HOW MUCH PAINT WILL YOU
Length X Beam = Sq. Footage divided by 375 = Amount of paint needed per coat.
Example; 38 X 12 = 456 sq ft. divided by 375 = 1.26 per
The depth of the keel might add a little more.
second or third coat on the water line will add a little more.
We find a 38' X 12' vessel will take nearly 3 gallons.
Tools to see the common tools needed to apply this paint!
When painting with our Blue or Green do not go back over tacky paint
with a dry roller or you'll pick off the color and the surface will appear
blotchy because you'll see the maroon colored copper. We have nearly 11 lbs of
Copper and 4 oz. of color and the color is designed to float to the surface.
This ain't wall paint!!!
SHIPBOTTOM "prefers" temperatures between 50 degrees and
90 degrees but we understand if you have to paint at a lower temperature
just remember it will dry slower but please no painting over ice or snow!.
'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over unpainted bare gelcoat requires removing the mold
release wax! This wax was applied to the female mold at the factory and some of
the wax is transferred to the boat when separation
occurs. This mold release wax must be removed by pushing the wax in one
direction. Use old rags and Lacquer
Thinner and push the wax from the waterline down to the keel before cleaning
keel in one direction. Do not swirl the rag and change rag often to prevent wax
from building up on the rag and moving away from rag but not in the direction
you intended. The wax on a sanded and lightly washed surface makes it easier to
see where the wax has been moved because the dust is gone, too.
If old paint comes off down to the gelcoat in spots or sheets, the mold release
wax is still present! Repeat steps on areas!
'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over properly prepared bare gelcoat is okay because the paint
has it's own primer. An additional primer or a barrier coat of epoxy may be used
if desired and 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM will not react to these primers or barrier
coats but must be applied during the window of opportunity or additional sanding
may be necessary.
This includes Skip-Sand or No-Sand primers which are notorious for hardening
early and not allowing the paint to stick.
In warm weather always err on the side of early rather than later. If
instructions say; apply bottom paint 2 to 4 hours after final coat of primer,
apply paint between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours after final coat of primer.
'Super' SHIPBOTTOM over old bottom paint is easy. We have a different solvent
base than anyone else so we don't lift there paint and they don't lift ours. You
won't even have to sand if the bottom paint is a dull finish but if the old
paint has a hard, semi-gloss look to it, it's probably a hard vinyl
paint and it has to be lightly sanded.
Use a short Nap roller or solvent resistant foam roller to apply paint to large
areas and throw away brushes to small areas of your boat. Always roll and brush
in one direction to avoid picking up the color. Extended use masking tape is
recommended to save labor.
Become especially pleasant with your spouse, children, your neighbors and your
boating guests just prior to spring outfitting and they may even help. Next year
you can be your old nasty self because you won't have to paint!
'Super' SHIPBOTTOM in cooler weather, below 75 degrees, will take an overnight
dry. Above 75 degrees, you may be able to paint within 6 hours but do a test
patch to determine if the paint is dry without coming off on the brush.
Launching requires overnight drying. Yes, I mean a complete 8 hours or more! No
you can't hurry it by bringing in a jet engine and......
You may paint spots and use a hair dryer to accelerate drying. Don't listen
to your neighbor who thinks our paint smells like old Navy paint and they used
to launch it while it was still wet! You'll be sorry!
storage of 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM is easy. Just haul boat and LIGHTLY pressure wash
any scum. I said LIGHTLY, OKAY! If the yard gorilla is used to blowing off the
paint with his 10,000 psi. machine, you might want to tip him a $20.00 bill and
save yourself a lot of work.
Spring launching of 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM doesn't require anything except putting
the boat in the water no matter how streaked by dried rain water it is. It hurts
me to tell you this because I'd love to sell you paint every year and if you are
one of those who WANTS to paint annually, it won't hurt anything!
If you are happy with 'Super' SHIPBOTTOM, tell a friend, Please!
Innovative Marine Coatings, Inc
15870 Lake Candlewood Dr.
Fort Myers, Fl. 33908
Tel: 239-466-5670 or 800-466-7144