What boat paint do you need? The right paint system for your boat!

What is the best boat paint? What boat paint is suitable for my boat? How do you apply a paint system? We regularly receive similar questions about painting boats, yachts and other surfaces. And that, of course, is very understandable. After all, a boat is exposed to different weather conditions that can strongly affect a surface. Boat paint protects the surface and provides a beautifully coloured boat. In this article, we discuss frequently asked questions about different paint systems for the boat.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our product experts. We are happy to give you tailored advice to make your job a success! 

What is boat paint?

Boat paint (also called yacht varnish or boat varnish) is a paint system specifically developed for use on boats and yachts. A boat varnish is used as a decorative coating on the hull above the waterline and also has a protective function. Yacht varnish offers protection against sunlight and has wear-, scratch- and impact-resistant properties. At Polyestershoppen, you will find both 1-component and 2-component systems.

Characteristics of boat paint

  • High weather resistance. 
  • Wear, scratch and impact resistant.
  • UV resistant.
  • Water resistant. 
  • Gloss retaining.

Polyester boat painting: which paint system?

Which boat paint do you need when painting your polyester boat? Below we list various applications with a link to the appropriate paint systems.

Application Products
Boat paint for above the waterline (topcoat)
Protective layer over paint (above water)
Lacquers to treat the deck (anti-slip)
Lacquer for a wooden exterior
Lacquer for a wooden interior
Gelcoat repair above and below water (polyester boat)

Double Coat DD Paint (2-component topcoat)

Double Coat DD Paint is a high-quality 2-component topcoat from De IJssel. This extremely popular paint has been specially developed for boats and consists of a 2-component PU with high scratch and weathering resistance. The yacht varnish is used for everything above the waterline. This paint is not resistant to long-term contact with fresh, salty or brackish water. So only use this system for applications above the waterline. DD Paint is available in all RAL colours in high glosssilk gloss and matt gloss.

With 1 kg of DD Paint you can treat a area of approx. 10m2. In certain cases it is advisable to first apply a layer of primer, such as HB coating or ZF primer on metal surfaces. Please view the technical documentation or contact us.

International Toplac Plus (1-component topcoat)

Toplac Plus is a high-quality boat paint from the International brand. The 1-component topcoat is available in 24 colours and has built-in UV filters for long-term protection againts sunlight. Due to the unique chemical structure and new formula, it is not necessary to brush the surface with a brush. International boat paint is suitable for use on all surfaces.

Use International One Up as a primer before you start using Toplac Plus. By using both products you create a top quality paint system! See the International Toplac Plus technical documentation for more information and processing instructions.

Polyester topcoat

RESION Polyester Topcoat, also known as "polyester topcoat", is a thick coating that is commonly used to finish fiberglass laminates. For example, if you have made a new mirror from polyester. You then finish this on the inside with a topcoat.

Topcoat is also used for repairing cracks and scratches in gelcoat. For the repair of gelcoat, we have put together a complete repair kit including colour top coat. We deliver polyester topcoat at lightning speed in any desired RAL colour.

Finishing with topcoat gives a light structure to the painted layer. Need a tighter finish? Then sand the topcoat smooth and polish it. It is possible to apply topcoat below the waterline. For antifouling properties also apply an antifouling system.

Do you want to buy boat paint?

At Polyestershoppen you will find various yacht paints from high-quality brands such as Double Coat (De IJssel)International and Epifanes. The combination of user-friendliness and premium quality ensures a high-quality end result.

All boat paints are delivered quickly from stock. Do you order before 5:30 PM Dutch time and are all products in stock? Then we will send the products the same day. We make DD Paint in different colours ourselves, so all colours are dispatched at lightning speed.

Ordering boat paint at Polyestershoppen

  • Available in all RAL colours (DD Paint). 
  • We make DD varnish ourselves in all colours (non-RAL colours also possible).
  • Ordered before 5:30 PM Dutch time, shipped the same day.

More information about boat paint?

Do you have any questions about boat paint? Please feel free to contact our product experts! Call +31 850220090 or email support@polyestershoppen.com. We are happy to help you make your project a success!


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