Just like all construction processes, the application of paint on a boat is a process that requires professionalism. Paint, which also serves as a protection for surfaces to which it is applied, has the effect of embellishing the surface and the surroundings. Paintwork, which varies in terms of type, content and usage depending on the surface to which it is applied, is one of the main elements of yacht maintenance and repair works.
Boat paint application should be carried out correctly with the same due care that a painter applies when painting his pictures. The paint application method is also extremely important, as is the quality of the paint. Cobra Yacht, who offer a combination of comfort, luxury, happiness and freedom with the yachts that they build, acts exactly in keeping with a painter's delicacy and elegance during the painting process and thus turn all sea vessels into works of art.
Points like which paint cannot be diluted or which paint can be diluted with which dilutant are just a few examples to show that boat painting applications cannot be carried out without knowledge. For example, the time for disposing anti-fouling paints to the sea differs, and if the person who applies the paint is not aware of such differences, this can result in disaster. With their profound knowledge of the maritime world, Cobra Yacht professionals continue to work without harming the balance of nature and aiming to add a new beauty.
Depending on the types of synthetic resin they are made of, the types of paints used for boats are divided into four groups: alkyd, vinyl, polyurethane and epoxy.
Alkyd is a type of paint that dries quickly, is cheap and can be applied to all surfaces above the waterline. Vinyl is a type of paint resistant to abrasion. Polyurethane paints that are the most resistant to wear and tear are generally used in greasy, salty, polluted sections and areas above the waterline. For example, areas that are exposed to the sun require polyurethane paint. Epoxy, which is used especially for steel boats, is a type of paint that is quite durable but expensive. It also undergoes rapid loss of colour. Applying different paints to different surfaces according to their durability and other properties will turn into an advantage in long-term use of the boat.
Anti-fouling paints are a type of paint that prevents plant and animal organisms, called fouling organisms, from clinging to surfaces, thus preventing damage to the surface coatings.
Other materials that are used in addition to paint and their uses are as follows:
· Paint Brush: Different types of paint brush which naturally is the main material of all painting applications allow paints to be applied different surfaces.
· Spatula: Used to scrape off old paints and to apply putty.
· Sandpaper: Used to smooth the surface to be painted.
· Jet Engine: Used to remove any debris that is difficult to remove with sandpaper.
In summary, the application of paint to boats and yachts is a process that requires professionalism.