Category Archives: Painting

Painting Category Blog Posts by the Floating Boatyard in London, Essex and Hertfordshire

This category contains all our painting related posts. There is lot of information on how we paint canal boats and narrowboats. Anything from stripping the old paint off, to painting a new top coat. We are professional boat painters with may years of experience.

The Floating Boatyard offer maintenance, repairs and painting for canal boats and narrowboats on the inland waterways and canals in the UK. All boat works undertakenĀ from our orange ex British Waterways workboat. We operate on the river Lea in East London, North London, Essex and Hertfordshire. The business is set up as a workers owned cooperative with charitable focus.

Many people underestimate the amount of work involved. A proper coach paint job should last up to 10 years or more. To get it right can take a single coach painter over a month. Cutting corners is not an option as the paint won’t last over the winter season.

Painting Top Coat

This post is the last in our series of posts about boat painting. We’ll discuss painting top coatĀ for inland waterway vessels, such as narrowboats and other steel canal boats. We’ll take a look at what paints we use at the … Continue reading

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Boat Undercoat Paints

Boat undercoat paints are a misunderstood and often ignored part of painting boats. The undercoating stage of boat painting is a vital step to ensure a professional finish which will last for many years. Contact us here for boat painting … Continue reading

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Sanding Between Coats

Sanding Between Coats Of Boat Paint Sanding between coats often gets neglected by unprofessional Boat Painters. But is rubbing down between coats of paint really necessary? In this post we will talk about why and when we sand between coats, … Continue reading

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CRT Continuous Cruising Rules

CRT Continuous Cruising Rules – Interrupting Your Journey For Maintenance and Repairs This post is intended to clarify CRT continuous cruising rules from our viewpoint and is aimed at clients planning on meeting up with us for canal boat and … Continue reading

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Rust Treatment For Boats

A Guide To Rust Treatment For Boats By The Floating Boatyard We often get asked about the best rust treatment for boats. Many canal boats and narrowboats we come across have recurring corrosion problems. This is especially so for older … Continue reading

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Marine Filler and Marine Sealant

In this article, we will be talking about the use of marine filler and marine sealant. The aim is to give you an easy to understand step by step guide on using these products correctly. Nothing is more disappointing then … Continue reading

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Painting Marine Primer

This post is a guide on painting marine primer on your boat. We have recently published several articles on boat painting. These are aimed to give you an overview of what’s involved in painting a boat and how we go … Continue reading

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Water Tank Painting

Water tank painting is a job that often gets neglected by boaters. Many boat owners are taking an ‘out of sight, out of mind’ attitude to their water tanks. Water tank painting and care is an important part of boat … Continue reading

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Bilge Painting

A Bilge Painting Guide – The Floating Boatyard Bilge painting is one of those less attractive jobs you will have to take care of as a boat owner. A well maintained bilge is important factor in function and safety of … Continue reading

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Boat Paint Stripping

How To Guide: Boat Paint Stripping – The Floating Boatyard There are many ways to strip old and tired paint off your boat. This post will give some advice on how to best go about boat paint stripping. We will … Continue reading

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