International Paint anomaly

zoidberg

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I'm ploughing on with 'boat paint prep'ing, and stumbled over a puzzling curiosity.
The published material in Intl's 'Boat Paint Guide', and online, for their Interdeck paint specifies it is a 'polyurethane' product - which is desirable for hard-wearing high footfall areas.
Speaking with their Technical Advice chap today, he rather embarassedly tells me it is NOT a polyurethane paint. For that, he tells me, I would need to use a two-pack product such as Perfection.

Does anyone here have any more to tell me?
 

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This is what it says on their site...
  • Slip-resistant urethane modified alkyd deck paint that’s suitable for all substrates
  • Contains fine mineral additive for hard wearing, non-slip surface
  • Low sheen finish prevents sunlight dazzle
 

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This is what it says on their site...
  • Slip-resistant urethane modified alkyd deck paint that’s suitable for all substrates
  • Contains fine mineral additive for hard wearing, non-slip surface
  • Low sheen finish prevents sunlight dazzle
Their booklet, mentioned in #1 above, details 'Slip-resistant polyurethane deck paint'...... and 4 other bullet points.
And they have multiple sites...... hence my asking their Tech Adviser chap in Southampton.

But, thank you.
 

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The first "International Boat Paint Guide" that come up on Google has on page 1 "Aus/NZ Edition". It's possible that they have different formulations in different market.
 

zoidberg

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"Close, but no cigar..."

The 'Boat Paint Guide' I've referred to has exactly the text I quoted..... and I took that copy from the hand of an AkzoNobel representative at SIBS last Friday.
 

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I hate to say this but you should be asking International - not us.

And then having us all intrigued - post the reply.

:)

Here in Oz - International are exceptionally helpful and a quick phone call would be my first port of call.

And Jodel is correct - our formulations for some of any paint company's formulations will, and are, different here (though not necessarily in this case) certainly we have different restrictions for AF - which must be a real pain in the neck for the international paint companies.

Take care, stay safe (the fat lady has not sung yet).

Jonathan
 

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......a quick phone call would be my first port of call.
( Resigned heavy sigh ). That's exactly what I did, referencing the phone number on the inside cover of the booklet I mentioned in #1 - 'Ask the experts'.
That's how the 'anomaly' arose....

But... we all know there are many more experts in here.
 

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I don’t know the answer to the question (I am clearly not an expert!), but I am very happy with the product on my decks after 3 years. Interdeck has lived up to the claims of durability, slip-resistance, and glare reduction. I would certainly use it again.
 

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Have you has a look at the paints product safety data sheet, this sound make it clear the chemical make up
 

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All I know is that Interdeck was a much more durable paint than the Multicoat I was persuaded to change to by International a couple of years ago and which I now have to scrape off. :confused:
 

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All I know is that Interdeck was a much more durable paint than the Multicoat I was persuaded to change to by International a couple of years ago and which I now have to scrape off. :confused:
That's interesting. Multicoat is a Hempel product. Why did International recommend a rivals product ? Perhaps they were having a laugh
 

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That's interesting. Multicoat is a Hempel product. Why did International recommend a rivals product ? Perhaps they were having a laugh
My mistake. It was Hempel that stopped manufacturing their deck paint in a colour I liked and suggested I use their then new Multicoat, which was available in my preferred colour, with non-slip granules mixed in.

The Multicoat has not lasted well and will have to come off.
 

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Thanks, guys. Enough of my wittering.....
I'll just go and get some - and get on with it.
 

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Thanks, guys. Enough of my wittering.....
I'll just go and get some - and get on with it.
And, if you have energy to spare, you are welcome to scrape the Multicoat off my deck!

Or, I could leave it for another year and will probably all have flaked off. :rolleyes:
 

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Interdeck is the the same as Toplac, with the granules already added.

If you prefer one of the Toplac colours then you'll have to add a sachet of the International granules and you'll then have Interdeck with a bigger range of colours.
 

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Interdeck is the the same as Toplac, with the granules already added.

If you prefer one of the Toplac colours then you'll have to add a sachet of the International granules and you'll then have Interdeck with a bigger range of colours.
I'm pretty sure that's not true. Toplac is a very 'shiny' paint. Just adding granules won't change that.
 

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Interdeck is the the same as Toplac, with the granules already added.

If you prefer one of the Toplac colours then you'll have to add a sachet of the International granules and you'll then have Interdeck with a bigger range of colours.
One is a so called single pack polyurethane . The other is described as a silicone alkyd
 
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