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Fair price for boat painting

I plan to have both sides of my boat repainted, different color. What would be a fair price to have this done at a boat yard? Just paying for labor only. I will fill and buff all dings before hand. I would do it my self but I need it shoot being Polyurethane 2 paint, and changing the color from white to black. I just donít wonít to be taken too bad.

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This is probably totally irrelevant since we are in a different continent, but I just got a quote for a 46ft Maramu here in Greece for 3000 Euros plus the paint. This is all work included (preparation, filling, spraying, etc.)
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This is probably totally irrelevant since we are in a different continent, but I just got a quote for a 46ft Maramu here in Greece for 3000 Euros plus the paint. This is all work included (preparation, filling, spraying, etc.)
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I understand George; But all I need done is the sides painted 2 or 3 coats. The rest I can do myself.

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It would help if you said where you were located. I am guessing that what you're painting is the 38' Hughes in your signature. Many yards will charge a slight premium for just painting the boat, as opposed to doing all the work, since they make a fair bit of profit on the prep work.

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I plan to have both sides of my boat repainted, different color. What would be a fair price to have this done at a boat yard? Just paying for labor only. I will fill and buff all dings before hand. I would do it my self but I need it shoot being Polyurethane 2 paint, and changing the color from white to black. I just donít wonít to be taken too bad.

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Prepping the boat yourself may save you money, but the yard may be concerned that if they spray a boat that you prepped and it looks mediocre, they'll get a reputation for mediocre work. They may not want to risk you advertising that! On top of that, dark colors tend to show imperfections more readily than light ones. Because of this, production boats are generally white because white shows imperfections less. Going from a white to a dark hull will likely require several extra coats to ensure thorough coloration - adding to the time invovled and therefore the expense. We had our boat repainted (Awlgrip) from dark to light, and the yard insisted on doing the prep work themselves. They were much more thorough than we would have been. It would have taken us about 8 to 10 weekends, -- more if the weather didn't cooperate-- and we'd have gotten tired of it long before the hull was half done. They charged several hundred dollars a foot, but it was worth it for us. Now, six years later, the hull still shines.
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Around here there are some private spray guys that will shoot the paint BUT it would depend very much on were the boat is as a no yard around here would allow it

Painting outside is also full of risks as bugs and dust love to land in fresh paint

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I painted my cat for about $500.00. The sand paper was about as much as the paint. I used awlgrip, and it was very easy. It took me 4 days to sand the hulls, and paint it. I had my wife carry the pan while I rolled, and tipped.

Being in Texas with a dark paint is going to heat the boat up very quickly, and possibly to the point it may be uncomfortable. I can easily tell with my hand the difference between the white strip, and the red.

I didn't use primer, because I was doing red over red. The darker the color the more any imperfections will stand out. Remember the Texas sun will heat that boat up.

No matter how perfect the paint job will be. She won't sail any better, so if you paint the boat your self. The money you save can go towards things that make her sail well, and become safer. Sails, ground tackle, awnings, dodger radar, chart plotter etc. etc. can be added with the money you save.. .....i2f

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