Brightside® One-Part Polyurethane Paint

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Model # 406272 | Mfg # Y4258/QT | UPC # 81948442589

Get the look of a two-part polyurethane with the application ease of a standard enamel.

An uncomplicated alternative to two-part paints, Brightside® is a hard, high-gloss, one-part polyurethane topside finish with excellent abrasion and chemical resistance. It is easy to apply and has a self-leveling formula that with the right technique (roll and tip) renders results that approximate the “sprayed-on” look of two-part finishes.

Brightside contains fluoro-micro additives which resist staining, add to abrasion resistance and make it easy to clean. It also boasts UV stabilizers that help to maintain gloss and color retention. Available in a range of bright, crisp colors. Brightside is for use above the waterline only.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-apply alternative to two-part finishes
  • UV stabilizers add to durability
  • Fluoro-micro additives resist staining
  • Excellent abrasion and chemical resistance

Physical Data

  • Base formulation: One-part polyurethane
  • Finish: High Gloss
  • Coverage: Brush: 137sq.ft./qt. 550sq.ft./gal.; Spray: 110sq.ft./qt.; 440sq.ft./gal.
  • Volume Solids: 45%
  • VOC: 457g/lit. (As supplied)


  • Application Method: Brush, roller, airless, or conventional spray
  • Number of coats recommended: 2-3 minimum Bare Wood: 3 coats (first thinned)
  • Recommended DFT/coat: 1.2 mils dry
  • Application temperature: Min./Max. Range: 5°C/41°F and maximum 35°C/95°F.
  • Primer needed: Pre-Kote® Primer, Model 492876
  • Thinner: 216, Model 117598 or 333, Model 198374 

Drying Times

Drying @50°F @73°F @95°F
To touch 3 hr. 2 hr. 1 hr.
To recoat 16 hr. 12 hr. 8 hr.

Get the right amount of paint:

The following recommendations are for two coats of paint, all values are approximate.

Boat Type Topside
10' Dinghy 1 qt.
14' Outboard 1 qt.
18' Runabout 2 qt.
20' Sailboat 2 qt.
24' Runabout 2 qt.
30' Sailboat 1 gal.
32' Cruiser 1 gal.
36' Auxiliary 2 gal.
40' Cruiser 2 1/2gal.
45' Sailboat 3 gal.
50' Sportfisher 3 gal.

More information

To view available colors and for detailed application instructions see the Brightside Data Sheet. NOTE: Manufacturer data sheets are subject to revision. Linked data sheets are believed to be accurate at the time of publication.

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