Interlux Boat Painting Guide & Color Card (US)

Interlux Boat Painting Guide & Color Card (US)
Boat Painting Guide
& Color Card
US Edition
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Topsides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .08
Undercoats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
No matter where you are, in whichever waters around the globe, you’ll find high
performance coatings backed by meticulously researched knowledge and support
from Interlux.
Varnishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Whether we’re in the lab researching and developing new products, or out on the water
putting our products to the test, we’re in our element. Getting the chemistry right is
critical to us, as is knowing the subtle differences between people and water all over
the world. Wherever there are boats, we’re right at the heart of the matter, making
connections, solving problems, sharing knowledge…
Health & Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
n Before You Start
n ‘Step-by-Step’ Project Guides
How to prepare bare substrates . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17
Preparing a non-skid deck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
Always check the weather! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18
Painting your bilge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Making small repairs to fiberglass . . . . . . . . . . . . .20
Applying varnishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32
Removing aged finishes or varnishes . . . . . . . . . .21
Applying antifouling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Ask the Experts
Removing antifouling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23
Painting outdrives, stern gear, propellers & keels . . .38
At Interlux, we recognize the importance of providing high-quality technical support
and advice to all our customers. Whether you’re a novice or a more experienced
DIY’er, you’re sure to have a question for us – and we’d love to help – here’s how
you can reach us…
Applying finishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24
n Antifouling
Is my new antifouling compatible? . . . . . . . . . . . .40
yachtpaint.com
Technical data sheets
1 800 468-7589
Material safety data sheets
[email protected]
Join the discussion at
www.yachtpaintforum.com
Below water systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Topsides
Don Campbell
Technical Manager,
North America
How much antifouling paint do I need? . . . . . . . . .41
n Topsides
Two-part premium paint systems . . . . . . . . . . . . .46
Varnish systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
One-part conventional paint systems . . . . . . . . . . .47
Sikkens Cetol® Marine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49
Product labels
n Blister Repair and Prevention
Got a question? We’ve got experts who’ve got the answer!
Interlux and the environment: We have many products and systems designed to help you reduce your
boating environmental footprint. Call us or see the appropriate sections on yachtpaint.com for more information.
How to protect against osmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Our World is Water
Before
You Start
Primers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
‘Step-by-Step’
Project Guides
Antifoulings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .04
Antifouling
n Quick Reference Guide
For over a century we’ve been creating the most innovative paint solutions to protect,
beautify and improve the performance of all types of boats.
Quick Reference
Guide
Contents
How to treat osmosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
Osmosis protection systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
n The Echo Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52
The Echo
Program
Boat Painting Guide & Color Card
Topside Finishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53
02
Antifoulings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
Color
Card
n Color Card
03
Quick Reference Guide
Boat Paint Guide
n Antifoulings
Use this guide to our antifouling products
to help you choose the perfect product for
your project.
Micron® Technology Polishing Antifoulings
Micron® 66®
Key attributes
n
Top of the Micron range
n
Patented self polishing copolymer
technology with Biolux®
n
n
n
Micron® Extra
n
Controlled polishing –
gets smoother with time
maximizing fuel efficiency
Best antifouling performance in
the harshest fouling conditions
n
Biolux® technology boosts
performance by controlling slime
Maximum protection even during
stationary periods at the dock
n
Excellent for use on all boats*
in all waters
Not suitable for use in fresh
water
n
Proven performance
for 20 years
n
n
Haul & relaunch
without repainting
n
Wears down like a
bar of soap
n
n
n
n
433
433 or
216
Thinners
216
ACT
Micron® CSC
n
Suitable for power
and sailboats
In VOC regulated areas
please use Micron® CSC HS
433
216
n
Ultra
Contains Slime Fighter
to combat slime
Best value ablative
antifouling available
Designed to erode away
with use
Overcoats existing
antifoulings
Eliminates paint build-up
and sanding
433
Additional High Performance Products
Fiberglass
Fiberglass
Trilux® 33®
Bottomkote® NT
Bottomkote® Aqua
n
Ultra strong formula for
high fouling areas
n
Fast dry – paint and
launch the same day
n
n
216
n
Dual Resin Technology
optimizes the benefits
of hard and ablative paints
n
Solid protection against
all types of fouling,
including zebra mussels
n
Slow polishing action
minimizes paint build-up
and prevents premature
wear-through
n
Colorfast durable finish
n
Easy clean-up with
water
Biolux® increases
antifouling performance
Use wherever the fouling
challenge is severe
433
216
n
n
Fast dry – paint and
launch the same day
n
A cost effective choice
for all boats and in all waters.
Do not use on aluminum
433
Reduced emissions,
low odor
Trilux® 33® Aerosol
Pacifica® Plus
n
Available in 5 bright clean
colors including White
n
Effective antifouling
in a convenient aerosol
n
Copper-free ablative
antifouling
n
Ideal for use on all
substrates, including
aluminum
n
n
Contains Econea™
to control barnacles
and shell fouling
n
Biolux® blocks slime
Biolux® technology
reduces slime and
increases antifouling
performance
n
n
Slow polishing, avoids
seasonal paint build-up
n
For all outdrives and
underwater metal
High solids, low
solvent emissions
n
Clean, crisp,
bright colors
216
433 or
216
Water
433 or
216
–
Practical coverage (ft2/gallon)
320
440
440
430
455
400
407
440
22 sq.ft per can
528
Number of coats
2-3
2-3
2-3
2-3 (on bare wood)
2-3 (on bare wood)
2-3 (on bare wood)
2 minimum
2-3
Use entire can per outdrive
2-3
✗
✗
✗
✗
✗
✗
✗
✓
✓
✓
Substrates
Safe for use on aluminum
Application method
‘
* Not for use on aluminum hulls.
Use antifouling paints safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
Econea™ is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson.
Interested in the relative environmental impact* of your chosen product?
Scott Trimble, Technical Sales Representative
For more information go to echoprogram.com
“Need to know how to remove old antifouling?”
* When compared to the largest selling product in OUR range.
FRP
04
WOOD
STEEL
ALUMINUM
LEAD
Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
ZINC
BRUSH
ROLLER
SPRAY
AEROSOL
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Quick Reference Guide
n
n
For racing, sailing and
power boats
n
Fluoro microadditive provides
a low friction surface for a
high performance finish
n
Hard, smooth finish can
be burnished
n
Suitable for salt and
fresh water
Thinners
n
n
n
Ultimate performance, two-part
polyurethane finish
n
Hard, high gloss one part
polyurethane finish
n
Slip resistant polyurethane
deck paint
n
Hard wearing coating for
bilges and bulkheads
n
Professional-quality results
made easy
n
n
Chemical resistance to fumes,
fuel and oil
n
Highest gloss and highest
abrasion resistance
Contains fine mineral additive
for hard wearing, non-slip
surface
n
With fluoro microadditive
for a low friction surface
Excellent flow and leveling
characteristics yield that
‘sprayed on’ look when
brush applied
n
n
Suitable for all substrates
High opacity for thorough
coverage
Quick drying for fast
re-launch
n
n
Ideal for use anywhere above
the true waterline
n
Low sheen finish prevents
sunlight glare
n
Cleans easily for reduced
upkeep
n
Full range of bright, crisp colors
n
Apply straight from the can
with brush or roller
Hard, smooth, thin film
antifouling for a high
performance finish
216
Unique UV protection for
longest-lasting color and gloss
Thinners
216
333
2333N
216
333
333
216
Practical coverage (ft2/gallon)
300
340
Practical coverage (ft2/gallon)
489
495
396
321
Number of coats
2-3
2-3
Number of coats
2-3
2-3
1-2
1-2
Substrates
Substrates
✓
Suitable for high speed craft
✓
Application method
Application method
Intersleek 900
Biocide-free bottom coating
Biocide-free foul release technology
n
n
n
n
A bright white hard, abrasion resistant epoxy
Ideal for boats stored on racks and lifts as well
as trailered boats
Contains a fluoro microadditive
to reduce friction
Can be wet sanded and burnished
for extra smoothness
n
n
n
n
n
Additives
VC® Performance Epoxy
New unique patented fluoropolymer
underwater hull coating
Slick, low friction surface
Lower fuel consumption,
enhanced speed
Long-lasting
Professional application only
Epoxy
Primekote®
or Pre-Kote
Epoxy
Primekote®
Recommended undercoat
Flattening
Agent YZM914
Flattening
Agent YMA715
–
Flattening
Agent YMA715
For a no-skid finish add:
Intergrip No Skid
Compound 2398C
Intergrip No Skid
Compound 2398C
–
Intergrip No Skid
Compound 2398C
Interested in the relative environmental impact* of your chosen product?
* When compared to the largest selling product in OUR range.
SPRAY
STEEL
LEAD
ZINC
BRUSH
ROLLER
SPRAY
Visit our website for more information – yachtpaint.com
FRP
07
08
WOOD
STEEL
ALUMINUM
Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
BRUSH
ROLLER
What is No Skid
Compound?...
