Painting your canal barge yourself is an effective way to save money, and the results can be very satisfying. Patience is critical in this process, as attention to detail will ensure an excellent end product.This is a multi-day project.
Apply a fiberglass surface preparation product to remove old wax, mold and residue. Apply using a damp sponge. Remove using a damp cloth.
Prime using a marine primer. Allow to dry. Sand with very fine sandpaper. Wipe entire hull clean.