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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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Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 or Special Thinner 216
I'd like a color similar to the teak on my Mako. Sundown Buff looks a little too light. Can another color be mixed in to provide a deeper brown? I will be rolling this on a specific area over a topcoat of Brightside Off-White.
You may be able to mix with another color of Brightside to achieve the color you want. There is no formula. It will require some experimenting to get it right.
Can Materhorn White be purchased in a gallon can like regular white?
Sorry it's only available in quarts.
When rolling and tipping by yourself, how do you keep the brush from getting thick with paint between tipping?
Hi Mike,Interlux has some great instructions on their website. You need a highquality brush (see what Interlux recommends - it's been a while). When youbrush, you're using just a light touch. I did an old trawler and everyonethought it was spray painted. See 2 attached pics.
You should be just barely skimming the paint and hardly getting any paint on with each stroke. Just enough pressure to knock down the bubbles. Depending on the size of the job (e.g., a kayak), I often have several brushes ready so if one does finally get to much paint on it, I simply set it aside (in a jar filled with #216 or other appropriate solvent) and use the other clean brush to finish the job.
do you have this product in snow white
Sorry, Interlux doesn't offer a snow white.
JD Tech Team
I bought a skiff from the builder who tells me used sea mist green interlux brightsides one part- it is a beautiful turquoise and I do not see it in your stock? is this such a color and can I order it from you? thanks McCabe coolidge
Try just Sea Green.
It appears that Interlux no longer makes a sea mist green color.
JD Tech Team
How can I obtain a color chart>
From Jamestown Distributers Jamestown, RI
Call us at 800-497-0010 with your name and address and we will mail one.
JD Tech Team
Just curious what is the color of blue they used in the video of rolling and tipping ... dark blue or Flag Glue
Looks like sapphire blue
My guess would be dark blue. Very hard to tell from the lighting though. Sapphire (in my mind) is a little more bright and royal than this color.
JD Tech Associate
I have a 1983 nelson merrick morgan sailboat, white. what Brightside one part paint number do I need to order?
I do not believe any of the colors will be an exact match. There are a lot of variables behind this, and if you are trying to match the original gelcoat, it has probably faded, and you may need to reference one of their color cards to get the closest color.
JD Tech Associate
I have always used the Blu Glo White with very good results. Use with 333 brushing liquid.
I'm looking to paint my boat GOLD metallic; does your company make such a color OR can I achieve this color by adding gold to white paint? Please help. Thank you.
The only gold metallic one component paints that we sell are TotalBoat TotalGold, and Sheffield Bright Gold. Both are 1-component air dry paints, but to make it look even in sheen is a little tough if it is not sprayed. The metallic particles will also oxidize to a slight greenish gold color after a few years as well. You can also look into the Quantum 99 or AwlCraft metallics, but that's really in a completely different league.
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Jamestown record keeping makes for a perfect color match
Fine quality paint, I was able to purchase all three colors as Jamestown had the records of the original paints used! Thanks that made it easy!
Skin &Bones restorations
l would buy this product again
The paint was very easy to apply and covered in one coat looks good
Used on wooden motorboat and fiberglass sailboat
Brightside paint is widely recommended among boat builders and restorers. The video showing its application on Jamestown's web site is very helpful. I have used it both on a wooden Glen-L Tuffy 14' runabout I built, as well as on the restoration of a 60s fiberglass Sunfish sailboat. It is important to allow the paint to hard cure for several days before use in the water. A week of dry, warm storage will do this. Be very cautious with the fumes - I first applied this in a paint booth with a good mask, but still suffered from the fumes for months afterwards, mainly through constant sinus problems. I should have ventilated the booth better, but eventually discovered the rolling and tipping method which worked better than spraying anyway. But this too must be ventilated. I set up a box fan that blows across the work, which eliminates most fumes and keeps the bugs away too. Temperature and humidity play a role in quality and drying time, too. Best is to do the work in a shaded area like an open garage or workshop, out of the sun and away from dust and bugs. I generally use two coats of primer before Brightsides. I have used both Interlux primer as well as oil-based Killz from the local hardware store. The Interlux primer covers somewhat better, but both yielded similar final results. As with all such jobs, it is all in the prep work, ie sanding. The primer should be sanded smooth to avoid orange peel in the final coats. I blow off the dust with my shop vac, then do a quick swipe with denatured alcohol. Paint soon after priming as the primer is like a sponge and absorbs moisture from the surrounding air. I live in North Carolina on a lake so the humidity is an issue. Wet sand 600 grit between final coats to get a mirror finish.
Seven Lakes, North Carolina, USA
Great paint for furniture and exterior door finish
Purchased this product several years ago to paint a couple of wood Adirondack chairs. The finish turned out so great, we considered it again for a front door refinishing project. Stripped the original 110 year old finish off the door down to bare wood. Used two coats of the recommended Interlux Pre-Kote Primer for One-Part Finishes. Sanded with 120G paper in between coats. The finish is amazing and durable. We also have a pretty extreme western sun exposure and the paint holds up well. We have one coat of the Interlux Brightside Polyurethane on the door so far and will probably add two more coats to finish it off. Very happy with the product
Aaron in Texas
very good paint
Best paint ever, I brushed it on and it looks like it was sprayed.Only issue was the very long deliver time, I mean weeks.
East to use
Just did the first coat. Easy to apply and brush marks fade as it levels out and dries.
Traverse City, Mi
Used it before and will use it again.
Easy to apply and great results. JD has the best price.
Gives a bright shine
Painted the water line stripe on my sailboat. Gives a bright shine.
Touch up on the deck of my boat
Great Paint - Takes getting used to
Used bright side off white to paint an electronics box I built. It came excellent just took time to get used to. Many thin coats work better than few heavy - use 333 to help lay it on. Make sure you prep properly or you'll get little air bubbles. Finish is excellent once you get it right. Awesome stuff.