Surfaces to be coated must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. This product is self-priming for previously painted walls and ceilings in good condition. However, when applied to new drywall, two coats are required with the first coat acting as the primer. Uncoated substrates, repaired surfaces, or lightly stained areas may require more than one coat. For severe stains, water marks, and other challenging conditions, use a premium problem solving 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. In Canada contact a regional Health Canada office. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.
GYPSUM WALLBOARD-DRYWALL: Nails or screws should be countersunk, and they along with any indentations should be mudded flush with the surface, sanded smooth and cleaned to remove any dust, then prime prior to painting the substrate.
MASONRY: New masonry should cure for at least 30 days and preferably 90 days prior to priming and painting. The pH of the substrate must be less than 10 before priming with an alkali resistant primer.
PLASTER: Plaster, hardcoat, skim coat, or other alkaline surfaces should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days prior to priming with an alkali resistant primer.
WOOD: Unpainted wood or wood in poor condition should be sanded smooth, wiped clean, then primed. Any knots or resinous areas must be primed before painting. Countersink all nails, putty flush with surface, then prime.
Stir thoroughly. When using more than one container of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. Apply when air, product and surface temperatures are 50°F (10°C) or above.
Application Equipment: Apply with a high quality brush, roller or by airless spray equipment.
Airless Spray: For spray application use tip 0.015” - 0.017”
Spray equipment must be handled with due care and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation. High-pressure injection of coat- ings into the skin by airless equipment may cause serious injury.
Brush: Polyester/Nylon Brush Roller: 3/8” - 1/2” nap roller cover Thinning: Thinning is not required.
Make sure the air, paint and the surface you are painting are above 35°F.
Dry time @ 77°F (25°C); 50% relative humidity
To Touch: 30 to 60 minutes
To Recoat: 2 to 4 hours
Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, film build, color, and air movement.
Approximately 400 sq. ft./gal. (37.2 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 L) on primed, smooth, nonporous surfaces.
Wet Film Thickness: 4.0 mils
Wet Microns: 102
Dry Film Thickness: 1.5 mils
Dry Microns: 38
Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing.
Clean hands and tools with warm, soapy water.
Gypsum Wallboard Drywall Masonry
Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.