The Interlux Boat Paint Guide and Color Card is available as a printed booklet with accurate color charts. Also, a pdf version of the Interlux Boat Painting Guide may be downloaded by clicking the link on this page.
NOTE: You will receive the 2018-2019 guide with removable color card. Image and link for 2018 guide are not available yet.
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I have been using Micron Extra bottom paint for years, but it appears to be increasingly unavailable (at least in gallons). What product would be compatible with it as I plan to paint the bottom of my 33' Hunter sailboat?Thanks
Micron Extra is available in gallons, demand is high for this product so sometimes we run. You can always call us and ask for a lead time or availability.
JD Tech Associate
VC 17m Can states that if you are rolling it should be applied wet. Does tjhat mean to wet the bottom of the boatfirst?
No.Roller Use a short nap roller. Add V172 up to 15% should VC 17m be drying too quickly for application. Put just enough paint to fill the roller in the roller tray and put the lid back on the can.
JD Tech Team
what primer should i use on my fiberglass topsides before using interlux brightside?
Following the instructions on the Interlux paint can, clean and de-wax the fiberglass with Interlux YMA601 or Solvent Wash 202 then abrade with 220 grit sandpaper. No primer is necessary but if the surface is cracked or crazed, use either Prekote or Epoxy Primekote Y404.I used Interlux Prekote and found it to work just fine.Good luck with your painting. The Interlux final finish is beautiful.
Use a high build primer which you can sand down to create a really smooth and flat finish before top coating. Sand using 400 grit and no lower than 320 grit before top coating. Just to be safe, use the Interlux primer.
I'm preparing to paint a 16 foot wooden boat. The previous owner did not account for old screw head filler that cracked giving the same appearance as dry wall screw filler "pops". I have dug out the old filler. I have 3m-Acryl White Glazing Putty but it says on the side not for use below the waterline. What should I use under the waterline to fill these?
Try Bondo. That's what a lot of boat builders use. I did and you can't find a screw head after 3 years of use.Mike A.
how exactly does one download this painting guide?I cannot find the button or link to download it...
It is bellow the picture under the more information tab.
How can I thin the bottom paint?
Except for the first coat on bare wood, Thinning is not advised. Special Thinner 216 can be used, but not with all bottom paints. It can also be used as equipment cleaner. To insure the proper thinner, however, consult the label on the can of the particular paint you intend to use. Good luck,Les
Thinning bottom paint is not a good idea. It is formulated with the right percentages of certain solids including the metals that serve to prevent fouling of your hull. Bottom paint solvents are quick drying and on especially hot and dry and windy conditions you may have a hard time rolling or brushing it because the paint is drying too quick. In such a case it is OK to add a bit of Special Thinner 216 (not more than 10 percent according to the Interlux Painting Guide) but don't overdo it. It may be necessary to add a little bit of thinner a couple of times as you work your way around the hull.One thing to be careful of is that these paints have a very high solid content and mixing them takes some dedicated effort and time to get the solids uniformly distributed in the solvent. I always use a separate bucket and pour a bit of the paint into the second bucket and pour mixed paint back and forth between the buckets until I have it well mixed.
Just a suggestion! Different paints require some specific reducers. Ask Jamestown to send you the Interlux Boat Painting Guide or give them a call. I have found them to be more than helpful and full of good advice.
what paint to use on bronze thru hull fittings above water line?
I wouldn't put any paint on them.
Dear shopper,It is unusual to paint brass, bronze or stainless steel, as these metals do not need paint to protect them from the marine enviroment. They do not grip paint very well either. I would suggest that you ask or email one the IInterlux tech reps, and see if they have any further knowledge of this.LWB
How long does antifouling bottom paint last?
It really depends on which paint you choose, some are one season others are two. Contact customer service at 800-423-0030 for more info.
We've used Interlux paint for 30 years. Always good results (except Toplac). Now we're re-doing the anti skid areas with gray colored 2 part Perfection. We are having trouble. The finished job is "streaky" in color (yes, we keep it mixed). What's wrong?
Maybe Interdeck is the product we should use also......Thanks for your input.
havent used it yet
The only cause you my be experiencing could be from surface residue on the deck. Interlux makes several suggestions as to prep and/or cleaning of the old surface. I am restoring a forty-four year old Boston Whaler that has had many different surfaces applied, from automotive paint to what I believe is house paint on the Mahogany console. There is oil, soil and not much toil residing in the deck (non-skid paint with sand all the way to the rail) and will be using Interdeck on the sole. Good luck.
Without knowing the conditions of application, I will assume certain things that should be considered. It must be applied over a two-part catalized coating. If not then prime with a two-part. If the temp. is above 86 degrees then an accelerator is neccesary. try to paint when the humidity is low and not over 80%, and of course not in direct sunlight. It sounds like the paint is drying to fast. You may need to add thinner but no more than 10%. Also apply the first coat only thick enough for even flow and coverage,but do not attempt to achieve full opacity. When first coat is "touch dry", apply a second coat. When the second coat is "touch dry", apply a further 1 to 2 coats (depending on color) to achieve full coverage. If more paint needs to be applied, wait at least 24 hrs. before appication. And always paint from a wet edge, stir both parts thoroughly before mixing, and measure carefully. If you are applying with a brush remember to stroke at 45 degree brush angle and use the three brushing strokes of 45 degrees, then horizontal, and then vertical. I hope this has been helpful and good luck. Leslie
I have a 15 ft Boston Whaler. I only want to paint the outer hull above the waterline Black. Can I do this myself using a good 2 part epoxy? And can I brush it on instead of spraying. The boat is only 2 years old it needs to look good.Thanks.
two- part paint can only be sprayed by a professional as this can be danerous and requires special and costly eqipment. You can achieve excellent results with a brush, but you need to research the techniques required. And as always, preparation is 90% of the job. Prepare slowly and take now short cuts. And above all else, do not get discouraged.Leslie
Don't know about epoxy - just 2 part paint. U can get a good job if you're fastidious about directions (cool weather, low humidity, and above all FOLLOW DIRECTIONS on the can. Miss no steps in the directions and there are a lot of them.
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This booklet is a must for anyone that is painting a boat. And it's free!
A lot of good information - for free!
This booklet from Interlux will go a long way to helping the do-it-yourself painter thru the complicated world of marine painting. Don't get in over your head. Get the book. Good descriptions of the products and how to use.