FGCI Product Spotlight: EMC2 Genius Bucket Paint Kit w/ Video

 

At Fiberglass Coatings, we try to make projects as easy as we can, from our excellent technicians who can walk you through your job step by step, to our new website, filled with useful information, to the products themselves. One of our latest products is a perfect example of including everything you need to make your job easy, and the results outstanding. Today, we are looking at The Genius Bucket by EMC2 Paint.

The Genius Bucket is available in several different colors.

When you first open your Genius Bucket, you will notice it is PACKED with goodies; everything you need to do your project. With this bucket you get so much more than just the paint, you get:

  • 2 quarts of Quantum Base
  • 1 quart of Brushing Activator
  • 1 Quart of Brushing Reducergenius bucket
  • 1 quart of Surface prep cleaner
  • 1 Instructions
  • 4 6” Roller Covers
  • 1 Roller frame
  • 1 roller pan
  • 2 foam brushes
  • 4 large latex gloves
  • 2 paint strainers
  • 2 stir sticks
  • 2 scour pads
  • 2 mixing cups
  • 4 general purpose rags
  • 4 lint-free wiping rags
  • 1 pre-taped masking paper film

It’s great for rolling or brushing your paint onto your surface. As the video above states, you want to make sure you use proper safety equipment, including the gloves (included) and a dust or painting mask for the fumes (not included) and also some safety glasses.

You want to make sure you take your time and follow the surface prep instructions properly. Surface prep can make or break your project as the surface needs to be scoured and cleaned prior to applying the paint.

The next step is mixing your paint. You are looking at a 2:1:1 mixture of Base, Activator, and Reducer. Be sure to measure carefully and stir for a full 5 minutes before applying. After waiting until the paint is tacky, you can apply your second coat, for best results.

From that point, you are all set! Your project will look outstanding! And all from a Bucket! I guess that’s why they call it Genius.

If you want to see an example of this paint in action, check out our Project Boat.

 

Product Spotlight: SeaHawk

 

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With different products and colors, we have everything you may need.

For our latest product spotlight, we are talking about Sea Hawk. We carry several items from the Florida manufacturer including antifoulant bottom paint and epoxy. So, let’s take a look at another way we have you covered.

 

Bottom Paint Primer – A necessity before painting the bottom of your boat.

Tuff Stuff – Provides a superior protection against water penetration. Low VOC, high-build means less coatings, and reduced labor.

shawkacon 137385Bottom Paint Primer 1277 – Used for coating over previously painted copper-based antifoulants. If you don’t want to take off your previous bottom paint, this is a great primer for you.

Shawkocon – A great general purpose primer, this is recommended for when you aren’t sure what is on the bottom of your boat. It will adhere to just about anything and make applying a new coat very easy.

Antifouling bottom paints – These paints come in several colors, from black to blue, red, and green, we have a product that will work for your boat.

Af-33 It’s a “multi-season formula” that is good for commercial vessels or daysailers that’s meant to last several seasons before new coats are applied.

Cukote – A high-performance, self-polishing bottom paint that will keep the bottom of your boat smooth and clean, this product is great for boats that can’t sacrifice speed and durability.

biocop 137409BioCop TF – The maximum protection bottom paint is a harder, self-polishing ablative antifoulant that will give you the most time for your coating. It’s great for saltwater and freshwater and is Lloyd’s Registry approved. This is the latest in bottom paint technology.

Tropikote – For an antifoulant with a high copper content (75.8%), this is what you are looking for. It’s a more conventional multi-season bottom paint. It’s great for fiberglass, wood and steel hulls, so you can use it anywhere.

Talon – A great, inexpensive bottom paint that is copper based and great for single-season coatings.

Smart Solution – Metal-free and extremely environmentally friendly, this coating reacts to water and creates a slick film that encapsulates the hull, making for a fast coat with great longevity.

Cleaners –

Wax N Grease Killer Great for removing the wax from a new hull before applying any antifoulant, this will do a great job of getting your new boat ready for some paint.

So, now you know where to go for bottom paints and everything from the bottom up to maintain your boat.

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