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Floetrol

From £16.17

Properties

  • Additive for waterborne coatings: emulsions, acrylics, vinyls
  • Improves paint flow and workability.
  • Minimises paint streaks and roller misses.
  • Increases open time and eases application.
  • Ideal for special effects.
  • Avoids brush marks especially in warm, sunny and windy conditions.
  • Eases and improves spray application: offers greater flexibility of application.
  • Reduces spray pressure by up to 20 %
  • Reduces overspray – less paint waste.
  • Prevents tip clogging and piston freeze
  • Lubricates moving parts – reduces wear and tear.

Surface Preparation

  • Prepare surface as per instructions on the paint can.
  • Remove all loose and flaking material.
  • Treat any organic growth with a fungicidal solution or a mix of 1 part water to 1 part chlorine bleach (allow bleach solution to sit for 15 minutes), rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

Application

General Directions

  • Stir paint thoroughly and apply in normal manner.
  • If paint pulls, sets too fast, does not level or flow properly, add Floetrol until the paint spreads smoothly, easily and provides sufficient “wet-edge”. Allow the brush, roller or sprayer to be your guide.
  • Shake Floetrol container well before use.
  • Add Floetrol to paint and stir Floetrol paint mixture thoroughly.
  • Apply Floetrol paint mixture in normal manner.

Add Floetrol to paint following the guidelines below:

Brush or Roller

  • Add approximately 7-10% per litre of paint.
  • If paint is thick, or in extreme temperatures, more Floetrol may gradually be added, up to 15% per litre.

HVLP & Cup Gun sprayer

  • Add 5-10% per litre of paint.
  • The amount depends on the consistency and flow properties of the paint.
  • If paint seems to thicken, add a tablespoon of water per litre of paint to thin.

Airless sprayer

  • Add up to 10% per litre of paint.

Faux finishing

  • Add 20-25% per litre of paint.
  • Do not add too much conditioner for vertical surfaces as technique may sag or vanish.

Information

Coverage: Coverage will vary depending on application method, type, texture, age and porosity of the surface.
Application tools:  Brush, roller, or spray gun.
Application temperature: Between 5°C and 35°C.
Drying: As per paint manufacturers instructions.
Clean-up: Soap and water.