Pennant Topside Paint
|Mix Ratio by Volume (crosslinker): 2 oz./gal (15ml/L)||(Approximate 8 drops Crosslinker per ounce of paint base.)|
|Solids by Weight||Clears: 32%|
|Mixed Viscosity at 77°F (25°C) (Krebs units)||80 KU (900-1,000 cps)|
|Application Temperature Range||55°F - 85°F (13°C - 29°C) Coverage|
|Wet Film Thickness @ 400-500 ft² / gal.||3-4 mils|
|Dry Film Thickness @ 400-500 ft² / gal.||1-1.5 mils|
|Pot Life||24 Hours|
|Full Cure||7 days|
|Dry Time @ 70°F (21°C)||45 minutes|
|Dry to Recoat||Spray Application: 2 hrs @ 70°F (21°C)|
|Roll and tip: 4-6 hrs @ 70°F (21°C)|
|VOCs||< 275 g/L|
Pennant Topside is designed for use in marine environments, specifically for topside wood or fiberglass boat applications. Below the waterline applications should be limited to day-use only. The paint requires either a System Three coating epoxy or Pennant Primer as a base for best results. Pennant Topside should not be applied directly to wood or used in outdoor scenarios without following the guidelines in our Clear Finishing of Outdoor Wood.
For detailed application information, please see: Primer & Paint Application Guide
- Store in moderate environment and prevent from freezing. If product has frozen, do not force thaw; allow to thaw at room temperature.
- Cover any outdoor work to prevent dew from forming on the uncured primer or painted surface.
Substrate Preparation:The surface must be clean, dry, and free from oil, grease, or wax contaminants to ensure adequate adhesion of the Pennant Topside. If using a primer other than Pennant Primer, pretesting is recommended to make certain good adhesion is present.
Coverage:Pennant Topside is applied at 400-500 ft² per gallon. At least three coats are necessary for UV protection.
- Wet film thickness per coat 3-4 mils
- Dry film thickness per coat 1-1.5 mils
Measure And Mixing:Stir/shake Pennant Topside thoroughly to remix any settled material. While stirring, slowly add the crosslinker at 2 oz. per gallon of paint. Mix thoroughly to homogenize the paint and crosslinker. Note: The crosslinker will remain active for 24 hours after addition to the paint. After 24 hours, the paint can be re-crosslinked. Once Pennant Topside has been crosslinked 2 times, it’s properties greatly diminish and should therefore be discarded.
Use a high quality synthetic bristle brush. 1/8”-3/16” nap foam rollers work well for lint free applications. For improved wet edge extension, reduce with water at 5-10% by volume.
When applying Pennant Topside using roller and brush (roll and tip) be mindful of your working conditions. It’s advisable to work in an environment where the surface is protected from harsh environmental conditions. Surfaces which are heated by the sun, or that are exposed to ventilation/wind can set up too quickly, resulting in poor flow out.
Apply Pennant Topside in thin even coats. Strive for a coverage at 3-4 mils per coat. (Wet film gauges are available at most paint stores.) Avoid overworking the paint, as this will result in lap marks. Larger areas may require additional helpers to maintain the paints wet edge.
Allow the first coat to dry 4-6 hours before recoating. No sanding is required within 24 hours. After 24 hours, sand with 220-320 grit paper. Remove sanding dust by flushing the surface with plenty of fresh water. Dry with lint-free towel. Apply additional coats in the same manner.
Note: Conventional cup guns and HVLP paint sprayers are not recommended for spraying Pennant Topside. Best results are achieved using pressure pot or airless spray setups.
Pressure Pot Spray:
Purge lines with denatured alcohol and follow with fresh water. Reduce the paint as necessary up to 25% by volume with water.
When spraying Pennant Topside, the first coat should be applied ultra-thin, avoiding dry spray. This coat should look patchy over the substrate. After a minimum of 15 minutes, apply a medium wet coat at 3-4 mils. Wait a minimum of 2 hours before applying the next coat. No sanding is required within 24 hours. After 24 hours, sand with 220-320 grit paper. Remove sanding dust by flushing the surface with plenty of fresh water. Dry with a lint-free towel. Apply additional coats in the same manner.
Suggestions for spraying:
- Pot pressure: 10-15 psi
- Atomization pressure: 30-50 psi
- Tip size: 1.0-1.2 mm
- Reduction: As needed up to 25% with water
Purge fluid lines with denatured alcohol and follow with fresh water. No thinning of the Pennant Topside is necessary with airless spray. If environmental conditions require, thin as necessary up to 5% with water.
Hold the gun 16” from the surface and move quickly, applying an ultra-thin first coat. The surface should be patchy over the substrate. After 15 minutes, apply a medium wet coat at 3-4 mils. Wait a minimum of 2 hours before applying the next coat.
No sanding is required within 24 hours. After 24 hours, sand with 220-320 grit paper. Remove sanding dust by flushing the surface with plenty of fresh water. Dry with lint-free towel. Apply additional coats in the same manner.
Suggestion for spraying:
- Pressure: 2,700-3,000 psi
- Hose: ¼” ID
- Tip size: .009-.011
- Reduction: As needed up to 5% with water
Tips And Tricks:
After spraying a coat, submerge the tip of the gun in water. This prevents the polyurethane from setting up in the tip and cap. Before use, wipe excess water from the end of the gun. Point the gun in a safe direction and pull the trigger a few times to displace any water.
Clean brushes, rollers, and spray equipment promptly after the application with warm, soapy water. Brushes may be further cleaned with denatured alcohol.
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