Keep your shipping container looking fresh and protected from the elements by touching up paint as part of your annual maintenance routine. Our top quality marine grade paint is supplied and delivered at 2-3 working days notice throughout the UK to allow customers to touch up small scrapes on their new and refurbished shipping containers.
One trip containers are the best quality shipping container available, they are new quality but have done 1 trip into the UK from the factories in China and they will commonly have some paint scrapes around the end frames where port equipment has handled it, plus the potential for the odd dink or scrape on these containers.
Our refurbished containers are freshly repainted but its also not impossible for small paint scrapes to happen whilst our driver has his chains connected and is lifting if off at your site, plus of course damage or wear may happen from time to time on any shipping container that may require some touch up paint.
If you are after a container that looks as good as it possibly can be and that will last for as long as possible, keeping the paintwork in good order will help significantly with this.
It should be mentioned that this is purely a cosmetic fix. As shipping containers are built from a special anti-rust alloy of steel called COR-TEN a grade steel, a minor scrape will not start rusting away to nothing quickly. when COR-TEN steel is exposed to the elements, the rust layer forms and this rust layer is non-porous (it doesn’t let water through the rust layer) so the rust itself acts as protection for the rest of the steelwork.
However plenty of customers would like the guarantee of an immaculate container, and whether buying new or refurbished, the best option for this is to take a tub of touch up paint to touch up your container on arrival.
How to apply our Shipping Container Touch up paint.
Our shipping container touch up paint provides good protection against water and abrasion, is flexible, and dries to a hard wearing semi gloss finish.
Primer not required, simply ensure that the surface to be painted is clean, dry, and free from old flaking paint or significant rust. (Surface rust is fine as mentioned above, but make sure the rust surface is smooth for best finish, this is likely more of a consideration on a new container)
Available in the same choice of RAL colours as we offer for our repainted or refurbished containers, you’ll be sure to find the shade that you need. If not give us a call – we’ll be happy to help. (it can help to have a picture or two of your container handy, we can also often look up a container number and check the colour of this with the factory if needed)
Please note that a colour match to existing paint cannot be guaranteed, there are small variations in precise shades between batches. Paint may also not match if the existing colour has faded which will happen on all shipping containers (but to differing degrees)
A used shipping container (typically 10-15 years old) will certainly have significant fading on the paintwork and ti will be near impossible to find a matching shade of paint.
A complete external repaint for a 20ft container will require approx 20 litres of paint per coat, for a 40ft container allow 35 litres per coat. These estimates can be reduced by 25% if applying using a spray rather than a brush. You will need to add thinners to the paint if spraying. If repainting in the original colour then one coat is sufficient to give a good coverage, when applying a light colour over a dark one allow for an additional coat. These are approximate values for guidance only, but to be totally clear these values are taken from our yards advice and not our supplies sales literature. (the sales literature suggests you can get twice the coverage than we generally see in practice)
The 5 litre paint, in any available colour, is £75 +VAT delivered, with a £10 discount applied per tub if you purchased (or are purchasing) your shipping container from us at any point since May 2014
For larger requirements we also offer a 20 litre tub of marine grade paint for shipping containers, or if you are looking at a much bigger order get in touch and we can look at bulk order options for you. Please check the links below for more info on our 20 litre option.