Chili pepper is added to marine paint to keep barnacles off the boat

October 9, 2011

Chili peppers contain an element called denatonium capsaicinate. Mixed into marine pint, it deters animals from the boat and prevents barnacles from sticking to the hull, thereby keeping the boat surface clean. For that reason, chili papper extract is commonly added to marine paint.

Chili pepper is added to marine paint to keep barnacles off the boat
Chili pepper is added to marine paint to keep barnacles off the boat

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