Bottom Paint

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The Dog House
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Bottom Paint

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Approximately how much should it cost to apply an epoxy barrier coat and bottom paint (Micron CSC) on a 26 foot boat? Thanks for the help.
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I really can't give you a answer , but was wondering if you where blasting the bottom ?
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Can't comment on the epoxy barrier, but I can do my F32 with less than a gallon of CSC per coat. Haven't done a full coat for years - think only once since I switched to CSC 10-15 years ago (and more out of vanity than anything else - wanted the bottom to look a more consistent colour -- not that the fish fish give a crap, but marina yard guys do.... ). Otherwise just doing touch ups where needed. When I switched to CSC, did a major strip job first, then put on 1 coat CSC green, then 3 coats black over top. Now if I see green or gel, I give it a splash or two in that spot. Otherwise nothing needed.

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On our 12 meter the media blasting, epoxy barrier coat, then the bottom paint job, including haul out was around $ 8,000 in here SW Florida.
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Re: Bottom Paint

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The cost of bottom painting your boat depends on whether you opt to hire a professional or do it yourself. Doing a DIY painting project will save you some money, but it will cost you time and probably paint job quality. For a professional paint job, the cost ranges anywhere from $15 to $100 per linear foot with the average cost being $15 to $20 per linear foot.

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Is there really a difference if you are in fresh vs salt water as to what product you should use. I boat in fresh water.
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Yes. You want to use a product that is going to repel the type of fouling you can expect where you are using the boat. Environmental regulations may also limit what you can use (bottom paints used to leach a lot of copper to do the job and eventually got outlawed).

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