Quantum FAQs: Epoxy Primers, Polyurethane Marine Topcoats & Primers Explained

At Quantum Paints, customers take priority! We aim to ensure your confidence in Quantum paint as the ideal solution for your application needs. Find frequently asked questions below, along with our active responses. If you have more questions, reach out through phone, email, or the contact form on our website.

Color Matching:

Q: Can you match my color if it's not on the website?

A: Yes, we can custom match colors with a provided paint sample. Contact us to make a custom color request.


Brush/Roll Application:

Q: What roller should I use with the brush/roll activator?

A: We recommend the EMC 6” foam cigar roller or your standard yellow West Systems roller.

Q: What brush is best for touch-ups and fine details?

A: For touch-ups and fine detail work, use a standard foam disposable brush.

Q: What brush is recommended for varnish application?

A: Apply varnish with a standard foam disposable brush, holding it at a 45-degree angle.


Paint Characteristics:

Q: Why does the paint look thin when I open the can?

A: All our resins are liquid at room temperature.

Q: What is the full cure time?

A: The full cure time is seven days.

Q: How long should I wait before buffing/polishing after the final coat?

A: At 72 degrees or above, waiting until the next day should be fine.

Q: How long should I wait after the final coat to apply or pull tape for lines?

A: At 72 degrees or above, the next day should be fine.


Spray and Roll Application:

Q: How many coats do I need when using the spray application method?

A: Apply 2-3 coats to achieve at least 3 dry mils.

Q: How many coats are needed for the roll application method?

A: Two coats will usually achieve the proper mil thickness. Sanding between the 2nd and 3rd coats will achieve optimal performance.

Clear Coat:

Q: Is a clear coat necessary?

A: Quantum products do not require a clear coat, but one can be applied for optimal performance.

Distributors and Showcase:

Q: Who/Where has used Quantum products?

A: Check out the "Find Us" section on our site

Q: Where can I view a boat with Quantum99 topcoat?

A: Follow us on Facebook to view our photos.

Q: Who/Where is Quantum99 distributed?

A: Find distributors in the "Find Us" section on our site.



Q: How do I prep a surface for topcoat?

A: Refer to the Data Sheet for Quantum99 on our How to Get Started page.

Q: How do I prep a surface for non-skid?

A: Consult the Data Sheet for non-skid on our How to Get Started page.

Q: How do I apply non-skid?

A: Review the Data Sheet for non-skid on our How to Get Started page.


Quantum Product Line by EMC:

Q: How many boats have been painted using the Quantum product line by EMC?

A: Thousands of applications ranging from 12ft to 207ft.

Versatility of Quantum Products:

Q: Besides marine applications, what else can Quantum products be used for?

A: Quantum products are suitable for almost any surface where you desire a long-lasting finish. Contact us for more information!

Still Have Questions? Unsure about the right product for your project? Don't hesitate to contact us with any questions!