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Interlux Epoxy Primekote

Interlux Epoxy Primekote is a multi-purpose two-part epoxy primer for use above the waterline. Epoxy Primekote is an excellent under coater for Perfection 2-Part Polyurethane finishes.

Epoxy Primekote is used as a sanding surface to smooth rough lay-up and to resurface cracked and crazed gelcoat. Use Primekote to overcoat clear epoxies to eliminate the effects of amine blush.

 
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Epoxy Primekote (formerly Epoxy Barrier-Kote) is a multi-purpose two-part epoxy primer that sands freely without loading the sandpaper.

Epoxy Primekote can be used with any topside paint but it is the recommended primer for use with two-part finishes such as Perfection and can also be overcoated with Toplac, Brightside, Interlux Yacht Enamel, Interdeck and Bilgekote. It is also used as part of a system to re-surface cracked and crazed gelcoat prior to the application of topside paint.

Use Epoxy Primekote over clear epoxies as a sanding surfacer and to eliminate the effects of amine blush. Epoxy Primekote is bright white, which makes it ideal for priming bilge and locker areas. Can also be used in some underwater systems.


APPLICATION AND USE

Preparation

BARE FIBERGLASS: Degrease by wiping with a rag soaked in Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Abrade with 120-220 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue.

CLEAR EPOXY: Allow three to five days for clear epoxies to cure fully. Remove amine blush by using Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601. Sanding does not remove contamination. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Abrade with 80-120 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Sand with 80 grade (grit) sandpaper and remove sanding residue with Brushing Reducer 2333N. Repair any defects with Interfill Epoxy Filler or Watertite, then sand with 120-220 grade (grit) paper and clean with Brushing Reducer 2333N.

BARE METAL: Surface should be blasted to bright metal. If blasting is not possible, grind with 36 grade (grit) discs. Apply one very thin coat of Viny-Lux Primewash 353/354. Allow to dry for 1-24 hours. (but no more than 24 hours).

BARE WOOD: Sand surface with 80-120 grade (grit) paper, wipe clean.

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BRAND: Interlux
Material: Epoxy
Number Of Parts: Two Part
Type: Topside Paint Primer
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Interlux Epoxy Primekote
 
3.8

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Ratings Distribution

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (6)

Cons

  • Messy (5)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (9)
  • Small areas (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (9), Casual do-it-yourselfer (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great stuff!

Went on really well with a brush, but it has to be thinned. I found conflicting instructions online. Doesn't run too badly, covers the square footage they claim. The smell is awful. ...Read complete review

Went on really well with a brush, but it has to be thinned. I found conflicting instructions online. Doesn't run too badly, covers the square footage they claim. The smell is awful. Wear a mask and/or have a good breeze going!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not as easy as advertised

I originally used this product based upon some recommendations from moderately experienced people who have applied 2 part Epoxy LPU's. It was very thick and required much thinning even at 60F. My best results...Read complete review

I originally used this product based upon some recommendations from moderately experienced people who have applied 2 part Epoxy LPU's. It was very thick and required much thinning even at 60F. My best results were to go thin on the coats with 25% thinner. It was very difficult to tip and settle. Very noxious fumes even with respirator since 10% still make it past the 3M VOC cartridges (according to 3M).

I've switched gears and went with the single part LPU's. OK because it's just the deck smooth sides. I know it won't last like the 2 part LPU, but single part LPU's are less toxic for people and the planet and easier to apply.

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4.0

Very good

By ED

from CRANFORD, NJ

About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer
Ensign

Pros

  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Areas

    Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

    Produced a mirror finish on my 16' comet class sailboat and made it look like a new boat, even though it was built in late 70s. Detailed, effective and easy to understand mixing and application instructions.

     
    4.0

    PrimeKote Application

    By WOODY24

    from Illinois

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Sandw-water
    • Even Paint Distribution

    Cons

    • Must Use Thinner

    Best Uses

      Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

      1st day - NO thinner. VERY VERY thick. 2nd day - worked terrific with thinner.

      WARNING - the fumes could "peel paint"!!! You must use a professional mask and gloves. MUST be used in open ventilated space. I can't emphasize enough!!

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Primekote easy to apply

      By Ned

      from Winchester, VA

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer
      Ensign

      Pros

      • Barrier To Amine Blush
      • Easy To Apply With Roller

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

          other reviews said this was difficult to use. I found it very easy. I used it to cover bare epoxy on plywood prior to finishing with Brightside.

