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Painting Wood

Particular tips when painting wood

  • Consider the construction of the substrate and remember that it is not advisable to put a two pack system on to carvel or clinker built wooden hulls as they require the benefits of the greater flexibility of a single pack system.
  • Sand wood at 45to the grain with 80-120 grade abrasive paper to provide a key for the paint system.
  • Clean wood by wiping Thinner 823 along the grain with a cloth and allow to dry. Oily woods such as teak and iroko should be degreased by wipingDegreaser along the grain, which will remove some of the natural oil content on the surface and ensure a greater bond with the first coat.

For advice on repainting wood see the section on Repainting.

New or Bare wood – single pack system/conventional paint

Product no of coats recoating interval @ 10oC recoating interval @ 20oC coverage m2/lt thickness per coat wft tickness per coat dft thinner
ABOVE THE WATERLINE
Impreg 1 1 48h-indefinite 24h-indefinite depends on porosity of wood 823
Primer Undercoat 2-4 8h-6d 4h-3d 12 100 40 823
Brilliant Enamel onto Primer Undercoat 8h-6d 4h-3d
Brilliant Enamel 2 16h-6d 8h-3d 13 75 40 823
BELOW THE WATERLINE
Underwater Primer thinned up to 20% with 823 1 6h-indefinite 3h-indefinite 10 100 32 823
Underwater Primer 2-4 6h-indefinite 3h-indefinite 10 100 40 823
Hempel Antifoulingonto Primer Undercoat 2-3 9h-indefinite 5h-indefinite 13 75 40 808

MultiCoat can be used above the waterline as an alternative to Primer Undercoat. Also as an alternative topcoat to Brilliant Enamel if a satin finish is required.

Product no of coats recoating interval @ 10oC recoating interval @ 20oC coverage m2/lt thickness per coat wft tickness per coat dft thinner
MultiCoatthinned up to 20% with 823 1 16h-10d 8h-5d 10 100 41 823
MultiCoatthinned up to 10% with 823 1 16h-10d 8h-5d 10 100 44 823
MultiCoat 2-3 16h-10d 8h-5d 12 100 40 823

New or Bare wood – two pack system /high performance paint

Product no of coats recoating interval @ 10oC recoating interval @ 20oC coveragem2/lt thickness per coat wft tickness per coat dft thinner
ABOVE THE WATERLINE
Light Primerthinned up to 20% with 845 1 8h-60d 4h-30d 12 80 35 845
Light Primerthinned 5% 2-4 8h-60d 4h-30d 8 120 60 845
Poly Best ontoLight Primer 8h-6d 4h-3d
Poly Best 2 36h-10d 16h-5d 13 75 35 851 spray 871 brush
BELOW THE WATERLINE
Light Primerthinned up to 20% with 845 1 8h-60d 4h-30d 12 80 35 845
Light Primerthinned 5% 4 8h-60d 4h-30d 8 120 60 845
tiecoat-Underwater Primer onto Light Primer 1 2h-4d 1h-2d 10 100 40 823
Hempel Antifouling ontoUnderwater Primer 2-3 9h-indefinite 5h-indefinite 13 75 40 808