How do I prepare for Antifoul?
- Prepare the underwater areas correctly.
- Make sure they are clean and dry.
- Stir paint well before application.
- Replace the lid while temporarily not in use.
- Apply an extra coat at high-wear areas such as leading edges.
- Apply correct quantity of paint.
- Re-launch within the specified time period.
Do you need to prime before antifouling?
If you are starting from scratch with a bare hull or you’re applying on top of an unknown antifoul, you will likely need to apply a primer before using antifoul. If you are starting from a bare substrate, you will need to apply an antifoul primer such as Hempel Underwater Primer or International Primocon.
Can you paint over old Antifoul?
Most modern paints should be compatible with each other. If you’ve taken the existing antifouling back to the yacht’s gel coat or epoxy coating, it’s recommended that you paint the hull with primer to ensure good adhesion. If your existing paint is flaking, you need to prime any bare or flaky patches.