Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes, toplac primer, one part topside primer gallon
Interlux Interlux Pre Kote Primer for One Part Paints
  • Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes, toplac primer, one part topside primer gallon
  • Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes, toplac primer, one part topside primer quart
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Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes

Interlux Pre-Kote primer is used above the waterline prior to painting topsides with Brightside polyurethane, Toplac, yacht enamels, or any one part topside finish on wood, fiberglass, and previously painted surfaces.

Pre-kote contains microspheres for superior build and hide. Microspheres also make it easier to sand.

This primer requires thinner INT-0333 (for brushing) or INT-0216 (for spraying).

Available in Gray or White.

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  • Finish: Matte
  • Specific Gravity: 1.397
  • Volume Solids: 61%
  • Typical Shelf Life: 2 yrs
  • VOC (As Supplied): 330 g/lt
  • Unit Size: 1 US QUART, 1 US GALLON
  • Number of Coats: 1-2 as needed
  • Coverage (Theoretical) - 450
  • Area Above the waterline
  • Apply with: Brush, roller, or conventional spray



PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: Sand old surfaces with 120 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. Sand surface, wipe clean.

BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. PLYWOOD: Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026. MAHOGANY Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Pre-Kote directly to the wood.

BARE FIBERGLASS: Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair surface defects with Interfill Epoxy Filler. Sand surface, wipe clean.

Method: Apply 1-2 coats. Depending on surface condition. Allow the necessary overcoating time between applications. Sand between primer coats with 120 grade (grit) paper until translucent. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply finish coats. Sand with 220 grade (grit) paper between Pre-Kote and finish enamel.

Thinner Brush - Brushing Liquid 333. Spray - Special Thinner 216.

Cleaner Painted Surfaces - Brushing Liquid 333. Bare Wood - Brushing Liquid 333. Bare Fiberglass - Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.

Ventilation and Humidity Control: It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings.

Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.48-0.53 mm/19-21 thou.

Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.08 bar/50-60 psi (gun pressure). Pot pressure (6 ft hose) 8-10 psi. Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou.
Other Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. It is always good painting practice to apply the finish enamel soon after sanding to avoid surface contamination. Always apply at least one coat of Pre-Kote over area treated with Surfacing Putty 257 to seal the putty and eliminate shadows.

Some Important Points: Pre-Kote is a high solids primer. Avoid a heavy application as this may lead to solvent entrapment. Product temperature should be minimum 10 degrees C/50 degrees F and maximum 29 degrees C/85 degrees F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10 degreeas C/50 degrees F and maximum 35 degrees C/95 degrees F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10 degrees C/50 degrees F and maximum 29 degrees C/85 degrees F.

Compatibility/Substrates: Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Do not apply over clear epoxy such as Epiglass Epoxy.

Number of Coats: 1-2 as needed

Coverage: (Theoretical) - 450 (sq ft/Gal) by brush, 360 (sq ft/Gal) by spray

Recommended DFT: 2.0 mils dry
Recommended WFT: 3.5 mils wet

Application Methods: Brush, Roller, Airless Spray, Conventional Spray - Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup

Drying Information   50 Degrees F  73 Degrees F  95 Degrees F 
Touch Dry   3 hours  2 hours  1 hour 
Overcoating Information  min - max time  min - max time  min - max time 
Brightside  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 
Pre-Kote  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 
Toplca  12 hours-  8 hours-  6 hours- 

TRANSPORTATION: Pre-Kote should be kept in securely closed containers during transport and storage.

STORAGE: Exposure to air and extremes of temperature should be avoided. For the full shelf life of Pre-Kote to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 degrees C/40 degrees and 35 degrees C/95 degrees F. Keep out of direct sunlight.

DISPOSAL: Do not discard tins or pour paint into water courses, use the facilities provided. It is best to allow paints to harden before disposal. Remainders of Pre-Kote cannot be disposed of through the municipal waste route or dumped without permit. Disposal of remainders must be arranged for in consultation with the authorities.

GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.

WARNING: Cancer -

BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint Primer
4.7 23

This is a great primer


I used Pre-Kote on my deck of a fiberglass boat. It goes on very easy and has excellent coverage. It was just the product I was hoping for.




Works Well


Used it for years with great results.




Pre Kote


Good product. Price is right, easy to apply and dries quickly enough that runs don't occur. Also easy to sand to a smooth finish and it fills a lot of the small divots that occur in your previous epoxy layers




The basis for a great finish


Two or three coats of Pre Coat sanded well gives a great base for a fabulous Brightside finish. Thin the Brightside with a capful of 333 thinner to enhance flow in warmer weather.

Peter, the Shellback guy

Dexter, NY


Great Prpsuct


Great product at a great price and fast shipping AAA +++


Avalon NJ


Great base coat


Sand well prior to application with 120. Then with 220-320 to smooth out and reduce scratches. Wipe surface with acetone and follow with a cloth dampened with 333 brushing fluid (if rolling/ brushing). Build coats, sanding between. I added some of my finish coat (Blu-glow White) to last coat to promote adhesion to the primer for the finish coats)


South Georgia


I would buy this item again great product


All I can say is this company is the BEST. They took great care of me.


Puyallup. Wa


First time user


First time using this product on a highly oxidized sailboat. Great brush on application.


Augusta GA


Used before, on another boat!


Use on interior and exterior of small boat, great coverage, lite sanding between coats. Use with Interlux One Part Polys, Never had a problem with Interlux products.


Virginia Beach, VA


Easy to apply, not as easy to sand


I used this product to prime the hull of my 32" Endeavour sailboat after repairing extensive damage from "superstorm" Sandy. The overall experience was great, but I tried to focus on the lessons I learned below to help others avoid them.The pros are the product is easy to apply, just like paint, and it does a good job hiding minor imperfections. It also provided a great base for the brightsides. Overall I was very happy with it.The cons, for me, were that it left a bit more orange peel than I expected, even though the surface was thoroughly prepared by sanding, 216 wiping, etc. It may have been my application that did it (roll/tip), but either way, it was a lot of work to sand off. Many reviews said it sands off easily, but I found it was not what I would call easy, and that the dust, especially if it became wet, was almost like rehydrated prekote. So much so that I had to use 333 to get it off of my hands! Also, the prekote is pretty thick, which gives it great ability to hide imperfections, but the thickness also leaves what I would describe as stripes where you overlap the previously prekoted section. I would recommend being very careful about painting up to the wet edge, but not over it, to help prevent this. I'm not sure the product should be thinned, as the reviews on that issue vary, but perhaps thinning a bit might help alleviate some of the overlap stripes, though I'm not sure if that would effect the purpose of the product. Sometimes knowing the difficult stuff up front helps, so take my experience with the product for what its worth. Overall, I think the product was great and would recommend it.


Staten Island, NY


Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes



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