Eco-Clad® FastCoat™ – all the benefits of Eco-Clad®, just easier to apply. Eco-Clad® FastCoat bottom paint is a two-part epoxy coating that works with Nature to repel and prevent hard fouling species from attaching to the protected surface. When an Eco-Clad® FastCoat treated surface is introduced to fresh or salt water, a thin biofilm of naturally occurring organisms forms. This biofilm provides a variety of functional benefits, including the production of natural repellents for nearly all unwanted marine biofouling species. Further, the slippery biofilm can reduce drag allowing vessels to move more freely and quickly through the water.
Wet Film Thickness: 5 mils minimum
Theoretical Coverage: 320 ft2 per gallon at 5 mils
Application: Roller, Brush or Spray
Clean Up: Solvent
Cure Time: Dry to touch in 4 hours at 70°F
Packaging Gallon kits, Quart units
How Much Eco-Clad® FastCoat™ Do I Need?
The table below is an estimate of the number of gallons of FastCoat needed for a typical power and sail boat. Actual amount of paint required may vary based on specific vessel shape.
To estimate how much paint is required, calculate the wetted surface area (For a power boat, the wetted surface area is approximately 0.85 x length over all (or LOA) x beam). Then divide by the theoretical coverage of 320 square feet per gallon. Finally, add about 10% for losses. For example, a 30 foot power boat with a 10 foot beam has a wetted surface area of about 0.85 x 30 x 10 = 255 square feet. Total paint required would be (255/320) or about 0.8 gallons plus 10% to account for losses for a total amount needed of 0.9 gallons.
Thoroughly read the Product Data Sheet and Material Safety Data Sheet prior to applying.