Interlux Pre-Kote Brightside Boat Primer
Interlux PreKote 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. Microspheres give Pre-Kote superior built and hide while improving flow and sandability. Recommended for use anywhere above the true waterline.
- Finish: Matte
- Application Method: Brush, roller or spray
- Number of Coats: 1-2
- Coverage: 400 sq. ft/gal per coat brush applied
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
***WILL SHIP GROUND ONLY TO THE CONTIGUOUS 48 STATES ONLY***
How To Apply
APPLICATION DATA 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.
PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES: Sand old surfaces with 120 grade (grit) paper. Remove sanding residue. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. Sand surface, wipe clean.
BARE FIBERGLASS: Wipe a small area with a clean rag that has been wetted with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. While the surface is still wet, wipe with a clean, dry rag. Continue this process until the entire surface has been cleaned. Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Fiberglass Solvent Wash 202. Repair surface defects with Watertite Filler. Sand surface, wipe clean.
BARE WOOD: Sand with 80 grade (grit) paper. Wipe with Brushing Liquid 333. Repair surface defects with Surfacing Putty 257. PLYWOOD: Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Inter-Prime Wood Sealer Clear 1026. MAHOGANY Follow directions for bare wood. Apply Pre-Kote* directly to the wood.
DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT ON ALUMINUM HULLS AND OUTDRIVES.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: Apply 1-2 coats. Depending on surface condition. Allow the necessary overcoating time between applications. Sand between primer coats with 120 grade (grit) paper until translucent. Remove sanding residue with a rag dampened with Brushing Liquid 333. Apply finish coats. Sand with 220 grade (grit) paper between Pre-Kote* and finish enamel. It is best to paint on warm, dry mornings. Airless Spray Pressure: 170-204 bar/2500-3000 psi. Tip Size: 0.48-0.53 mm/19-21 thou. Conventional Spray Pressure Pot: Pressure: 3.44-4.08 bar/50-60 psi (gun pressure). Pot pressure (6 ft hose) 8-10 psi. Tip Size: 0.89-1.4 mm/35-50 thou. Siphon Cup: Pressure: 3.44-4.47 bar/50-65 psi - gun pressure. Tip Size: 1.8-2.2 mm/70-85 thou. Spray pressures listed are recommendations only. The applicator may use any settings which yield the best results for the individual spraying technique and current weather conditions. It is always good painting practice to apply the finish enamel soon after sanding to avoid surface contamination. Always apply at least one coat of Pre-Kote* over area treated with Surfacing Putty 257 to seal the putty and eliminate shadows. Pre-Kote* is a high solids primer. Avoid a heavy application as this may lead to solvent entrapment. Product temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Ambient temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 35°C/95°F. Substrate temperature should be minimum 10°C/50°F and maximum 29°C/85°F. Apply to clean, dry, properly prepared surfaces only. Do not apply over clear epoxy such as Epiglass Epoxy. For epoxy resin, use Epoxy Primekote Y404 as primer following proper preparation to the epoxy resin.
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