Boat Paint Job

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by rkmurphy, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. rkmurphy

    rkmurphy Well-Known Member

    Not planning on having this done anytime soon but...what a fair price for a paint job on an 18 ft boat? Any idea? We're talking re-gelcoat on the exterior.
  2. buddy

    buddy Let's go fishin!!

    I don't have a clue!! But it might help if you describe what kind/type of boat. Size is obviously a huge factor in cost and by just saying it is an 18' boat doesn't give all the details. Maybe you could post a picture and someon can help. Good luck!!

  3. cutrunner

    cutrunner Cert. Yamaha technician

    To re gelcoat a boat is a royal pita! Almost everyone repaints with awlgrip, awlcraft, sterling, imron.. Much easier to respray and lasts longer. Boats are only gelcoated because the gelcoat goes in the mold before the fiberglass and when they pop the boat out of the mold the gelcoat is already smooth and shiny. Minus some wax and pva..
  4. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    My guess is it would be about the same cost as a lift kit. ;)
  5. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

    Your best bet would be to try and do it yourself. You could get away with using a quart perhaps and there are plenty of good kits on the market for under $100. Add in the infamous free time and labor for yourself and you can get off pretty cheap. I personally would not go with gelcoat for the PITA reasons. Plus, I've never seen anyone really utilize it on an aluminum boat. Good luck.
  6. AfterHours2

    AfterHours2 Stripper in my own Mind!

    Disregard the aluminum comment. Got the topics mixed up. :D
  7. fastglass

    fastglass I Love!

    Paint jobs are based on sq ft. A good qaulified painter will charge between $27 to $35 a sq ft. Depending on product. Price shall include all materials and labor.
  8. noeettica

    noeettica Well-Known Member

    WOW ! $3000.00 to paint a Gheenoe [smiley=violent1.gif]
  9. mark_gardner

    mark_gardner I Love!

    it would almost be cheaper to buy a new one ;) ;D
  10. makin moves

    makin moves Well-Known Member

    get with Eric- paint it black he does sick work
  11. bcploegert

    bcploegert Guest

    Not to sure of the cost, but the condition of the hull as far as scrapes and scratchs that have to be filled and fared, and the amount of prep work you do before handing it over have a big impact.
  12. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

    I'll work with you and give you a good price.
    Let me know....
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