Remove all surface contamination by washing with an appropriate cleaner, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Existing peeled or checked paint should be scraped and sanded to a smooth, sound surface (See warning below). Stains from water, smoke, ink, pencil, grease, etc. should be sealed with the appropriate primer/sealer. If existing paint is in good condition, priming is not needed. If a surface is new, priming and painting with acrylic wall paint will provide the best, uniform surface for applying the Weathered Granite Texture.
- Stir contents before use.
- May be tinted with waterborne or Universal colorants (UTC), up to 10% by volume.
- If tinting, mix thoroughly with a drill and paddle mixer or similar mixing apparatus. Note: this product does not mix reliably on a paint shaker.
- Trowel, brush, roller or spray apply.
- Apply at temperatures between 50° F & 90° F.
- May be thinned with water, up to 30% by volume.
- Apply only to clean, dry, painted or primed surfaces.
- Allow a minimum of 1 to 4 hours drying time between coats.
- Test your technique on a practice board before applying to walls.
- For interior use.
Trowel Application: Wipe trowel edges periodically to clean and prevent build-up of dried material. Due to the crushable aggregate, this product will take on a smoother finish with a darker cast the longer it is worked. Minimal troweling will result in a rougher, more “peppery” finish. Final layer may be burnished while wet for a smooth finish.
Brush application: Thin Weathered Granite Texture with water to increase brushability. Roller Application: Use a texture roller cover to transfer to the work surface for subsequent tooling.
Spray Application: Spraying allows for a consistent, uniform amount of product to be applied rapidly for a quick follow up knock down. In addition to speed in transferring the material to wall surfaces, this is an effective way to uniformly coat 3-dimensional surfaces. When spraying, wear eye protection and particulate respirator, and prevent others from coming into contact with spray mist.
- Trowel: Use a stainless steel or plastic trowel designed to apply decorative plasters.
- Brush: Natural white bristle brush preferred.
- Roller: Texture roller cover.
Spray equipment options:
- Hopper Sprayer:
- Marshalltown SharpShooter® or equivalent • #2 tip (4/16” / 6mm orifice); 40 PSI
- No reduction required, but may be reduced up to 30% to adjust application properties. Pump/compressed air sprayers with reservoir:
- Best Recommendation: Graco® TexSpray RTX 1500 or equivalent
- “Gray” tip; ”high” air volume setting
- Reduce 10% - 15% with water when using line feed from stationary hopper.