Narrowboat Painting – FAQ’s

Q. What is the correct way to paint a narrowboat?

A. See Mirror Finish Paintwork page.

Q. How many layers of paint should a narrow boat have?

A. 7/8, See Mirror Finish Paintwork page.

Q. What is the best paint to use on a narrowboat?

A. See Mirror Finish Paintwork page.

Q. What is the best way to treat badly rusted areas on narrow boat?

A. Grind to bare steel, treat with rust inhibitors then follow mirror finish steps but add owaterol into paint.

Q. What is the best way to protect the paint work on a narrowboat?

A. Wax before and after the winter!

Q. How many coats of paint should be applied to the hull of a boat?

A. 2 to existing paintwork 3 to bare steel!

Q. What is the best paint to use on a hull?

A. 2 pack epoxy blacking also known as twin pack.

Q. What paint should I use to signwrite the name or painting a picture on my narrowboat?

A. 1 shot enamel from wrights of Lymm.

Q. How to get a mirror finish paintwork?

A. See Mirror Finish Paintwork page.

Q. What primer should I use on my narrow boat?

A. HMG 2 pack primar.

Q. Which is the best gloss to use on a narrowboat?

A. Masons p type.

Q. What is the process called when applying gold leaf?

A. Gilding.