|We sell Antifoul paint with the highest levels of solids compared to others. So if you want the best protection check out our Norglass and Hempel pages. Hempel antifoul can go up to 36months before recoating, we recommend 3 coats.General life is 12-24 months. They have from 51% solids up to 58 % solids compared to other leading brands in the high to mid 40 %. So you get what you pay for. After 99 years of painting boats from 60 ft professional fishing to 10 ft row boats we know what is best. Active consituents of all anti-foulings must, by law be stated on the main panel of the label. Comparing the price and the stated grams per litre (g/l) can influence the choice of product.|
Aluminum Hulls and Underwater Metals
Aluminum hulls, outdrives and props require paints that do not contain cuprous oxide, which reacts destructively with the aluminum. Copper-based paints are safe for use on properly primed stainless and bronze. Zinc anodes should be left unpainted to retain their effectiveness. Use Hempel Mille Dynamic after 3-4 coats of light primer. Mille can be used on all surfaces.
On the whole most antifoulings are compatible and can easily be overcoated, however, some basic rules should be applied:
HEMPEL HINTS FOR ANTIFOULING