SURFACE PREPARATION: All surfaces to be painted must be entirely free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants. Completely remove all loose, flaking, or chalking paint from the surfaces. Use a NIOSH approved respirator when sanding and when working with old, loose paint particles. Provide adequate ventilation. Properly prime the clean, dry surface with a primer from our recommended list and allow the surface to dry completely— preferably overnight.
Warning! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1- 800- 424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead
NOTE: Always test the product in a small, inconspicuous area before beginning a project to see if the desired results are attained. We recommend preparing a sample board prior to beginning a project to check color and technique. The paint should be mixed thoroughly before using.
Modern Masters Metallic Paint Collection paints can be brushed, rolled, or spray applied (See specific equipment requirements under Spraying) onto any paintable, properly primed, interior or exterior surface, such as walls, ceilings, columns, trim, doors, furniture, and paintable wallcoverings.
Do not apply in temperatures below 58°F/14°C or above 85°F/29°C.
BRUSHING: Use a high-quality brush recommended for water-based semi-gloss paints.
Rolling: Use a high-quality 3/8 nap roller. Thoroughly clean the roller cover before beginning project. Work in sections, approximately 3-4 foot wide, keeping a wet-edge, cross roll to improve coverage, finishing the surface by back-rolling in one direction, top to bottom. This procedure will minimize lap marks, properly orient the metallic particles and give a uniform appearance.
Spraying: Use a NIOSH approved respirator when spraying. Provide adequate ventilation. To spray Metallic Paint Collection paints, thin with up to 16 fluid ounces/473 milliliters of water to one gallon/3.78 liters of Metallic Paint Collection paints. Thin carefully, as over thinning of the paint will result in loss of hide and a reduction of the desired appearance.
Use an HVLP gun or a conventional cup gun with the fluid and air supply from a pressure pot and compressor. Air pressure at the HVLP spray gun needs to be approximately 45 psi, with greater pressures at the tank, approximately 60 psi.
Binks Mach 1 HVLP, with a 94-nozzle set up (0.55 or 1.4mm diameter fluid tip and a 90P air nozzle). The settings for this equipment were: Fluid Pressure-25psi and Air Pressure-45psi.
Binks- 2001 Conventional, with a 66SS air nozzle set up (0.70 or 1.8 fluid tips and a 66SD air nozzle). The settings for this equipment were: Fluid Pressure-30psi and Air Pressure-60psi.
Note: Do not use turbine-type “air compressors” to power the HVLP spray gun and do not use airless spray systems.
Taping – Use high quality, low-tack tape when taping over surfaces that have been previously painted with Metallic Paint. When painting over taped-off areas be aware that Metallic Paints exhibit poor early adhesion properties and are elastomeric (They stretch) during curing. Because of these two factors consider cutting along the tape edge with a razor blade to avoid delaminating the fresh paint from the substrate.