Deck Painting 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.

Anza 30mm Paint Scraper
from £7.88


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.

Hempel Pre-Clean Cleaner
Save: £2.95 (14%)


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!

Hempel Primer Undercoat
Save: £3.77 (14%)

Masking Tape

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.

Masking Tape 25MM x 50M Roll
Save: £0.09 (3%)

Deck Paint

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.

Hempel Non-Slip Deck Coating
Save: £2.62 (9%)

Deck Painting Accessories

Additional useful equipment for a new deck coating.

International Interdeck - White
Save: £4.41 (13%)
Hempel Anti-Slip Additive
Save: £1.11 (14%)
Foam Brushes
from £1.25
Mini Paint Roller Kit
Save: £0.05 (1%)
Harris Classic Paint Brushes
This product has been discontinued

Copyright © Sheridan Marine 2014. All rights reserved. E&OE. This is a project guidance sheet and not a ‘How-to’ fact book. It is presumed that all work is carried out safely following the product manufacturers instructions. Each project may differ so may need further discussions and guidance.