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 undertaken 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.

Boat Painting

Professional Boat Painting by the Floating Boatyard – Professional Boat Painters Boat painting is more than a cosmetic treat for your boat. It is an integral part of keeping your superstructure in good condition for many years to come. Spring is … Continue reading

Posted in All Boat Works Undertaken, Painting | Tagged , , , , | 9 Comments

Narrowboat Painting – New Project Navayana

The Floating Boatyard – For All Your Boat Painting Needs Narrowboat painting has continued this Spring, with the arrival of Navayana today. Navayana is a 27ft Springer Waterbug, which needs a full strip back and repaint. The cabin of this … Continue reading

Posted in All Boat Works Undertaken, Painting | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Narrowboat Restoration

Perch – Ex-British Waterways Narrowboat Restoration In this post, we will showcase a narrowboat restoration. Our workboat Perch was originally build in 1976 for British Waterways to service the navigation. After being removed from service maintaining the canals, Perch was … Continue reading

Posted in All Boat Works Undertaken, Bilges, Engines, Hull Care, Painting | Tagged | Leave a comment

Boat Repair Examples

The Floating Boatyard – Boat Repair Examples Here are a few  boat repair examples of completed projects from our time repairing boats in Greater London, Essex and Hertfordshire. To find more boat repair examples carried out by us over the last … Continue reading

Posted in All Boat Works Undertaken, Bilges, Carpentry, Electrics, Engines, Equipment Hire, Hull Care, Painting, Plumbing, Solar Cell Fitting, Stoves and Heating, Toilets, Towing, Water Tanks, Welding | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments