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Product Details

Trinidad HD is a high copper, hard modified epoxy bottom paint ideal for power & sailboats in tropical or other warm waters with extreme fouling conditions. Unique Fast-Dry technology ensures strong adhesion on fiberglass, wood, and steel hulls, and meets stringent 330 gram per liter VOC regulations. Get exceptional antifouling protection whether docked or underway, with excellent abrasion resistance.

Compatible over most other hard bottom paints, Trinidad HD is Pettit's suggested alternative if you previously used regular Trinidad antifouling paint and is covered by Pettit's new HD (Hull Defense) 18 month manufacturer's limited warranty.

Available in Gallons in Black, Blue and Red. A 3-Gallon pail is also available in Blue or Black.

Note: Do not apply Trinidad HD on aluminum hulls or outdrives.

Tech Specs
Dry Time Hours To RecoatTo Launch
90° F.12
70° F.24
50° F.1224
Info & Guides


Trinidad HD is heavily loaded with cuprous oxide. As a result, 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. When spraying, do not thin Trinidad HD more than 5% (6 ounces per gallon) or inadequate paint film thickness will occur and premature erosion of the finish will be likely.

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

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. The self-cleaning nature of the coating is most effective when the boat is used periodically. Boats and vessels should not be scrubbed or cleaned for the first six months in the water, and at

Technical Information


  • Fast-Dry Technology - launch in as little as two hours!
  • High copper load for excellent performance in all conditions, including severe fouling tropical waters
  • Excellent adhesion to fiberglass, wood and steel hulls
  • Hard, durable modified epoxy finish for long-lasting performance & abrasion resistance
  • Meets 330 gram per liter VOC regulations

Technical Specifications:

  • Finish: Flat
  • Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
  • Solids (theoretical) Weight- 85 =/- 2%, Volume- 82 +/- 2%
  • Coverage: 450 sq. ft/gallon
  • VOC: 330 g/l max.
  • Flash Point: 115° F.
  • Application Method: Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional Spray
  • Number of Coats: 2
  • Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils
  • Application Temp: 40° F. Min., 90° F. Max.