Aquagard bottom paint features water-based antifoulants specifically designed for fiberglass and wooden boats. It rolls on easily and dries quickly for outstanding results. This ablative paint exposes fresh anti fouling layers as the boat moves through the water, repelling barnacles and other growths.
Aquagard should be applied in multiple coats for multi-season bottom protection. It can also be used on inflatable boats without the use of a primer.
Because this environmentally friendly bottom paint is water rather than solvent based, clean up is easy and requires only soap and water.
All Aquagard paints are U.S. EPA approved, exceed V.O.C. standards, and have no toxic fumes. Paint comes in plastic containers for longer their shelf life.
Choose from quart, one gallon pails, or two gallon pails. Available in various colors.
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Additional Features & Information
Can be applied over ablative or hard bottom paints
Allows for year-round, indoor application
Boats can be launched up to 18 months after application
Water activated formula: De-activates on dry land and re-activates when launched
Can be sprayed and burnished for an ultra-smooth finish
Coverage is approximately 400sq. ft per gallon
Below Water Line (yes/no):
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Copper AF Paint
Could this be used to touch up a swimming pool at waterline?
I wouldn't use it. The paint abates (slowly sluffs of) exposing fresh antifouling agents. As it does so it changes color slightly. Above the waterline it is darker than below. I don't think you would want the antifouling agents in your swimming pool.
No way. Do not use it for thatit is ablative paint for boat bottoms and will leach chemicals into your pool and wear away.
Our sailing club used Aquagard as bottom paint on two 24' keel boats that stay full time in fresh water lake. Two years old and still going strong.
I do not think so this paint is abladeof that means it wears off the bottom of the boat as it moves through the water.
No too soft. Will wash away
NO. This is a bottom paint with a biocide for marine growth, use a pool paint.
I painted my hull last year with Interlux Bottomkote? Do I need to remove this before applying Aquagard?
I had some oil base bottom paint on mine first too .. and just painted over .. it was fine .. love the water base works great for me and washes right off
that is true ... I have to move my poppets in the boat yard and paint under day's before ....but the price is right and it does a great job .. good luck
Thanks for the response Robert. I wanted to paint my boat on the tidal grid, however I just read that this paint requires around 18 hrs before launching, which of course wouldn't work.
You can get away with sanding the interlux bottomcoat with 220 grit as long as the interlux had good strong adhesion. Then apply the aguagaurd. It should last 2 good years with a little touch up. If you have several layers of bottom paint and it's chipping off. Then it's time for a strip,seal and then some auquagaurd. I like the stuff. Good product. Best to you!
JOHN V PETERSON
Can Aquagard be applied over VC-17?
No unfortunately the only thing that can go over VC-17 is VC-17 itself, so you will have to remove the VC-17 before you apply the Aquagard. Thank you.
I've just applied Interlux Interprotect, do I need to sand or prime before applying Aquagard?
Sorry,I do not know about Iinter_interprotect.I would check the spe spec sheets forinterprotect.FYI. I applied square over petit,barrier with out sandingAs per petit instructions!I would check with interlux!!!G
After doing two bottoms with this product over existing bottom paint all I did was very little scraping no sanding with very good results! Easy clean up and both boat bottoms are doing well so far. Hope that helps! painting was not difficult application went well Good luck!
I used over Interlux bottom paint. I did not sand or prime and it covered well. I am not sure how effective Aquaguard is against growth and slime. This year I am brushing off some growth but my boat has not been used that much.
We painted this over targuard and we didn't sand. Went only easily and we are into year 2 with not visible signs of problems.
I have only used the AquaGuard Water-based Primer over raw wood. The bottom paint adheres really well to their primer. I would suggest you use the AquaGuard Water-based Primer first.
is there a product to put on boat bottom that is not paint that will protect the bottom?
Depends on where you are keeping your boat. In fresh water or if you take your boat out after use a good wax each year will give you some basic protection but if you are leaving your boat in the water and especially saltwater a good bottom paint is pretty much a necessity. The correct bottom paint for your situation is also needed so be sure when you purchase that you have done so according to your conditions and use. I'm in brackish saltwater conditions and used the water-based Aquaguard and it was the simplest and easiest paint I've ever used and clean up was very easy with nothing but soap and water.
