How to paint above the waterline (2-component system)

Choosing the right topcoat will enhance the appearance of any surface and offer protection against the elements. 

This tutorial shows you how to apply a two-component topcoat to your boat.

Hempel's Ocean Gloss

Follow our Step By Step instructions on how to paint above the waterline with 2 component system

Filling the boat's surface with Hempel's Epoxy Filler

Step 1

If the surface is damaged, you may need to fill, fair and prime it before you start.

Abrading the boat's surface

Step 2

Degrease the surface with Hempel's Pre-Clean. Abrade the surface with abrasive paper. Then wash the surface and allow it to dry.

Mixing Hempel's Epoxy Filler

Step 3

Mix Hempel's Epoxy Filler.

Applying Hempel's Epoxy Filler on the boat's surface

Step 4

Apply Hempel's Epoxy Filler with a filling knife or spatula and leave it to cure.

Abrading the filled area with Hempel's Epoxy Filler on boat's surface

Step 5

Abrade the filled and surrounding area to an even profile.

Applying the Hempel's Primer to the sanded area on the boat's surface

Step 6

Apply the Primer to the sanded area (for detailed over-coating instructions, download our Paint Manual).

Applying the Hempel's topcoat on the boat's surface

Step 7

Apply the topcoat. When using a two-component product, ensure you have the correct ratio of base and curing agent (for detailed over-coating instructions, download our Paint Manual).

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