The March 2016 issue of Practical Sailor magazine has just been released. One of the features in the new issue is the Bottom Paint Checkup 2016. According to the article, “ePaint Gleams!” Practical Sailor tested over 60 different antifouling bottom paints over a period of 8 months. The test included products from all the leading bottom paint manufacturers including Pettit, Interlux, Blue Water Marine, Flexdel and Blue Water Marine. The paints were rated Excellent for no growth, Good for light or soft growth, Fair for moderate to heavy growth, and Poor for hard growth. Based on the ratings, Practical Sailor recommends paints for best performers in various categories, such as best safe aluminum paint, best racing paint, best water-based paint etc.
This year three of ePaints coatings: EP 2000, SN-1 and ZO HP earned an Excellent, Recommended rating. ePaint continues to be a leader in the industry when it comes to copper free antifouling paints. ePaint’s patented photo active technology, along with “green” additives provide good antifouling protection at a competitive price. ePaint products are available at www.epaint.com or by calling 1-800-258-5998.