Hempel Classic Antifouling - 2.5L
Self polishing, erodible antifouling. Hempel Classic antifoul offers low-to-medium strength antifoul specifically designed to reduce paint build up and give a good performance.
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Hempel Classic Antifouling - 2.5L Information
Hempel is the new name of the famous British brand Blakes Paints; the name change happened in January 2011.
A low-to-medium strength copper based antifouling specifically designed to reduce paint build up, giving excellent performance in both fresh salt and brackish waters.
Erodible (self polishing) antifoul based on a resin system packed with active ingredients to repel/discourage fouling growth, once immersed the resin breaks down in a controlled manner, continually exposing a fresh layer of biocide to the water. This provides consistently good performance throughout the sailing season and reduces the build up of old antifouling on the hull.
This particular antifoul is best suited for moderate to low fouling conditions and can provide protection for up to one season afloat in all waters including fresh water, brackish water and salt water.
Antifouling, or bottom painting, is an important task that helps maintain your boat and can aid in the prevention of osmosis. Antifoul paint is specially designed to erode away gradually while the boat is moving through the water washing away foul matter like algae and mussels that attach themselves to your boat whilst it is moored up.
How antifouling works:
Antifouling paints release bioactive ingredients. The bioactive materials used today are mainly cuprous oxide and booster organic biocides. They are water soluble and, when released, lethal to fouling organisms.
Hempel Classic Antifouling can be applied with a brush or roller to most substrates, including fibre glass, wood & steel, iron & lead, and can be painted directly on to most pre-existing antifoul paint. An Underwater Primer should be used beforehand on unpainted surfaces. Not suitable for aluminium, alloy or zinc sprayed surfaces.
Hempel Classic Antifouling Specifications
|Drying Time (approximately)||at 10°C, to touch 8hrs|
|Overcoating Time (approximately)||at 10°C, min 10hrs|
Please note: Although care is taken to match paint colours as accurately as possible, digital colour displays can alter the appearance of colours and does not allow exact colour reproduction. We suggest that you check for accuracy before applying.