Can i apply this over Interlux Interprotection barrier paint?
hi, first off I have yet to apply the bottom paint on my boat as I have been delayed by this year's lovely winter. I am currently applying Petit barrier coat and plan to apply the Aquagard Bottom coat once the barrier coat is application is compleated. Hopefully in the next week or two. Sorry that I can not accurately answer your question.gene
Yes, I have it over the interlux 2000e barrier coat and it works great.
Yes, I have it over the interlux 2000e barrier coat and it works great.
I think you can as long as there are no loose chips or loose paint. I used it over interlux bottom paint and had wonderful results. I put it on my boat last year and when I removed the boat from the water there was no algae there was only place the paint was missing was where they put the straps to lift the boat out of the water. My boat is a 38 foot 11 m Trojan.
can this be applied as atop coat over an epoxy undercoat?
Kerry Last Name
Yes that's how I applied it last year
I believe it can. I did the topcoat over epoxy on my 1st cedar strip wherry. I used white but when I went over it with varnish it darkened. So don't varnish over it.
Yes. We put targuard on the bottom of our Gibson and then went over with the Aquagard. Covered very well.
Kerry, sorry, I have not applied the aquaguard yet. However, I plan on applying it over pettit's epoxy barrier coat. I am hoping to get to the point application within a few weeks.
for the Shark White color, Is this a gloss or matte?
Lisa Fri painting boat
Shark "white" is actually light gray with a matte finish. It works like a charm.
We used a matte finish.
I bought the blue bottom paint and it is matte
ARLENE LA ROSA
what is the copper content ?
I believe it was 27%.
Paint has 22.68% copper.
Hi there, I do not know what the copper content was, but I can tell you it worked great. The boat looked like new. It was on a fresh water lake and we have since sold it. Good Luck.
26.37% cooper oxide
I have a wood planked bottom on my boat, should I use a primer prior to painting with Aquaguard bottom paint?John S.
John I used this paint on a previously painted fiberglass hull that had some bare fiberglass showing--Had great results! As for wood I would not have a problem with a previously painted surface but i would look into whether bare wood might call for a primer of some sorts. This paint worked well for me and plan to use it on both of out glass boats! Good luck!Peter.
Only used it on fiberglassSorry
I am not using primer on already previously painted boat. I do have wood planked boat and the only places I am using the primer is the area where I am filling the gaps with cotton and linseed putty. This will be first use of this kinda of paint. Previously used Interlux Y69, oil based and it worked pretty well. The reason we switched is the clean up with water based paint. It should be easier.
Good paint and easy to apply.
Used this paint for the first time last season in Narragansett Bay RI. it was easy to use, no toxic smell to it, and very easy to clean up. The growth we got over the season was all soft growth which is typical of the area, but no hard growth. Brushing off the soft growth didn't remove hardly any paint. Some ablatives when you brush the bottom a lot of it comes off and this paint seems a little harder. Overall I'm very happy with is and will apply again this season.
used this paint in the past, great value
there isn't to much to say, good paint
This product is fantastic!
Easy to use and has great coverage.
Viv the bottom painter
Aquagard Bottom Paint
Have used Aquagard since 1998 on my 34' trawler and 43' M/Y, application is extremely easy and clean up is done with fresh water. No fumes, no respirators. Boat is used in brackish, salt and fresh water, absolutely no buildup, if there is it will come right off with a light brushing, more importantly, no barnacles, etc and it's environmentally safe.pAlso barrier coated my dinghy last year and applied Aquagard, left the boat in the water all summer, bottom washed right off. Great product.
I have used this for years
I wouldn't use anything else on the hull of my sailboat.
easy to clean, even easier to apply
using in fresh water. Not too worried about Zebra muscles.
Have used successfully for several years
I have used this for several years. As a single hander senior sailor I find both the ease of application and ease of clean up a benefit above and beyond being environmentally sound and effective.
"So far, so good."
The paint went on nice. I like the fact that it is earth-friendly. Obviously, I have no data on it's ability to retard barnacles, etc.