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Boat and Yacht paint product Guide

Step-by-Step Project – Boat and Yacht paint product GuidesBoat and Yacht paint product Guide

– How to prepare bare substrates All surfaces should be thoroughly degreased and free from any sanding debris prior to the application of any paint to the surface.


Fiberglass Dewax with Interlux Fiberglass Surface Prep YMA601V. Sand well (using 80-220 grit below water/180-220 grit above water) sandpaper. Clean thoroughly and allow to dry completely. Prime using an Interlux primer following the product recommendations provided in the paint systems guide on Pages 38-47.

Bare Wood/Plywood Sand smooth with 80-180 grit paper and then 280 grit paper. Remove sanding dust by brushing or dusting. Wipe down thoroughly with solvent and allow to dry completely, to ensure any residual sanding dust is removed, before applying products recommended for application direct to wood (see paint systems guides).

Oily woods e.g. teak Ensure that the surfaceBoat and Yacht paint product Guide is thoroughly degreased using a recommended solvent to ensure all oils are removed. Sand smooth with 80-180 grit paper and then 280 grit paper. Remove sanding dust by wiping with solvent, to ensure any residual dust is removed. Ensure the surface is completely
dry before applying products recommended for application direct to wood (see paint systems guides).

Aluminum Degrease with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Sand well using 60-80 grit (aluminum compatible) paper. Remove abrasion residue by brushing, vacuuming or with a clean air compressor line. Immediately prime with InterProtect 2000E/2001E thinned 15-20% with recommended solvents. Refer to the paint systems guides on Pages 38-43 for more information.
Steel/Cast Iron/Lead Degrease with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Thoroughly grit blast, or sand with a 36 grit abrasive disc to a uniform, clean bright metal surface. Remove abrasion residue by brushing, vacuuming or blowing down with a clean air compressor line. Immediately prime with Interlux InterProtect 2000E/ 2001E thinned 15-20% with recommended solvents. Refer to the paint systems guides on Pages 38-43 for more information.
Stainless Steel/Bronze Degrease with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Lightly grit blast or sand with 60-80 grit sandpaper to bring the metal to a uniform, shiny appearance. Remove abrasion residue by brushing, vacuuming or blowing down with a clean air compressor line. Immediately prime with InterProtect 2000E/2001E thinned 15-20% with recommended solvents. Refer to the paint systems guides on Pages 38-43 for more information.Boat and Yacht paint product Guide

Before You Start

Health & safety – Health and safety precautions for paint products are a legal requirement and form a specific section on our labels and is often difficult to
understand. This section is intended to help you understand the information in our literature and on our product label to make applying paint a
safer job. Before starting work always read the label which will indicate those areas where particular care should be taken. Other general safety precautions are detailed below and will help should any problem occur while using our paints.

Personal health – Avoid ingestion Food and drink should not be prepared or consumed in areas where paint is stored or used. In cases of accidental paint ingestion seek immediate medical attention. Keep the patient at rest, do NOT induce vomiting. Avoid inhalation Breathing solvent fumes can make you dizzy and could result in collapse. The inhalation of solvent vapor from paint or sanding dust, can be reduced with adequate ventilation or extraction but may not be sufficient, suitable respiratory protection should always be used. In badly ventilated areas wear an air-fed hood or cartridge respirator with an organic vapor filter. Wear a cartridge type respirator when abrading old antifoulings – never burn off or dry-sand antifoulings as this may create harmful fumes or dust. Spray painting creates additional health hazards and respiratory protection should always be used. Air-fed hoods provide the best protection but read the label carefully and ensure recommended protection is worn.

Risk of fire or explosion
Most paints contain organic solvents – some of which evaporate into the air upon opening the container. Any dangers can be reduced if a few simple
precautions are taken:
■ Avoid naked flames where paint is being stored,
opened or applied
■ Do not smoke
■ Store paint in a well-ventilated, dry place
away from sources of heat and direct sunlight
■ Keep the tin tightly closed
■ Avoid sparks from metals, electrical appliances being
switched on and off, or faulty electrical connections
■ Do not leave paint soaked rags lying around,
in the pockets of overalls or in waste bins. Some
types of paint can dry out and auto-ignite.

Avoid eye contact
Eye protection should be used during paint application and when there is any risk of paint splashing on the face. Safety glasses that comply with ANSIZ871-1989 Standard are inexpensive, easily available and are well worth wearing. If material does contaminate the eye, flush the eye with clean fresh water for at least 15 minutes, holding the eyelids apart, and seek medical attention.
Avoid skin contact
To avoid skin irritation always wear protective gloves and clothing to cover the body and a barrier type skin cream to cover the face. Do NOT use petroleum jelly as this can help the absorption of paint into the body. Remove rings and watches that can trap paint particles next to the skin. Remove paint that does get on skin with warm water and soap or an approved skin cleanser. Never use solvent to clean the skin

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