           
          4.0

          Good stuff

          By A. Scott

          from Destin, Florida

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas
              • Small Areas

              Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

              I've used alot of different products and painted alot of stuff if my time. This was the first time I ever rolled anything, Ive always sprayed. It's thick like the old laquers, stir the base and activator seperatly then combine, then thin, It was about 80degrees when i was aplying it so i thinned it 25 percent with the brushing reducer as instructed on the can and achieved good results. I rolled it out with a foam roller and did not tip. It did dry with an orange peel finish but you have to sand it anyway. It sands easily and feathers out really nice. It takes about 3 coats to hide any filler you may have behind it. All in all its just like any other quality paint but the best part about it is the price. Its cheaper than others I've used in the past and is no better or any worse. You cant go wrong.

               
              5.0

              Read Directions + Effort = Great Results

              By mjf4ster

              from Lockport, NY

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Covers Well
              • Fills
              • Good Working Time

              Cons

              • Tougher To Sand

              Best Uses

              • Over Old Gelcoat

              Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

              I did much reading and spoke to a couple folks at marine stores before buying. I also found a couple YouTube videos on Interlux products before selecting Epoxy Primekote to go over old gel-coat. The research was a wise investment as the results so far are great. I have some experience with autmotove paint systems and expected more spot filling. I misted a shadow coat of dark sandable primer over my first coat of Epoxy. I'm block sanding with 220 and I'm finding that this primer - even thinned 25% - filled in so many small imperfections that I believe my second coat will be the last. It does sand harder than automotove primer, but it is an epoxy so that's to be expected. That same toughness will help you from sanding through edges. Use lots of water when sanding - it really helps. I intend to cover with 2-part urethane.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              A tough but dangerous primer

              By B

              from New York

              Verified Reviewer

              Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

              Cons: Epoxy Primekote contains numerous known neurotoxins (xylene) and carcinogens (benzene). Use only with a full face mask respirator with organic solvent cartridges (e.g. 3M 6000/7000 series cartridges), shave your shave and check to make sure you've got a good seal, wear a tyvek suit, good gloves and ensure as much ventilation as possible as the organic solvent cartridges can only filter out the solvents if they're below a certain concentration. Covering up as much skin as possible is important because these solvent go right through your skin and into your bloodstream. DO NOT FOLLOW THE PROCEDURES OF THE GUY IN THE Jamestown Distributors video who only wears gloves, a suit and safety goggles in a closed, poorly ventilated shop. These are seriously nasty chemicals that can do lasting harm. Interlux and Jamestown should emphasize this much more!!

              Also, if you're laying down multiple coats of this stuff, its a real bear because it doesn't level well and require lots of arduous sanding.

              Pros: Its tough and covers imperfections (deck crazing) well.

               
              4.0

              exactly as described, don't be discourag

              By Nick the....well, you know

              from landlocked

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Superior protection

              Cons

              • 2 part

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

              Just put the first coat on a 13' plywood dingy as a primer to interlux perfection. I have to say that after reading poor reviews about mixing, coverage, and being sceptical overall, I am very pleased with this product. Read a review about the base being thick; read several about having to thin. READ THE LABEL. It specifically says "must thin 20-25%". Once mixed and thinned this goes on as easy as any marine paint. I highly recommend this system, the varnish has provided superior results already!

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Base is not a Liquid

              By JB

              from Williamsburg, VA

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adheres well

              Cons

              • Base not pourable

              Best Uses

              • Small Areas

              Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

              Shame on Interlux and JD for not advising the user that the base is NOT a liquid. It's a gel, and does not pour. I shook the large can and heard no liquid. When I opened the can, I thought that the base had congealed and was no good.
              Two very long trips to West Marine, and we found the same thing in other cans. Store called Interlux and was told that the soft lard-like consistency was normal!!! A real pain when you are trying to mix a partial batch for a small job. Very disappointed.

              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Fumes are horrible

              By ptp

              from Michigan

              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Messy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

                  Don't let the videos on the site fool you. People are rolling/brushing this stuff on with no respirators on. You need high end respirator to use this product the way they say with the brushing thinner. Never used anything with this bad fumes in my life.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By ET

                  from Saint Johns, Florida

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Even Paint Distribution
                  • Good coverage
                  • Great barrier
                  • Sandable

                  Cons

                  • Messy

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

                  Great product. All paints and primers are messy and virtually all to some degree will have an odor. As someone who has painted hundreds of cars and many boats I can say that it doesn't make sense to list strong smell as a con ( I have read this on reviews by others). This is rated for above or below water line which makes it great for all applications. It;s also very sandable and can be used for leveling as well as barrier coating.

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