By Kevin Koenig The paint utilizes fluoropolymer chemistry. Smith was able to slide barnacles off his boat’s hull once it was coated with nonstick paint. The application process for nonstick hull paints can be a bit involved and probably requires a professional due to the layers of primer needed to get the slippery paint to stick to the hull. That blue surface is rubbery, durable, and slick enough to gain you a few points in efficiency and speed. Cleaning a boat painted like this requires running it at speeds of 13 mph. That’s it.