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Interlux Epoxy Primekote

Interlux Epoxy Primekote is a multi-purpose two-part epoxy primer for use above or below 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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PREPARATION & APPLICATION

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. When using Epoxy Primekote below the waterline, apply a minimum of 5-6 coats (10 mils minimum). Epoxy Primekote may be applied by brush, roller or spray.


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

CLEAR EPOXY: Allow three to seven 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 Watertite Epoxy Filler, then sand with 120-220 grade (grit) paper and remove sanding residue.

BARE METAL: Surface should be blasted to bright metal. If blasting is not possible, grind with 36 grade (grit) discs. Apply one coat of Interprotect 2000E that has been thinned 10-15% with Reducing Solvent 2316N. Follow overcoating times for InterProtect 2000E and then apply Epoxy Primekote.

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

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

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

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81%

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 (10), 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

 

A tough but dangerous primer

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...Read complete review

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.

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4.0

Epoxy Primecoat

By BILLF

from VIRGINIA BEACH, VA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer
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Pros

  • Easy to apply
  • Easy to mix
  • Fills Gelcoat Cracks Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Interlux Epoxy Primekote:

      I am priming the deck of a Columbia 34 after power washing and some sanding. The job is progressing well and I really like how the paint is going on.

       
      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.

                  (2 of 2 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.

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