Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, mildew, grease, oil, chalk, rust, and anyother surface contaminants. Repair all moisture problems. Blistering and peeling issues are commonly caused by moisture behind the paint film. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. For new masonry and concrete, allow to dry and cure thoroughly (60 days), then prime with an alkali resistance primer. Prime all bare masonry and metal substrates with an appropriate primer.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1‐800‐424‐LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous sub- stances that may be released during surface preparation.
CONCRETE/MASONRY: New concrete should cure for at least 60 days and preferably 90 days prior to priming and painting. The pH of the sub- strate must be less than 10.
FERROUS METAL: The surface must be cleaned thoroughly to remove dust, rust, and surface contaminants, and then primed.
FIBER CEMENT: Fiber cement siding and trim board may present potential adhesion, alkali burn, and efflorescence problems. New board should be aged for at least 30 days prior to priming and painting. The pH of the substrate must be less than 10 and the moisture content must be less than 12% prior to priming and topcoating. All cracks and opens seams should be caulked to prevent water penetration. Pre-primed board from the manufacturer may not be uniformly or completely sealed. It is recommended that an alkali resistant primer be applied to ensure complete and uniform sealing prior to topcoating.
WOOD: Unpainted wood or wood in poor condition should be sanded smooth and wiped clean. Any knots or resinous areas must be sealed before painting. Countersink all nails, putty flush with surface, then prime.
Stir thoroughly. When using more than one container, intermix to ensure color uniformity.
Application Method: Apply with a high quality brush, roller or airless sprayer. Where necessary, apply a second coat and allow each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat.
Application Equipment: For smooth surfaces, use a polyester nylon brush or 3/8” - 1/2” nap roller cover. For airless spray, use a .015”-.019” tip at 2000 psi, adjust pressure as needed. Spray equipment must be handled with due care and in accordance with manufacturer's recommen- dation. High-pressure injection of coatings into the skin by airless equipment may cause serious injury.
Thinning: Thinning is not usually required. If necessary, thin with up to 1⁄4 pint (118 mL) of water per U.S. gallon (3.78 Liters) of paint.
Material: 50 to 90°F (10 to 32°C) Ambient: 50 to 90°F (10 to 32°C) Substrate: 50 to 90°F (10 to 32°C)
Dry time @77°F (25°C) & 50% relative humidity.
To Touch: 30 minutes
To Recoat: 1 hour minimum
To Full Cure: 30 days
Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, film build, color, and air movement.
Clean tools with warm, soapy water. Clean spills immediately with a damp cloth.
One gallon (3.78 Liters) covers approximately 400 sq. ft. (37.2 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 L) on primed, smooth non-porous surfaces.
Wet Film Thickness:
4.0 - 4.6 mils
Wet Microns:102 - 117
Dry Film Thickness: 1.0 - 1.2 mils
Dry Microns: 25 - 31
Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing. Some colors, drastic color changes, or porous substrates may require more than one coat to achieve a uniform finish.
Fiber Cement Board
Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.