Intergrip No Skid Compound
2398C is a man-made plastic sphere
additive for transforming decks into
no-skid surfaces. Its regular shape
diminishes the tendency to collect
dirt and has excellent non-slip
properties. Sprinkle onto wet paint
or add in prior to
application, the final
result will be
determined by the
amount of material
added to the finish.
Further information on Flattening
Agents for one and two-part
finishes and Intergrip No Skid
Compound and their uses can be
found on the product label or on
the technical data sheets, which
are available at yachtpaint.com
“Need some hints and tips to achieve
a professional topside finish?”
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WOOD
Epoxy
Primekote®
or Pre-Kote
For a satin finish add:
Use antifouling paints safely. Always read the label and product information before use.
FRP
Epoxy
Primekote®
or Pre-Kote
What is a
flattening agent?...
Flattening agents can be added
to both Interlux finishes and
varnishes; and depending on the
mix ratio between the product and
the additive, a variety of gloss, satin
or matt effects can be achieved.
Interlux produces two types of
flattening agent,
suitable for use with
either the two-part
or one-part
products in
the range.
Get advice from the experts at yachtpaint.com
Before
You Start
Key attributes
Bilgekote®
‘Step-by-Step’
Project Guides
Key attributes
VC®17m Extra
Interdeck
Brightside®
Antifouling
VC® Offshore
Perfection®
Topsides
High Performance
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Use this guide to our topside products to
help you choose the perfect product for
your project.
The Echo
Program
n Topsides
Use this guide to our antifouling products
to help you choose the perfect product for
your project.
Color
Card
n Antifoulings
Quick Reference
Guide
Boat Paint Guide
09
Quick Reference Guide
*
Original
Ultimate performance, clear,
two-part polyurethane varnish
n
Advanced UV technology in our
longest-lasting one-part varnish
n
Premium quality,
traditional tung oil varnish
n
A satin finish polyurethane
varnish for interior use
n
Traditional, general purpose
gloss varnish
n
Chemical cure for the hardest
finish & highest abrasion resistance
n
n
Rich golden color and
deep gloss
n
Resistant to hot water, mild
acids, alcohol and alkalis
n
Good flow, flexibility and
gloss retention
n
Superior gloss lasts four times
longer than conventional one-part
varnishes
Exceptional deep gloss and color
are retained over the lifetime of
the coating
n
Excellent UV protection
n
Sand between every other coat
n
High clarity finish for light
color woods
n
Traditional amber color
n
n
Designed for the experienced
varnish enthusiast or professional
Good flow-out and self-leveling
characteristics for easier
application
Fast-dry formulation minimizes
dust contamination
n
n
Interior, exterior and over
existing varnish
n
Professional-quality results
made easy
n
2:1 mix ratio: Easy to measure
and mix
Thinners
2333N
Coverage (ft2/gallon)
333
216
n
‘Step-by-Step’
Project Guides
n
Suitable for interiors, exteriors
and over existing varnish
333
216
333
216
333
216
489
526
500
421
476
Will vary depending on usage.
Please check product label/data sheet.
2-5
2-6
3-6
3
3
Suitable for use direct to
oily wood (e.g. teak or iroko)
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Number of coats
Application method
Additives
UV protection/gloss retention
Antifouling
Goldspar® Satin
For interior use only
Flattening
Agent YZM914
For a satin finish add:
Flattening
Agent YMA715
Flattening
Agent YMA715
Flattening
Agent YMA715
–
The Echo
Program
Key attributes
Schooner®
Schooner® Gold
Topsides
Perfection® Plus
Before
You Start
Gloss retention
outperforms other
leading 1-part
varnishes
Use this guide to our varnish products to
help you choose the perfect product for
your project.
Blister Repair
and Prevention
n Varnishes
Quick Reference
Guide
Boat Paint Guide
* Based on the results of our trials.
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BRUSH
10
ROLLER
SPRAY
Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
GOOD
‘
OUTSTANDING
For a no-skid finish, use Intergrip No Skid Compound with your chosen varnish.
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Color
Card
* When compared to the largest selling product in OUR range.
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Quick Reference Guide
Use this guide to our primers and
undercoats to help you choose the
perfect product for your project.
n
n
n
n
For prevention and repair
of gelcoat blistering
Excellent for use on underwater
metals, hulls and keels
Easy to apply – dries quickly –
no sanding
Use as part of a no sand system
Excellent anti-corrosive
protection above & below
the waterline
n
n
n
n
n
Universal primer for above
and below the waterline
Typically used
A high solids epoxy coating
developed to protect fiberglass
hulls from water absorption
Low VOC for reduced solvent
emissions
Contains Micro-Plates® for
extra protection
Can be applied at temperatures
down to 32°F (0°C)
Anticorrosive primer for metals
Below water on all surfaces
n
Conventional one-part primer for
use below water
n
Quick drying, with anticorrosive
properties
n
Can be used under all major
antifoulings* or as a conversion
coat over incompatible or
unknown antifoulings
n
n
A non bleeding, anticorrosive
primer for use on outdrives and
outboards, prior to application of
Trilux® Prop & Drive or Trilux® 33®
Aerosol
Fiberglass No Sand Primer
n
Eliminates the need to sand
fiberglass prior to applying
antifouling paint
n
Used on epoxy primers to improve
the adhesion of antifouling paint
Reduces galvanic corrosion
on metal surfaces
* Over suitable primer
Below water, under antifoulings
or to seal unknown antifoulings
Below water, under Trilux Prop
& Drive or Trilux 33 Aerosol
Below water, under antifoulings
Do not use with VC®17m systems
Thinners
2316N
2316N
433
216
–
Do not thin
Practical coverage (ft2/gallon)
240
330
300
22 sq.ft per can
535
Number of coats
4-5
3-4
2-3
2
1
Suitable for above waterline
✓
✓
✗
✗
✓
Suitable for below waterline
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
Substrates
Antifouling
n
Primocon® Aerosol
Topsides
Key attributes
Primocon®
InterProtect® 3000
Blister Repair
and Prevention
InterProtect® 2000E
‘Step-by-Step’
Project Guides
n Primers
Before
You Start
Quick Reference
Guide
Boat Paint Guide
The Echo
Program
Application method
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FRP
12
WOOD
STEEL
ALUMINUM
Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
LEAD
ZINC
BRUSH
ROLLER
SPRAY
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Color
Card
* When compared to the largest selling product in OUR range.
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n
n
n
n
A multi-purpose epoxy primer
for use with two-part finishes
Use as part of a system
to resurface cracked and
crazed gelcoat
Eliminates the effects of
amine blush of clear epoxies
Bright white color makes it
ideal for priming bilge and
locker areas
n
n
n
Undercoat for one-part
finishes
Contains Microspheres
for superior build and
hide, while improving
flow and sandability
Long-lasting, easy to
apply and rub down
Before
You Start
Key attributes
Pre-Kote
Before starting work always read the label. Each
can may display a number of warning symbols and
written warning phrases which will quickly indicate
those areas where particular care should be taken.
Other general safety precautions are detailed below
and will help should any problem occur while using
our paints.
‘Step-by-Step’
Project Guides
Epoxy Primekote®
Personal Health
Typically used
Thinners
Above the waterline under
Interlux two-part finishes and
in some underwater systems
2333N
2316N
Above the waterline under
Interlux one-part finishes
Do not use under two-part
products
333
216
Practical coverage (ft2/gallon)
450
420
Number of coats
1-2
1-2
Substrates
Application method
Suitable for above waterline
✓
✓
Suitable for below waterline
✓
✗
Avoid ingestion
Food and drink should not be prepared or consumed
in areas where paint is stored or is being used. In
cases of accidental paint ingestion seek immediate
medical attention. Keep the patient at rest, do NOT
induce vomiting.
Avoid inhalation
The inhalation of solvent vapor from paint, or
dust from sanding, can be reduced by the provision
of adequate ventilation or extraction. If this is not
sufficient, or if specifically stated on the label,
suitable respiratory protection should be used.
Wear a cartridge type respirator when abrading old
antifoulings – never burn off or dry-sand antifoulings
as this may create harmful fumes or dust.
In badly ventilated areas wear an air-fed hood
or cartridge respirator with an organic vapor
filter. Solvent fumes are heavier than air. Breathing
these fumes can make you dizzy, feel drunk and
headachy and could even result in collapse.
Read the label carefully and ensure that the
recommended protection is worn.
Spray painting creates additional health hazards.
Spray mists should not, under any circumstances,
be inhaled. Read the label carefully and ensure
recommended protection is worn; generally an
air-fed hood is the best protection as it provides
a fresh air feed to the user.
For further information on Personal Protective Equipment, visit yachtpaint.com
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Antifouling
Providing health and safety precautions for paint
products is a legal requirement and forms a specific
section on our labels. However, the wording is laid
down by law and is often difficult to understand.
This section is intended to help you interpret and
understand the symbols and phrases you will find in
our literature and on our product labels. We’ve also
included some further information to make applying
paint a safer job.
Topsides
n Health & Safety
Use this guide to our undercoats
to help you choose the perfect
product for your project.
