Tuff Stuff High-Build Epoxy Primer

Sea Hawk Paints Clearwater Florida

Tuff Stuff High-Build Epoxy Primer

March 12, 2015

Tuff Stuff High-Build Epoxy Primer

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Premium Blister Protection with Microsheet Silicate Technology

Tuff Stuff is an extremely high-build two-part epoxy primer that dries fast, enabling application of a complete barrier system and bottom paint in just two days. Using microsheet silicate technology, millions of microscopic sheets overlap and build a 100% water barrier that protects the surface from moisture and water penetration.

Tuff Stuff is extremely effective for blister prevention on fiberglass, or as a bilge coating, because it is resistant to oil and water. As a universal primer, it can be used for corrosion protection on most metals below the waterline, and for priming any metal. Tuff Stuff creates an overlapping barrier to eliminate any direct path for water migration.

Typical Film Thickness (spray): 6-7.5 mils dry film thickness (DFT) per coat, (11.5-14.5 mils wet film thickness (WFT) for smoother finish.

Typical Film Thickness( roller): 3.6-4.2 mils dry film thickness (DFT) per coat, (7.0-8.0 mils wet film thickness (WFT) for smoother finish.

Recommended Coats: 2-4 depending on intended service.

  • Use over blistered fiberglass as a repair coat, and over unblistered fiberglass as a barrier coat.
  • Protects metals from corrosion, including: aluminum, bronze, stainless steel, cast iron and lead – above and below the waterline.
  • Excellent for priming props, shafts, keels, trim tabs, thru hulls and lower units
  • Highest build epoxy – Fewer coats needed
  • Longer window between coats makes Tuff Stuff easy to use
  • Reduced labor and less haul out time

NOTICE OF TECHNICAL BULLETIN: Before putting a water-based antifouling paint over Tuff Stuff read the Technical Bulletin regarding this subject on our Technical Bulletins web page here.

NOTICE OF TECHNICAL BULLETIN: “Achieving TUFF STUFF Dry Film Thickness Requirements” technical bulletin can be read here.

NOTICE OF TECHNICAL BULLETIN: “TUFF STUFF and TUFF STUFF Low VOC Proper Thinning/Reducing Details” technical bulletin can be read here.

NOTICE OF TECHNICAL BULLETIN: “TUFF STUFF & TUFF STUFF Low VOC Primer – Reducing Viscosity for Easier Rolling” technical bulletin can be read here.

“I wanted to express to you how happy the Snead Island Boat Works is with Sea Hawk Products. During the process of restoring a 1954 Daniel’s Brothers Tarpon Guide boat we have used only Sea Hawk products. During the course of the project we have used 5 different Sea Hawk products including Marine Paint Stripper, Hawk Epoxy R1, Hawk Epoxy CI, Tuff Stuff Epoxy Primer and Biocop TF bottom paint. Every Sea Hawk product has been user friendly, easy to mix and apply. The Snead Island Boat Works is extremely happy with the finally results that Sea Hawk products have given us.


Matt Mathews
Snead Island Boat Works, Inc.
5225 Snead Island Road, Palmetto FL 34221.
Office (941) 722-2400

Check out our information-packed Tuff Stuff Application video:

Download the Certification Power Point Slideshow which shows Portland Yacht Services getting certified to become a Sea Hawk Paints Certified Applicator. Watch this step-by-step process to see how your boatyard or marina can also become a Sea Hawk Paints Certified Applicator!


The Ultimate Solution for Clean Pontoons – Download this PDF to learn how Tuff Stuff is a key part of the perfect bottom system to keep barnacles, and all bottom growth, at bay on aluminum pontoon boats and steel hulled vessels.


WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm – www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

For detailed technical information about this product please download the documents listed below:

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS Sheet) and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) covers regulatory information including physical data, hazardous ingredients list, safety precautions, storage, handling, spill and disposal procedures, and other important safety information.

Technical Data Sheet (Tech Sheet) contains detailed product information, including application specifications and guidelines.

Three Ways to Buy Sea Hawk Paint

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    Find a Sea Hawk Certified Applicator near you to apply your selected antifouling paint system. Sea Hawk Certified Applicators provide the highest standards in bottom paint application and are the only boatyards to offer our Antifouling Paint Written Guarantee.

  2. Find a Retail Location

    Locate a Sea Hawk Retail Dealer to purchase your Sea Hawk products at retail store near you.

  3. Contact Sea Hawk

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