How to apply G-Plasticoat:
Our low viscosity products (Original Plasticoat and Plasticoat Stain) are amenable to several modes of application, including spraying, brushing, rolling, submerging, and wiping. Thickened Plasticoat and Plasticoat Paint can also be sprayed, rolled, and brushed. Suitable spray applicators include plastic spray misters (Original Plasticoat, Thickened Plasticoat, and Plasticoat Stain only) for small projects, and commercially available paint sprayers for broader surface area coverage. The residual droplet that often cures in the spray tip may be easily removed with a pin or other suitable implement or simply submerge spray tip in water until work is completed.
Various types of absorbent paper and cloth products may be used as wipe applicators. White cloth applicators are recommended because the dyes in colored materials may bleed and discolor the finish. Sponges may also be used, but tend to promote foam formation, which may not completely dissipate. Wiping is only recommended on surfaces that are not abrasive enough to damage the applicator. Otherwise, small particles of the applicator material may end up stuck to the surface.
Conventional paintbrushes and paint rollers are recommended for brushing and rolling, respectively. A clean broom is a suitable tool for spreading product on rough horizontal surfaces, such as asphalt and concrete. When spraying vertical surfaces, a brush, roller, or cloth may be employed to smooth out drips.
G-Plasticoat should be applied full strength; do not dilute. Stir well before use.
Do not shake Thickened Plasticoat or Plasticoat Paint because the bubbles that will form will take a long time to dissipate. Do not allow any of our products to freeze. Keep containers properly sealed during storage. All of our products are water soluble until cured; clean up spills and application equipment with water quickly. Rubbing alcohol, denatured alcohol, or mineral spirits are the recommended solvents for the purpose of intentionally removing our products from a surface after they have cured.
Application "Does and Don'ts":
G-Plasticoat should not be applied in direct sunlight during the heat of the day, or on surfaces that are hot or uncomfortably warm to the touch. Under these conditions, this product may dry too quickly, which may prevent proper curing and film formation. Also, do not apply when the temperature are below 55o F because a proper film may not form and the finish may turn out hazy or the film may separate and become brittle.
To ensure proper adhesion and a smooth finish, the substrate should be clean, dry, and free of oils, wax, or silicone finishes, grease, soap film, dust, and dirt before applying. A 'streaky' finish or surface beading are the usual indications that the substrate is not clean. Appropriate cleaning solvents, prior to application, include but are not limited to: mild detergent and water, alcohol, ammonia-based window cleaners, etc. Rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol are recommended for removing oils or waxes. Any residue left by the cleaning solvent itself (for example, soap film) should also be removed. A high-pressure hose or pressure washer is recommended for cleaning large exterior surfaces.
When wiping or rolling, avoid employing a brisk scrubbing or buffing action, especially on smooth nonporous substrates such as plastics or vinyl, otherwise excessive foaming may occur and may not completely dissipate before curing. With Plasticoat Paint, avoid over-brushing while the product is curing. If the substrate is cool to the touch during application, any foam that forms should disappear. However, as recommended previously, avoid applying in direct sunlight during the heat of the day. Smooth strokes with a thoroughly wetted applicator are recommended. If some white streaks persist after curing due to foaming, application of an additional coat with a properly wetted applicator should resolve the problem. Cloth and absorbent paper applicators may perform better than sponges, which tend to promote foaming. Also, due to its high leveling efficiency and relatively short set-up time, Plasticoat Paint should not be over-brushed.
Use Thickened Plasticoat on high-luster surfaces (including smooth metal surfaces). Do not use G-Plasticoat on automobile exteriors. (We anticipate introducing an auto clear coat product in the near future - Automotive Plasticoat - for exterior use only). Use Original Plasticoat for automotive interior applications. Do not use on moving parts or over oil-based products when residual oil is still present. It is recommended that a primer be used on most high-gloss surfaces prior to application.
Prepare a small inconspicuous test spot first, to ensure desired results.
Care of G-Plasticoat Treated Surfaces
When cleaning surfaces that are protected with G-Plasticoat, start with a damp cloth. If stains persist, wipe with a mild detergent and water solution. Avoid the use of harsh and abrasive cleaning products, mineral spirits, acetone, and alcohol. These types of products may cause the coating to break down.
Keep out of reach of children. In case of eye contact, flush eyes for 10 minutes with cool water. If ingested, drink 1 to 2 glasses of water. Consult A Physician Immediately.
Do not freeze or store below 35o F. Wear protective eyewear, gloves, and clothing.
Apply in a well ventilated area.
Coverage *Will vary depending on the porosity of the surface on which G-Plasticoat is applied. The surface coverage values provided are typical for wood deck applications.
Original Plasticoat & Plasticoat Stain:
Thickened Plasticoat & Plasticoat Paint:
G-Plasticoat will perform as specified when applied in accordance with the directions. No other warranty is expressed or implied. Liability compensation is limited to either product replacement of product purchase price refund only. Proof of purchase and a valid description of product failure are required. All shipping and handling charges apply to product replacement claims and are excluded in purchase price refunds.
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