Hull Blacking with Bitumen
Pressure washing removes most loose materials. However, some hulls may need extra time spent on them removing other things such as rust from the waterline. After the hull has been properly prepared, hull blacking can commence. We recommend applying two coats of bitumen. High-quality bitumen and rollers can be purchased from us or you may provide your own.
The time between coats depends on temperature, but a good rule of thumb is to leave 24 hours between the first and second coat. This ensures the first coat has had well over 18 hours needed for surface temperatures of 10 degrees Celsius. After the last coat has been applied 24 hours are needed for the paint to cure before being immersed in water (again, at 10 degrees).
Other materials such as paint trays, roller handles, brushes, white spirit, disposable gloves etc. we also have in stock.