Pettit Marine Paint said it released an entry-level, water-based antifouling paint named Neptune 5.
The New Jersey-based company said the latest addition to its line of eco-friendly bottom paints provides lower applied cost per square foot and easier application and is priced for budget-conscious consumers.
“We know that the Neptune 5 is going to be a hit,” vice president of sales and marketing Don Zabransky said in a statement. “We are constantly trying to improve our product line, not only in functionality but also by reducing the impact on the environment, our customers and the marinas and boatyards where the painting occurs. Neptune 5 fits in soundly as a cost-effective, high-performance and low-impact solution.”
Pettit said it has created a hybrid paint film that is strong enough to handle the tough marine environment, but it self-polishes, similar to a seasonal ablative.
With no strong solvent smell, Pettit said, Neptune 5 is user-friendly in application and has a low VOC release, making it well suited to environmentally conscious boatyards and marinas in parts of the country that are seeing increasing restrictions.
Additionally, Neptune 5 can be applied over all other bottom paints, requires no respirator or sanding between coats and can be cleaned up with soap and water, the company said.