What Is Self Polishing Antifouling Paint?
Antifouling is designed to slowly erode over time when the vessel is in motion, releasing biocides into the surrounding water that deter the growth of organisms. As the antifouling paint wears away, a fresh layer is exposed, allowing the process to continue. This self-polishing action helps to maintain the effectiveness of the antifoul for longer periods of time, in comparison with traditional antifouling paints.
Self polishing antifouling is suitable for cruisers and sailing boats with speeds up to 30 knots, as if it's used on boats faster than this, the paint will erode too quickly.
Best Self Polishing Antifouling Paint
Seajet Shogun 033 Antifoul is a test winning self-polishing antifouling paint, with an accolation from Practical Boat Owner. The Seajet antifoul can be applied to boats that travel up to 40 knots, and works very effectively against organisms living in the water, such as algae and weeds.
Why shop with Pirates Cave Chandlery?
We stock a leading range of antifouling paint from the industry's most trusted brands, including Seajet, Hempel antifoul and International antifoul. If you're looking to save money, we highly recommend checking out our Antifoul Value Packs, which provide you with a FREE Roller Pack & Masking tape when you purchase 2 or more tins of 2.5L+ antifoul.
If you're unsure which antifouling paint is right for your requirements; whether that's a self-polishing antifoul, hard antifouling or traditional antifoul, our team are here to help! Call us on 01634 295 233, email [email protected] or visit us at either our Rochester store or Gillingham Marina store.