Removing antifouling

Step 1: Health and Safety

Before commencing preparatory work, ensure the area you are working in is adequately ventilated. Ensure you are wearing the correct PPE; we recommend safety spectacles, goggles or visors, nitrile rubber gloves, overalls (ensuring skin is not exposed) and a solvent mask or a respirator (if working on larger areas or in confined spaces).

Step 2: Preparation

High pressure fresh water wash, to remove loose antifouling; ensuring all residue and wash water is contained and disposed of, according to local legislation. Mask off areas to be stripped.

Step 3: Applying Interstrip

Apply Interstrip AF liberally, using an old brush, following the application guidelines provided on the product label.

Leave on the surface. The product needs time to work; the time needed will vary depending on the temperature and the amount of old antifouling on the hull.

Step 4: Removing old antifouling

Remove while still soft with a blunt scraper. Interstrip AF can remove several coats at a time, but heavy build up may require more than one application. Residue should be disposed of according to local legislation. Reapply fresh antifouling after sanding and priming the hull.