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Interlux Brightside Polyurethane

Interlux Brightside Polyurethane is the most technically advanced one-part polyurethane available. It contains unique additives that make cleaning easier and help reduce stains and abrasion.

Brightside uses Polyflow 4000, a unique polyurethane resin, which yields excellent flow and leveling characteristics as well as incredible abrasion and chemical resistance. Brightside also takes advantage of the latest in ultraviolet technology which insures longer color and gloss retention.

Together these technologies create a one-part polyurethane which gives the look of a two-part polyurethane with the application ease of a one-part enamel.

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NOTE: Due to differences in monitors the colors shown on this page may not represent actual paint color.

Stage

 

Product

 

Fiberglass

 

Aluminum

 

Wood

 

Steel

 
Clean  Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Special Thinner 216  202  216  216  216 
Filler (if needed)  Surfacing Putty 257  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Primer / Undercoater  Pre-Kote  1-2 coats  1-2 coats  1-2 coats  1-2 coats 
Top Coat  Brightside 1-part  2 coats  2 coats  2 coats  2 coats 
Thinner - Spray  Spray Reducer 216  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Thinner - Brush  Brushing Reducer 333  YES  YES  YES  YES 
Non Skid Additive  Polymeric Noskid Compound 2398c  YES  YES  YES  YES 
BRAND: Interlux
Number Of Parts: One Part
Type: Topside Paint
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Interlux Brightside Polyurethane
 
4.1

(based on 88 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (7)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (59)
  • Easy to clean (32)
  • Ergonomic grip (6)
  • Easy to apply (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

  • Not durable (5)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (49)
  • Small areas (47)
  • Detailed work (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (42), Casual do-it-yourselfer (21), Do-it-yourself (9), Professional (7), Beginner (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very Happy With Product- 5 months in

I painted my San Juan 24 with Brightsides. It was in the summer, and it went on better by thinning it with their recommended thinner. We rolled it with a foam roller, then...Read complete review

I painted my San Juan 24 with Brightsides. It was in the summer, and it went on better by thinning it with their recommended thinner. We rolled it with a foam roller, then tipped it vertically with a foam brush (discarding it for a new one each quarter of the boat). We did three coats, sanding with 320 grit in between. As it dried, it pulled out the brush strokes a great deal, although not 100%. This is looking at it close up. 5 months later, people walking the dock still tell me how pretty that paint job is. Also, we did two coats of the recommended primer. Get advice, take your time, and the name of the game is preparation, preparation, preparation. You can get excellent results with this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Goes on smooth but color & gloss fade

I have quite a bit of experience with paint, both marine and house paints. I am very pleased with Interlux products. I have a wood boat that is in the water year round...Read complete review

I have quite a bit of experience with paint, both marine and house paints. I am very pleased with Interlux products. I have a wood boat that is in the water year round uncovered.

I used this paint primarily because of the high gloss value, plus it is getting more difficult to find traditional oil base marine enamel in stores.

The paint goes on smooth and produces a very nice finish, just a little thining, roll and tip, and your all set.

2 years ago I used off white and blue. I have a friend that used yellow. I noticed that after 8 months there was a very noticeable color fade with the blue and the yellow; the off white was difficult to tell, but all lost gloss, and the cabin top was worse than the other areas, more sun Im sure.

I used traditional Interlux yacht enamel for all the white on the boat, that held a much nicer gloss over the same time period.

The next year I experimented with the 2 paints, traditional oil based enamel blue and off white, and polyurethane blue and off white. Yes the Polyurethane lost more gloss and a lot more color, under the same conditions with the same prep. I was much happier with the enamel.

I have heard reports from other wood boat owners that it also tends to crack. Maybe because its a harder paint? Maybe better on fiberglass?

My opinion, good paint, but I much prefer traditional oil based enamel, primarily for color rentention. But there are very few colors available, try Epifanes for variety.

I have had the same experience with other brand Polyurethanes, Petit Easypoxy brown, not just Interlux.

I have used the polyurethane inside with great success.

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1.0

musical moment

By k. george

from old saybrook, CT

Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

The video topic is great, the musical background is not. We stopped watching despite the interest after trying to offset the "noise" against the usable info. Don't get me wrong I am a musician, but this is not the place for it.

