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Technical guide

Learn about the procedures for the correct application of VEMAR's products. Have a look at our technical guide and go through the given hints & tips.

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PRODUCT DATA SHEETS

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Vemar's Product Data Sheets

Learn about the characteristics of the product you are interested in. Read carefully the product's data sheet before use.

Fillers

Primers

Antifoulings

Thinners

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Vemar's fillers safety data sheets

Follow carefully the instructions given for your personal safety and the environmental protection.

Vemar's primers safety data sheets

Follow carefully the instructions given for your personal safety and the environmental protection.

Vemar's antifoulings safety data sheets

Follow carefully the instructions given for your personal safety and the environmental protection.

SAFETY DATA SHEET COMFORT

SAFETY DATA SHEET COMFORT PLUS

SAFETY DATA SHEET HI SPEED PLUS

Vemar's thinners safety data sheets

Follow carefully the instructions given for your personal safety and the environmental protection.

SAFETY DATA SHEET THINNER 800

SAFETY DATA SHEET THINNER 820

SAFETY DATA SHEET THINNER 850

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CALCULATION TOOLS

Step 1 - Calculate the surface to be painted

Instructions for use

  1. In “Step-1” calculate the surface to be painted according to your vessel’s particulars.
  2. Choose the measuring unit (metres or feet) and the area type you want to calculate and fill in the relevant fields.
  3. Click on “Next Step” to calculate or “Skip” in case you already know the size of the area you want to protect.
  4. In “Step-2” Choose the desired VEMAR’s product, the dry film thickness you need to apply and the amount of thinner to be used.
  5. Finally, click on the “Calculate surface & quantity” button.
  6. You may also send by e-mail or print the calculation results by clicking on the relevant buttons under the table.

Choose measuring unit

Choose area type

Length overall (LOA) (m)

Beam (B) (m)

Freeboard (F) (m)

Length overall (LOA) (m)

Beam (B) (m)

Choose vessel type

Waterline Length (LWL) (m)

Beam (B) (m)

Draft (D) (m)

Step 2 - Calculate the needed quantity

Choose product type

Choose product

Follow the instructions given in each Product's data sheet. Adjust the addition of thinner depending on the application conditions. In case you are in doubt contact a VEMAR's representative.
Addition of this quantity of thinner is not recommended and it may alter product properties.

Deck surface m2

Topside surface m2

Underwater surface m2

To make a new calculation press the Clear button.

CALCULATION SUMMARY

Deck m2
Total consumption

Topside m2
Total consumption

Underwater m2
Total consumption

Total m2 m2

* Consumption refers to practical calculation and includes a 10% loss factor. The calculation is valid for application with roller or spatula (for fillers), under ambient environmental conditions, according to common practise for correct application and the instructions given in the relevant product's data sheets, without taking into consideration the surface on which the product is going to be applied on or the quality of the tools used. The final quantity is an approximate calculation and is not binding under any circumstances.

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Dew point calculator

Air temperature (oC)

Relative humidity (RH%)

Dew point calculator

Dew point
in oC

0 oC

* The surface temperature should be at least 3 degrees °C above the dew point. The application should take place during that time of the day where the conditions are most suitable for painting taking also into consideration the necessary time until the product reaches its through dry state. Avoid applying too early in the morning or too late in the afternoon.

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DFT - WFT Converter

DFT calculation

Choose product

Wet film thickness (WFT)

Thinning %

Follow the instructions given in each Product's data sheet. Adjust the addition of thinner depending on the application conditions. In case you are in doubt contact a VEMAR's representative.
Addition of this quantity of thinner is not recommended and it may alter product properties.
DFT calculation

Dry film thickness

0

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WFT calculation

Choose product

Dry film thickness (DFT)

Thinning %

Follow the instructions given in each Product's data sheet. Adjust the addition of thinner depending on the application conditions. In case you are in doubt contact a VEMAR's representative.
Addition of this quantity of thinner is not recommended and it may alter product properties.
WFT calculation

Wet film thickness

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COLOR CHART

FILLERS

LIGHT PINK
LIGHT BEIGE

PRIMERS

LIGHT BRASS
LIGHT SILVER
PEARL WHITE
FOG GREY
BLUE SILVER
DARK SILVER

ANTIFOULINGS

GARNED RED
OXIDE RED
SIGNAL BLACK
CHOCO BLACK
GRAPHITE BLACK
NAVY BLUE
OCEAN BLUE
BRILLIANT BLUE
CREME WHITE
PURE WHITE

Note: Despite our best efforts for high-accuracy, depiction of the shades as imprinted on paper / sample cards or seen on any type of screen, may vary from the actual shades, depending on your printer settings, the type of paper used or your monitor settings.

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FAQ

Can I apply a two component product on top of a one component product?

No. A two component product is chemically cured and this makes it hard while a one component product, in most cases, dries physically which makes it soft.

The shelf life of the product in the can has expired but I can see that I can still work with the product. Can I use it?

No. Although the product might seem workable there is a very high risk that it won't retain its properties, not performing as described and resulting to an undesired failure.

Can I add into my product a different thinner from another company other than what is written in its product data sheet?

The use of any different thinner other than what is clearly stated in its product data sheet, might cause issues, depending on the type and the quantity of the thinner used, whether that is during the application or affecting its final performance. For more information contact a VEMAR representative.

I have applied a two components product and I can see that it does not dry. What is wrong?

Make sure that you have used both the product's components in the correct mixing ratio. Make sure that you have applied the recommended thickness and be informed about the expected drying time depending on the surface temperature stated in the product's data sheet. Contact a VEMAR's representative.

I have some 820 thinner left. Can I add this to my product to adjust its viscosity.

Under no conditions. Degreaser 820 will ruin the product with which you are going to mix it. Degreaser 820 is solely intended for the cleaning of tools and the degreasing of surfaces.

Can I apply filler directly onto a non primed surface?

It is always recommended that the filler is applied on a surface primed with a compatible primer for better anticorrosion - barrier protection.

How can I understand that the bubbles I can see on the hull is a sign of osmosis?

The bubbles appearing on GRP hulls should be opened in order to examine whether they contain any kind of liquid. In case they do contain an acidic liquid then there is a very high possibility that the area suffers from osmosis and should therefore be treated with a suitable VEMAR's osmosis treatment scheme.

Can I dispose the empty used cans into typical residual waste bins?

Disposal of any type of chemicals into typical residual waste bins is not allowed. For disposal of such kind of waste you should always consult your local authorities for guidance according to your local legislation.

I need to repaint an old painted surface for which I am not aware of the product that has been used. Can I use any kind of product?

Compatibility between products depends mainly on the binder of the product which determines its generic type. In almost all cases, two component products cannot be applied on top of one component products. In order to determine the type of existing paint, you should perform a thinner test with thinner 850. In case the existing paint can be removed after intensively rubbing the surface, then you are most probably dealing with a one component product.

Can I use thinner to remove oil & grease?

The use of thinner for the removal of oil & grease can be done provided a thorough repeated cleaning of the surface with clean cloths until the complete removal of the residues takes place. It is recommended that the removal of these type of residues is done with the use of a suitable detergent and rinsing with fresh water.