About Us

For more than 150 years, the Kirby family has been handcrafting the world’s finest marine paints.  

Our proud and rich family heritage began in 1846 along the historic waterfront in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Since then, Kirby Paint has had a front row seat as a key supplier to this historic industry.  The company rose to prominence as one of the first manufacturers of copper bottom paint. At that time, a revolutionary product, made to eliminate the buildup of barnacles and other sea life that accumulates on the bottoms of boats, which is still a popular choice in our product line today. 

George A. Kirby IV continues the family tradition of producing fine marine paints, primers, and other finishes. Our Kirby Signature Color line features an assortment of our timeless classics that you’ve come to know and trust. We also custom match an endless selection of classic, as well as modern, colors in a variety of finishes. We have always handcrafted all of our marine paint. This is what makes our paint different from the rest, premium ingredients and small, handmade batches.

Thank you for choosing Kirby Paint!  We invite you to visit our store at 163 Mount Vernon Street, New Bedford MA. 

~George and Shari Kirby

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