All surfaces must be sound, dry, clean and free of oil, grease, dirt, mildew, form release agents, curing compounds, loose and flaking paint and other foreign substances.
Drywall - Joint compound must dry for two days before priming. Prime with the appropriate latex drywall primer.
Wood - set nailes, fill with latex spackle. Sand smooth. Dust clean. Prime with appropriate latex wood primer.
Concrete, Plaster and Masonry - Cure at least 30 days before painting. pH must be 10.0 or lower. Roughen slick poured or precast concrete and remove sealers by chemical cleaning or abrasive method such as sandsweeping. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Must be internally dry. Remove loose aggregate. Prime with the appropriate latex bonding primer for concrete. Fill concrete block with latex block filler. Prime plaster with appropriate latex primer for plaster.
Previously painted surfaces: Wash to remove contaminants. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Dull glossy areas by light sanding. Remove sanding dust. Remove loose paint. Prime bare areas with primer specified under NEW SURFACES.
How To Paint Your Ceiling With This Paint:
Mix thoroughly before use. Apply at package consistency. Apply with a quality 1/4" - 3/8" nap roller or nylon/polyester brush. An extension pole is recommended for making longer strokes; making it easier to maintain a wet-edge. To reduce lap marks and ensure that you do not miss any areas, try to keep the light source at your back and start by painting away from the window. If there is more than one window, choose the largest window.
Do not apply when air temperature is below 50°F (10°C). Provide good ventilation and warmth for normal drying.
At 77 °F (25°C) and 50% R.H., dries to the touch in 30 to 60 minutes and to recoat in two to four hours. Low temperature, high humidity, thick films or poor ventilation will increase these times.
Clean hands and tools with warm, soapy water. Wipe up spills immediately with a damp cloth.
For interior use on new and previously painted wood, drywall and plaster
If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMENT SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NOISH-approved respirator 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 National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead