How to roll on and tip off paint to get a mirror shine on your new boat paint job

How did we achieve the mirror shine on the PBO Project Boat’s paintwork? This very useful video will show you how to roll-on and tip-off paint to get a professional finish on your new paint job.

Hantu Biru's paintwork

Hantu Biru’s paintwork

This step-by-step guide was filmed at the inaugural PBO Ask the Experts LIVE! event at Beaulieu Boatjumble. Apologies for the initial background noise, the video was filmed in a packed marquee. There are lots of great boat paint tips from the experts at International Paint. Make yourself a cup of tea and settle in because this informative demonstration is 27 minutes long!

About Hantu Biru, the PBO Project Boat

When the team at Practical Boat Owner magazine bid on a 23ft eBay wreck, little did they know what they were letting themselves in for! The ‘yacht sail boat project’ in need of ‘painting and refitting’ was charmingly understated.

When they collected the 1960s fibreglass yacht from a farm in deepest Dorset the hull and deck were thick with lichen and moss, the cockpit floor was rotten through and she was sprouting a nice crop of nettles. In true PBO spirit, editor David Pugh, exclaimed ‘look at her potential!’

After a gruelling three-year restoration, which included sneaking the mast through the window of a gardening magazine at night, Hantu Biru was ready to launch. It would be the first time she’d seen water in 25 years!

Written by David Pugh and Ben Meakins, the Project Boat Handbook is the culmination of 100s of hours of work, 37 step-by-step articles and thousands of words, which appeared in the British boating magazine. From priming and painting to engine installation, overhauling the keel, and wiring the mast, every task is recorded in meticulous, and often humorous, detail (warts and all). Whether you’re restoring a boat yourself, or simply enjoy a good yarn of triumph over adversity packed with tips on everything from rigging to rudders, PBO’s Project Boat Handbook is the essential DIY companion for every boat owner.

Take a look inside the Project Boat Handbook or buy it now for £9.99 on Kindle