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Product Details

Pettit ViViD is a bright color antifouling bottom paint. Bottom paint, in general, was dull and dirty looking until Vivid. Now you can have the brightest colors, the blackest black and the whitest white you have ever seen in bottom paint.

Its hybrid technology incorporates the benefits of both ablatives and hard paints. So, when you choose a clean, bright Vivid color, you also get a powerful, multi-season, dual biocide antifouling, a Pettit antifouling that is, simply, as effective as it is beautiful.

Available in Quart and Gallon sizes in Black, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, and White.

Tech Specs
Dry Time Hours To RecoatTo Launch
90°F416
70°F824
50°F1648
Info & Guides

Finish: Flat
Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
Solids (theoretical): Weight- 83 +- 2%, Volume- 65 +- 2%
Coverage: 440 sq. ft/gal. (includes a 15% loss factor)
VOC: 330 g/l max. (as supplied)
Flash Point: 110Deg F (SETA)
Application Method: Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
Number of Coats: 2 or 3
Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils
Wet Film Thickness per Coat: 3.1 mils
Application Temp: 50Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.

APPLICATION INFORMATION
Vivid contains cuprous thiocyanate and as a result of this there is a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. It is necessary to thoroughly mix the paint before using. If possible, shake the can of paint on a mechanical paint shaker. Before using, check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in. If mixing is going to be done with a wooden paddle or an electric drill mixer, pour off half of the liquid from the top of the can into another can and then properly mix in any settled pigment; then remix the two parts together thoroughly.

Adhere to all application instructions, precautions, conditions, and limitations to obtain optimum performance. Refer to individual labels and tech sheets for detailed instructions when using associated products, etc. Vivid is a high solids products. Do not apply this paint in thick films or in more than four coats as poor adhesion may result. When applying by roller use a short nap (3/16 inch maximum) roller cover. Product can be thinned up to 10% (12 ounces per gallon) without any loss in performance. Do not thin beyond your state's compliant limit.

SURFACE PREPARATION
Coating performance, in general, is proportional to the degree of surface preparation. Follow recommendations carefully, avoiding shortcuts. Inadequate preparation of surfaces will virtually assure inadequate coating performance.

MAINTENANCE
No antifouling paint can be effective under all conditions of exposure. Man made pollution and natural occurrences can adversely affect antifouling paint performance. Extreme hot and cold water temperatures, silt, dirt, oil, brackish water and even electrolysis can ruin an antifouling paint. Therefore, we strongly suggest that the bottom of the boat be checked regularly to make sure it is clean and that no growth is occurring. Lightly scrub the bottom with a soft brush to remove anything from the antifouling paint surface. Scrubbing is particularly important with boats that are idle for extended periods of time. The coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically.

*The below dry times are minimums. Vivid may be recoated after the minimum time shown.

Technical Information

  • Excellent antifoulant for aluminum, fiberglass, wood and steel.
  • Hard low drag finish that can be sprayed and burnished for a racing advantage.
  • Tin free and not restricted in use.
  • Available in five clean bright colors including 1161 White, 1661 Red, 1261 Blue, 1861 Black and 1461 Yellow.
  • Colors can be combined to achieve a rainbow of new clean bright bottom paint colors.
  • Meets VOC regulations with a low 330 grams per liter.
  • Contains two biocides the slime resistant zinc pyrithione algicide and cuprous thiocyanate.
  • Ideal for use on fiberglass, wood or aluminum.
  • Multi-season use.
  • Great for trailerable boats.
  • Compatible with most antifouling paints.
  • Can be hauled and launched with little wear.

Reviews for Pettit Vivid Antifouling Bottom Paint

10 of 29 Reviews

July 9, 2021

Best paint
By Oceansky from 11558

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Without question, these paints are the best I have ever used!!!

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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January 31, 2021

Great Service
By El Moose from Connecticut

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I won't use this product until spring, but Hsving used other Petit products I expect to be pleased. Meanwhile credit toJamestown for excellent purchase and fulfillment experiences.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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November 29, 2020

Bottom Paint
By Hal from Punta Gorda, Fl.

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We keep the boat in our saltwater canal, and use it for offshore. We ALSO trailer the boat to other great offshore locations. This product does BOTH for us, Its part Ablative, and part Hard bottom paint.

24 FT. Ocean Runner
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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September 15, 2020

Not bright white
By Jim from Southern nj

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Built a 18' bay boat. I wanted the bottom to be white. I bought 2 quarts and painted the bottom. The color is now yellowish white or oyster white. This isn't what the description read. It described Vivid white as the " whitest of whites". Spent $200 plus . What a waste. Jamestown did deliver quickly with no problems though. Disappointed, Pettit is a good boat paint, but not this time

Bottom Line No, I would not recommend to a friend

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June 22, 2020

I would buy again
By Dodgeboy70 from Merritt NC

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The product was easy to use. Covered well with 3/16" slim roller. Laid down smooth.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 15, 2020

Great product
By Paul from Illinois

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Used vivid on the bottom of my Bluewater covered great

After
Before
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 23, 2019

Perfect name for this product
By Lee D from South Carolina

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If you're looking for bottom paint that "pops", you've found it. Not only does it lay down beatifly, it looks amazing and gave my 77 Chris Craft a new look while still maintaining the classic colors.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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April 22, 2019

Versatile and Effective
By BobL from East Falmouth, MA

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Pettit Vivid has been effective for me on a 13' Boston Whaler moored in an estuary on the south side of Falmouth, MA. The combination of a hard and ablative bottom paint works well for an area where slime build up is a concern. Ablative paints wear off too easily when frequently sponging off slime. Vivid holds up well all season. I have not gotten multi-season performance and have to re-apply each year. I buy the white (1161) because it can be tinted to match the Outrage Grey color of my hull.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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June 21, 2018

Best for my catboat
By Nauset461 from East Orleans, MA

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Great anti-fouling properties and relatively hard finish. Green color is traditional for New England catboats.

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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August 10, 2015

looks good after 2 coats
By KIRKL from WINSTED, MN

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good paint

Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend to a friend

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