Spring has officially sprung, and across the country, people are getting ready to enjoy the water. Meanwhile, saltwater and surf can do a ton of damage to any type of vessel. It’s the right time to ensure your boat is protected.
Your boat’s deck deserves optimal attention. Of course, there’s the danger of exposure to the elements. The cosmetic appeal is also essential to most boat owners. If you’ve only painted the decks in the past, you’re undoubtedly disappointed in the obvious chips and scratches.
With a polyurea-based coating, your deck will look brand new. However, that’s not all. After the proper surface preparation, you won’t have to worry about unsightly abrasions or cracks on the deck floor. Polyurea creates a robust outer shell that is impermeable to moisture and air.
And, that’s just the beginning. Polyurea also creates a skid-resistant surface that is critical when walking around the boat deck. It, therefore, makes the surface look better – and, is a great safety feature.
The benefits of creating a barrier against water infiltration are apparent. Mold and mildew aren’t just unattractive. They often carry a foul odor and can cause all types of disease. Without question, resulting illnesses may take the fun out of boating.
Polyurea and Boat Protection
Once you’ve decided to protect your boat’s deck, you may want to take a look at the rest of your boat. Have you looked for evidence of corrosion? Unfortunately, improper protection can result in deterioration of even the largest yachts.
However, you don’t have to think big to understand how polyurea coatings can keep your vessel looking new. Even small rowboats benefit from industrial coatings. Cargo ships, motorboats and even more modest personal watercraft gain appeal when sprayed with polyurea.
One of the many advantages of using polyurea when treating boats is that it sets fast. It’s also easy to color match and create shiny new surfaces. Of course, a better appearance is just part of the equation. When used on hull bottoms, the added strength protects against impact abrasions.
As a sealant, polyurea coatings are superior. It can be used to fill in cracks in all types of marine vessels. It is also ideal for plank repair. In fact, just about every part of a boat shows new life when polyurea applications are used.