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Interlux 333 Brushing Liquid is a slow drying solvent used to ease brushing and facilitate the flow of specified paint coatings. 333 extends paint drying time in hot weather and is also recommended in various topside systems for removing sanding residue from fiberglass and wood surfaces.
Brushing Liquid 333 improves flow and extends working time of Interlux Schooner, Superspar, and Interior Rubbed Varnishes, especially in warm weather. Also works well with other Interlux paints including Yacht Enamel and Brightside Polyurethanes.
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APPLICATION AND USE
Method: Add small increments, in accordance with individual product directions.
Compatibility/Substrates: Compatible with specified topside paints including Brightside and Toplac
Specific Gravity 0.799
Volume Solids 0%
Typical Shelf Life 3 yrs
VOC (As Supplied) 799 g/lt
Unit Size 1 US Quar
TRANSPORTATION,STORAGE AND SAFETY INFORMATION
TRANSPORTATION: Brushing Liquid 333 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 Brushing Liquid 333 to be realised ensure that between use the container is firmly closed and the temperature is between 5 deg C/40 deg F and 35 deg C/95 deg F. Keep out of direct sunlight.
DISPOSAL: Container Disposal: Triple Rinse (or equivalent). Then offer for recycling or reconditioning, or puncture and dispose of in a sanitary landfill or by other procedures approved by state or local authorities.
GENERAL: Read the label safety section for Health and Safety Information, also available from our Technical Help Line.
I ordered this as a brush thinner for applying Perfection Plus. I now see you recommend 2333 for Perfection. Can I still use the 333?
The 333 is for single part paints, not the two part. Use 2333 for two part paint.
JD Tech Team
live in south florida , painting a 20'flats Boat looking at the interlux topside paint ( steel grey). Do I need to purchase the 333 to thin out the paint ? if so how much paint & 333 should I purchase and what ratio do I thin. Thank you for all the help
I used the brushing thinner to mix with Interlux filler stain not for paint thinning. Paint should only be thinned enough to be easily brushable and depending on the paint may not need any thinning. A 1 quart can of thinner should be enough for your job.
You'll have to move extremely fast and make no mistakes, but it's possible. I wouldn't recommend it though. I thinned mine about 1/3 while painting 30ft sailboat topsides in summer of the FL keys and could barely keep up.
how much area does a qt cover?
I use this to apply Interlux Brightside paint. I use the brushing liquid at a ratio of 10%, so a little goes a really long way. I painted my entire 16 ft Power Cat (with an 8' beam) with less than a quart. I recommend reading the label on the intended paint for coverage estimates and thinning instructions. Also, I use rollers and brushes to paint, the instructions are different if you are going to spray.
I only used this product to mix and dilute Interlux mahogany stain. I stained an entire 20' Chris Craft runabout inside and out. I still have 2/3's of the container left. I also have used some of it as a solvent. I hope this helps. Regards,Chuck Ford
is interlux brushing liquid 333 a thinner?
Yes it is a thinner. I use it with Brightsides paint.
The short answer is yes. It works great for cutting Inerlux's Brightside paint for applying via roll and tip method. It's also very expensive and I've found in most of my uses that normal, everyday, run of the mill, mineral spirits from any hardware store works just as well although I continue to use 333 in the most conspicuous locations. Chemically, 333 is kerosene with some naptha added so it's vapors are not much nastier to breath than any other solvent. It may give you a little more time than mineral spirits to work to your last wet edge when applying your next section of paint. Hope this helps - Good luck.
Yes, but the main purpose is to allow the paint to flow and level out, thus eliminating brush marks.
Can this be used to clean brushes which have applied brightside paint?
Yes, 333 can be used to clean your brush after using Briteside; but mineral spirits is less expensive and just as effective. Don't re-use the same brush for varnish though. Re-use for paint is fine.
I assume you can clean brushes with the stuff.I bought it to use as the label suggests.I use less expensive solvents for general cleanup.
What do I use to stop the Brightside White from yellowing inside?
You can add a Very small amount of blue to the white. However I painted my first boat inside with bright side and perfection out side and it never yellowed
If the paint appears yellow inside the can when you open it, it's most likely to be due to separation of the solvent from the pigment. This is normal. Be sure to have the product well stirred before use, and stir occasionally during use. I have use Brightside White that was a couple of years old. I stirred it well and the final result was excellent. As for brushing liquid 333, I only use that when applying varnish. I thin the varnish for the first coat or two on bare wood. I also use it when varnishing on particularly warm days. It helps the varnish flow out smoothly instead of being very thick. I hope this helps.
can I use solvent333 to thin 2 part epoxy primer?
