Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer - White

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Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer

Interlux Pre-Kote primer is used above the waterline prior to painting topsides with Brightside, Premium Yacht Enamel or any one-part topside finish on wood, fiberglass, and previously painted surfaces. Pre-Kote is designed to provide a coating which will fill small blemishes and surface imperfections and provides a uniform surface and color background prior to application of finishes. Microspheres give Pre-Kote superior built and hide while improving flow and sandability. Recommended for use anywhere above the true waterline.

 Specifications:

  • 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
DRY TIMES:
  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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