Typically suited to powerboats and racing yachts, hard antifouling paint creates a smooth, hard, and durable surface on the underwater hull of a boat or ship. Hard antifouling paints are designed to prevent the attachment and growth of marine organisms, such as barnacles and algae, by using biocides that are released slowly over time.
Unlike self-polishing antifouling paints that wear away over time, hard antifouling paints are meant to remain in place for longer periods of time. They are generally more resistant to damage from abrasion, impact, and marine growth, and may require less frequent application than self-polishing antifouling paints.
However, hard antifouling paints can be more difficult to apply and require a more thorough surface preparation process before application. They may also require regular cleaning and maintenance to ensure that they remain effective in preventing marine fouling.
Best Hard Antifouling Paint
Hempel Hard Racing Antifoul is our most popular hard antifouling paint. Specially formulated for racing yachts and powerboats, the Hempel Antifouling offers a smooth racing finish, offering all round competitive performance.
Another worthy mention is International Ultra 300 Antifoul. This International antifouling is suitable for burnishing to provide a smoother finish for maximum slip through the water, and provides protection for up to one year.
Why shop with Pirates Cave Chandlery?
We stock a leading range of antifouling paint from brands including Hempel, International and Seajet antifoul; with a huge range of paints available for immediate collection from our Rochester or Gillingham stores, or next working day delivery to your door!