Paint, Paint, and Repaint! Not Repent, Repaint. It’s To Late To Repent.
In the history of mankind, there has never been a better time ever to paint your boat. Not over your varnish, but the bilge, bottom and if your boat is painted, all of it. Ugh, do I need to explain it..
Think about it, you get to wear a mask, gloves and stay clean. NO ONE wants to help you, so you get some major social distance. And you get to do something other than sit around and watch the news.. DO NOT DO THAT..
If you have never tried Kirby Paints, you have not experienced the best of the best. You think that what you have been using is great. HA.. This is another level that will set the new bar of standards for you. AND! They make oil based paints. To what ever color you can imagine.
Since they have been around forever they also have tons, gallons etc of knowledge on your original colors. When you talk to them, it’s like calling a paint guru, and the Kirby Cult. Of which I am a proud member of.
So, today, go to the KIRBY PAINTS WEBSITE, and think paint. Order some, we know you have time to work on your boat for sure.
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO GEORGE AND HIS KIRBY KREW FOR ALL THEY DO FOR THE WOOD BOAT WORLD.
I ordered some red lead primer and they rushed it out thinking their saltate might get shut down. Excellent customer service. Arrived quickly and nicely packaged. Haven’t used it yet but if it is half as good as their customer service it will be good.
Great point Ned, customer service is insane good.
They are now offering the original shade of Chris Craft bilge paint taken from original painted parts off a ’39 custom and a ’51 Racer.
Yup, and good luck finding that anyplace else.
Excellent quality. Excellent service. Small, family owned business that’s been around since 1846, yes 1846. I highly recommend Kirby products
They were the only ones who had orange for my Old Town boat….they asked when I ordered paint for my Lyman, what kind of shape is the hull in?? After I told them, they recommended a semi gloss, as to not show all the “flaws”. Good recommendation. I love their paints.
Robinson Prewar Chris-Craft Bilge Red (satin sheen)
Robinson Postwar Chris-Craft Bilge Red (satin sheen)
Robinson Gar Wood Showboat Bilge green (satin sheen)
Robinson Apple Green (gloss)
Robinson Marblehead Green gloss (some Hacker bottoms)
Just to name a few custom Kirby colors used by the finest restorers around the country.
I had been thinking of ordering from them. You guys have convinced me. I see that they have Penn Yan sea foam green.
uh oh. The conversation I will have with them….
Kirby: “Good Morning, Kirby Paint, how can I help you today?”
Me: “Good Morning, hey I need some paint for the bottom of my 1930 Woody, do you have a nice red?”
K: “We have them all. Can you be a lot more specific? What formulation were you looking for? Oil or water based? What level of protection were you looking for? What was the original color shade or hue?
Me: “Um. Red? I think.”
I can only hope that their customer service is top notch when it comes to dealing with clueless enthusiasts like myself…..ok, ok, idiots like me. There, I said it.
And here is that Kirby story from a couple of springs ago.
That’s one beautiful Chris Craft! (Although I may think it, I hardly ever say it out loud 🙂 )
I used it on my Wolverine and couldn’t agree more with Matt’s recommendations. The paint handles beautifully and George (yes, George Kirby is still the owner) is great to work with. They deserve a try if you are looking for durable boat paint.
And to think, George was already 20 yrs old when he started the company in 1846……
right; I’ll see myself out now……tip your waiter…….