We strongly recommend coating sailcloth. Although the sailcloth has already been treated with a coating agent by the manufacturer, this coating does often not provide adequate protection against mould, green residue and pollution.
After 1 or 2 seasons, the original coating is so damaged by UV radiation that the sail takes a long time to dry and dirt, salt and mould easily adhere to the sailcloth. By coating a sail again prior to use, it will remain clean for longer.
Laminate sails often have mould between the laminate layers. That cannot be removed and will continue to spread. Moisture and mould can get between the laminate layers via the stitching holes with all the associated consequences. By coating a new sail straight away, you greatly reduce the risk of this problem arising.
You can simply coat your sails yourself with our products, or have them coated.
- Method 1: Place a layer of film on a flat surface. Then apply the coating to the sail. Use a spray bottle, or a paint roller suitable for solvents. Sail & Spinnaker Coating is also available in a spray can.
- Method 2: You can also apply it on board. Use a paint roller to apply Sail & Spinnaker Coating to both sides of the sail. Then hoist the sail a short way and again apply the coating to both sides. You can treat the entire sail this way. By the time the sail has been raised the whole way, the top will already be dry.
- Method 3: We can coat the sails for you.
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