Blister Repair
and Prevention
n Undercoats
The Echo
Program
Before You Start
Color
Card
Quick Reference Guide
15
Boat Paint Guide
‘Step-by-Step’ Project Guides
How to prepare bare substrates
n
Keep the can tightly closed
n
Avoid sparks from metals, electrical appliances being
switched on and off, or faulty electrical connections
n
Do not leave paint soaked rags lying around,
in the pockets of overalls or in waste bins. Some
types of paint can dry out and auto-ignite.
Lead
Degrease with solvent. Sand well using 120 grit
paper or power wire brush. Clean thoroughly
and allow to dry. Prime using an Interlux primer
following the product recommendations provided
in the paint systems guides.
Zinc/Galvanized Steel
Degrease with solvent. Sand well using 60-120 grit
(aluminum compatible) paper. Clean thoroughly and
allow to dry completely. Prime using an Interlux
primer following the product recommendations
provided in the paint systems guides.
Theresa Mermini
Customer Service
Manager
Avoid skin contact
Skin irritation can occur from contact with paint
products. You should, therefore, always wear
protective gloves and protective clothing when
applying or mixing any paint products. Overalls,
which cover the body, arms and legs, should be
worn. Skin cream, of a non-greasy barrier type, may
be used on the face. Do NOT use petroleum jelly as
this can help the absorption of paint into the body.
Remove rings and watch straps before commencing
work, as these can trap paint particles next to the
skin. Remove any paint that does get onto the
skin by washing with warm water and soap or
an approved skin cleanser. After washing, apply
a skin conditioner. Never use solvent or thinners
to clean the skin.
“Need more expert advice
on working safely with
our products?”
The information shown in this section is provided
as a basic guideline only. To ensure you have
access to up-to-date information on personal
and environmental health and safety and
choosing the most suitable tools and equipment,
we now publish more comprehensive ‘Before
You Start’ information on our website.
Alternatively, you can always call us via your
local Interlux help line number, where a member
of our Technical Support Team will be pleased
to provide you with information and advice,
tailored to your particular needs.
Click or call – expert advice
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Steel
Degrease with solvent. Grit blast to Sa 2.5 – near
white metal surface. If grit blasting is not possible,
grind the metal surface with 24-36 grit abrasive
discs to a uniform, clean, bright metal surface with
a 50-75 micron anchor pattern. Use angle grinder
on small areas. Clean thoroughly and allow to dry
completely. Prime using an Interlux primer following
the product recommendations provided in the paint
systems guides.
Stainless Steel
Light grit blast to produce a profile of 50 microns,
clean thoroughly and allow to dry completely prior
to application of an Interlux primer following the
product recommendations provided in the paint
systems guides.
Bronze
Clean thoroughly and abrade to bright metal using
80 grit paper. Take care when abrading bronze
propellers, as excessive abrading can alter the
profile of the propeller causing it to be out of balance.
Cast Iron
Degrease with solvent. Grit blast to Sa 2.5. If grit
blasting is not possible, grind the metal surface with
24-36 grit abrasive discs to a uniform clean surface
with a 50-75 micron anchor pattern. Use an angle
grinder on small areas or a wire brush, prepare to
a minimum St.3 according to ISO8501-1. Clean
thoroughly with solvent and allow to dry completely.
Ensure that all evidence of corrosion (e.g. iron
oxide and iron sulphide) is removed prior to the
application of an Interlux primer, following the
product recommendations provided in the paint
systems guides.
Fiberglass
Degrease with solvent. Sand well using 180-220
grit paper. Clean thoroughly and allow to dry
completely. Prime using an Interlux primer following
the product recommendations provided in the paint
systems guides.
Bare Wood/Plywood
Sand smooth with 80-180 grit paper and then 280
grit paper. Remove sanding dust by brushing or
dusting. Wipe down thoroughly with solvent and
allow to dry completely, to ensure any residual
sanding dust is removed, before applying products
recommended for application direct to wood
(see paint systems guides).
Oily woods e.g. teak
Ensure that the surface is thoroughly degreased
using a recommended solvent to ensure all oils
are removed. Sand smooth with 80-180 grit paper
and then 280 grit paper. Remove sanding dust
by wiping with solvent, to ensure any residual
dust is removed. Ensure the surface is completely
dry before applying products recommended for
application direct to wood (see paint systems
guides).
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Store paint in a well-ventilated, dry place away
from sources of heat and direct sunlight
Antifouling
Do not smoke
n
Clean thoroughly and allow to dry completely before
applying products recommended for application
direct to bronze (see paint systems guides).
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Aluminum
Degrease with solvent. Sand well using 60-120 grit
(aluminum compatible) paper. Clean thoroughly and
allow to dry. Prime using an Interlux primer as soon
as possible (within 8 hours) following the product
recommendations provided in the paint systems
guides.
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and Prevention
Most paints contain organic solvents – some of which
evaporate into the air upon opening the container.
Any dangers can be reduced if a few simple
precautions are taken:
n Avoid open flames where paint is being stored,
opened or applied
All surfaces should be thoroughly degreased and free from any sanding debris prior to the application of any
paint to the surface.
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Avoid eye contact
Eye protection should be used during paint
application and when there is any risk of paint
splashing on the face. Safety glasses or goggles are
inexpensive, available from many DIY stores, and
are well worth wearing. Use eyewear that complies
with ANSIZ871-1989 Standard. If material does
contaminate the eye, it is recommended that the
eye is flushed with clean fresh water for at least
15 minutes, holding the eyelids apart, and medical
attention sought.
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n Always check the weather!
n
Dew point is important when applying paint to
a surface, as the evaporation of the solvent from
the paint draws heat and/or energy from that
surface, cooling it down. If conditions are right
condensation may form on the surface of the
paint resulting in various problems.
n
Relative humidity is important as air can only
hold so much water or solvent vapor at any one
time. So, as the relative humidity increases, the
level of solvent vapor the air can hold reduces,
meaning paint will effectively dry more slowly.
n
Air and substrate temperature will affect the
drying properties of any paint. Failing to observe
the recommended drying times can result in
coating failure, including improper drying,
wrinkling and loss of adhesion.
n
Always avoid extreme air or temperature
conditions; Interlux products are tested across
a range of temperatures, to ascertain
the drying times and application characteristics
of each product. Drying time recommendations
are provided on our products labels; further
information relating to weather considerations
can be found on our product data sheets,
available on our web site.
Low temperatures will increase drying times;
always check the ‘through-dry’ of each interim
coat, before sanding or overcoating.
n
n
Sanding too early can cause the paint to
wrinkle under the sand paper, in some cases
even tearing or gouging into the paint film
making refurbishment difficult. Sanding before
the paint film is ‘through-dry’ can also clog the
sand paper, meaning more sheets are needed
to complete the task.
n
Overcoating too early can cause wrinkling,
blistering and loss of gloss in the finished
paint job.
High temperatures will reduce drying times,
but can make application more difficult, as
product flow and leveling can be compromised –
particularly when applying finishes or varnishes.
Where appropriate, thinning recommendations
to help with higher temperature application are
provided on labels and data sheet.
n
n
Do not paint in direct sunlight, or when the
substrate itself is excessively warm, as the
residual heat of the substrate can adversely
affect the application and drying properties of
any paint product; this can result in poor flow
and leveling, rapid drying, cracking and loss of
gloss. Surface temperature can be measured
using a surface thermometer.
n
High humidity conditions can reduce the amount
of solvent evaporation during the drying/curing
stages; with epoxies this can lead to a ‘soft
cure’. As epoxy-based materials are generally
applied at a higher film thickness, solvent can
remain trapped in the film for many days leading
to slow or poor final cure.
n
Although epoxies generally cure well in most
conditions, when the temperature falls to 45°F
or below, curing can slow or even stop.
Remember to check both day and overnight
temperatures whether working outdoors or in
a shed.
n
Epoxy products usually respond well to a little
heat; on cold days introducing a safe form of
heating into the application area is well worth
considering.
Dry, well ventilated conditions are preferable
when applying finishes or varnishes. While gentle
air movement will assist the drying process,
a dust-free environment is critical to achieving
a good quality gloss finish; always avoid painting
in windy conditions.
Choosing a faster drying product or system,
where available, will help to minimize the window
for dust contamination.
When applying two-part products in higher
temperatures the pot life of the product will also
be affected, reducing your work time window.
n
When curing in high humidity conditions,
particularly at lower temperatures, epoxies can
develop an ‘amine blush’ on the surface. This
slightly sticky substance must be removed and
can normally be washed off with soap and water.
If the blush is not
removed it can lead
to the delamination
of subsequent
coats. Failure to
remove the blush
will also make
sanding more
Blooming
difficult.
n
The effects of dust contamination may be further
reduced by sanding lightly between each coat,
removing residual dust by wiping down with a
suitable solvent and allowing to dry before
applying the next coat. This will also help improve
the initial aesthetics.
Avoid applying two-part finishes or varnishes
late in the afternoon or when relative humidity
exceeds 80% as these products are particularly
sensitive to moisture. Condensation during
application or due to overnight ambient
temperature changes can affect the chemical
cure of these products resulting in loss of gloss.
When painting or
varnishing wood avoid
applying if the
ambient temperature
is increasing (or
predicted to increase)
significantly.
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Key points to note when applying
finishes and varnishes:
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General Guidance Notes:
Key points to note when applying
epoxies (e.g. Watertite, InterProtect®,
Epoxy Primekote)
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Mike Kent
Technical Service Representative
Topsides
You may find the following hints and tips helpful when planning your project – further,
product-specific guidelines can be found on individual product labels and data sheets.
This is because rising temperatures cause wood
to expand, which can lead to blisters forming in
the paint or varnish film. A good tip is to apply
when the temperature is falling, as the wood will
better absorb the paint or varnish, giving better
overall results.
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and Prevention
Remember that surfaces heat up and cool down at
a different rate to the surrounding air temperature,
meaning even though the ambient temperature
might seem warm, the temperature of the surface
being worked on may still be quite cold. Very often
one side of a boat will be in the shade and the
other in bright sunlight meaning the application
conditions will differ. Additionally, in the morning
the surface temperature of the sunny side will
generally be lower than the ambient temperature,
whereas in the afternoon it may be higher.
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When painting outside, always check what weather conditions are anticipated during
the preparation, application and drying phases of any project. Should fair weather
prevail, whether or not to commence painting will then depend on the air and surface
temperatures, humidity and dew point.
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n Making small repairs
to fiberglass surfaces
Once cured, sand with 80-220 grit paper.
The finished repair should be smooth and level
with the surface. If required a second layer of
filler may be applied, repeating the same
process. The repaired area can then be
primed, ready for painting.
When working with fillers it’s important to remember that epoxy fillers are
recommended for both above and below the water areas; polyester fillers are
suitable for use above the water only. Interlux® Watertite is a two-part epoxy filler,
suited to most DIY repairs above and below water.
Stuart Jordan
Specialist in Epoxies/Fillers Development
“Working with epoxy fillers?”
n
Two-part epoxy fillers are the most widely used fillers in the yachting industry. They are invariably solvent
free. A benefit of being solvent free is that they do not attack the underlying primer.
n
Epoxies must be mixed in the proper ratio. Too much curing agent and they will leave a sticky film on the
surface that is not suitable for overcoating. Too little curing agent will weaken the filler and cause it to
crumble later on.
n
Below the waterline, epoxy fillers must be used. Polyester fillers should not be used as they have a
greater propensity to absorb water.
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
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Inspection
Inspect for damage. Small repairs can be tackled easily, but any damage
affecting a large area, or affecting the structure or hull integrity, should be
referred to a professional for proper assessment.
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Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a face mask.
Antifouling
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See Pages 52-53 for information on osmosis treatment and prevention.
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Applying the filler
Mask off the damaged area and apply Watertite
using a putty knife or spatula. Allow to cure,
following the recommendations provided on
the product label.
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Travis Johnson
Regional Sales Manager
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Health and Safety
Before commencing work ensure the area
you are working in is adequately ventilated.
Ensure you are wearing the correct PPE; we
recommend safety glasses, goggles or visors,
nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring skin is
not exposed) and a dust mask.
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Preparation and Priming
Remove any loose filler or gelcoat and abrade
edges to remove loose material. Remove all
debris and prime with InterProtect® 2000E
or Epoxy Primekote, according to system
recommendations provided elsewhere in
this guide. Apply Watertite or Interfill® after
the first coat of primer.
When preparing a surface previously painted with a finish or varnish scheme it may be
necessary to remove the aged product, back to bare substrate. This will be required if
the existing coating is in poor condition or if you’re intending to apply a two-part product
onto a surface previously painted with a one-part finish or varnish.
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n Removing aged finishes or varnishes
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n Removing antifouling
If your existing antifouling is in poor condition, we recommend removing it completely
before repainting. Interstrip 299E has been formulated for removing antifouling from all
substrates and is safe to use on glass fibre without harming the gelcoat.
Joe Purtell
Technical Sales Representative
Abrade using 60-120 grit paper, removing as much of the paint or varnish
as possible.
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Preparation
High pressure fresh water wash, to remove
loose antifouling; ensuring all residue and
wash water is contained and disposed of,
according to local legislation. Mask off areas
to be stripped.
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Applying Interstrip
Apply Interstrip 299E liberally, using an old
brush, following the application guidelines
provided on the product label.
Prepare according to substrate, following bare substrate preparation
guidelines.
See Page 17 for bare substrate preparation guidelines.
Antifouling
4
Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask or a
respirator (if working on larger areas or in
confined spaces).
Topsides
After removing the old finish clean the surface
using Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601,
Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Special Thinner
216. Follow instructions on the product label.
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and Prevention
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Remove any sections of the aged finish or varnish that are already loose,
flaking or detached using a scraper – rounding the ends of the scraper
before commencing will avoid gouging the surface, resulting in unnecessary
repairs.
“Hints to help you achieve a perfect finish.”
n
Varnishing is best achieved on warm, dry mornings – cold weather slows drying and dampness spoils
the gloss.
n
When working with wood, always work in the direction of the grain, whether sanding or applying varnish.
This will avoid scratches that can still show through, even after many coats of paint or varnish.
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Leave on the surface. The product needs time to work; the time needed will
vary depending on the temperature and the amount of old antifouling on the
hull.
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We do not recommend using a chemical paint stripper when working with fiberglass, unless the product
has been specifically approved for this purpose, as this may cause damage to the substrate.
For best results, work on a small area at a time – do not allow the product to dry out.
See product label for more information.
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Removing old antifouling
Remove while still soft with a blunt scraper. Interstrip 299E can remove
several coats at a time, but heavy build up may require more than one
application. Residue should be disposed of according to local regulations.
Reapply fresh antifouling after sanding and priming the hull.
Previously painted surfaces:
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Inspection
Check for areas of damage, separation or peeling, or any other indications
that the existing coating is not firmly adhered to the substrate.
See Page 35 for antifouling application advice.
Using a two-part finish? Ensure your existing coating is compatible.
1. Check for compatibility with old antifouling. If the product is known use the Interlux® Compatibility Chart
on Page 43 of this manual.
2. If the old antifouling is unknown you can apply Primocon primer directly. Then simply overcoat with
the Interlux® Antifouling of choice (do not use this system with VC®17m Extra, VC®17m, VC® Offshore
or Baltoplate).
3. Remove the old antifouling. If the old antifouling is in poor condition remove it using Interlux® Interstrip
299E. After stripping you are ready to prime and paint.
Preparation – in good condition
Remove surface contamination by wiping
down with Interlux® Special Thinner 216 or
Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Once the
surface is clean abrade with 220-320-grit
sandpaper. Remove the sanding residue and
allow to dry.
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There are three easy choices:
Preparation – in poor condition
If previous finish is cracking, peeling or showing signs of separation from the substrate all previous
coatings should be removed and the substrate primed.
Antifouling
“Is my new antifouling compatible?”
Click or call and ask the experts!
See Page 21 for advice on removing existing finishes.
Masking
Before priming/undercoating, mask off the area to be painted.
Topsides
4
Before starting any painting project consider the 3 most critical questions:
1) What preparation is necessary 2) Does the substrate matter and
3) What repair and upkeep is needed. Pages 08-09 of this guide will provide
this information and help you choose the best product for your project.
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and Prevention
n Applying finishes
Neil Nicolson
Specialist in Finishes Development
Bare substrate:
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
For health and safety reasons, two-part polyurethane products should only be spray applied by a professional applicator.
Priming/Undercoating
To obtain the finest finish on fiberglass and
wood and in the case of metal substrates the
surface will need to be primed. Your choice
of primer and undercoater will be dictated
by substrate and choice of finish coat. Systems
for applying topside finishes begin on Page 60.
For further advice contact Interlux at
1-800-468-7589.
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As gelcoat ages it becomes porous and brittle which may lead to cracking and blistering.
To seal the gelcoat and get a finer finish apply InterProtect® 2000E or Epoxy Primekote.
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Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
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n Preparing a non-skid deck
A deck demands a tough coating to protect it from everyday wear and tear.
Where a non-skid surface is required Interlux offers 3 alternative solutions.
Travis Johnson
Regional Sales Manager
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Apply the finish, according to label
recommendations.
Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
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Application
Sand the undercoat smooth with 320-400 grit
paper and remove dust with a wipe or tack
rag.
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
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Inspection
Check for areas of damage, separation or peeling, or any other indications that the existing coating is not
firmly adhered to the substrate.
3
Preparation – in good condition
Bare fiberglass
Begin by scrubbing well using soap and water
and a stiff brush. Rinse with fresh water and
allow to dry. Wipe a small area with a clean rag
that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent
Wash 202.
The best finish is achieved on large areas by two people, one to apply the paint, the other following
immediately behind to ‘tip off’ the finish.
n
Clean or change brushes every 20 minutes or so. Always use lint-free cleaning cloths.
n
Stir the can occasionally during the work.
n
Dampen the ground with water before commencing painting to avoid any dust rising.
n
Use a worn brush for the final coat, this will ensure less brush marks.
n
Painting is best achieved on warm, dry mornings – cold weather retards drying and damp will spoil the
gloss.
n
Never apply direct from the can as this will introduce contamination.
n
Always pour the amount of paint that you expect to use into a separate container.
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Ensure an even spread by holding the brush at 45° – this minimizes brush marks.
n
While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean,
dry rag. Continue this process until the entire
surface has been cleaned. Sand using 180-220
grit paper. Remove sanding residue.
Molded fiberglass
Working in small areas at a time, scrub the area
using Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601 and
coarse bronze wool or maroon Scotch-Brite™
pad. Be sure to scrub in different directions and
wipe off the residue off before it dries. This will
remove all contamination and provide a good
anchor pattern to which the paint can adhere.
Rinse with fresh water.
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Previously painted surfaces:
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Preparation – in poor condition
If previous finish is cracking, peeling or showing signs of separation from the substrate this should be
totally removed.
Boat Paint Guide
Using non-skid additive
(hand-mixed method):
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See Page 21 for advice on removing existing finishes.
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Application
Sand primer (if used) with 180-220 grit wet or
dry paper. Add 4-6 ounces of Interlux Intergrip
2398c per quart of Perfection or Brightside.
Masking
Before priming or applying a deck finish, mask off the area to be painted.
Using a two-part finish? Ensure your existing coating is compatible.
Using non-skid additive
(broadcast method):
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For more information and systems for painting non-skid decks go to (link to be determined).
Using Interdeck (ready-mixed formula):
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Application
Sand the primer (if used) with 180-220 grit wet
or dry paper. Remove dust with a dust wipe or
tack rag, according to label recommendations.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle Interlux
Intergrip 2398c over the surface. Allow to dry
thoroughly following the recommendations
provided on the finish label. Remove excess
Intergrip. Apply second coat of finish.
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Mix Interdeck thoroughly; apply 1-2 coats.
For best results either stipple by brush or
use a mohair roller.
Application
Sand primer (if used) with 180-220 grit wet or
dry paper. Apply one coat of Interlux Perfection
or Brightside.
Topsides
Priming
Your choice of primer will be determined by
the substrate and the choice of deck finish
product. Priming recommendations are
provided on labels and data sheets. Remember
to pay particular attention to drying times and
overcoating intervals.
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Antifouling
Bare substrate:
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Mix thoroughly. Apply 1-2 coats to deck area,
using a brush or roller. For best results either
stipple by brush or use a mohair roller.
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n Painting your bilge
Bare substrate:
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George Dunigan
Technical Service Representative
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Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask or a
respirator (if working in confined spaces).
Priming
Bare substrates should be primed to promote
good adhesion and provide a smooth even
surface, prior to applying Bilgekote. Your choice
of primer will be dictated by the substrate;
product recommendations are provided on
labels and data sheets. Remember to pay
particular attention to drying times and
overcoating intervals.
Pay particular attention if the substrate is the reverse side of molded fiberglass – this does not need to be primed.
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Application
Sand the primer smooth with 180-280 grit
paper and remove dust with a wipe or tack rag.
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A freshly painted bilge is much easier to wipe down and keep clean, reducing the risk
of odors that may result from unwanted residue. A clean bilge will also make it easier
to find small parts or fastenings, which may have been dropped while working on your
engine or other equipment.
Antifouling
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
Previously painted surfaces:
Inspection
Check for areas of damage, separation or peeling, or any other indications
that the existing coating is not firmly adhered to the substrate.
Apply 1-2 coats of Bilgekote.
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Preparation – in good condition
Remove surface contamination by wiping
down with Interlux® Special Thinner 216 or
Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Once the
surface is clean abrade with 220-320 grit
sandpaper. Remove the sanding residue and
allow to dry.
For added protection against moisture absorption and osmosis in bilge areas, use Interlux InterProtect® or Epoxy
Primekote – prior to applying Bilgekote – always follow the label instructions.
Important: When painting in enclosed spaces, such as bilges, ventilation is very important not only for your own
health and safety but also to help the products dry properly. Wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment and to help
the paint dry properly we suggest two fans; one to push air in and another to pull air out.
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Preparation – in poor condition
If previous finish is cracking, peeling or showing signs of separation from the substrate all previous
coatings should be removed and the substrate primed.
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and Prevention
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n Applying varnishes
Preparation – in poor condition
If previous varnish is cracking, peeling or showing signs of separation from the substrate this should
be totally removed.
To achieve a professional result from any varnish project, thorough preparation is
critical. If applying on to a previously varnished surface, the condition of the existing
coating and its compatibility with the new varnish product should thoroughly checked
before commencing any preparatory or application work.
See Page 21 for advice on removing existing varnishes.
Stan Susman
Technical Sales Representative
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It is important to ensure all sanding residue is removed prior to varnishing, as this will impair adhesion and give a
‘bitty’ finish. Before commencing any varnish work, decant the amount of varnish you expect to use into a separate
container, to avoid introducing contamination into the tin.
Inspection
Check for areas of damage, separation or peeling, or any other indications
that the existing coating is not firmly adhered to the substrate.
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Preparation – in good condition
Clean with Special Thinner 216. Sand smooth
with 280-320 grit sandpaper. Remove sanding
dust by brushing or dusting. Wipe down
thoroughly with Special Thinner 216 or
Brushing Liquid 333 and allow to dry
completely, to ensure any residual sanding dust
is removed. (Note: Small imperfections may be
spot primed and sanded down prior to full
varnish application.) Continue at Step 6.
Priming
We recommend that the first coat of varnish
applied is thinned up to 15%-20%. This will
promote good penetration of the surface, and
adhesion of subsequent coats. After the first
coat has been applied, the surface will appear
rough. This is a result of the exposed ends of
grain absorbing the varnish and lifting. Sand
smooth with a 220 grit sandpaper and apply
a second coat thinned 10%-15%.
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5
Topsides
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
Previously varnished surfaces:
Preparation
Clean with Special Thinner 216. Sand the surface smooth with 80-180 grit sandpaper to open the grain of
the wood. Remove sanding dust by brushing or dusting. Wipe down thoroughly with Special Thinner 216
or Brushing Liquid 333 and allow to dry completely, to ensure any residual sanding dust is removed.
Apply 2-3 thinned coats of varnish following
label recommendations.
Alternatively, prime using Clear Wood Sealer
Fast Dry; a clear polyurethane primer with
excellent grain filling properties that will
improve overall scheme durability and
aesthetics.
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Bare wood:
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
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Boat Paint Guide
n Applying antifouling
Antifouling can be applied using a brush or roller. Using a small roller is less work on
the arm but takes longer to cover the surface area. If a brush is preferred, choose a
large width brush; the finish will not be as smooth as a topside paint so the type of
brush used is not critical.
Brush out, using firm strokes along and then
across the grain, holding the brush at 90º to
the surface.
Colin Anderson
Specialist in Antifoulings Development
Finally, ‘tip off’ by gently stroking surface with
the brush at a 45º angle, following the grain.
The brush you use should be used only for
varnishing.
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Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
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Application
Applying varnish with a brush is usually the
best method, although roller application can
be effective on large, flat surfaces.
Rusty Rutherford, Regional Sales Manager
Always follow the system recommendations as specified on the label; this will indicate the minimum
number of coats required and the sanding recommendations between coats. This information will vary
depending on the product. To achieve long-lasting protection, you should plan to apply up to ten coats
(depending on the system). As the number of coats increases, sanding between coats with a fine grit paper
will increase the level of gloss and depth of luster.
Antifouling
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
“Achieve a perfect result every time!”
Previously painted surfaces:
2
Inspection
Check for areas of damage, separation or peeling, or any other indications
that the existing coating is not firmly adhered to the substrate.
3
Preparation – in good condition
Clean using high pressure fresh water wash.
Remove any contamination by wiping down
with Special Thinner 216. Sand any bare areas
and remove sanding residue.
Sand by numbers, finishing the surface with a
progressively finer grit of paper.
n
Varnishing is best achieved on warm, dry mornings –
cold weather slows drying and damp spoils the gloss.
n
Always use a clean brush, previously used only for
varnish.
After cleaning with the correct thinners, wash the
brush in detergent and warm water, dry and wrap
in greaseproof paper in a fine chisel shape.
n
Alternatively, having cleaned and washed the brush,
suspend by its handle to avoid any ‘fishtailing’ of the
bristle.
n
As the varnish ages in the can you may find there
are lumps or contamination. Filtering the varnish into
a separate container through cheesecloth, a paint
filter or an old stocking is a good solution to this
problem.
n
Always buy the highest quality varnish and brush
available. This will ensure you achieve the most
attractive finish.
n
Clean new brushes before use.
n
n
Test the finish on a spare piece of wood before
applying to the boat.
Don’t use varnish which has been open for a long
period as it will have picked up dust.
n
Do not varnish wood when exposed to direct sunlight.
n
On large areas use a foam roller to apply the initial coat,
followed immediately behind with a wide brush for the
finishing strokes – this is best done by two people.
n
Never leave bare wood exposed too long as it will
absorb moisture from the atmosphere.
See Page 42 to check antifouling compatibility.
Preparation – in poor condition
Completely remove all antifouling paint with Interlux® Interstrip 299E for fiberglass or wood and by
sandblasting steel surfaces to a near white metal.
See Page 23 for advice on removing existing antifoulings.
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Keep the sandpaper clean and change it frequently.
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Hints and tips
n
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Topsides
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Repair/Priming
Repair damaged areas with Watertite Epoxy
Filler where necessary. Do not apply Watertite
over antifouling paint. Inspect gelcoat for
damage and signs of osmosis – treat
accordingly.
Apply an extra coat to leading and trailing
edges; e.g. waterline, trim tabs, outdrives,
keels and rudders. These areas experience
more water turbulence and so more wear
on the paint surface.
Follow overcoating times and immersion
times carefully. Failure to do this could
result in detachment, blistering or cracking
of the antifouling. The marine environment
is harsh for paint so it must be allowed to
dry thoroughly before immersion.
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Masking
Before priming or applying antifouling, mask off the area to be painted.
Theresa Mermini, Customer Service Manager, North America
Seal incompatible or unknown antifoulings
with Primocon. Bare substrates should be
primed, according to substrate. Product
recommendations are provided on labels
and data sheets. Remember to pay particular
attention to drying times and overcoating
intervals.
“Remember your PPE!”
Most antifoulings contain biocides so should be handled with care; ensure the correct personal protective
equipment (PPE) is worn at all times.
Hard hat
Goggles
Safety glasses
Antifouling
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Boat Paint Guide
See Page 50 for advice on osmosis treatment. See Page 20 for advice on repairing fiberglass.
Application
Mix paint thoroughly with a stirring stick,
ensuring that any settlement is mixed in.
Apply according to label recommendations,
using a brush or roller.
Full-face
mask –
air fed
Topsides
6
Full-face
mask –
cartridge
Chemical resistant gloves
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Half-face
mask –
cartridge
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Cotton overall
Disposable overall
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Apply the antifouling at the correct thickness; this may mean an extra coat
is needed, depending on application methods and conditions.
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‘Step-by-Step’ Project Guides
n Painting outdrives, stern gear,
propellers & keels
Outdrives and stern gear are usually constructed from aluminum. Propellers are
usually bronze or aluminum. Keels are typically cast iron or lead. It’s important to
choose an antifouling that is hard, durable and suitable for these high wear areas
and also one that is compatible with the substrate you are painting.
Tim Taylor
Technical Service Representative
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Applying antifouling
Apply the selected antifouling, following the
label recommendations on film thickness,
overcoating and immersions times carefully.
Not all antifoulings are suitable for application to bronze and aluminum, so it’s important to check compatibility
when selecting which antifouling product to use. See Pages 04-07 for antifouling product information.
Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
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Boat Paint Guide
Preparation
The key to protecting your underwater metals from corrosion is correct
preparation of the substrate and choosing the best priming solution for
your project. Before commencing any preparation, it is important to establish
the type of metal you are working with.
Topsides
2
Antifouling
Before starting your project, always check the weather conditions! See Pages 18-19.
Priming
Apply a primer recommended for the selected
antifouling and substrate; always follow
the recommendations given on the product
label.
“Take care with zinc anodes!”
Care should be taken not to paint zinc anodes, which are often located next to the prop shafts, as this
will seriously reduce their effectiveness. When painting your outdrives, underwater metals and keels,
the longevity of any antifouling is difficult to predict as coating adhesion can be an issue, particularly on
propellers. Thorough surface preparation is critical to promote good adhesion between the substrate and
the coating.
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See Pages 44-47 for primer recommendations.
Blister Repair
and Prevention
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Don Campbell, Technical Manager, North America
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Once you’ve confirmed your substrate see Page 17 for substrate preparation information
and follow this advice carefully.
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Antifouling
n Is my new antifouling compatible?
Micron® Optima, Micron® Extra
Micron® CSC, Micron® CSC HS
Trilux 33®, Ultima, Awlstar®
Micron® 66®
Micron® 44, Micron® 33®
Alumacoat, Biocop™
Trilux® Prop & Drive, Super Ablative
ACT, Epoxycop® Ablative, Horizons
CPP®, Pacifica®, Pacifica® Plus
Ultra, Ultra-Kote®, Trilux®, Biocop™ TF
Fiberglass Bottomkote®, Super KL
Epoxycop®, California Bottomkote®
Trinidad SR, Unepoxy™, Sharkskin
Bottom Pro Plus, Bottomshield
Vivid, The Protector® B-90
Bottomkote®
Tarr & Wonson
Bottomkote® Pro
VC® Offshore
Baltoplate
or Vinyl Antifouling Paints
VC®17m Extra
Fiberglass Bottomkote® Aqua
Hydrocoat, Aquaguard
Monterey
New Antifouling
Old Antifouling
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Micron® 66®
Applying your desired Interlux® antifouling has never been easier. Compatibility is always an issue boaters must worry
about, but there are 3 easy steps to solve this problem:
3. Remove old antifouling. If you would prefer
to remove the old antifouling, we have the easy
solution, Interlux Interstrip 299E paint remover.
It’s compatible with your valuable fiberglass hull.
Interstrip can remove several coats of paint in one
application. After stripping, you are ready to prime
and paint your newly cleaned hull.
1. Check for compatibility with old antifouling.
If you know what antifouling is currently on your
boat, you can quickly determine whether your
Interlux paint choice is compatible.
2. Use Primocon YPA984 as a tie-coat primer.
If you do not know what the old antifouling is
on your boat, it is still easy. Apply our Primocon
YPA984 primer directly to the old antifouling.
Then simply overcoat with the Interlux antifouling
of your choice. (Not compatible with VC®
Offshore, Baltoplate, VC17m, VC17m Extra
or any water based paints.)
Important: Now that you’ve stripped your
hull, it is important to inspect for any gelcoat
damage before repainting. Also, consider applying
the InterProtect® System to give your hull a barrier
coat to protect from gelcoat blistering.
n How much antifouling paint do I need?
ACT
Fiberglass
Bottomkote® NT
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Fiberglass
Bottomkote® Aqua
California Bottomkote®
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Determining how much antifouling you will need is fairly simple. Here are two quick guides to help you purchase
the correct amount:
1. Calculate the area needing paint. For a rough estimate of the area to be painted, multiply the length of your hull
(LOA) by the beam and multiply by 0.85 (LOA x B x 0.85 = Area). Then divide the area by the coverage of the
paint you’ve chosen to determine how many quarts per coat you will need, or
2. Refer to the reference chart below for a quick estimate of how much antifouling paint is required for two coats:
Epoxycop®
®
Pacifica
Pacifica® Plus
Trilux® 33®
Trilux® Prop & Drive
Trilux® 33® Aerosol
VC®17m Extra
VC® Offshore
Baltoplate
®
Bottomkote Pro
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● Remove all paint
● Heavy sand & apply
See Removing antifouling on Page 24.
● Lightly sand & apply
● Thoroughly sand & prime*
* Prime with Primocon YPA984. When overcoating TBT based antifoulings prime with TBT Sealer YPA987.
** Power wash and scrub with a coarse Scotch-Brite™ pad. Old antifouling must be well adhered.
● Clean & apply**
Power
Sail
Waterline length (feet)
20
25
30
35
40
20
25
30
35
40
Standard range (quarts)
4.0
5.0
7.0
9.5
12.0
3.0
4.0
5.5
7.0
9.5
VC17m/VC17m Extra (quarts)
3.0
4.0
5.5
7.5
9.5
2.5
3.0
4.5
5.5
7.5
Abbreviations
LOA
=
Length Overall
LWL
=
Length Waterline
B
=
Beam
D
=
Draft
F
=
Freeboard
Top Tips
n
Apply an extra coat to all leading and trailing edges,
water-line, trim-tabs, outdrives, keel and rudder.
High turbulence in these areas tends to wear the
antifouling faster.
n
Always use the specified amount of antifouling.
Under-application can result in premature fouling
and costly mid-season haul out.
Interstrip 299E: A paint stripper specially formulated for removing old or unknown antifoulings
without damaging the underlying substrate (including gelcoat).
For more information see the Antifouling quick reference guide on Page 04.
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Ultra
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Antifouling
Micron® Extra
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CPP®, Bottom Pro Plus and Bottomshield refer to products sold by West Marine®.
Alumacoat, Horizons, Hydrocoat, Monterey, Sharkskin, Trinidad, Ultima, Unepoxy and Vivid refer to products sold by Kop-Coat.
Aquagard refers to a product sold by Flexdel. Biocop™ refers to a product sold by New Nautical Coatings. Awlstar® refers to a product sold by Awlgrip®.
Scotch-Brite™ is a trademark of 3M.
Once you’ve identified the Interlux antifouling that’s most suitable, if you have an existing coating on your hull
you will need to establish the compatibility of the two products. Use this simple table to check compatibility
between Interlux® antifoulings and also with competitor products.
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Antifouling
Boat Paint Guide
n Below water systems: two-part products
n Below water systems: one-part products
These systems provide the maximum level of protection.
These systems provide a good level of protection.
Fiberglass: Barrier protection
Fiberglass: No sand system
Fiberglass: Ultimate no sand system
Primer
(5 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Clean
Fiberglass Surface
Prep YMA601
Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Primer (1 coat)
Fiberglass No Sand
Primer YPA200
Antifouling
(2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling*
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Wood
Antifouling (2 coats)
Interlux Antifouling*
(Thin first coat 10-15%
with appropriate thinner)
*excluding VC®17m, VC®17m Extra,
VC® Offshore, Baltoplate & VC® Performance Epoxy
This system will not provide blister protection
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Primer (5 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Primer (5 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Primer (5 coats)
Primocon
Primer (4 coats)
Primocon
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Filler
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Primer (5 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
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If required for small areas, Watertite Filler
should be applied after the first coat of
InterProtect® 2000E.
See substrate preparation on Page 17.
Important: If you own an aluminum boat,
only apply antifouling paints specifically
recommended for aluminum to prevent
corrosion. Never apply products containing
Cuprous Oxide to aluminum.
Lead
Filler
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Primer (5 coats)
Primocon
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Topsides
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Antifouling
Iron/Steel
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Lead
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Aluminum
If required for small areas, Watertite Filler
should be applied after the first coat of
InterProtect 2000E.
See substrate preparation on Page 17.
Important: If you own an aluminum boat,
only apply antifouling paints specifically
recommended for aluminum to prevent
corrosion. Never apply products containing
Cuprous Oxide to aluminum.
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Aluminum
*If necessary, fill seams with Seam Compound 30
between first and second coat of antifouling
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Antifouling
Boat Paint Guide
n Below water systems: No sand systems
n Propellers, outdrives and sterngear
Fiberglass: No sand system
Outdrives are built out of aluminum. This presents compatibility issues with cuprous-oxide containing
antifoulings. Propellers are typically made with aluminum, bronze or stainless steel.
Fiberglass: Ultimate no sand system
Primer (1 coat)
Fiberglass No Sand
Primer YPA200
Clean
Fiberglass Surface
Prep YMA601
Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling*
Aluminum
*excluding VC®17m, VC®17m Extra,
VC® Offshore, Baltoplate & VC® Performance Epoxy
This system will not provide blister protection
Bronze
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Primer (2-3 coats)
Primocon Aerosol
Primer (3-4 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Antifouling
(3 coats)
Trilux® 33® Aerosol
Antifouling
(3 coats)
Trilux® 33®
See osmosis protection systems on Page 53.
(or Interlux Hard Antifouling)
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Topsides
Antifouling (2-3 coats)
Fiberglass Bottomkote® Aqua*
Stainless Steel
(1 coat thinned 15-20%
with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Primer (3-4 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Clean
Fiberglass Surface
Prep YMA601
If required for small areas, Watertite Filler
should be applied after the first coat of
InterProtect® 2000E.
Antifouling
(3 coats)
Trilux® 33®
(or Interlux Hard Antifouling)
**This system is only approved to be used with Fiberglass
Bottomkote Aqua. Do not use this system with any other antifouling
paint. For complete instructions on this or any of the no sand
systems contact Interlux at yachtpaint.com or 1-800-468-7589
See Painting outdrives, stern gear, propellers and keels on Page 40.
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Fiberglass: Simple no sand system
Antifouling
Filler
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See substrate preparation on Page 17.
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Topsides
n Two-part premium paint systems
n One-part conventional paint systems
These systems provide the maximum level of protection available.
These systems provide a good level of protection.
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Undercoat (1-2 coats)
Epoxy Primekote
Surface Primer (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000E
Undercoat (1-2 coats)
Pre-Kote
(Thinned 15-20% with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
(Thinned 15-20% with 2316N Reducing Solvent)
Undercoat (2 coats)
Epoxy Primekote
Undercoat (1-2 coats)
Pre-Kote
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Perfection®
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Perfection®
Wood
Aluminum / Steel
Fiberglass
Clear Epoxy
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Brightside®
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Brightside®
Wood
Clear Epoxy
Wash with Soap & Water
Wash with Soap & Water
(to remove amine blush)
(to remove amine blush)
Undercoat (2 coats)
Epoxy Primekote
Undercoat (1-2 coats)
Pre-Kote
Undercoat (1-2 coats)
Pre-Kote
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Perfection®
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Perfection®
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Brightside®
Topcoat (2-3 coats)
Brightside®
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Undercoat (2 coats)
Epoxy Primekote
Topsides
Aluminum / Steel
Fiberglass
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Determining how much paint you will need is fairly simple. To determine how much topside paint you will need,
refer to the reference chart below:
Power
Sail
Waterline length (feet)
20
25
30
35
40
2 part products (quarts)
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.5
6.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
1 part enamels (quarts)
3.0
4.5
6.0
8.0
9.0
2.5
4.0
5.5
7.0
8.5
1 part primers (quarts)
4.0
5.5
7.5
10.0
11.0
3.0
5.0
7.0
9.0
10.5
20
25
30
35
40
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should be applied after the first coat of
InterProtect® 2000E.
n How much topsides paint do I need?
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n Sikkens Cetol® Marine
Traditional bare wood system
Cetol® Marine with Next Wave™ UV-absorbing technology
is a durable, low maintenance translucent protective wood
finish for use above the waterline on interior and exterior
woods. Next Wave™ technology is the next generation of
Cetol Marine from Sikkens with a unique UV package of
advanced ultra violet absorbers that provide greater protection,
durability and longevity. Cetol Marine has excellent weathering
properties and is flexible allowing for the natural expansion
and contraction of wood. Cetol Marine has been specially
formulated with one goal in mind to protect wood and keep
it looking beautiful.
Reduced work time bare wood system
Primer
(1 thinned coat)
Perfection® Plus
Primer
(1 thinned + 3 full coats)
Clear Wood Sealer
Varnish (4 coats min.)
Perfection® Plus
Varnish (2 coats min.)
Perfection® Plus
n Sikkens Cetol®
Marine system
Marine
Key attributes
Primer
(2 thinned coats)
Schooner® Gold
(Compass, Original, Goldspar Satin;
1 thinned coat)
Light
Natural Teak
Gloss
n
Cetol Marine produces an attractive dark amber appearance on wood.
n
Cetol Marine Light will produce a lighter amber appearance on wood.
Primer (2-3 coats)
Cetol®
n
Cetol Marine Natural Teak has a rich golden color on wood.
(Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine Light,
Cetol Marine Natural Teak)
n
Cetol Marine Gloss provides a high gloss, hard wearing, UV protection and an
easy to clean finish and is developed as a topcoat for Cetol Marine, Cetol Marine
Light and Cetol Marine Natural Teak for whenever a gloss finish is desired.
Do not use on decks.
Varnish (4-6 coats)
Schooner® Gold
Varnish (2-3 coats)
Cetol® Gloss
(Compass; 3-5 coats
Original, Goldspar Satin;
3 coats min.)
(Apply only if a gloss finish is desired.
Do not use Cetol Marine Gloss
on decks.)
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and Prevention
n One part conventional
varnish system
Topsides
n Two-part premium varnish systems
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Color
Card
Hard woods such as Teak and Iroko, that are oily by
nature, must be degreased adequately with the correct
solvent prior to the application of a first thinned coat of
varnish.
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n How to protect against osmosis
1
Health and Safety
Before commencing preparatory work, ensure
the area you are working in is adequately
ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct
PPE; we recommend safety glasses, goggles or
visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring
skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask.
n Blister protection systems
Fiberglass: InterProtect®
Fiberglass: InterProtect® Low VOC
Primer (3 coats min.)
InterProtect® 3000
Primer (4-5 coats)
InterProtect® 2000E
Tie-Coat (1 coat)
InterProtect® 2000VOC
2
Preparation
Remove all contamination from the surface
using Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or
Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Sand using
80-grit sandpaper. Remove the sanding residue
using Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
Antifouling
(2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
Antifouling
(2-3 coats)
Interlux® Antifouling
If your hull is new, proceed to Step 4.
n How to treat osmosis
Drying of the hull
This is the most critical step in the process.
If you do not get the hull dry it will re-blister.
We recommend a comprehensive washing and
drying procedure.
Epiglass®
n
n
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Look out for any warning signs that may suggest that water has entered the laminate or that osmosis
may have occurred.
If more extensive damage is found or suspected we recommend that you seek the advice of a
professional surveyor before continuing.
Application of Epiglass®
Epiglass is a solventless epoxy used to seal
up the laminate and fill any cloth that has been
voided of resin.
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Application
Apply InterProtect 2000E, building up to
minimum dry film thickness of 10 mils (this
will typically take 5 coats) using a brush or
roller. For ease, alternate between the gray
and white shades.
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InterProtect® 2000E
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For prevention and repair
of gelcoat blistering
Excellent for use on
underwater metals,
hulls and keels
Easy to apply – dries quickly – no sanding
Use as part of a no sand system
Excellent anti-corrosive protection above
& below the waterline
Color
Card
For complete instructions for applying
InterProtect® 2000E call 1-800-468-7589
to obtain a copy of the InterProtect guide.
Application of InterProtect® 2000E
InterProtect 2000E provides a water barrier to
minimize the possibility of reoccurrence of damage
and will act as a tie-coat to the antifouling. Contact
our Technical Help Desk to obtain a copy of the
InterProtect Bulletin 900.
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For professional use only
A high build, solventless
epoxy resin for gelcoat
blister repairs and
relaminating
Contains no harmful
solvents to migrate
into the hull and cause reblistering
It is compatible with InterProtect 2000E
and InterProtect 3000
Has three hardeners to meet your schedule
or accommodate weather conditions
Blister Repair
and Prevention
Inspection
Inspect the gelcoat for signs of damage or
cracking. Small defects can be repaired with
Watertite Epoxy Filler following the instructions
on the product label.
The Echo
Program
Proper preparation of the gelcoat
This includes getting all of the antifouling
paint and primers off and removal of as much
gelcoat as necessary to get the hull dry (i.e. the
entire gelcoat or just small areas). A professional,
who has looked at your boat, should make this
determination.
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Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
Visit our website for more information – yachtpaint.com
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PAINT WITH THE ENVIRONMENT IN MIND
echoprogram.com
We then convert this relative impact into an
‘Echo Rating’ as seen below. The lower the number,
the lower the relative impact on the environment.
Interlux have made a commitment, as part
of the overall AkzoNobel commitment, to
be a world leader in environmental issues;
The Echo Program is this commitment.
For more information go to echoprogram.com.
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WHY DO WE CARE?
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Reducing our impact on the environment
whilst continuing to supply products with
superior performance will ensure a clean,
safe environment for us all to enjoy our
passion for boating – now and in the future.
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BASELINE
3
THE SCOPE!
The Echo Program covers everything International
are doing as a Yacht business to reduce our
impact on the environment. You can find the
full details at echoprogram.com.
THE PRODUCTS?
To help those customers interested in selecting
products from our range based on their relative
overall environmental impact* we have assessed
them all using the AkzoNobel-developed
Environmental Scorecard tool.
This tool, unique and only available to
International Paint LLC and our products,
determines the environmental impact relative
to a baseline product which is the largest volume
selling product from our range in the category
being looked at (e.g. Finishes, Primers, etc.).
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Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
Largest selling
product
WHAT IS
THE ECHO PROGRAM?
HIGHER
2
Environmental
impact compared to
baseline product
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LOWER
Our Scorecard tool and Echo Rating system
are designed to give clarity and scientific
credibility to how Interlux assess and rank the
environmental impact of our product ranges.
Giving you, the customer, this clarity allows you
to identify the most environmentally suitable
product for you from our range*.
We are committed to the environment and
this is our commitment to you.
* All ratings are relative to OUR largest selling
product. No comparison can be made to
products from other suppliers.
Topside Finishes
Color Card
Perfection®
Brightside®
Yacht Enamel
Interdeck
Ultimate Performance, Two-Part Polyurethane Finish
Hard, High Gloss, One-Part Polyurethane Finish
Traditional Alkyd-Based Marine Enamel
Slip Resistant Polyurethane Deck Paint
Snow White
YHB000
Mediterranean White
YHA184
Off White
YHA192
Blue-Glo White
4259
White
4359
Gunmetal Gray
232
White
YJB000
Oyster White
YHA194
Matterhorn White
YHA198
Arctic White
YHS248
Pearl White
YHS253
Matterhorn White
4360
Seattle Gray
4205
Kingston Gray
4190
Steel Gray
4250
Hatteras Off-White
108
High Gloss White
1
Grey
YJF684
Cream
YJC089
Platinum
YHA183
Cream
YHS070
Fighting Lady Yellow
YHS056
Rochelle Red
YHS299
Black
4258
Light Blue
4351
Medium Blue
4353
Largo Blue
4100
Semi Gloss White
220
Flat White
242
Sand Beige
YJG009
Squall Blue
YJB923
Jade Mist Green
YHB663
Mauritius Blue
YHF991
Lauderdale Blue
YHS936
Jet Black
YHY999
Flag Blue
YHK990
Royal Blue
YHA216
Flattening Agent
l
l
Off-White
4381
l
Bilgekote®
Interstain
Hard Wearing for Bilges and Bulkheads
Paste Wood Filler Stain
Ocean Blue
4253 (C.C. Blue)
Sapphire Blue
4241
Dark Blue
4316
Flag Blue
4990
Sundown Buff
4237
Grand Banks Beige
4217
Bristol Beige
4207
Hatteras Off-White
4208
Gray
YMA100
Brown Mahogany
42
Sea Green
4247
Fire Red
4248
Yellow
4152
Hatteras Off-White (1990)
4218
White
YMA102
C.C. Red Mahogany
573
YZM914 ss
For One and Two-Part Finishes
YMA715 s
Before
After
s FOR USE WITH ONE-PART FINISHES
l
l
ss FOR USE WITH TWO-PART FINISHES (Perfection)
Visit our website for more information – yachtpaint.com
Also available as Brightside® Boottop & Striping Enamel
While every care is taken to match colors on this card, the manufacturers cannot be responsible for slight variations.
Products mentioned in this document are trademarks of, or licensed to, AkzoNobel. © Akzo Nobel N.V. 2011.
Red Mahogany
1579
Antifoulings
Color Card
Micron® Technology
Polishing Antifoulings
Micron® 66®
Best Antifouling
Red YBA472
Additional High
Performance
Antifoulings
Ultra
Ultra Strong
Black 3779F
Green YBA471
Blue 3669F
Micron Extra
Controlled Polishing
Green 3559F
Blue 5690
Fiberglass
Bottomkote® Aqua
Solid Protection
VC® Offshore
Low Friction Finish
Red YBA549
Black YBA579
Red V117
Black V118
Blue YBA569
Green YBA559
Blue V116
Baltoplate Metallic Gray R3950
Black 7790b
Blue 6690b
Green 5590b
Brown 5695
Gray White 7740b
Trilux® 33® /
Trilux® 33® Aerosol
Bright Colors
VC® Performance Epoxy
Biocide Free Bottom Finish
Red YBA062
Black YBA063
(YBA063A**)
White V127/V128
Blue YBA060
Green YBA061
Gray YBA064A*
White YBA068
(YBA068A**)
Brown 8890b
Fiberglass
Bottomkote® NT
All-Purpose Protection
Black 5583
Red YBB349
Blue 5580
Original YBA405
Green 5691
Micron® CSC
Proven Performance
Red 5582
Green YBB261
Econea™ is a
trademark of
Johnson & Johnson
Blue YBA406
Black 5693
Dark Blue 6696b
Shark White 5694
Red YBA407
Black YBB263
ACT
Best Value Ablative
Red 4490b
Dark Blue 5696
Red YBB262
Blue YBB260
®
Red 5692
VC®17m Extra
Thin Film / Fast Finish
Black YBA473
Red 3449F
Blue YBA470
Pacifica® Plus
Copper-Free with Econea™
Green 5581
Black YBB379
Fiberglass
Bottomkote®
Shark White 5584
For VOC regulated areas, please use Micron CSC HS, available
in red, black, blue and green. Codes and details available on
www.yachtpaint.com/us
Helpline: 1 800 468-7589 Open Monday to Friday
Blue YBB369
Green YBB359
Bronze 999
* Available as
aerosol only
**Aerosol code
While every care is taken to match colors on this card, the
manufacturers cannot be responsible for slight variations.
Visit our website for more information – yachtpaint.com
Rusty Rutherford, Regional Sales Manager
“Visit our website for even more expert advice.”
Our new look Boat Painting Guide & Color Card has been designed with you – the customer – in mind, to
make it as easy as possible to choose the right product for your project. If you’d like more information on
our products, schemes, surface preparation or simply need some expert advice on painting and maintaining
your boat, please visit our website. Check out our ‘How To’ guides for simple step-by-step information and
handy hints and tips to ensure you achieve professional results, every time!
The answers are only a click away at yachtpaint.com
Interlux Yacht Finishes
2270 Morris Avenue, Union NJ 07083
Tel: 1 908 686-1300
Fax: 1 908 686-8545
Technical Service: 1 800 468-7589
E-mail: [email protected]
Authorized Dealer:
All statements, technical information and recommendations
contained in this publication are based on tests and working
practice believed to be reliable, but their accuracy and/or
completeness is not guaranteed. The user shall determine
the suitability of the products for his/her particular purpose
and shall assume all risk and liability herewith.
®, Interlux®, the AkzoNobel logo and all product names
mentioned in this publication are trademarks of, or licensed
to, AkzoNobel.
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Printed in the UK using vegetable oil
and naturally occurring resin-based inks
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