KEELBLACK is the hardest bitumen blacking available more...

    protecting steel hulls against abrasion and has been demonstrated in laboratory tests to outlast 2 pack epoxy.

KEELBLACK can be applied to damp steel more...

    but with no risk of peeling or flaking whilst reducing maintenance costs by eliminating expensive drying time in dock.

KEELBLACK is fast and easy to apply more...

    with a viscosity similar to water, it flows on easily and dries fast, reducing application time and dry-dock costs.

KEELBLACK is economical and long-lasting more...

    costing less than £1.00 per square meter (per coat) and will significantly outperform other bituminous blackings.

KEELBLACK covers all conventional blackings more...

    and, with excellent coverage, can achieve three full coats in one day and be ready for relaunching within 48 hours.

KEELBLACK protects steel hulls from corrosion more...

    and is an effective deterrent to external rust damage on hulls and an internal barrier to moisture in bilges.

KEELBLACK won’t damage the environment more...

    containing no solvents, it is inert when dry, satisfying anti-leaching legislation and won’t harm aquatic fauna or flora.

Technical Information

Non-toxic, water-based bitumen emulsion – environmentally friendly when dry more...

    Fabricated from the hardest bitumen that can be emulsified, completely inert once cured

Protects the underwater parts of your boat from corrosion more...

    Proven to outlast 2-pack epoxy, abrasion-resistant, easy to repair mechanical damage and significantly cheaper than quality bituminous paints

Deters marine growth more...

    KEELBLACK contains no biocides but the supersmooth surface means that fresh water barnacles and weed are not attracted to coated surfaces, improving fuel efficiency and maintaining the appearance of your hull

Reduces time in dry dock more...

    KEELBLACK shortens preparation time in dock on average by one to two days by reducing power washing, scraping and wire brushing requirements; hulls can be overcoated in the same day and relaunched as soon as dry and cured

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Practical Information

Easy to apply with brush, paint pad or roller more...

    With a viscosity of close to 1, KEELBLACK goes easily onto primed or previously coated steel, in almost any weather or temperature. It flows behind any flaking previous blackings, filling voids and adhering previous bituminous coats to the steel

Adheres to all previous coatings and does not need the surface to be completely dry more...

    A cold-applied bitumen emulsion, KEELBLACK can be used on damp surfaces, eliminating the need for time-consuming drying and expensive artificial heat. It adheres to light surface rust and to original hull coatings including bituminous paints without requiring any costly preparation other than removal of dirt and loose material

Rapid application. Three full coats of KEELBLACK can be achieved in one day more...

    Provided THIN coats are applied, KEELBLACK can be overcoated as soon as the previous coat is touch-dry, saving significant dock time and labour cost. Three coats are recommended. KEELBLACK must be allowed to cure before re-launch

Tough, abrasion-resistant finish and easy to repair more...

    KEELBLACK is derived from the hardest grade of emulsified bitumen and was originally developed for repair of worn-out tarmac roads. KEELBLACK is long lasting and if damaged, simple to repair, even at the waterline.

Reduces future dry-dock preparation time more...

    KEELBLACK makes subsequent hull maintenance programmes faster and easier by accelerating hull cleaning time and reducing incidence of flaking paint

Non-Toxic and odour-free more...

    For dock labour or live-aboard application, KEELBLACK has virtually no odour and emits no fumes. Wet product washes off skin

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Environmental Information

Environmentally safe more...

    KEELBLACK contains no biocides and once dry has no effect on the environment. The super-smooth finish deters barnacle and weed growth

When dry, KEELBLACK does not harm fish, aquatic life or plants more...

    It conforms to NEN7375 European standards on leaching into water courses and when dry is inert

Non-toxic when dry more...

    KEELBLACK does not harm skin and is virtually odour-free. Extensively used by national conservation organisations in water courses and sensitive areas of special scientific interest

Solvent-free more...

    KEELBLACK contains no solvents and can be applied to damp surfaces.This reduces energy consumption and labour costs by eliminating much of the preparation time required for solvent based products

Non-biocide formula resists marine growth more...

    Fresh water barnacles are not attracted to KEELBLACK coated surfaces improving engine performance and reducing scraping and preparation time in dock

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