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Marine, Anchor’s Away! You need to be seen at sea.
Out on the water, nothing looks more exciting than seeing a classy marine vessel.
Whether it’s sitting at marina or heading out on the bay or to sea, the colour of the boat is more that just a “pretty feature”. Beside’s showing off passion, colour is also used to identify the vessel for identification and safety.
Colours play an important part to visual stimuli. Look at the difference a green boat makes to a red boat.
The red boat always looks as if it’s going faster.
But, use lots of red and the colour can sometimes be overbearing. If you use red and white together it gives a balance look of being fast, reliable and safe.
When a marine vessel needs a new colour scheme, its important that the correct colours are chosen. It’s also important to choose colours that don’t fade.
Light colours will be easier to take care of and show less problems, but the dark colours will turn more heads when people see it.
In all, maintenance, use and storage are determining factors on the longevity of your marine paint job.
Leave the vessel sitting in salt water for extended periods without any maintenance, then its fair to expect that you will get a lot of fade.
What sort of materials is your vessel made of?
Is it marine ply, is it fiberglass, is it aluminium, is it concrete, is it steel, is it carbon fibre?
These are some of determining factors in choosing the correct colours for you vessel.
Allard’s have a range of products for marine applications. Contact us today to discuss your paint needs for your marine application.
Check out Stacer’s colour tool for choosing the correct colour scheme for your aluminium boat.
Here are some great videos on painting your boat from Total Boat.
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