APPLICATION DATA METHOD: Brush
NUMBER OF COATS: 2-3
COVERAGE: 440 sq. ft/gal.
APPLICATION TEMP: 50°F Min. / 95°F Max.
THINNER: Do Not Thin
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NEW WOOD: Wipe the wood with Interlux® Special Thinner 216 to remove any natural surface oils and contaminants. Allow to dry, sand surfaces with 180-220 (grade) grit paper (always sand along the length of the grain). Remove all sanding residue by vacuuming the surface. Wipe the surface with Interlux Special Thinner 216 and allow to dry completely prior to application of Cetol® Marine Light.
PREVIOUSLY COATED WOOD: Remove all coatings prior to application of Cetol® Marine Light. To remove old coating, either sand with 120-180 (grade) grit paper or use Interlux Interstrip 299E chemical stripper which has been designed for marine use. Once previous coating has been removed, follow instructions for New Exterior/Interior wood.
WEATHERED/OILED WOOD: To ensure good adhesion of Cetol® Marine Light on weathered or previously oiled wood, use Interlux Premium Teak Restorer with a nylon scruffing pad as per instructions on label. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Once complete follow instructions for New Exterior/Interior wood.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: The wood moisture content should be below 18%. Apply liberally using a long-haired bristle brush, smoothly, in the direction of the grain. Keep a wet edge to prevent lap marks and thoroughly saturate end grains where possible. Apply 3 coats of Cetol® Marine Light. Always allow 24 hours drying time in between coats. Sanding between coats is not recommended as this will result in a reduction of dry film thickness. Recommended film thickness must be applied to ensure effective product performance. Make regular inspections to all coated areas. Problem areas should be attended to immediately and maintenance coats should be routinely applied. If the coating is allowed to weather beyond the regular maintenance period of 1 year, returning this surface to excellent condition will be more difficult. Before application of a maintenance coat of Cetol® Marine Light, clean the surface with Interlux All Purpose Boat Soap to remove any surface contaminants as per instructions on label. If blue fungi or mildew are present then they can be treated with Interlux Premium Teak Restorer with a nylon scruffing pad as per instructions on label. Rinse with fresh water and allow to dry. Sand lightly with 220-320 (grade) grit paper. After sanding, wipe with Interlux® Special Thinner 216 and let to dry thoroughly prior to the application of the maintenance coat of Cetol® Marine Light. If using as a deck paint, sprinkle Interlux Intergrip (non-skid compound) onto the wet surface of the second coat of Cetol® Marine Light. Allow to dry for 24 hours. Remove excess Intergrip using a vacuum. Maintenance requirements may be increased when Intergrip is used. If high gloss finish is required, use Cetol® Marine Gloss following the initial application of Cetol® Marine Light. Refer to Cetol® Marine Gloss datasheet for further details. Cetol® Marine Gloss is NOT suitable for use on decks. Before applying any Cetol® products, prepare a 3 coat test sample on your wood to confirm desired color results. To achieve optimal color results always use the same Cetol® product initially applied when overcoating or applying maintenance coats. If Cetol® Marine Light is spilled on gelcoat, remove immediately. Difficult stains may be removed from gelcoat with Interlux Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Do not allow excess Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202 to remain on gelcoat. For painted surfaces ONLY use Interlux Special Thinner 216. Do not allow excess Special Thinner 216 to remain on painted surfaces. Do not apply at temperatures within 3°C of dew point or in wet weather. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Product tem perature should be minimum 10° C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Avoid painting in dire ct sunlight. Suitable for use on all types of wood including oily timbers such as Teak.