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Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer - White

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Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer - White

Interlux is one of the largest manufacturers of high quality high performance marine paint and primers. For over a century they have been leading the way in innovative boat paints and primers including the Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer. Interlux is devoted to scientific research and development to create products that will stand the test of time. Interlux Brightside primer was developed as a high performance boat primer to help coat and protect your boat surfaces.

Interlux Pre-Kote primer is recommended to be applied anywhere above the true waterline. It should be used prior to painting to prepare your fiberglass, wood, or previously painted surfaces for paint application. Interlux Brightside primer can be applied with brush, conventional or airless spray, roller, pressure pot, or siphon cup. This primer is a high solid primer and applying a heavy application can lead to issues with solvent entrapment. Typical applications require 1-2 coats for desired thickness depending on surface condition. If there are large surface imperfections, these should be corrected prior to applying primer. Sanding is recommended between each coat of Interlux Brightside primer with 120grit sandpaper. Each gallon covers 450 sq/ft.


  • Finish: Matte
  • Application Method: Brush, roller or spray
  • Number of Coats: 1-2
  • Coverage: 400 sq. ft/gal per coat brush applied

Associated Products:

Interlux Brush Thinner: Thinning for brush application and clean-up

Interlux Special Thinner: Thinning for spray application and clean-up

Do not use this product on aluminum hulls or outdrives

How To Apply Pre-Kote Primer

Interlux Pre-Kote is compatible with the following Interlux paints: Brightside, Premium Yacht Enamel, Interdeck, Bilgekote, and any single part finish. Do not use Perfection or any two-part catalyzed product over Pre-Kote. 

  • Application Method: Airless Spray, Brush, Conventional Spray, Roller- Pressure Pot or Siphon Cup
  • Number of Coats: 1-2 As Needed
  • Dry Film Thickness per Coat: 2 mils (3.5 wet mils)
  • Coverage: 450 sq. ft/gal.
  • Application Temp: 50°F Min. / 95°F Max.
  • Thinner: Brushing Liquid 333
  Temp   To Recoat   To Touch
  95°F   6 HR   1 HR
  73°F   8 HR   2 HR
  50°F   12 HR   3 HR

Note: Pre-Kote must be sanded between coats.

Surface Preparation & Application

  • Previously Painted Surfaces
    • Sand old surfaces with 120 grit paper and remove sanding residue.
    • Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333.
    • Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty.
    • Sand surface, then wipe clean.
  • Bare Wood
    • Sand with 80 grit paper then wipe with Brushing Liquid 333.
    • Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty.
    • For Plywood, follow the above instructions, then apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026.
    • For Mahogany, follow the above instructions, then apply Pre-Kote directly to the wood.
  • Bare Fiberglass
    • Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
    • While surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag.
    • Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned.
    • Sand with 80 grit paper, then wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202.
    • Repair surface defects with Watertite Filler.
    • Sand surface, then wipe clean.

Application Information

Apply 1-2 coats depending on surface condition. Allow the necessary overcoating time between applications. Sand between primer coats with 120 grit paper until translucent. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply finish coats.

  • Large surface imperfections should be filled prior to application.
  • It is good practice to apply the finish enamel soon after sanding to avoid surface contamination.
  • Refer to the application instructions PDF below for pressure and tip sizes for airless and conventional spray applications.
  • Pre-Kote is a high solid primer. Avoid a heavy application as this may lead to solvent entrapment.
  • Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only.

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