Boat hulls can come in various colors, and painting your boat is an easy way to personalize it. Before you begin, do your research and choose a paint specifically meant for boats. For obvious reasons, you should use paint that won't wash off quickly in water. Use a paint or staining product that is easy to apply to your boat. Some paints can be brushed on, while others can be sprayed. Most stains should only be applied to wood that is dry and not oily, so dry your boat appropriately before you begin.

Painting your boat has more benefits than adding color. Resin-based paint can seal your boat, making it more resistant to moisture. Bottom paint, also known as antifouling paint, can prevent barnacles from clinging to your boat's hull. This is especially important for vintage boats made of wood, as barnacles will eat the parts of your wooden boat that are underwater. Clean your boat regularly and apply antifouling paint to keep unwanted aquatic life away. You can also apply ablative bottom paint to the bottom of your ship to give it a self-polishing effect. Ablative bottom paint will wear off more evenly, making it easy to recognize when you should repaint it.

In addition to supplying paint buckets, Absolute Classics can offer you other paint supplies such as plastic trays, foam paint brushes, and large frame roller paint brushes. Painting your motor or sailboat may take some time, but the results are worth it if you hope to keep your boat in excellent condition for years to come.