Tutgum Antifouling marine paint

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint

Self-eroding/polishing under water top coat of law and fast speed boats/ships antifouling coat repellant  sea weeds and sea shells

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint. www.denber-paints.co.il

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint. www.denber-paints.co.il

High build in 3 coats acrylic single component, self-eroding (polishing) and self-renewal paint, very smooth, contain 99% purity copper and copper/cuprum oxide red or blue (contain no tin), for coating the under level of the water, parts of bottoms of ships to prevent high thickness growth/fouling of sea weeds, oysters and shells that sticking and accumulating and disturb and slow down the smooth fast movement of the ship. Suitable for low and high speed cruising sea crafts. The toxicity of the pure copper and the cuprum oxide is long lasting and provide full protecting defense for minimum 3 years for 3 coats of 100 micron dry film each. (For more than 3 years protection – use the Epoxyden antifouling copper)


  • Environmentally friendly and contains no tin compounds.
  • Slippery coat can reduce the fuel consumption 4-15%
  • Rich in copper and cuprum oxides and confers protection from fouling and various tumors on the bottom of the vessel, for high and low speeds sea crafts.
  • Very strong adherence to EPOXYDEN SOLCOAT layer.
  • Contains a toxin that prevents tumor development in the bottom parts of sea craft that under the water, (causing a slowdown in the speed of the vessels and a large waste of energy to overcome the extra friction).
  • Quick drying and multi-thickness paint. Can be applied in several layers to get desired thickness for desired protection. Recoat time short due to rapid drying.
  • Excellent adhesion between layers.
  • Has the characteristic of self-erosion that exposes each time a new layer and fresh without fouling cumulative.
  • Resistant to heat and cold and sea extreme conditions in salty seawater and fresh water.
  • Optimized to friction in seawater for slow cruising speed, no friction resistant for rough ice and / or harbor walls.
  • Flexible and powerful and suitable for immersion in sea water and fresh water for many years and have durability for shocks that vessel gets.
  • Easy to apply spray / roller.
  • Dries quickly. Can be applied in 4 layers of 100 microns each for a resistance of 3 years or more.


  • Painting under water surfaces of all types of large and small vessels, boats, sea crafts, carriers, made ​​of steel/fiberglass / wood /aluminum.
  • Painting: yachts, tug boats, router and service vessels, barges, fishing and racing boats, fishing and cargo ships, passenger ships, military all sizes ships .

Technical specifications:

  • Theoretical cover area: 15-20 sqm per liter.
  • Cover area at the recommend layer thickness of 100 mic. dry=150 mic. wet : 6-7 per liter.
  • Recommended layer thickness: 150-180 microns wet.
  • Consumption for all 3 layers: 1 liter for 2 sqm.
  • Number of recommended layers: min. 3 of 100 mic. dry film.
  • Solids in volume: 66% (Israel standard 785 part 17)
  • % pigments in paint: 65% (Israel standard 785 part 19)
  • Flexibility: 1 mm (Sheen) (Israel standard 935 part 307)
  • Grinding: < 50 mic. (Israel standard 785 part 15 – < 60 mic.)
  • Density: 5-1.7gm/cm3
  • Resistance to immersion in water: no softness or adhesion strength ability (Israel standard 935 part 312)
  • Bleeding resistance: no less than level 6 according ASTM D-868 and ASTM D-969
  • Resistance to solvents and fuels: durable according ASTM D-2792-93
  • Viscosity: 0-3.5 Pa.sec (HAAKE) 110-120 krebs on 200 cycle per minute after hand mixing 2 minutes (Israel standard 935 part 302), afrer dilution 10% in thinner – 85-90 krebs. After 10 days storage in 42OC – viscosity will grow < 5 krebs.
  • Hardness: > 3 Dg (Erichsen)
  • Erosion 120 mic. 250 cycle (BYK Gardener), ASTM D4060 dry film 200 mic. weight loss – 2 grams to 500 cycle (standard allowes loss of 2.5 grams)
  • Peeling resist: minimum 5 kg/cm2
  • Resistance to heat: in 70 OC with no characteristics changes or deformation.
  • Flash point: 25OC
  • Drying time before first cruise: 24 hours in the shade (with no direct sun exposure that “burns” the paint)


  • Acrylate resine self-polishing for antifouling paints.
  • Special flexibility materials.
  • Pigments- cuprum oxide red or blue marine,
  • 99% pure copper powder.
  • Solvents and additives.


