Tips & Tricks - Things to Remember

  • To obtain the best results on your coating job, make sure that you use good quality working. This is in form of good quality coating materials, good quality tools, and skilled personnel.
  • Apply COELAN using brushes of high quality and short foam rollers to apply to smaller areas.
  • Ensure to gently sand wood in the grain direction for the best results.
  • Sand wood, steel and plastic using sandpaper with #80 as the grain size to get the best results. The use of random orbit electric sander is recommended while surface miller is suitable for joints that have sharp edges.
  • Sand corners with fine universal sander.
  • Prepare the surface for coating and apply the coating using tools best suited for the job such as safety gloves, sharp scrapers, turbo- hot air gun, and paint spray mask.
  • Make sure you use mask that circulate fresh air. This will make sure that there is fresh air in the mask. Ensure good ventilation when in use of spray applications to allow fresh air and prevent suffocation. Carefully follow regulations when dealing with hazardous material to avoid poisoning.
  • Put on protective eyewear and safety gloves at all times while working using liquid polymers.
  • The best temperatures to apply the coating are a minimum of 5°C to a maximum of 30°C or 40F to 86F.
  • Try not to apply COELAN Boat Coating under direct sunlight. This will ensure it dries well and gives a good and long lasting finish.
  • Dilute coating, wipe surfaces, and clean tools by using only COELAN thinner. This will give you the best coating results.
  • Use COELAN Boat coating containers within the shortest time possible after opening them. This is due to the moisture hardening of the coating that will take place if it is not used for while. Hardened coating is difficult to use and does not give the desired results.
  • If unable to use the full container after opening, decant the COELAN Boat Coating that is required into a different clean container. To ensure the remaining coat does not harden, use hot- air gun or hair dryer to exchange dry air with the air column in the container. Dry air will reduce the hardening of the coat, making it easy to use and with better results.
  • Storage conditions and temperature cause the coating viscosity to vary. If the coat is thick, dilute it with COELAN thinner to get the desired viscosity.
  • Containers that have already been opened or those that are frequently opened may have cured material. Filter the materials if necessary.
  • Do not use solvents to do the cleaning.
  • Always use a spatula, good scraper, or hot air gun for removing COLEAN Boat Coating.
  • Always bear in mind that COELAN does not stick to joints filled with silicone. It also does not stick to silicone surfaces. Ensure the surface that is to be coated does not have silicone.