All surfaces must be sound, dry, clean, and free of oil, grease, dirt, mildew, rust scale, loose and flaking paint and other foreign substances.
NEW SURFACES: Wood and Composite Trim - Interior, Set nails, fill with latex spackle. Sand smooth. Dust clean. Prime with an interior alkyd or oil-based primer. Exterior, prime with an exterior alkyd or oil primer. Caulk with latex-type caulk. Steel and Aluminum - Performance over hand or power tool cleaned surfaces is dependent on the degree of cleaning. Prime with this product. Galvanized Metal - Clean off oils and other contaminants. Prime with a galvanized metal primer. Vinyl or PVC Shutters and Trim - MUST BE PAINTABLE. Remove dirt. Prime with this product. Do not paint vinyl with colors darker than the original color; it may warp.
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. Scrub heavy chalk exterior areas and overhead areas such as eaves with soap and water. All existing mildew must be removed by washing with a solution of 16 oz (473 mL) liquid household bleach and two oz (59 mL) non-ammoniated liquid detergent per gallon (3.785 L) of water. Rinse surfaces clean with water and allow to dry for 24 hours. All areas failed by rusting, peeling, blistering, etc., must be wire brushed
and scraped to remove all loose or loosely adhering material. Prime bare areas with primer specified under NEW SURFACES. For optimum performance in more corrosive areas, entire surface should be abrasive blast cleaned and primed with this product. Surfaces in good condition generally may be done with one coat.
NOTE: Blistering and peeling of exterior house paints down to bare wood is usually caused by moisture behind the paint film. Moisture pressure forces the paint away from the surface. Sources of excess moisture in the wood must be eliminated prior to repainting to obtain normal service life of these paints. Old, unsound multiple coat paint systems may be subject to peeling when repainted due to the added weight and stress created by the paint layers. In such cases, all old paint layers must be removed back to the bare wood before repainting.
DO NOT SHAKE. Product is ready to use. Do not thin. If any separation is present gently stir until mixed back in. Apply by a premium quality china bristle brush or nylon/polyester blend brush. An ultra smooth high density foam mini-roller or premium microfiber mini-roller may also be used, however, brushing is the preferred method of application. Dip brush into the quart can and begin brushing. As you brush paint will thin. Brush until paint finish is smooth and even. Re-dip brush and repeat. Minor brush marks will self level. When applying by roller, roll onto surface. Initially it may be thick. Keep rolling until paint spreads out smooth and evenly. Reload roller and repeat. Follow with back brushing for smoothest finish. Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 40°F (4°C) or if rain, snow or heavy dew is expected within 48 hours. Provide good ventilation and warmth for normal drying. Two coats will provide best durability and uniformity.
Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 40°F (4°C) or if rain, snow or heavy dew is expected within 48 hours.
At 77°F (25°C) and 50% R.H., dries to touch in four to six hours, to handle in eight hours and to recoat overnight. Low temperature, high humidity, thick films or poor ventilation will increase these times. Furniture or shelving may be put into use seventy-two hours after final coat. Doors or cabinets may be closed twenty-four hours after final coat.
Apply at 75 sq ft/qt (7 m2/L)
Actual coverage may vary depending on substrate and application method.
Mineral spirits or VM&P Naphtha
Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.