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Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes, toplac primer, one part topside primer
Interlux Interlux Pre Kote Primer for One Part Paints
  • Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes, toplac primer, one part topside primer
  • Precoat primer
  • Interlux Pre-Kote Primer

Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes

Interlux PreKote primer is used above the waterline prior to painting topsides with Brightside polyurethane, Toplac, yacht enamels, or any one part topside finish on wood, fiberglass, and previously painted surfaces.

Pre-kote contains microspheres for superior build and hide. Microspheres also make it easier to sand.

This primer requires thinner INT-0333 (for brushing) or INT-0216 (for spraying).

Available in Grey or White.

 
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  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity: 1.397
  • Volume Solids: 61%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 330 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats: 1-2 as needed
  • Coverage (Theoretical) - 450
  • Area Above the waterline
  • Apply with: Brush, roller, or conventional spray

 

APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation:
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: Sand old surfaces with 120 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. Sand surface, wipe clean.

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. PLYWOOD: Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026. MAHOGANY Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Pre-Kote directly to the wood.

BARE FIBERGLASS: Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair surface defects with Interfill Epoxy Filler. Sand surface, wipe clean.

Method: Apply 1-2 coats. Depending on surface condition. Allow the necessary overcoating time between applications. Sand between primer coats with 120 grade (grit) paper until translucent. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply finish coats. Sand with 220 grade (grit) paper between Pre-Kote and finish enamel.

Hints:
Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Brushing Liquid 333. Bare Wood - Brushing Liquid 333. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

Ventilation and Humidity Control: It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.48-0.53 mm/19-21 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.08 bar/50-60 psi (gun pressure). Pot pressure (6 ft hose) 8-10 psi. Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou.
Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. It is always good painting practice to apply the finish enamel soon after sanding to avoid surface contamination. Always apply at least one coat of Pre-Kote over area treated with Surfacing Putty 257 to seal the putty and eliminate shadows.

Some Important Points: Pre-Kote is a high solids primer. Avoid a heavy application as this may lead to solvent entrapment. Product temperature should be minimum 10 degrees C/50 degrees F and maximum 29 degrees C/85 degrees F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 degreeas C/50 degrees F and maximum 35 degrees C/95 degrees F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 degrees C/50 degrees F and maximum 29 degrees C/85 degrees F.

Compatibility/Substrates: Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Do not apply over clear epoxy such as Epiglass Epoxy.

Number of Coats: 1-2 as needed

Coverage: (Theoretical) - 450 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 360 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT: 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT: 3.5 mils wet

Application Methods: Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Drying Information   50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry   3 hours  2 hours  1 hour 
Overcoating Information  min - max time  min - max time  min - max time 
Brightside  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 
Pre-Kote  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 
Toplca  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION

TRANSPORTATION: Pre-Kote should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Pre-Kote to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 degrees C/40 degrees and 35 degrees C/95 degrees F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Pre-Kote cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint Primer
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Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes
 
4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (8)
  • Easy to clean (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Small areas (6)
    • Detailed work (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Easy to apply, not as easy to sand

    I used this product to prime the hull of my 32" Endeavour sailboat after repairing extensive damage from "superstorm" Sandy. The overall experience was great, but I tried to...Read complete review

    I used this product to prime the hull of my 32" Endeavour sailboat after repairing extensive damage from "superstorm" Sandy. The overall experience was great, but I tried to focus on the lessons I learned below to help others avoid them.

    The pros are the product is easy to apply, just like paint, and it does a good job hiding minor imperfections. It also provided a great base for the brightsides. Overall I was very happy with it.

    The cons, for me, were that it left a bit more orange peel than I expected, even though the surface was thoroughly prepared by sanding, 216 wiping, etc. It may have been my application that did it (roll/tip), but either way, it was a lot of work to sand off. Many reviews said it sands off easily, but I found it was not what I would call easy, and that the dust, especially if it became wet, was almost like rehydrated prekote. So much so that I had to use 333 to get it off of my hands! Also, the prekote is pretty thick, which gives it great ability to hide imperfections, but the thickness also leaves what I would describe as stripes where you overlap the previously prekoted section. I would recommend being very careful about painting up to the wet edge, but not over it, to help prevent this. I'm not sure the product should be thinned, as the reviews on that issue vary, but perhaps thinning a bit might help alleviate some of the overlap stripes, though I'm not sure if that would effect the purpose of the product.

    Sometimes knowing the difficult stuff up front helps, so take my experience with the product for what its worth. Overall, I think the product was great and would recommend it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Primer

    Took longer to dry than advertised between sand at 60-70 degrees. Wasn't terribly impressed with coverage or sandability.

    Took longer to dry than advertised between sand at 60-70 degrees. Wasn't terribly impressed with coverage or sandability.