On page 14 of the Interlux "boat painting Guide" it says to use 2333N thiner for brush, or 2316N for spray!I assume this guide is available from James town. I know I got my copy from WESY MARINE.On the front cover it says "For comprehensive product and maintenance advice visit H Spruit
do I clean my badger brush with this product??
I've only used this for help in applying product and it work very good. What material are you trying to get out of the badger brush?
You probably could, but it would be expensive. I use Mineral Spirits. I keep three large solvent resistant paint buckets for cleaning. One with my "dirty" Spirits for the initial cleaning with about a quart of spirits in it. This gets pretty mucky after a cleaning. Thoroughly clean the brush in this first bucket, use a brush spinner to get rid of the excess, do it again, and again. Then go to the "Clean Spirits" bucket that has about half a quart of spirits in it. Clean, spin, clean, spin, clean spin. There should be essentially no discoloring in the clean bucket. Let the dirty spirits sit for a day. All the varnish will settle to the bottom of the bucket. Carefully pour off the relatively clean spirits off the top into the empty bucket you have. Dispose of the scum in the bottom of the first and you are ready to go again.
I clean badger brushes with the reducer recommended for the product that I am using.I then wash with warm soapy water, shape the bristles and let dry.
I have used this product to thin paint for a better application. I also used it to clean brushes however, I also used product #216 which is more of a thinner and cleaner. Hope this helps.
You can but it's an expensive way to go. Paint thinner will work for 1/4 the price.
do i use this after applying varnish ?
I used it more or less as a varnish after I sanded all the old finish off the wood.
333 is a great thinner for brushing brush/roller use on one part polyurethane paint. Not sure your purpose in using it after varnish, but I've used brushes dipped in it to smooth brush-lines in recently applied polyurethane paint.
I use the 333 as a thinner for Brightsides one part LPU paint, which is a bit thick to lay down well when brushed right from the quart can. Works fine. I estimate I thin at 5% maximum.Always thin after pouring some from the can, that way, if the cup is too thin, you can pour the small cup full back into the can and start over, more conservatively adding thinner. I clean brushes in cheap thinner from Home Depot.
No. It has two uses. One is to wipe down bare wood just before your first coat of varnish. The second is to add to the varnish for thinning (the first two coats). You can add a small amount to the varnish for later coats, especially if you are in a hot climate, as it allows the varnish to flow smoothly and extends the drying time on hot days. I live in North Carolina and it can get pretty hot here. Note, however, that when the humidity comes up, I forget about applying varnish and go do something else where there is air conditioning.
Use it to thin varnish
Is it generally recommended to thin Brightsides w/ Brushing Liquid 333? If so, what's the ratio and does the ration change from the first to last coat? I'll be painting a wooden kayak.Many thanks,John
I actually used Brightsides full strength. I painted a wooden lap strake boat.Tom
My experience is to thin it very little , about 10%. You get a smoother surface and your tipping isn't rushed so. If you thin it too much it will sag.
Much appreciated, Joel. Thank you. J
Thank you very much, Thomas! J
especially helpful in direct sun
I noticed the pros around here use it on their final coats of Epiphanes. As the temperatures rise here in SC, definitely helps keep a wet edge and levels much better
Good for brushing
Stuff really thins the paint, allows to self level relativity easily. Great for in between coats also - just make sure you let it dry. Smells like straight gasoline so use in a ventilated area.
Staten Island NY
Definitely purchase again.
Never attempt to paint without using it. Great product.
No brush or lap marks with varnish
Removes sanding residue prior to Varnishing and extends drying time to eliminate overlap and brush strokes
STERLING HEIGHTS, MI
Great with varnish in hot climates
At the hint of a professional varnisher in St. Lucia, added it to Epifanes Clear varnish to do brightwork in the tropical sun. Really makes a difference in how easy the varnish flows on, and creates a mirror smooth finish. The only drawback is that the final thickness is less than before so more coats are required.
Gret Stuff Used it with Interlux
Painted steering pedestal on sailboat - looks as though it was sprasyed on. Beautiful, tough finishand the 333 made the paint flow perfectly.