Primers & Undercoats

Primer Undercoat

A single component primer for all substrates (including steel)above the waterline, and an undercoat for Brilliant Gloss/Non slip Deck Coating. A quick-drying, high-opacity primer and undercoat, that gives excellent durability and surface stability ready for overcoating with single component topcoats.

Minimum application temperature: 5°C.

Thinner/Tool cleaner: Thinner No 1

Covers: 12 m²/ltr

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 4 hours 8 hours / 6 days
20° 2 hours 6 hours / 6 days

Tools: Paint pad Roller Spray equipment Paintbrush

Available sizes: 750ml - 2.5 ltr

Product Data Sheet Safety sheet

Underwater primer

Use as part of a single component system below the waterline, including keels; and as a tiecoat before antifouling. Can be applied directly onto the hull or a primed surface, and between an existing antifouling and a new antifouling. Fast-drying with excellent waterproofing.

Thinner/Tool cleaner: Thinner No 1 (brush) / Thinner No 3 (spray)

Covers: 7.8 m²/ltr

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 4 hours 6 hours / Indefinite
20° 2 hours 3 hours / Indefinite

Tools: Paintbrush Roller Spray equipment Paint pad

Available sizes: 750ml - 2.5 ltr

Product Data Sheet Safety sheet

Light primer

A two component high performance epoxy primer and undercoat for use both above and below the waterline. Use on glassfibre, wood, steel and aluminium. Superb corrosion, impact and water resistance. Use before Ocean Gloss/ PolyEnamel/ Brilliant Gloss topcoat for a long-lasting solution. Can also be used for osmosis protection when application is required at low temperatures.

Minimum application temperature: 5°C.

Thinner/Tool cleaner: Thinner No 5

Covers: 8.2 m²/ltr

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 8 hours 8 hours / 60 days
20° 4 hours 4 hours / 30 days

Tools: Paintbrush Roller Spray equipment Paint pad

Available sizes: 375ml - 750ml - 2.25ltr

Product Data Sheet Safety sheet

Yacht Polyprimer

Yacht Poly Primer is a two component polyurethane primer. Yacht Poly Primer s excellent for obtaining the perfect finish with Hempel ́s Ocean Gloss.
Specially designed as protective primer and sealer coat for fibreglass-polyester surfaces and other materials. Easy to sand. For use above the waterline.

Minimum application temperature: 5°C.

Thinner/Tool cleaner: Thinner No 2 (brush) / Thinner No 6 (spray)

Covers: 10.2 m²/ltr

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 3 - 4 hours 12 hours / 30 days
20° 1 - 2 hours 6 hours / 15 days

Tools: Paint pad Paintbrush Roller Spray equipment

Available sizes: 750ml - 2.5 ltr

Product Data Sheet Safety sheet

High Protect (replaces Gel Protect)

A solvent free two component high build epoxy. For use above and below the waterline. An excellent osmosis protection or treatment which can be applied at, and will dry to, a very high film thickness. Can be a substitute for Light Primer where solvent emissions are a consideration. Do not thin.

Minimum application temperature: 5°C.

Thinner/Tool cleaner: Thinner No 5

Covers: 6.6 m²/ltr

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 22 - 27 hours 18 hours / 11 days
20° 10 -12 hours 8 hours / 5 days

Tools: Paintbrush Roller Spray equipment

Available sizes: 750ml - 2.5 ltr

Product Data Sheet Safety sheet

Light Primer Spray

Two component epoxy primer in an aerosol spray can. A game changer for maintenance, spot repairs and touch-ups. Can also be used as a primer before antifouling primers
Perfect for the protection of all substrates including aluminium, above and below the waterline.

Product Activation:
Shake can for 1-2 minutes. Remove red button from lid. Turn can upside down. Push red button into valve at bottom of can. Hold can in a vertical position and shake vigorously until agitator ball is heard; continue shaking can for a further 2 minutes.
(PLEASE REFER TO PAINT MANUAL FOR PICTORGRAM INSTRUCTIONS)

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° Wet on Wet Flash off 40-50 mins
20° Wet on Wet Flash off 15-20 mins
10° 2 hours 4 hours - 60 days
20° 1 hours 2 hours - 30 days

Colours: White

Prop Primer

Aerosol. An anti-corrosive primer for a large variety of substrates. Particularly recommended as a primer for outdrives and propellers. Hempel's Prop Primer has very good adherence to most substrates. Fast drying, easy to apply with a matt finish. Overcoat with appropriate antifouling.

Temp Touch dry Re-coat (min/max)
10° 40 minutes 2 hours - none
20° 20 minutes 1 hour - none