Boat & Barge Professional Gloss

(14 customer reviews)

Boat & Barge Professional Gloss is a high gloss solvent-borne protective finish formulated as a decorative, protective top coat. It is an ideal paint for use on narrow boats, canal boats and other vessels. We have a wide range of colours available, with colour matching to the RAL Classic or BS 381c/4800 colour charts also available.

  • Provides durable, long term protection
  • Suitable for wood, metal and other surfaces. Ideal for decoration of narrow boats and barges
  • Touch dry in 2 hours, providing excellent wet edge and flow out
  • Best applied by brush or roller but can also be sprayed

Boat & Barge Professional Gloss can be used as a final coat over selected primers and undercoats from Palatine’s wide range or on previously painted surfaces.

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Boat & Barge Professional Gloss is a protective, decorative paint designed to give long term, durable protection to your marine surfaces, including narrow boats, canal boats and barges. A versatile, water resistant, solvent borne paint that is suitable for both wood and metal. This makes it an excellent coating for narrow boats and canal barges, as well as other boats or cruisers.

With superb wet edge and flow out, this paint is ideal both for larger surface areas and also for the fine lines and artwork involved in boat detailing and narrow boat painting.

Boat & Barge Professional Gloss is a high gloss marine enamel paint, based on vinyl toluene modified alkyd resin. It dries to a hard finish and is touch dry in 2 hours. Use Boat & Barge Professional Gloss over selected primers from Palatine’s range including red oxide primer and anti-corrosive metal primer or over previously painted surfaces.

Boat & Barge paint is best applied by brush or roller. However, it can also be sprayed. If spraying, dilute with no more than 10% of white spirit). Boat and barge gloss has been used for many narrowboat restorations, which can be seen on waterways around the UK.


  • For interior and exterior use
  • Marine top coat paint for use on wood, metal and many other surfaces
  • Durable, high gloss protection for boats, canal barges, narrow boats and more
  • Based on vinyl toluene modified alkyd resin, (lead free) containing organic and inorganic pigments

See our other products aimed at helping you keep your boat or yacht in tip top condition. Hulls – Black Bitumen, Bodywork – Teamac Marine Gloss, Woodwork – Yacht Varnish,  for metal areas – etching primer zinc rich primer, followed by your choice from our top coats. Our Chlorinated Rubber Paint is also widely used by boat owners.

GHS Flammable ghs 07

We are a proud member of the British Coatings Federation.

Colours Available: BS 381C, BS4800 and Ral Classic range.

Pack Sizes: 1 Litre, 2.5 Litre, 5 Litre, 20 Litre

Coverage / Drying Times:

Surface Dry: 2 hours

Hard Dry: 8 hours

Overcoat: after 24 hours
Keep coated areas dry for a minimum of 24 hours following application.
Please note, drying times will be extended at low temperatures. Do not apply when ambient temperature falls below 10ºC

Theoretical Coverage: 12 – 14m² per litre.

(Coverage rate can be affected by such variables as type and condition of substrate, type of application equipment and individual method of application.)


Proper surface preparation is essential for the success of any protective coating system. Before you begin ensure the area is free from any dust, oil, grease, old coatings and surface contaminants.

The preparation of steelwork prior to painting generally falls into two main areas; that of degreasing and the removal of rust and scale.
All surfaces to be painted should be clean, dry and free from loose and flaking material, dust, grease and millscale, etc.
Prime bare surfaces with Palatine Anti-Corrosive Metal Primer or Palatine All Purpose Primer / Undercoat in accordance with our recommendations
For non-ferrous metals use Palatine Fast Dry etching primer.
Rub down previously gloss painted surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive paper and rinse thoroughly.


Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 10°C), dry conditions.

Mix thoroughly for approximately 2 minutes using a drill stirrer. A wooden batten at least 25mm wide is also ideal.
Apply an even coat using a brush, short to medium pile roller on smooth surfaces and a long pile roller on textured surfaces

For spray application by either airless or conventional spray a dilution ration of no more than 10% is recommended with Palatine White Spirit by volume applying thin coats allowing each one to dry before applying subsequent coats.
Once dried, a second coat can be applied at full strength. This will prolong the life and performance of the coating.

Thinning and Cleaning: Use Palatine White Spirit.

If using more than one batch of the same colour, intermix before use

Please note: The colours on the product listings are only given as a guide. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor has a different capability to display colours. In addition, everyone sees these colours differently. Sample pots are available to order upon request. Always carry out a test patch (approximately 100x100mm) before full application
to ensure compatibility with previous coatings and the substrate, and to ensure the colour achieved meets your requirements. Failure to do so will result in a product refund claim not being accepted.

Product Documents

14 reviews for Boat & Barge Professional Gloss

  1. Llyr Phillips (verified owner)

    Excellent product!

  2. Neil

    Just what I needed for the nose of my narrow boat

  3. Royston Harris (verified owner)

    Boat and barge professional gloss: great quality paint easy to apply and covers extremely well.

    Staff very pleasant and easy to work with.

  4. L.P

    Excellent quality paint, with an excellent finish.

  5. jim Rawnsley

    Great stuff, a good gloss and easy application, two coats were necessary but that was more my painting and what it was going on than the paint. High opacity.

  6. Gary knowles (verified owner)

    I’m very happy with this product
    One coat finish as stated
    I will definitely use again

  7. bubblesforkids (verified owner)

    WOW impressed yet again.
    Needed a stronger Red gloss and this is just perfect, and the finish is 1st class just what we needed. Away to order more colours for our exterior chalkboards

  8. Paula

    Superb paint great coverage

  9. Ron smith

    Excellent quality, Cobalt blue gloss lays off well and drys to a high gloss, excellent value.

  10. phil ackers

    good quality item

  11. Graham Starkey

    good quality

  12. John Wheeler

    Very glossy paint. Gives good coverage

  13. Steven Robinson

    superb quality

  14. Julian Harvey

    excellent quality paint. many thanks : )

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