  • Blue marina, red oxide, black.


  • Matte < 18% (Israel standard 935 part 309)

Touch-dry time:

  • 30-60 Drying time with wheel – (Israel standard 935 part 304 correction No. 2 – < 45 minutes).
  • As the paint acrylic fast drying – avoid over spraying. If dust is formed while spraying before the wet paint reaches the boat surface add a These dry grains will fall with the layers of paint on it in the first cruise. To avoid it – low the spraying pressure, add thinner and retarder, spray closer to the ship/boat surface 20-25 cm, until you get a smooth layer while spraying. If in every layer you do not get the 100 mic. wet layer needed, spray more layers to get minimum total thickness of 300 mic.

Drying time period between layer application:

  • 2-4 Final:  6-8 hours. (according environment temp.)

Enterance to the water:

  • Min. after 24 hors after finish last antifouling layer.

Application methods:

  • Brush, spray with air gun or airless, roller, electrostatic painting for iron ships.


  • Brush/roller: 5% D-32 slow evaporation thinner.
  • Spraying: 15% – 20% D-18 thinner pressure 3-4 nozzle 0.018”-0.021”
  • Airless: 5% inlet pressure 4-5 outlet pressure max. 120 atm. nozzle 0.015”-0.018”. distance spraying from surface – 25 cm.

Surface preparations:

  • Thoroughly clean the paint you are painting on from dust, grease, dirt, with degreezer Z (if there is oils or grease) and wash with fresh water.
  • Recommendation for painting system: new painting (not renewal)
Iron ships with sand blast clean Iron ships without sand blast clean
First layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 50 micron dry Epoxyden antirust rust converter or Epoxyden solcoat aluminum -100 mic. dry
Second layer – Epoxyden solcoat aluminum – 100 mic. dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 100 micron dry
Third layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 50 micron dry Epoxyden solcoat aluminum – 100 mic. dry
Forth layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 50 micron dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 50 micron dry
3 final layers Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each


Aluminum ships with sand blast clean Aluminum ships without sand blast clean
First layer – Epoxyden wash primer clear yellowish – 50 micron dry Epoxyden antirust rust converter or Epoxyden wash primer clear yellowish – 50 micron dry
Second layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 100 mic. dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 125 micron dry
Third layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 100 micron dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 50 mic. dry
3 final layers Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each


Fiberglass ships Wooden ships
First layer – Epoxyden solcoat aluminum – 50 micron dry Epoxyden solcoat aluminum – 50 micron dry
Second layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 100 mic. dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat grey – 75 micron dry
Third layer – Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 100 micron dry Epoxyden HB19 solcoat red – 75 mic. dry
3 final layers Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each Tutgum antifouling 3 layers red or/and blue 100 mic. dry each

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  • Recommendations for renewal antifouling paint :
    • Can be done up to two years from the date the ship was in dry dock and painted with antifouling, and in condition that primers and intermediate layers are fix and intact. If you have a massive damage in these layers, they must be repainted according new repainting specifications.
    • Rinse thoroughly with fresh water in high pressure up to full removal of salts and contaminants.
    • A gentle sanding to the whole surface to renew until a clean matte finish.
    • Hard fouling polish rough for full removal to reach the middle paint coat layer and make sure it is perfect dry and smooth, with no defects.
    • If there are minor flaws such as tumors/bubbles of rust – polish or clean sand blasting locally and completely eliminated until a white metal appears.
    • Do painting correction in this places as repainting specifications. Steel scales which took off and left socket you can align to zero with putty polyflex 225 hard and flexible. After drying sand with disk and align with diamond or corborundum disk. Repaint primary coat Epoksyden HB19 solcoat red before the putty.
    • Remove all dust with rinsing, wait for drying and paint layer to connect of 50 microns of Epoksyden HB19 solcoat gray and after 12-24 hours paint the first layer of 150 Micron wet and then 2 more layers like this for getting 300 microns dry paint. In the fortic recommended to add more 1-2 layers like this as the erosion there is much stronger.


