used under licence of Colorificio Zetagi S.r.l.
A Brand of Boero Bartolomeo S.p.a.
Via Macaggi 19
16121 Genova - Italy
Tel. +39 010 5500.1
Fax +39 010 5500.291
- WHAT USE IS ANTI-FOULING PAINT?
Anti-fouling paint is an indispensable boat-care product for keeping keels in good condition. It contains biocides, substances that prevent the growth of marine flora and fauna such as slime, seaweeds, barnacles, coral and other species. These biocides are carefully tested at a strength that is effective on the hull and safe for the marine environment.
- WHAT KIND OF ANTI-FOULING PAINT SHOULD I USE?
It depends on the type and usage of the boat. For fast boats (above 25 knots) and those that are frequently moored, a hard matrix paint is advisable. For slower vessels (below 25 knots) a self-polishing variety is recommended.
- HOW CAN I BE SURE THAT OLD AND NEW ANTI-FOULING PAINTS ARE COMPATIBLE?
There are two categories of anti-fouling paints – hard matrix and self-polishing. Hard matrix varieties can be re-coated with either type, while self-polishing varieties can be re-coated with their own type only. Preparation of the hull involves light wet sanding, washing with water, drying, and application of an initial coat of anti-fouling paint. If the existing anti-fouling paint type is unknown, or a hard matrix type is to be applied to a self-polishing type, a coat of sealant should be applied first.
- WHICH PRODUCT SHOULD I CHOOSE?
This is not an easy question to answer, since it depends on the part of the boat being treated and the requirements in terms of durability and performance. To find the solution that meets your needs at the best price, consult the periodical La cura della barca or website www.venezianiyachting.com, or speak to a Veneziani Yachting technical expert.
- WHAT IS OSMOSIS?
Osmosis is the formation of water bubbles between the various layers of resin forming the hull. Initially these are small and occur in limited areas, but over time they grow larger and eventually affect the entire hull.
- WHAT IS THE AQUASTOP APPLICATION CYCLE?
Aquastop guarantees hull protection whether applied for prevention on new boats or for repair work on damaged boats. We recommend that you go to a specialist centre for application of Aquastop Veneziani Yachting. Osmosis repairs performed at these specialist centres are covered by a special free Veneziani Yachting guarantee, issued when treatment has been completed successfully. It guarantees the work for a period of three years.