Owatrol’s Owalak is a premium, high gloss marine enamel for use on all substrates above the waterline. Tough and long lasting, Owalak is resistant to salt and pollutants, while also possessing excellent flexibility and UV resistance.
It is easy to apply and ensures an exceptional professional looking finish. Owalak offers excellent UV and anti-corrosive properties, while also renewing, protecting and decorating dull surfaces.
Ideal uses for Owalak
- Interior and Exterior
- All Surfaces above the waterline.
- Metal (Aluminium, Steel, Galvanised steel, etc.), Painted surfaces, Wood, Gelcoat etc
- Previously painted surfaces – Polyurethane, Epoxy, Alkyd, Acrylic etc
- Pipes, Machinery, Superstructures, Handrails, Cabins etc
Surfaces must be clean, dry, in sound condition and free of oil, grease and other surface contamination including any preparation residue e.g. blasting, sanding etc. before applying Owalak.
Prior to blasting or manually preparing the surface all salt contamination should be removed using fresh water and the surface allowed to dry. All oils, grease etc. must be thoroughly removed using a suitable cleaning solvent e.g. Owaclean or Acetone. Deposits firmly adhered should first be removed by scraping and then cleaned using the solvent.
Conduct adhesion test using the Cross Hatch method.
Coating in Good Condition and Well Adhered
Clean surface with Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Sand surface with 80-100 grit abrasive paper feathering in any sharp edges. Dust off.
Spot prime any bare areas with Owalak plus 25% Marine Oil.
Metal, Gelcoat etc.
Spot prime any bare areas with PID 60 Marine.
Coating in Poor Condition and Poorly Adhered
Prime with Owalak plus 25% Marine Oil.
Metal, Gelcoat etc.
Prime surface with PID 60 Marine.
Uncoated Wooden Surfaces
Treat with Deep Cleaner, neutralise with Deck Cleaner. Alternatively sand surface with 80 grit (max) abrasive paper. Dust off and wipe surface with a cloth soaked in Acetone, Methylated Spirits, or similar (NOT White Spirit) to remove any remaining sanding residue and degrease the surface.
Clean with Deck Cleaner or thoroughly sand with coarse abrasive paper to remove all signs of dead denatured wood fibres. Sand surface with 80-100 grit abrasive paper to smooth off. Dust off and wipe surface with a cloth soaked in Acetone, Methylated Spirits, or similar (NOT White Spirit) to remove any remaining sanding residue and degrease the surface. Prime, prepared new/weathered wood with Owalak plus 25% Marine Oil. Allow to dry 24 hours.
New Metal Surfaces exc. Aluminium:
Clean surface with Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Blast, grind (P24-P36) or sand (40-120 grit) surface. Inaccessible areas may be prepared using diluted Owayell. Prime surface with PID 60 Marine.
Rusted Metal Surfaces:
Light to Moderate Rust: Remove all loose and flaking rust. Clean surface with Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Saturate surface with Marine Oil. Allow to dry 24 -72 hours.
Heavy to Severe Rust: Clean surface with Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Blast, grind (P24-P36) or sand (40-120 grit) to remove all rust back to bare clean metal. Inaccessible areas may be prepared using undiluted Owayell. Prime surface with PID 60 Marine.
Remove all traces of silicone, wax, paraffin etc. with Acetone. Clean surface with Owaclean or hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Sand with 180-220 grit sanding discs. Prime surface with PID 60 Marine.
Stir product well before and during use. Do not thin unless otherwise indicated.
Apply 2 or 3 even coats allowing drying time between each coat.
Optional Brush/Roller application – 5% Marine Oil may be added to the 1st finish coat.
Spray application – 5% Marine Oil or White Spirit may be added to ease application.
Clean all tools and equipment with white spirit while still wet. If allowed to dry, remove with paint stripper.
NOTE: Any rags, steel wool etc. soaked in Owalak may spontaneously catch ﬁre if improperly discarded. Rags, steel wool etc. must be saturated with water after use or placed in a sealed, water ﬁlled metal container, before disposing with household waste.
Things to remember
- Protect everything you do not wish to coat.
- Apply between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).
- Substrate temperature should be between 5°C (41°F) and 35°C (95°F).
- Ensure substrates are at least 3°C above dew point.
- Do not apply in direct sunlight or to hot surfaces (35°C+).
- Surfaces must be fully dry before applying any coating.
- Do not apply if cold and/or wet weather is expected within 24 hours.
- Use appropriate protective clothing e.g. gloves, goggles, mask etc.