Topcoat Application

The three-and-a-half day ABBRA Topcoat Application program will advance both the beginning and experienced topcoat applicator's level of expertise in boat surface preparation, deepen the understanding of topcoat systems and application equipment and techniques, build skills in estimating and troubleshooting the job, and ensure thorough comprehension of current shop and personnel safety practices. Students will have plenty of shop projects to practice their mastery by preparing fiberglass panels for finish topcoat applications in a state-of-the-art paint workshop.

Curriculum includes:

  • shop & worker safety
  • setting up paint shop
  • the spray gun
  • surface preparation
  • sanding - abrasives; primers & application
  • fairing & the use of fairing compounds
  • topcoat & mixing
  • application & detailing
  • repairing topcoats
  • estimating paint work

ABBRA Members - $995
Non-Members - $1,195

For more information or a more detailed course outline, please call Douglas Leigh at 401-739-5000 or email