Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt wax and chemical
contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial
detergent or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse with
fresh water and allow to thoroughly dry. Remove loose
paint and rust with a wire brush or sand
paper. Lightly sand glossy surfaces.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand or
remove old paint from any surface, you may release lead
paint dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST
CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN
DAMAGE; ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT
WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a
NIOSH approved respirator to control lead exposure.
Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop.
Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your
family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at
1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
The entire surface, regardless of
age, must be thoroughly washed with a fiberglass
cleaner to remove all traces of mold release agents
and wax. Sand the gel coat with 80-120 grit sandpaper to
create a dull, frosty appearance. Remove
sanding dust and residue.
If the surface is in excellent condition, proceed with
application of the Topside Paint. Rough surfaces or
imperfections should be repaired. Fill all nicks and gouges
with a fiberglass repair compound. Allow to harden and
then sand smooth. Remove sanding dust.
Follow with a coat of Marine Coatings Primer for
Wood & Fiberglass to smooth the surface and provide a
uniform base for the finish coat. Sand smooth
and remove sanding dust.
Proceed with application of the first coat of Topside Paint.
Sand the surface smooth with 80-120 grit sandpaper.
Remove sanding dust and residue. Fill all screw heads
or small holes with a wood repair compounds and smooth and
remove sanding dust. Apply one coat of Marine Coatings
Primer for Wood & Fiberglass. Allow to dry four hours and
sand smooth with #150 grit sandpaper.
Repeat Primer application as necessary to achieve
smooth surface. Sand the final coat of Primer
with 220 grit sandpaper then finish with two coats of Topside Paint.
Bare wood that has been repaired or coated with epoxy
must be thoroughly cleaned and then sanded with #120
grit sandpaper. Remove sanding dust.
Follow with a coat of Marine Coatings Primer for Wood & Fiberglass
to smooth the surface and provide a uniform base; sand
smooth and remove sanding dust. Proceed with the first
coat of Topside Paint.
Abrasive blast to bare metal or abrade
with emery cloth or abrasive wheel. Immediately apply one
coat of Rust-Oleum Marine Coatings Primer for Metal and
allow to dry for 24 hours. Proceed with the first coat of
Topside Paint. Not for use on galvanized surfaces.
Clean surface of grease and oil.
Remove oxidation and abrade the surface with medium
grit emery cloth. Remove sanding dust.
Apply one coat of Rust-Oleum Marine Coatings Primer for Metal
and allow to dry for 24 hours. Proceed with the
first coat of Topside Paint.
Existing paint is in good, sound condition should be cleaned
thoroughly. Sand smooth with #150 grit sandpaper
and remove residue. Proceed with the first coat of Topside Paint.
If the old paint is in poor condition, remove it with a paint and varnish
remover or by sanding.