I have recently bought a PDQ36 cat that needs new paint
. There are several coats of old paint
so the paint needs to be removed before repainting. I have researched extensively about the various methods including media blasting, sanding
, chemical stripping etc. The quotes I have gotten are all over the map ranging to over $3,000. Surprisingly, all the quotes mentioned 1-2 days for the work so this seems very steep. I have seen posts mentioning $1,000-$1,500 which sounds more reasonable.
I am sailing it up the east coast
so can generally do it anywhere between Florida
and Rhode island
What would you recommend to be the most cost effective place to do the work? For example, Rhode Island
has stricter environmental regulation so prefers chemical stripping over blasting. Florida
has more options to haul out
a cat this size etc. What about Georgia
or NC? Who is most eager for work (or has the economy really improved so much?...).