  • 2.5 liter, 5 liters, 18 liters.


  • In a shaded and cool place at room temperature with proper ventilation.
  • Keep lids seal.

Shelf life span:

  • 12 months in its original

Equipment cleansing:

  • Use D-18 or mineral package.

Quality control:

  • In factory laboratories according to specifications.
  • COA and COC certificate.
  • ISO 9001-2015

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint. www.denber-paints.co.il

Safety precautions:

  • Inedible, keep away from the reach of children.
  • Flammable – keep distant from heated areas, fires, flames, and sparks, Prohibit smoking in working area.
  • While applying, good air ventilation is important. In case there is not enough air, use ventilation according to the ventilation table.
  • Wear protective glasses, gloves and suits.
  • Avoid direct contact of the paint and/or thinner with the eyes and skin. In case of contact, immediately wash thoroughly with water.
  • In case of an injury immediately get doctors assistance.
  • Read the safety instructions on the labels.
  • See M.S.D.S


  • Don’t mix the product with materials which were not recommended by us.
  • Don’t apply if the temperature is under +7°C.
  • and Don’t apply if humidity is over 80%
  • When applying with Airless, do not aim it at anybody a direct hit could be fatal at pressures over 150 atm.
  • Read thoroughly the technical data of the product listed in this section; confirm that everything is understood completely, for clarification contacts our tech. department.
  • All information that is listed in this content is a recommendation merely and cannot be applied in the court of law.
  • The costumer must test & check that this product is compatible with his equipment and needs.
  • The information listed in this section is according to the laboratory conditions (temperature, humidity etc.) which the products were tested.
  • and The recommendations listed do not hold any responsibility for this product.
  • Theoretical and actual coverage area are different concepts, the actual coverage is affected by the required thickness of the layers, required number of layers, painting conditions including the amount of paint which spread in the air before touching the surface.
  • The information listed in this section is based on experience and accumulating data, Denber inc., has the right to change the information listed at any time.
  • Paints that have been in stagnation or exposed to air more than needed could have their qualities changed.


  • Storage room temperature 15°C to 25°C.
  • Over Spray: An effect which occurs in the spraying of paints application. A type of “dust” is created by dry gases of the air, which causing the paint particles to fall dry on the surface (hereafter the “effect”). The impact of this “effect” becomes stronger due to over pressure and heat, (most sprayers have a lever to control the pressure) To avoid the negative impact 0f the “effect”, the pressure of the spraying should be lowered to the necessary minimum!. Another possibility is to increase the amount of the thinner in the mixture which would cause the paint particles to fall wetter on the surface.

An additional recommended possibility, to avoid this “effect”, is to add a retarder to the mixture which increases the duration period of the painting application , avoiding the paint to  dry up, and enabling it to reach the surface wetter, Thus a better painted smooth  layer is formed.

  • Pot Life: The working time which is possible to paint a mixture of two components, A+B (or more) without spoiling the qualities of the paint or disqualifying the paint as “out of use”.
  • Spray: It is possible to spray with a sprayer that has a container holding the paint that sprays it with air pressure.
  • Airless: a device with a piston which compresses the air for spraying paints. The pressure might be high (over 100atm.) Don’t aim it at anyone
  • Surface preparations: the level of cleanness is determined by international standards. Surface preparations, including cleansing sand blasting, is important & critical factor in achieving an optimal result for painting adhesion on a certain surface. These standards are equally compared to the standards of the Swiss SA, the German-Din the U.S SSPC SP For each standard in any level there are indicators, for sale, in order to make visual comparison between the cleansing of the surface and the indicator.

Quality inspection:

  • Prior to the painting on large surfaces it is important to test the product on a small area, to be sure that the paint is compatible with the level of satisfactory.
  • Laboratory testing was made according to the standards institution specifications.
  • This “Data sheet” given as noncommittal information, the product above recommended for professional painting specialists. This information is not a substitute to personal guidance.
  • You must read the MSDS safety instructions before you start working with the product.

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint. www.denber-paints.co.il

Tutgum Antifouling marine paint. www.denber-paints.co.il