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Interlux Brightside Polyurethane

Interlux Brightside Polyurethane is the most technically advanced one-part polyurethane available. It contains unique additives that make cleaning easier and help reduce stains and abrasion.

Brightside uses Polyflow 4000, a unique polyurethane resin, which yields excellent flow and leveling characteristics as well as incredible abrasion and chemical resistance. Brightside also takes advantage of the latest in ultraviolet technology which insures longer color and gloss retention.

Together these technologies create a one-part polyurethane which gives the look of a two-part polyurethane with the application ease of a one-part enamel.

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Stage

 

Product

 

Fiberglass

 

Aluminum

 

Wood

 

Steel

 
Clean  Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Special Thinner 216  202  216  216  216 
Filler (if needed)  Surfacing Putty 257  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Primer / Undercoater  Pre-Kote  1-2 coats  1-2 coats  1-2 coats  1-2 coats 
Top Coat  Brightside 1-part  2 coats  2 coats  2 coats  2 coats 
Thinner - Spray  Spray Reducer 216  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Thinner - Brush  Brushing Reducer 333  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Non Skid Additive  Polymeric Noskid Compound 2398c  YES  YES  YES  YES 
BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint
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Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane
 
4.1

(based on 73 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (50)
  • Easy to clean (29)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Ergonomic grip (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

  • Not durable (3)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (44)
  • Small areas (41)
  • Detailed work (25)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (35), Casual do-it-yourselfer (19), Do-it-yourself (9), Professional (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Happy With Product- 5 months in

I painted my San Juan 24 with Brightsides. It was in the summer, and it went on better by thinning it with their recommended thinner. We rolled it with a foam roller, then...Read complete review

I painted my San Juan 24 with Brightsides. It was in the summer, and it went on better by thinning it with their recommended thinner. We rolled it with a foam roller, then tipped it vertically with a foam brush (discarding it for a new one each quarter of the boat). We did three coats, sanding with 320 grit in between. As it dried, it pulled out the brush strokes a great deal, although not 100%. This is looking at it close up. 5 months later, people walking the dock still tell me how pretty that paint job is. Also, we did two coats of the recommended primer. Get advice, take your time, and the name of the game is preparation, preparation, preparation. You can get excellent results with this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Goes on smooth but color & gloss fade

I have quite a bit of experience with paint, both marine and house paints. I am very pleased with Interlux products. I have a wood boat that is in the water year round...Read complete review

I have quite a bit of experience with paint, both marine and house paints. I am very pleased with Interlux products. I have a wood boat that is in the water year round uncovered.

I used this paint primarily because of the high gloss value, plus it is getting more difficult to find traditional oil base marine enamel in stores.

The paint goes on smooth and produces a very nice finish, just a little thining, roll and tip, and your all set.

2 years ago I used off white and blue. I have a friend that used yellow. I noticed that after 8 months there was a very noticeable color fade with the blue and the yellow; the off white was difficult to tell, but all lost gloss, and the cabin top was worse than the other areas, more sun Im sure.

I used traditional Interlux yacht enamel for all the white on the boat, that held a much nicer gloss over the same time period.

The next year I experimented with the 2 paints, traditional oil based enamel blue and off white, and polyurethane blue and off white. Yes the Polyurethane lost more gloss and a lot more color, under the same conditions with the same prep. I was much happier with the enamel.

I have heard reports from other wood boat owners that it also tends to crack. Maybe because its a harder paint? Maybe better on fiberglass?

My opinion, good paint, but I much prefer traditional oil based enamel, primarily for color rentention. But there are very few colors available, try Epifanes for variety.

I have had the same experience with other brand Polyurethanes, Petit Easypoxy brown, not just Interlux.

I have used the polyurethane inside with great success.

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5.0

Great product!!

By Boater45

from Broken Arrow, OK

About Me Beginner

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to apply
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

    I rolled and tipped this paint on my 17ft center console. Very easy to use and looks like it was put on by a pro!!

     
    5.0

    Interlux Brightside Rocks!

    By BARBARAS

    from STAFFORD, VA

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Work
    • Large Areas
    • Small Areas

    Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

    Rolls out really well

     
    4.0

    Durable finish, challenging to apply

    By Jim H.

    from GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer
    Ensign

    Pros

      Cons

      • Must Keep A Wet Edge
      • Re-coats Are Difficult

      Best Uses

        Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

        I've used Interlux Brightside single part polyurethane on my mahogany mast and boom. The product is durable and looks fine at a distance. The first coat goes on easily over Interlux pre-kote (primer). Successive re-coats are difficult. First, the product sets up very quickly, and loss of flow leaves a rippled effect in the surface. Second, it is difficult to see misses, particularly on a bright day. Application must be as fast as possible, and a wet edge is essential to a fine finish.

         
        5.0

        A DEPENDABLE PRODUCT

        By Skulker

        from SAVANNAH, GA

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer
        Ensign

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution
        • Good Color Choices

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

          I am using Interlux Brightside to recoat worn areas of the non-skid surfaces on the decks of my Gulfstar trawler. The off-white color is a close match to the original gelcoat. I use a three-inch foam roller and a small disposable plastic paint pan, so clean-up is accomplished very quickly. Since the non-skid surfaces are slightly higher than the bordering smooth deck area, I am able to skip the time-consuming process of applying masking tape around the edges to be painted, if I am careful.

           
          5.0

          Great paint

          By Bigclam

          from PINCKNEY, MI

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer
          Ensign

          Pros

          • Even Paint Distribution

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Detailed Work
            • Large Areas
            • Small Areas

            Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

            I was dismayed when Interlux discontinued Toplac. However, Brightside is much easier to use and yields even better results.

             
            4.0

            Good topside paint

            By HOWARD S

            from WOLCOTT, NY

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer
            Ensign

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean
            • Even Paint Distribution

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

              Good coverage, went on easy, and tipped out smoothly. High gloss with hard surface. Need three to four coats to build a good surface.

               
              5.0

              Great paint

              By Rick

              from Cleveland, OH

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer
              Ensign

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean
              • Even Paint Distribution

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Large Areas
                • Small Areas

                Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

                I love using Brightside for decks and hulls both. This is my third boat I have painted and have never had an issue with it filling or glossing right. Even after years, it waxes up to a nice shine in the spring every year!! After Sandy I had some dock rash on the side of one of the boats and the Brightside tipped and rolled over the repair great- even with a dark color!! I know where it is, and its hard to see!!
                The ease of use with the one part paint makes it way worth it!! I had an old gallon that was in the unheated garage for years, and after a good shake this spring used it like primer on this deck and it covered greta!!

                 
                5.0

                I'm sold on this paint!

                By Abo Boatbuilder

                from Charleston, WV

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Verified Buyer
                Ensign

                Pros

                • Even Paint Distribution

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Detailed Work
                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

                  I used this paint to touch up previously painted decks, seats and cabin and it blended very easily and you can't tell where I performed the touch-ups.

                  This is one of the best paints I have ever used.

                   
                  5.0

                  Easy to apply

                  By Aboboatbuilder

                  from Charleston, WV

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Large Areas
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

                    This is the best paint I have ever applied.
                    I'm considering using it for trim paint on my house as well as on my boat

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Good paint

                    By Jrg317

                    from Bucktown Pa

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer
                    Ensign

                    Pros

                    • Easy to apply
                    • One Part Epoxy
                    • Vibrant Color

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Interlux - Brightside Polyurethane:

                        I used this paint for a small skiff. It has good colour, works well with roll and tip and has good abrasion resistance.

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