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    5.0

    First time user

    By Frank

    from Augusta GA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

        First time using this product on a highly oxidized sailboat. Great brush on application.

         
        5.0

        Used before, on another boat!

        By NickatLake

        from Virginia Beach, VA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Really Great Primer

        Cons

        • Watch The Fumes

        Best Uses

        • Great Coverage
        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

        Use on interior and exterior of small boat, great coverage, lite sanding between coats. Use with Interlux One Part Polys, Never had a problem with Interlux products.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Easy to apply, not as easy to sand

        By Guy

        from Staten Island, NY

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Fills Minor Imperfections
        • Goes on easy

        Cons

        • Orange Peel
        • Stripes At Overlap

        Best Uses

        • Hull
        • Primer For Brightsides

        Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

        I used this product to prime the hull of my 32" Endeavour sailboat after repairing extensive damage from "superstorm" Sandy. The overall experience was great, but I tried to focus on the lessons I learned below to help others avoid them.

        The pros are the product is easy to apply, just like paint, and it does a good job hiding minor imperfections. It also provided a great base for the brightsides. Overall I was very happy with it.

        The cons, for me, were that it left a bit more orange peel than I expected, even though the surface was thoroughly prepared by sanding, 216 wiping, etc. It may have been my application that did it (roll/tip), but either way, it was a lot of work to sand off. Many reviews said it sands off easily, but I found it was not what I would call easy, and that the dust, especially if it became wet, was almost like rehydrated prekote. So much so that I had to use 333 to get it off of my hands! Also, the prekote is pretty thick, which gives it great ability to hide imperfections, but the thickness also leaves what I would describe as stripes where you overlap the previously prekoted section. I would recommend being very careful about painting up to the wet edge, but not over it, to help prevent this. I'm not sure the product should be thinned, as the reviews on that issue vary, but perhaps thinning a bit might help alleviate some of the overlap stripes, though I'm not sure if that would effect the purpose of the product.

        Sometimes knowing the difficult stuff up front helps, so take my experience with the product for what its worth. Overall, I think the product was great and would recommend it.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Covers very well

        By jcm6492

        from Sandusky OH

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Covers Very Well
        • Dries quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

          I used to undercoat a new non-skid job on a Pearson 30 (Pearson swirls). It even covered some black showing through the non-skid. You need to work fast as it dries quickly. Used on day temps in the 70s and low humidity. It could cover more evenly, though. But I'm pleased with the result.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product, Great Price, Overall A+

          By Jersey

          from Ofallon, IL (St. Louis)

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

            I used it to prime my resto boat, and it worked out great. I applied it using the roll and tip method, which takes a bit of adapting to get used to. I havent finished yet, but so far im real happy!!! And jamestown dist is awesome when it comes to help over the phone, [...]! Cant wait to order more from jamestown dist so i can get this thing finished! Thanks Guys

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Smooth as silk, filled very well

            By ReeRee

            from Southern Maryland

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Even Paint Distribution
            • Smooth uniform filler

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Detailed Work
              • Small Areas

              Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

              Following directions, this product performed extremely well. Filled minor imperfections and made a great prime coat for the Interlux Topside one-part Polyurethane paint applied (2 coats) as the finish coat. I actually primed and saned the previously painted wood 3 times. I sanded with 120 grit, again 120 grit, then 180 after the 3rd prime. Results excellent. Take your time. Do not apply too thickly.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              worked as advertised

              By wmcclain

              from Olmsted Falls, Ohio

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Covered well
              • Sanded easy
              • Stirred quick and easy

              Cons

              • Heavy lines
              • Thickens fast

              Best Uses

                Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

                Used on cabin ceiling. Spread well and filled small imperfections. Sanded easy. I rolled it on and had to watch for lines of thick paint from roller edge. Don't put too much in roller tray at a time because it thickens fast in open container.

                 
                5.0

                Fast and Easy

                By Grandpa

                from Flint ,MI

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas

                  Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

                  Sanded easy and filled nice.I used this on a cedar flagpole, 23 Feet tall, this primer stuck like glue.

                   
                  4.0

                  Good Primer

                  By RCarl

                  from Eastern North Carolina

                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Covered really well
                  • Sands OK

                  Cons

                  • Have to really sand it

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

                  Used this product on refinishing a previously painted AMC Alort Puffer 1978 model sailboat. Sanded old paint. Product covered well and sanded OK. However, after applying finish coats, discovered some "orange peel effect" I attribute to my not sanding enough.

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Primer

                  By Matt

                  from Hot Springs, AR

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes:

                    This primer is amazing!! Good coverage and fast drying. I have been doing a lot of body work to an 82 performance bass boat and decided to paint due to the extent of body work done. I used a foam roller for application, sanding between coats. By the time I was ready for paint it was flawless!! Great product. Definitely worth the $$.

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