If you are spraying, yeah

Posted by Charlie Jones on Jul 18, 2004

it's a big deal. It's not a nice stuff to work with because it contains Isocyanates which you are atomizing into the air. This can be very bad for you (that's an understatement), so spray with pro equipment and respirators. Also wear gloves while mixing because the reducers are nasty stuff too.

On the other hand, if you are using a 2 part that can be rolled and tipped, no- it's not that big a deal to use. Just follow the directions and do your learning on the first coat or two. The last coat should closely resemble a sprayed finish. You'll get a hard, durable, long lasting finish. It's well worth your trouble in learning to use it. Still wear the gloves while mixing and cleaning up.

In my personal opinion, ANY paint is better than Brightsides, including a spray can of Rust-Oleum. I've used Brightsides on four boats now and I'll personally NEVER buy another can.

In Response to: 2 Part Polyurethane by Lloyd on Jul 18, 2004