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Jotun primers are organised below into the popular Jotamastic range then single and two-pack categories. As a general rule the single pack paints tend to be less expensive and easier to use but don't provide the same level of protection as the two-pack equivalents. Marine primers are used to protect steel, wood, aluminium, concrete and GRP above and/or below the waterline or in splash zones.
For more information on which Jotun primer to use visit our marine paint guide.
The best way to ensure primers are applied in the required thicknesses and with the correct number of coats is to use a Wet Film Gauge and to use different colours between coats (so you can see where you have been). However, if you are only ordering one tin of primer, we can now supply some tint that you can use to change the colour of your primer to differentiate between coats.
A two pack solvent-free epoxy mastic coating, specially designed for areas where optimum surface preparation is not possible. It is a high build product, and provides long lasting protection in environments with high corrosivity. It can be used as primer, mid coat, finish coat or as a single coat system. Suitable for properly prepared carbon steel and aged coating surfaces. It is primarily designed for maintenance and repair, on areas such as outside hulls, exterior and interior areas, offshore environments including splash zones, refineries, bridges, buildings, and general structural steel. Well suited for early immersion. It is available in grey, red and off-white, in a 14.67 litre pack with Standard Comp B. We recommend the Wintergrade (16L) version if painting outside between September & April.
Jotamastic Smartpack Aluminium is a two-pack surface tolerant high solids epoxy primer coat with Aluminium pigment for improved barrier effect, for use on steel & other substrates. Specially designed for application by brush & roller, 1-1 mixing ratio for easy use & reduced wastage, & ideal for areas where optimum surface preparation is not possible. Can be used as primer, mid or finish coat, & is suitable for properly prepared carbon steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, aluminium, concrete & other substrates. 10 litre pack.
A range of easy to use, economical and effective Jotun primers for use in a corrosive environment.
Ballastic Black narrowboat and canal boat hull blacking is an equivalent to Intertuf 16 and Rylards Rytex, but has a higher percentage of volume solids than both products. This means that when applied at the same spreading rate as competitor's products, Ballastic Black will provide a thicker coating which will give better corrosion protection and, perhaps more importantly, at a lower cost. It is a bitumen based coating that is extremely waterproof and easy to apply. It can be applied on bare steel or over existing coatings.
A wide range of two-pack epoxy primers including Jotamastic, Penguard and Jotacote Universal.
AntiPest is a two-pack epoxy, suitable as a long exposure undercoat for epoxy and polyurethane systems and is designed to prevent the osmosis in fibreglass boats. AntiPest has excellent flow-out qualities and can be used both as primer for all types of substrates, including steel, fibre glass, aluminium and marine timber. It is also suitable as an intermediate adhesion undercoat for polyurethane or antifoulings. An ideal product for priming gelcoat before applying antifoulings.
Two pack epoxy coating, heat resistant up to 205º C. Can be applied on hot substrates up to 150º C. Offers excellent corrosion protection for surfaces operating at elevated temperatures where long corrosion protection is required. Can be used as primer, mid coat or finish coat in atmospheric environments. Suitable for properly prepared carbon steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, and aluminium substrates. Available in Aluminium or Light grey, in an 18.8 litre pack.