Pettit Premium HRT Bottom Paint

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Pettit Premium HRT Multi-Season Antifouling Boat Bottom Paint

Pettit Paint's line of HRT bottom paints. Pettit HRT Premium provides excellent antifouling protection and is equally effective on both power and sailboats. This paint utilizes the latest technology available to create a hybrid paint film strong enough to handle the tough marine environment. Pettit HRT Premium provides impressive coverage, is easy to use, and has a smoother finish than traditional paints.

HRT: Hybrid Reactive Technology features high density biocide utilization to maximize effectiveness, along with film modifiers to reduce yearly build-up, maintain color consistency, and lower weight.

Key Features:

  • Sold in gallons
  • Multi-Season protection
  • High-copper hybrid protection
  • Smooth durable polishing finish
  • Superior coverage over most bottom paints
  • Equally effective on both power and sail boats

Colors Available: 1219 Blue, 1319 Green, 1619 Red, 1819 Black

How Much Pettit HRT Premium Do I Need for My Boat?


Pettit Premium HRT Application Chart

    1. Calculate the square footage of the hull to be painted - multiply the length of the hull by the beam then multiply that total by .85
    2. Divide that number (your square foot total) by the amount of coverage Odyssey HD provides. (500 square foot per gallon). This will give you a one-coat total.

How to Apply Pettit HRT Premium Bottom Paint

Pettit HRT Premium is easily applied by brush, roller, or spray. When rolling, use only a high-quality short nap roller cover. Apply using thin coats. For the smoothest possible finish, thin the paint approximately 5-10% using 120 Brushing Thinner. Pettit HRT Premium has a tendency for settling to occur, especially if the paint has been on the shelf for several months. Thoroughly mix the paint before using. Before using, check the sides and bottom of the can to make sure all the pigment has been mixed in.

  • Finish: Flat
  • Coverage: 500 ft2/gal
  • Application Method: Brush, roller, airless or conventional spray
  • Maximum Roller Thickness: 3/16"
  • Number of Coats: 1 minimum per season with additional coat at waterline
  • Wet Film Thickness: 3.75 mils
  • Dry Film Thickness: 1.5 mils
  • Application Temp: 50°F Min. / 90°F Max
  • Thinner:120 Brushing Thinner

**Do not apply Pettit HRT Premium on aluminum hulls or outdrives**

Previously Painted Surfaces

  • For old hard and ablative bottom paints, begin by thoroughly wiping down the surface with 120 Brushing Thinner. Pay extra attention to waterline areas. Then sand the painted surface with 80 grit sandpaper.
  • Old tin or copper copolymers, or Teflon-based antifouling paints should be sanded thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper to remove the chalky outer surface. Wipe clean, then apply one coat of Pettit HRT Premium.
  • Soft, sloughing antifouling paints should be removed before applying Premium HRT.

Bare Fiberglass

  • All bare fiberglass, regardless of age, should be thoroughly cleaned with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep or de-waxed several times with Pettit D-95 Dewaxer.
  • Non-Sanding Method (1): Prep the surface with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep or wash the fiberglass three times using Pettit D95 Dewaxer. Then apply one thin coat of Pettit 6998 Skip- Sand Primer. Use a 3/16” or less nap when applying by roller. Consult the primer label for complete application and antifouling top coating instructions. Apply two thin coats of Premium HRT.
  • Non-Sanding Method (2): Thoroughly clean, de-wax and etch the surface with 92 Bio-Blue Hull Surface Prep using a coarse Scotch-Brite pad in a swirling motion. Thoroughly rinse all residue from the surface and let dry. Then apply one coat of Pettit-Protect High Build Epoxy Primer. Consult the primer label for complete application and antifouling top coating instructions. Apply two thin coats of Pettit HRT Premium.

Bare Wood

  • Bare wooden hulls should be sanded thoroughly with 80 grit sandpaper and wiped clean of sanding residue.
  • Apply a coat of 6627 Tie-Coat Primer thinned 25% with 97 Epoxy Thinner directly to the bare wood. Allow 4 hours to dry.
  • Apply two un-thinned coats of Pettit HRT Premium.

Steel Hulls

Underwater Metal Parts

  • Solvent clean then abrade to clean bright metal by sanding with 60-80 grit sandpaper, sandblasting or wire brushing.
  • Apply 2-3 coats of Prop Coat Barnacle Barrier 1792.
  • Apply 2 thin coats of Pettit HRT Premium bottom paint.

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Other Details

Google Product Type:
Paint Type:
Ablative Antifouling
Number of Seasons:
Multi Season
Antifouling Type:
Copper Based

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