Curing Mechanism: Solvent Release
Solids (theoretical): Weight- 83 +- 2%, Volume- 65 +- 2%
Coverage: 440 sq. ft/gal. (includes a 15%
VOC: 330 g/l max. (as supplied)
Flash Point: 110Deg F (SETA)
Application Method: Brush, Roller, Airless or Conventional
Number of Coats: 2 or 3
Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils
Wet Film Thickness per Coat: 3.1 mils
Application Temp: 40Deg F. Min., 90Deg F. Max.
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
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
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.
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.