Marine paints and coatings are used in commercial and military ships (for both salt and freshwater), fixed and floating marine structures such as offshore oil rigs, and recreational boats and yachts. Some of them are passenger ships, freighters, tankers, container ships, fishing boats and ferries, as well as oil rigs, inland waterway ships, barges, and tow boats. They are designed with particular functionality properties to best protect and preserve the surfaces to which they are applied. Specific areas of marine vessels and yachts require specially formulated marine coatings for use above and below the waterline. For instance, anti-fouling coatings which protect surfaces from fouling are highly engineered and subject to intense regulation.

Getting to know the concise and correct information on which paints to use on your vessel can be difficult. There are articles on our site that provide information on the different types of paint available and their respective pros and cons. 

For the sake of explanation, know that Paint is described as any coloured substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating, it is commonly used to protect, colour or provide texture to objects. It is made mostly in liquid form but can be dried into solid forms. Now, there are different kinds of paint for different uses. This review covers the best marine coatings used in Nigeria.

The main objective article  is to assist you as you shop for the right  paint for your  marine needs. Follow the guide and save your marine structure from further damages.

Sigmacover 280 sigma marine paint

Sigmacover 280 sigma marine paint is a universal epoxy primer system used for such places as ballast tanks, decks, topsides, superstructure, hull and cargo oil tanks.

Characteristics of Sigmacover 280 Sigma Marine paint

  • Universal epoxy primer system suitable for Ballast Tanks, Decks, Topside, Superstructure, Hull and Cargo Oil Tanks
  • General-purpose epoxy primer in protective coating systems for steel and non-ferrous metals
  • Good adhesion to steel and galvanized steel
  • Good adhesion to non-ferrous metals
  • Good flow and wetting properties
  • Good water and corrosion resistance
  • Cures at temperatures down to 5°C (41°F)
  • Suitable for touching up of weld seams and damages of epoxy coatings during construction
  • Excellent recoatability
  • Can be overcoated with most alkyd-, chlorinated rubber-, vinyl-, epoxy- and two-component polyurethane coatings
  • Suitable on wet blast cleaned substrates (damp or dry)
  • Compatible with well-designed cathodic protection systems.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

 Mixing ratio by volume: base to hardener 80:20 (4:1)

  1. The temperature of the mixed base and hardener should preferably be above 15°C (59°F), otherwise extra thinner may be required to obtain application viscosity
  2. Adding too much thinner results in reduced sag resistance and slower cure
  3. Thinner should be added after mixing the components.

Sigmacover 456 Sigma Marine Paint

Sigmacover 456 Sigma Marine paint is two-component, high-build, polyamide-cured recoatable epoxy coating, it functions primarily as intermediate or Midcoat.

This product color and gloss level is standard and customer colors and semi-gloss please note that Epoxy Coatings will characteristically fade when exposed to light.

Product characteristic of Sigmacover 456 Sigma marine paint

  • General-purpose epoxy buildcoat or finish in protective coating systems, for steel and concrete structures exposed to atmospheric land or marine conditions
  • Easy application, both by airless spray and brush
  • Cures even at temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • A high relative humidity (maximum 95%) during application and curing does not influence the quality of the coating
  • Good adhesion on most aged, sound alkyd, chlorinated rubber and epoxy coatings
  • Can be recoated with various two-component and conventional coatings, even after long weathering periods
  • Resistant to water and splash of mild chemicals
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Tough, with long-term flexibility COLOR AND GLOSS LEVEL

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Mixing ratio by volume: base to hardener 82:18

  1. Adding too much thinner results in reduced sag resistance
  2. The temperature of the mixed base and hardener should be above 10°C (50°F), otherwise extra thinner may be required toobtain application viscosity
  3. Thinner should be added after mixing the components.

Sigmacover 630 Sigma Protective and Marine Coating

SIGMACOVER 630 SIGMA PROTECTIVE AND MARINE COATING is a two-component, surface-tolerant, high-build polyamine-cured epoxy primer/coating, it is surface tolerant, the chemistry is epoxy/epoxy high solids.

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS OF SIGMACOVER 630 SIGMA PROTECTIVE AND MARINE COATING

below are characteristics of what makes this product unique.

  • Surface tolerant coating for lower grade of steel preparation
  • Particularly suited as maintenance coating for dry cargo holds, decks and hulls
  • General-purpose epoxy buildcoat or finish in protective coating systems, for steel and concrete structures exposed to atmospheric land or marine conditions
  • Compatible with various aged coatings
  • Overcoatable with most types of coatings
  • Excellent corrosion resistance
  • Resistant to splash and spillage of a wide range of chemicals
  • Good flexibility

INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE

Mixing ratio by volume: base to hardener 83:17

  • The temperature of the mixed base and hardener should preferably be above 15°C (59°F), otherwise extra thinner may be required to obtain application viscosity
  • Adding too much thinner results in reduced sag resistance and slower cure
  • Thinner should be added after mixing the componentsInduction timeNonePot life2 hours at 20°C (68°F).

Conclusion

it is imperative to be very meticulous when shopping for marine paint. The product reviews carefully detailed in this article would serve as your handy guide so you will not end up wasting your hard-earned money for a product that won’t even provide you the most excellent solution to fading colors and serious ravages over time.Contact us today for more information, enquiries and procurement  of the Best marine coating in Nigeria.

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