Anti-fouling paint is a category of commercially available underwater hull paints (also known as bottom paints) - is a specialized category of coatings applied as the outer (outboard) layer to the hull of a ship or boat, to slow the growth and/or facilitate detachment of subaquatic organisms that attach to the hull and can affect a vessel's performance and durability (see also biofouling). Anti-fouling paints are often applied as one component of multi-layer coating systems which may have other functions in addition to their antifouling properties, such as acting as a barrier against corrosion on metal hulls that will degrade and weaken the metal, or improving the flow of water past the hull of a fishing vessel or high-performance racing yachts.
Bottom paint is an essential service that should be done every one or two years!
The paint is designed to protect your boat by sealing it off from the water and discourage the growth of barnacles, muscles and other organisms that can create unnecessary drag in the water as well as damage to your boat. Aloha Marine Services will take care of all your bottom painting needs from start to finish so that all you need to worry about are the waves.
If your existing antifouling is in poor condition, we strongly recommend removing it completely before repainting.