All surfaces must be clean and free of dust, dirt, oils and grease. Make sure the surface is sound and free of loose and flaking paint. Priming the substrate is highly recommended, and do not paint over shiny, smooth surfaces, such as plastic or glossy oil-based paints, unless prepared with the right primer.
Meoded Sapphire Metallic paints can be applied with a brush, roller, or HVLP sprayer. Use only high-quality tools with metallic effect paints. Work quickly in one direction, from joint to joint, keeping a wet edge while working. A strié effect may be created by applying with a brush in vertical or horizontal fashion. A roller may be used in a random pattern to create a unique finish as well. Other decorative painting tools and techniques may be used to create your desired results. It is important to note that a uniform finish is not achievable with Sapphire Metallic if rolled or brushed like standard acrylic paints. Spraying may require thinning with water; do not reduce more than 10%. Lightly spray each coat at a distance of 12-24” from surface with air pressure of 55-65psi. Do not apply too heavily in areas; pooling and dripping may occur. Regularly stir paint while working. Two or more coats are usually required to obtain the desired look. Apply only during temperate conditions: 50° to 90°F and between 25% and 75% relative humidity. Higher temperature and lower humidity may cause the paint to lose its wet edge.
It is recommended to protect Sapphire Metallic with Meoded Clear Satin or Clear Gloss for exterior applications. Two coats will usually provide adequate protection, while three coats are recommended for high traffic areas.
Covers approx. 300 sq. ft. per gallon; 75 sq. ft. per quart. Sapphire Metallic is a semi-transparent material, so it is important to note that basecoat color can affect final color. Test a small area to make sure you receive desirable results.
Recoat time is approx. 3 hours; dry time is approx. 6-8 hours. Full cure can take up to 7 days..
Clean rollers, brushes, tools, and equipment with warm, soapy water immediately after use.
Material contains less than 50 grams per liter (0.278 lb. /gal.) Volatile Organic Compounds.
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