Join Date: May 2002
Thanked 52 Times in 50 Posts
Rep Power: 15
I like to save money as much as anyone, but when it comes to antifouling paint, I buy a good quality (expensive) ablative paint. Cheaper paints require much more sanding each time you repaint the bottom, if you want to keep it in good condition from year to year. Also, many layers of old paint accumulate through the years, and you'll eventually have to strip it all off and start over. I've had to do it twice now, and it's an awful job. Pay a little more for good paint, and you'll save yourself a lot of hard, unpleasant work over the long run.
One other thing...I looked at your link before it was deleted, and, if I remember correctly, it referred to the paint as "bottom paint," not as "anti-fouling paint." There's a big difference. Bottom paint is just a waterproof paint that puts color and a shiny finish on an underwater surface, but it has absolutely no anti-fouling properties. What you want is anti-fouling paint.