changing colour you may need more coats to hide the previous coat.
Additional useful equipment for a new deck coating.