Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings Introduces SeaGuard® 1000 Marine Enamel

Improves color and gloss retention over existing standard non-modified alkyd resin paints

CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 13, 2007) – Sherwin-Williams Industrial and Marine Coatings has introduced SeaGuard 1000, a one-component acrylic modified alkyd resin that improves color retention and gloss over that of standard alkyds, but without the cost of a silicone or urethane modification. It is designed specifically to withstand environmental conditions of marine and coastal environments.

Ideal for use on exterior or interior surfaces, SeaGuard 1000 is capable of being applied at temperatures lower than 40o F (4o C), which makes it a perfect choice for vessel maintenance during winter lay up. The new coating is an approved coating for Canadian Coast Guard and Navy vessels that typically face winter dry dock conditions, having passed the rigorous National Standard of Canada test, CAN/CGSB-1.61-99.

“SeaGuard 1000 offers long lasting performance, great color and gloss retention and significantly reduces maintenance downtime,” said W. Doni Riddle, Vice President, Sherwin-Williams Industrial & Marine Coatings. “An added benefit is that it is easier to keep clean due to the high gloss and tough durable surface.”

SeaGuard 1000 can be applied by brush, roller, conventional and airless spray on bare or previously coated steel or wood surfaces. It can be applied to aluminum and galvanized surfaces that have been coated with an appropriate primer.

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