Marine Painting and Coating | Tampa

SUNSTATE COATINGS, INC. provides excellent service in marine surface preparation and coating applications. From privately-owned vessels to commercial vessels to U. S. Navy & Coast Guard ships, from stern tubes to ship hulls, there is not a surface of a vessel SUNSTATE COATINGS, INC. has not painted.

Industrial coatings in marine environments pose unique challenges that take special expertise. Durability of marine coatings is of the highest importance and properly trained employees make the difference.

SUNSTATE COATINGS, INC. works with the client and coating manufacturers to determine the best solution for each distinctive project. Feel confident in our ability to perform with experienced crews that operate quickly and safely to complete your project on time and on budget. Be at ease knowing we are insured with “A” rated insurance companies for United States Longshore & Harbor (USL&H) Workers’ Compensation Coverage and General Liability Insurance.

Experience and Quality

SUNSTATE COATINGS, INC is committed to providing the best possible coating or lining by personnel trained and experienced in proper surface preparation and coating application.

Surface preparation we offer:

Marine Coatings we apply:


Utilizing dust collection systems, dehumidification equipment, water filtration systems, containment (shrink wrap, 80%-100% tarps, foam padding), and compressed air dryers we are able to meet the ever-changing regulations governing marine painting projects, either on land or on/over water. Properly maintained equipment assures you that a safe and productive operation is maintained to meet your project’s schedule.

Marine Experience

Marine Definitions (Resource: SSPC Glossary 2011)


Also called abrasive blasting, a surface preparation method that uses an abrasive propelled by air pressure, centrifugal force, or water pressure to clean and usually to profile a surface. Stand-off distance, angle of attack, and dwell time are the three most important variables under the control of an operator that can affect the quality and effectiveness of the blast cleaning.


Dust collector is a system designed to handle heavy dust loads. It consists of a blower, a filter-cleaning system, dust filter and a dust receptacle. Inertial separators, fabric filters, wet scrubbers, electrostatic precipitators, unit collectors are different type of dust collectors used in industry.


Abrasive blast cleaning with cast steel shot or any material that maintains a spherical shape.

SSPC-SP1 Solvent Cleaning

Removal of all visible oil, grease, soil, drawing and cutting compounds, and other soluble contaminants from steel surfaces with solvent, vapor, cleaning compound, alkali, emulsifying agent, or steam.

SSPC-SP2 Hand Tool Cleaning

Removes all loose mill scale, loose rust, loose paint, and other loose detrimental foreign matter by hand chipping, scraping, sanding, and wire brushing.

SSPC-SP3 Power Tool Cleaning

Removes all loose mill scale, loose rust, loose paint, and other loose detrimental foreign matter by power wire brushing, power sanding, power grinding, power tool chipping, and power tool descaling.


An alternative to air abrasive blast cleaning for wood, concrete, metal, or other surfaces. Water blast cleaning can be used with or without abrasive injection. Water cleaning at pressures up to 5,000 psi (34.48 MPa) is called low pressure water cleaning or power washing. High pressure water cleaning uses water pressures between 5,000 and 10,000 psi (34.48 to 68.95 MPa). Water
jetting is water blasting with added abrasive at pressures between 10,000 and 25,000 psi (68.95 to 172.38 MPa). Ultra high pressure water jetting is water blasting at pressures above 25,000 psi
(172.38 MPa).

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our marine painting and coating services, please contact or call us 813.598.0802.