Health, safety and environment

On this page, you find advice aimed at helping you apply our products in a way that minimizes risk for health, safety and the enviroment. The product back labels provide you with symbols and warnings where you need to be extra cautious.

Before you begin

  • Read the product back label carefully.
  • Safety data sheets are available
  • Wear protective and correct protection. 
  • Remove any rings, watches and bracelets before starting work. 
  • Always cover work area with protective sheets to prevent chemical runoff into the sea. 
  • Follow marina work regulations. 
  • Consider the weather, avoiding rain and strong winds.

During and after work

  • Avoid inhalation.
  • Wet sanding is recommended. Make sure your work area is properly ventilated.
  • Consider using respiratory protection. This is required when spray painting.
  • Avoid using hot air guns to strip old paint.

Protect your eyes and skin

  • Always wear protective goggles (or visor), overalls and chemical resistant gloves.
  • Consider using a long handled brush or roller.
  • Avoid stripping, sanding or painting directly above your face.
  • Use soapy water (not paint thinner) to remove paint from skin.
  • Immediately change any garments spattered with paint or thinner.

Protect the environment

  • For sanding, Jotun Yachting recommend using power tools connected to a vacuum cleaner, thus collecting up to 99% of the dust created.
  • Choose the recommended brushes and rollers.
  • Whether sanding wet or dry, always keep a clean cloth handy.
  • Immediately wipe off any spillage.
  • Dispose old paint cans, excess paint and equipment at an approved waste management facility.