Did we go overboard ?
During the process we taped each third coat and moved the taping line up 2mm each time to provide a smoother gradient of paint coats to the top surface.
The edge will be finished with a sticky-strip at a later date, joining the two paint areas and finishing off the paintwork cleanly.
This was all done well ahead of the launch, contrary to what some have said about launching soon after painting.
The Wattyl tech-head told us that a light sand will re-activate the anti foul a day or so before launch. Another option is to put another coat on and build up further resistance. We have opted for the latter option.
As a follow-up and 6 years on since application, we are yet to see the Multiguard non-ablative layers of antifoul. This two-pack initial application silently acts as our insurance below the waterline.
There are four paint variations that we chose to use and were all rolled on:
- Wattyl Epinamel PR250, two generous coats using 18Lt,
- Wattyl Sigma EP Multiguard - lightly sanded, then painted a 200mm strip on all leading edges, then two generous coats using 18Lt,
- Wattyl Sigma EP Tiecoat - lightly sanded, then two generous coats using 10Lt,
- Wattyl Sigmaplane Ecol HA120 (Red and Blue in colour) -Lightly sanded, then two generous coats in Red , then two generous coats in Blue using 10Lt each, 20Lt in total.