Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, mildew, grease, oil, chalk, rust, and any other 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. The appropriate primer is recommended for all uncoated surfaces and special substrates such as tannin staining wood, new or chalky masonry, and bare metal.
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 prepa- ration.
ALUMINUM AND VINYL SIDING: Siding may present potential adhesion problems. A specialty primer may be required if the original painted surface has degraded to the substrate. Topcoat should be spot applied, allowed to cure overnight, then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed. Check adhesion by applying a piece of masking tape. When the masking tape is removed, if the coating peels off, the surface must be scuff sanded prior to proceeding to ensure mechanical adhesion. Color selection for vinyl siding is limited. Do not paint vinyl siding with a color darker than the original to prevent potential warping due to heat absorption.
BRICK: New brick and mortar 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. Painting glazed brick is not recommended due to potential adhesion problems.
FIBER CEMENT: Fiber cement composition 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 open seams should be caulked to prevent water penetration. Pre-primed board from the manufacturer may not be uniformly or completely sealed. A primer coat must be applied to ensure complete and uniform sealing prior to topcoating.
CONCRETE and MASONRY: New concrete and 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.
FERROUS METAL: The surface must be cleaned thoroughly to remove any dust, rust, and surface contaminants, and then primed with the appropriate specialty primer.
STUCCO: New stucco 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. Surface chalk from the curing or aging process should be removed then sealed with an appropriate sealer to rebind and restore the surface to a sound condition.
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 can of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. Two coats are recommended for maximum durability.
Application Equipment: Apply with a high quality brush, roller, paint pad, or by spray equipment. Where necessary, apply a second coat and allow each coat to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat.
Airless Spray: Pressure 2000 psi, tip 0.015” - 0.021”
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” - 3/4” nap roller cover
Thinning: Thinning is not usually required.
Material: 50 to 90°F 10 to 32°C Ambient: 35 to 100°F 2 to 38°C Substrate: 35 to 100°F 2 to 38°C
To Touch: 30 to 60 minutes To Recoat: 2 to 4 hours
Dry time @ 77°F (25°C); 50% relative humidity.
Approximately 300 to 400 sq. ft./gal. (27.9 to 37.2 sq. m/3.78L) per U.S. Gallon (3.78L) on smooth, nonporous surfaces. Wet Film Thickness: 4 mils
Wet Microns: 102
Dry Film Thickness: 1.4 mils
Dry Microns: 35
Coverage figures do not include loss due to surface irregularities and porosity or material loss due to application method or mixing.
Clean tools with warm, soapy water
Aluminum & Vinyl Siding
Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.