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SML SHIELD - Premium Yacht Primers

The SHIELD range are commercial primers formulated for easy application by leisure users who do not have access to spray equipment and are available in smaller 2.5 litre tins.
For all metal - Use ST Epoxy Primer which bonds well to bare metal but is tolerant of less than perfect preparation, then High Build Epoxy to increase the thickness of the protective layer. Use Quick-Dry Spot Primer, in a handy 500ml, tin to prime small areas of bare metal before applying a single-pack topcoat.
For bare GRP/Fibreglass/gelcoat - Apply 
High Build Epoxy to repair and build up the GRP/gelcoat layer, easily sanded to provide a smooth finish ready for your topcoat.
For previously painted surfaces - Use Undercoat above the waterline and Underwater Primer below to form a good base for your topcoat or antifouling.


Fast-drying bilge paint, primer/finish coat, to protect steel & GRP, & giving excellent water, diesel and chemical resistance. Easy application to all types of bilge including Yachts and Canal Boat.

From £28.30

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A 2-pack high build epoxy primer for use above or below the waterline, or as a build coat over Shield Surface Tolerant Epoxy Primer.

From £39.95

A handy quick-dry spot primer which can be applied direct to steel for touch-up repairs. Same day over-coating.

From £10.20

A surface tolerant epoxy primer for use on steel above and below the waterline. Use as a first coat on prepared steel.

From £32.95

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A single pack primer with good adhesion to steel, aluminium and wood. Can be used as a matt topcoat. 2.5L pack size.

From £28.55


SHIELD Underwater Primer is a specially formulated primer for use below the waterline under CU-PRO Premium Antifouling. It can also be used to seal over existing antifouling or direct to GRP, aluminum, steel, wood or ferro cement.

From £28.55

We can't all be experts at everything so sometimes we need a little help. Here at SML Marine Paints we do know paint and supply some of the best paint products in the World. However, having listened to our leisure customers, sometimes getting the best result is not just about the paint but the equipment used to apply it and the experience of the painter. 


A great many of the paints we supply are intended for professional use and often expensive, spraying equipment is necessary to get the very best out of the product. They also come in large 5 litre tins which is sometimes more than the average leisure user will need. It was with this in mind that we decided to launch own range of primers and topcoats pulling together all we know about paints and our leisure users.


All the SHIELD and LUSTRE products are professional quality. They come in smaller, more convienient sizes. They have been formulated for application by brush and roller and the topcoats especially have excellent wet edge properties.


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