Narrowboats, Barges, Wide-beams, Canal Boats, Houseboats, Leisure Cruisers & General Water Craft

The past couple of years have seen an increasing raise in requests for us to supplying an increasing number of narrowboat owners (and other water-craft owners too) with the materials and equipment to enable owners to carry out the work themselves.

Firstly, our complete system has been designed to be suitable for application with minimal surface preparation and the ability that the work can be carried out / applied whilst the boat is remains in the water.

Corroded and rusty tanks are not a problem at all!

No restraints on moisture and damp working conditions!
Our tank lining system avoid the need to remove the boat from the water.

This does not apply to this tank lining system There are no humidity or dew point restrictions with this system (and even if there is light condensation of the surface on the steel, it’s not a problem).

It is worth noting that most other tank lining resins would require humidity levels of less than 80% and for boats to be removed from the water to avoid the cold wall effect before applying the lining!!

Treatment of slippery deck surfaces and steps with minimal cost.

We received many photographs and testimonials from boat owners who say how please they are with the finished result and how easy it was to apply.

The following set of photographs from the owner of the narrowboat Rhiannon" and clearly demonstrates the different processes and the results that can be achieved by a lay person using this tank lining system, our guide notes and occasional telephone support.

Narrowboat water tank lining and restoration treatment Specialist Coatings GB Ltd Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.

 Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd. Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd. Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.

 Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd. Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd. Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.

Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.

Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.Rusty and leaking galvanised steel cold water tank. After treatment and being made watertight again. CWT Repair and lining service Specialist Coatings (GB) Ltd.

Support

Unlike other companies, we are happy to give telephone support, even out of hours and weekends, to help with general guidance, technical questions or simply morale support. We would rather talk you through something, even if it is confirming that everything is ok, rather than you worrying about something that that could be easily fixed with a quick phone call.

Let us have the capacity of your tank then we can calculate accurately the quantity of materials that you will require.

Suitable for tanks and other surfaces made from:

  • Fibreglass
  • Carbon steel (mild steel)
  • Plywood
  • Stainless steel

The lining materials are suitable for and often used for the following:

  • Bitumen lined tanks
  • Black water tanks
  • Chemical tanks
  • Diesel fuel tanks
  • Drinking water tanks
  • Fresh water tanks
  • Grey water tanks
  • Heavy oil tanks
  • Hot water tanks
  • Weed trap hatches


Anti-slip surface treatment for steps, ladders and deck surfaces

Anti-slip and slip resistant surfaces

Narrowboat: Water Tank Lining

Narrowboat: Water Tank Lining
Narrowboat: Water Tank Lining

TS Royalist

TS Royalist
TS Royalist


We offer a supply of tank lining materials directly for trade and professional use and also for DIY applications.

We can supply for quantities of resin lining repair kits to make localised patch repairs in tanks with existing resin linings.

Contact us for details and prices.

Because almost every tank is different it is better to contact us directly so that we can advise on the most suitable tank lining materials system for your project and what quantities you would require.

Generally, we would need to know the following:

  • What the tank is being used for
  • What the tank is made from
  • Dimensions or capacity of the tank


We include fully detailed guide note instructions regarding surface preparation and application of the materials when sending out the materials purchased.

Unlimited telephone support

With correct surface preparation and application, the treated tank will extend the working life of any existing tank by many years.

If you have access to abrasive grit blasting then the lining will last even longer.

The processes are involved are relatively straight forward:

  • Empty and dry the tank
  • Brush off loose rust
  • Scrape and bang the tank to remove as much loose rust and scale as possible.
  • Brush and vacuum the tank
  • Apply primer coat
  • Apply intermediate coat
  • Apply top coat


Frequent Questions and Answers:

1 Is your tank lining system suitable for cold water tanks?
a. Yes

2. Does the tank have to be removed (from the boat or building) to carry out the lining process?
a. No. Our materials are designed to be used in confined spaces without special equipment.

3 . Does the boat have to be lifted from the water to carry out the tank lining work?
a. No. Our materials are designed for use in damp conditions.

4. How long does it take to line a water tank?
a. Usually between 2 and 3 consecutive days

5. Smells: Is there strong smells when working with the resin lining materials?
a. No - All the materials that we use and supply are low odour and solvent free.

6. Food & Drink: Are the tank lining materials suitable for food and drink contact use?
a. Yes.

7.Aggressive chemical applications: Are the tank lining materials suitable for aggressive chemical environments such as lining black water tanks.
a. Yes. Contact us for details.

8. Support: Is there someone I can contact for help or advice if I have a problem or a query before or during the work?
a. Yes, we offer a 7 days telephone support line for any queries or questions that you may have.
Sometimes it is worthwhile to make a quick call for your own peace of mind.


Equipment Required

Here is a list of the basic application equipment that you would require for the lining of the tank. Some people do find it useful for us to supply these items because they are the same as we use ourselves. If this is of interest to you then please let us know what you would like and we can include them into the quotation.

  • Rust & Surface Chipping Hammer/s, with spring handle for wrist strain reduction.
  • Rust Scrappers, with comfort handle & 2" tungsten carbide blades
  • Replacement blades for rust scrappers
  • Deep resin scuttles 5ltr 200mm 8", rectangular
  • Resin application Roller frames, short handle 10" x 100mm (4")
  • Microfibre roller refill heads 100mm (4") Packs x 10
  • Natural bristle, brushes for resins 38mm (15”) & 50mm (2")
  • Disposable Nitrile gloves, Box x 100
  • Solvent Tool Cleaner x 1ltr bottle/s, Sc-Sol
  • Hole filling Thickening Agent, Thixotrope S51, White, bag/pot x 5 to 30g, as required.
  • Multi-directional high strength woven fiberglass (reinforcing) bandage 100mm wide x / linear metre.
 
Or

Click here for more information on tank lining materials.


Checker Plate Surfaces & Other Slippery Surfaces

The only thing against checker plate is that it is highly slippery when wet. This applies to other surfaces too.

We have developed a long-lasting high grip anti-slip coating that we have been applying to steps, ladder ways and decks that might be slippery. This system can be applied to checker plate as well wood, steel, aluminium surfaces.

Like our water tank linings, we have now developed a DIY version that is easy applied.

Contact us for more details and to discuss your project.


Areas of Use

The same lining system can be used as a highly efficient coating or repair system for the following areas:

  • Fresh Water Tanks
  • Localised repairs to leaking steel or fibreglass tanks
  • Bulge water tanks
  • Black water tanks
  • Fuel Tanks (diesel, petrol and kerosene/paraffin)
  • Engine Room floor and walls (can also be made as an anti-slip coat with high abrasion resistance for high traffic/wear areas)
  • External hull coating (completely environmentally friendly and totally resistant to fuel contamination in water).
  • A limited range of different colours available for diffident projects i.e. blacking for the hull external coating and light colours for inside tanks and engine rooms etc.
  • Suitable for a wide range repairs to steel, timber or fibreglass
  • Suitable for repairing leaking pipes


Contact us for more details and to discuss your project.

Areas of use include:
  • Floating homes
  • Narrowboats
  • Widebeam boats
  • Wide beam canal boat
  • Dutch barges
  • Motor boats
  • Leisure Cruisers
  • Dutch style live aboard
  • Canal boats
  • Houseboats
  • Liveaboard
  • Barges
  • Weed hatch
  • Blacking
  • Hull protection
  • Anti-corrosion
  • Minimal surface preparation required

Sealing of unwanted or unused overflow, outlet pipes or holes found in the tank.