About Us


Established in 2003, Marine Specialty Painting specializes in surface preparations and coating applications to the marine industry. Marine Specialty Painting employees are experts in the industry we serve. We deliver exceptional results from planning and scheduling, to project execution and completion. We have assembled a highly qualified and capable team that can deliver professional results while requiring minimal oversight from our customer's management team.

By accessing Marine Specialty Painting's multiple service capabilities, our clients profit from our ability to deliver tangible results that improve their competitive advantage, operating efficiencies and benefit from our commitment to safety and environmental excellence.

Marine Specialty Painting is SSPC QP-1, QP-2, QP-3 and holds a Class "A" Contractors License.

Our over 60 years of combined experience serves our customers well. We have performed marine coating services on nearly every class of the United States Navy ship, a variety of U. S. Coast Guard vessels, U. S. Army vessels and commercial work including Commercial Tankers, Cargo Vessels, Container Vessels, Dredges, Cruise Ships and Barges. Marine Specialty Painting also has extensive shop blasting and painting capabilities.

Marine Specialty Painting pioneered the use of 100% solid coatings that the U. S. Government adopted for the U. S. Navy ship's Ballast Tanks and more recently; we have excelled in the application of single coat "Rapid Cure" coatings.

Marine Specialty Painting also considers no phase of its operations or administration of greater importance than maintaining the highest occupational safety and health standards. This approach is both a moral obligation and a sound business practice.

A.J. Marchigiani, President/Owner

A.J. is a proud veteran of the United States Navy. He ended his service in 1991. Upon separating from the Navy he went to work in the marine coatings industry. In 2003 A.J. established Marine Specialty Painting and is now the President and sole owner. A.J. is married and has four children. When A.J. is not working he enjoys time with his family, boating and fishing.

Our Offices - 3350 Elm Ave. Portsmouth, Va. 23704



Mission Statement

Quality Assurance defines Marine Specialty Painting. Our quality management system ensures that all services provided by Marine Specialty Painting are of the utmost quality and comply with our customer's requirements.

Marine Specialty Painting is committed to meeting customer expectations and assuring customer satisfaction through our continual quality improvement initiatives.

Our promise, quality work the first time, every time and delivered on time.

A. J. Marchigiani
Owner