How Much Paint Do I Need?
On our secure online ordering page, you will find several paint products including conveniently packaged major restoration kits packaged in "Pontoon Kits" and "Pontoon & Floor Kits" for a variety of sizes of boats in a variety of colors so you don't have to calculate anything. Simply choose your boat size, color, and if you want to paint just the pontoons, or pontoons and floor, and "add to cart". We'll get it shipped to you right away.
Coverage Overview for Major
Coverage is 40-60 sq ft per quart for base coat and 60-80 for topcoat. As an example, one "8 Foot Pontoon Kit" (contains one qt. Basecoat and one qt. Topcoat) to do the pontoons only of an eight foot inflatable boat. This does not include covering the outer floor. To cover all pontoons and outer floor you need one "8 Foot Pontoon and Floor Kit" - this gives you extra basecoat. For larger boats the basecoat and topcoat configurations are pre-calculated and packaged based on our experiences in selling over 1,200 kits.
On our secure online ordering page, you will find conveniently packaged "Pontoon Kits" and "Pontoon & Floor Kits" for a variety of sizes of boats in a variety of colors so you don't have to calculate anything. Simply choose your boat size, color, and if you want to paint just the pontoons, or pontoons and floor, and "add to cart". We'll get it shipped to you right away.
Remember....as boats get longer their tube diameter and overall surface area gets larger therefore more paint must be ordered to take this into consideration, not just added length. It is the basecoat that is the most important for covering rough areas, chafed areas, pinholes, etc, to build up the sealing/protective layer. The topcoat is the finishing layer to bring it to a beautiful appearance. This is why more basecoat is required when doing the floor also and when boats get larger.
If in doubt about your needs, especially if your boat is in rough shape with patches and chafed areas to cover, etc, you should order more paint as you do not want to get part way through your project and need more paint. This will delay your project completion schedule and cost more money in the long run. Order an extra amount of base or top coat subject to your specific needs - these added accessory packages can also be found on our secure online ordering page.
Both base and top coats will last over a year of shelf life so this offers you a quantity to have in case you require extra for repairs, touch-ups, etc in the future.
Major Restoration Kits Inflatable Boat Paint is applied in two simple steps.
Surface preparation must provide a clean dry material free from mildew, oil, wax or grease. Leaks other than pinhole size must be repaired prior to application. If mildew is present wash boat thoroughly with a solution of one part household bleach and three parts soapy water. Boats need to have a mechanical bond with the basecoat and require a scuffing with a 3M pad or equivalent prior to application. Boats should be wiped with a clean, dry cloth immediately before application. After surface is cleaned, dried, prepared and repaired, begin application of Basecoat.
Stir well. Coat worn and problem areas first. Deflate boat until flaccid. Allow to fully dry. (24hrs minimum) Fully inflate and test for missed pinhole leaks. Rinse, dry and repeat application to any problem areas. Allow 24 hrs for any problem areas to dry, then paint a complete coat over entire tube surface area. Cleanup is with water. Proceed to topcoat application.
Surface must be clean and dry as well as free from wax, grease, oil and mildew before application. Do not apply outside if rain is forecast within 12 hours. Stir well, Allow 3-4 hours for topcoat to dry before applying second coat (if required). Tuff-coat Topcoat cleans up with warm soapy water.
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