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MSP revitalizes USS Iowa…

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The USS Iowa’s gun barrel is being fully revitalized by Marine Specialty Painting, whose CEO has a special connection to the historic battleship…

Unveiling USS Iowa restored gun barrel…

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – The Marine Specialty Painting announced Wednesday that they will unveil the restored gun barrel from the USS Iowa on Apr. 19 in Portsmouth…

Services We Offer

We have performed services on every class of the United States Navy Vessel and a variety of commercial work including but not limited to:
Commercial Tankers, Cargos, Container Vessels, Dredges, Cruise Ships and Barges

ship & industrial services

Ship & Industrial Services

Delivering surface preparation and critically coated solutions across all public and private sectors; Industrial, Marine, Military, and Aerospace applications.

Coating Services

Marine Specialty Painting operates a 30,000 sq.ft enclosed shop space, with 5,000 sq. ft. application bays, to provide high-quality finish for all your coating needs.

Marine Specialty Painting

Marine Specialty Painting is a proven leader in government ship repair, procurement, surface restoration, turn-key staging, and containment. MSP strict adherence to quality control and environmental compliance.


Flexible Workload

Well organized and capable of handling multiple large jobs simultaneously.


On Schedule

Able to absorb large amounts of growth and deliver expanding projects on time.


Innovative Company

We continue to look for ways to save our customer’s time and money through turn-key solutions.

Society for Protective Coating Certifications

ISO 9001:2015
C3, C7, C13, C14 Craftsman

Quality Assurance Inspector Certifications

NBPI (Navy Basic Paint Inspectors)
PCMS Tile Inspectors
(VT Level 2) Inspectors
NACE Peer Certified Inspectors (Level 3)
SSPC QCS (Quality Control Supervisor)

What We Do

We Deliver the Highest Quality Work

Marine Specialty Painting is dedicated to providing the highest quality experience, advice, and service in our industry.

Dedicated Team of Professionals

Our professionals promote and exemplify accuracy and efficiency in all aspects of production.

First-Class Employees in their Craft

Marine Specialty Painting’s commitment to train and retain high qualified skilled craftsman.

Commitment to Meeting All Service Requirements

Marine Specialty Painting handles all projects (in-house and on jobsites) to meet the needs of all of our clients.



Marine Specialty Painting’s operation includes core business activities related to ship repair, including but not limited to, surface preparations; such as sandblasting, water blasting, power tooling and removal of heavy metals.



Marine Specialty Painting owns a large inventory of specialized painting and blasting equipment. This equipment is on hand and ready to deploy to our customers job site or to be used at our facility in Portsmouth, Virginia.



With over 60 years of combined experience, we have performed services on every class of the US Navy Vessel and a variety of commercial work including but not limited to: Commercial Tankers, Cargos, Container Vessels, Dredges, Cruise Ships and Barges.

Disabled Veteran Owned and Operated Since 2003

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