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I have 2 quotes for first time bottom paint.  R222. A little more work the first time. But seems a little high. Anyone else have experience with cost on this


location Maryland

two costs bottom paint. Prep. Materials. 


22ft boat.  $1100 and $1470.  A range of $50 per foot to $68 per foot. 


Seems high to me. But I guess that is the going cost 

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You might try posting this at http://robaloboatowners.net/forums/

I can't find the information I got last year for an initial bottom paint job, but seems it was around what you were quoted. I also remember they wouldn't paint it with the paint I wanted to use. Due to their warranty, and I suspect desire to get you back earlier for repaint, they only used one brand and version of paint. I wanted the same brand, but the paint that would hold up for up to 3 years and they said no.

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That is cool if your marina works with you. I had mine on a trailer last season. The marina would put the boat in the water for me  


I had to give 2hrs notice during the week, they closed at 4:30  so I had to know by 2:30 if I could use the boat that afternoon  

and 24 hrs notice for weekend. Too many Friday’s were calling for bad weather, just to have it clear up Saturday afternoon. And I couldn’t get my boat in. So I decided to move to a wet slip this year. 

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Bottom painting ranges from $15 to $100 per linear foot professionally. An approximate of $20 is the estimated average for bottom painting.


The range of professional costs for boat painting depends on a variety of factors. You need to consider if this is a repainting job or a brand new painting project. Here are the factors that might affect the cost of boat painting:

- The bigger the boat is, the more surface area is included for the professional painters to work on. It also entails more paint to cover the boat’s surface.

- Boat type – The boat’s material is also among the deciding factors that will make painting cost less or more. An aluminum boat has a different painting process than a fiberglass one. The various techniques in between will raise the price.

- Boat condition – the amount of preparation needed to paint the boat can sometimes take more time than the actual painting job. If the ship is slightly wrecked, it may need more refurbishing. This preparation may include sanding, filling, and other possible repairs.

- Paint type – topside painting has a variety of pain types that you can choose from. The premium ones will cost you more.

- The boat’s common location – the location of your ship; if your ship is still on the water, on a trailer, or just in the storage area, will also affect the price. A boat that needs to be hauled may cost higher.

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