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I sanded my inside (through the gelcoat in places) with a random orbital sander and grinder. I then used 2 coats of Danboline bilge paint – International Paints – made for internals of lockers on fibreglass boats. I think it only comes in white and grey – I used white. Its semi gloss and after 4 years still looks ok. The important bit is that you must sand well to achieve a key or the paint won’t stick to the gelcoat. It does create a lot of dust! I didn’t do the tank bulkheads – just the “rough” part of the hull