 
5.0

Excellent-highly recommended

By Bashermax

from South Georgia

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Clean
  • Even Paint Distribution

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

      Work surfaces in long slow strokes first perpendicular to finish stroke then "tip out" with light even strokes with the grain

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Beautiful results from a complete beginner

      By Josh

      from Oregon

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Smooth glossy finish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Large Areas
        • Small Areas

        Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

        Great product, turned out like a mirror! I still cannot believe this finish was rolled and tipped, it looks sprayed! I used foam 4" hotdog rollers and tipped with a good quality bristle brush, working in small sections and keeping a wet edge. Sanding between coats with very fine Scotch Brite, looks amazing. Note: this paint is not recommended for below the waterline however several other users have had great results doing so, for a trailered boat that wont spend more than 24 hours afloat it can be used with great success.

         
        4.0

        Good product but use a good air mask

        By Kent Misegades Glen-L Tuffy builder

        from Pinehurst, NC

        About Me Beginner

        Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

        I am a beginner boat builder. My results have been good though. I should have used the thinner on days when the paint seemed to thicken quickly. one quart covers a lot of boat, but I needed four coats over the Interlux primer to get even color saturation. WARNING - always use a quality air mask. I did not initially and it cost me an entire summer of headaches and sinus problems. i recently did some touch up work without a mask and bam - I again have sinus problems and some dizziness, just as the company warns. This is a great product but take its risks seriously, the company does more than enough to warn numbskulls like me.

         
        5.0

        Interlux is a quality product.. Will continue to use it..

        By Morris

        from Indian Harbour beach Fl

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Detailed Work
          • Large Areas
          • Small Areas

          Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

          Works well rolling and tipping!!

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Difficult to Apply

          By nyunixguru

          from Long Island NY

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily

            Best Uses

              Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

              very difficult to apply properly will go with Wet Edge next time

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              For decks, this is VASTLY superior to the Interlux Interdeck

              By Nick

              from Minneapolis

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Pros

              • Easy To Clean

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

                  The Interlux Brightsides with the added polymeric non-skid additive is VASTLY superior to Interlux's Interdeck Non-Skid product...no comparison.

                  STAINING:
                  My biggest frustration with their lousy Interdeck product is that it STAINS so incredibly easy (bird poo, spilled beverages, shoe marks, etc). Brightsides has a Teflon additive that I've found is VERY easy to clean. Brightsides normally has a high-gloss finish, but if you add their polymeric non-skid additive it turns into a nice semi-gloss/satin finish which is so good that I literally sprayed my entire top deck with it since I walk virtually everywhere on it.

                  DURABILITY:
                  The durability of the Brightsides is much, much better as the Interdeck product needed yearly application just to keep up which is just too expensive and time-consuming. Deep power-washing (which is what you'll need to do with decks coated in non-skid of any kind to keep them clean) REALLY took a toll on the Interdeck product but doesn't even phase the more durable Brightsides paint.

                  SLIPPAGE:
                  Because I was able to mix my OWN bead-to-paint ratio rather than having it pre-mixed, I have what I feel is superior coverage of non-slip surface on my deck. I sprayed the ENTIRE top deck with 3 coats using an automotive sprayer and added the polymeric beads to the paint BEFORE I sprayed each coat. I added the maximum 6oz per gallon of polymeric beads as recommended. The beads are worth the money and don't even think of using sand!

                  COLOR:
                  The whitest shade of the Interdeck looks an off-white color (similar to Brightsides "white"), whereas Brightsides has the brightest white available ("blue glo" white) which will make all of your neighbors exceedingly jealous.

                  I will NEVER use the Interdeck product again, but I'm heartily recommending Brightsides!

                   
                  4.0

                  Nice Gloss

                  By Mark

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Applys well with roller and brush
                  • Glossy

                  Cons

                  • Opaque, shows color of primer through
                  • Runs easily

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Areas
                  • Small Areas

                  Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

                  I have applied 2 coats and the color is very vivid and glossy, I can't see any brush or roller marks. It does easily to run because I'm using the 333 thinner, It also doesn't cover the grey primer very well. I think I'll finally be there after 4 coats. Looking back I probably shouldn't have the thinned the first 2 coats to get better coverage of the primer, brush marks wouldn't have mattered since you have to sand between coats anyway. So far though very happy with the results. It feels hard when it's dry but haven't really tested the durability yet

                   
                  5.0

                  Looks Awesome

                  By SunnySkies

                  from Page Arizona

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Even Paint Distribution

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Detailed Work
                    • Small Areas

                    Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

                    Great color

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Works as advertised

                    By Ed

                    from Genteel, cruising

                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Even Paint Distribution

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Interlux Brightside Polyurethane:

                        Easy to use. Applied with brush and it flowed out smoothly. No brush strokes.

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