Surface Preparation – Follow standard practices and procedures for properly preparing surfaces for the application of traditional water-based acrylic paint. 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 of primers and allow the surface to dry completely—preferably overnight. Note: Lower temperature and higher humidity will lengthen the dry and cure times of primers.
Bulls Eye 1-2-3 by Zinsser
Sierra Griptec by Rustoleum
Substrates: previously painted surfaces, galvanized metal, unfinished drywall, vinyl siding & shutters, masonry & brick, cured stucco, cast concrete, Hardiboard & Hardiplank, unfinished plywood, particle board and direct to clean metal.
WATERTITE LV by Zinsser
Substrates: hot concrete.
Sierra S-70 by Rustoleum
Substrates: ferrous metals.
Sierra Metalmax by Rustoleum
Substrates: ferrous metals, DTM direct to metal and window and door mullions.
Application Conditions – Do not apply in temperatures below 50°F/10°C or above 85°F/29°C. Note: Lower temperatures and/or higher humidity will lengthen the dry and cure times. Higher temperatures and/or lower humidity will speed up the dry and cure times.
Application – Modern Masters Theme Paint can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed onto any paintable, properly primed, interior or exterior surface. Stir the paint well before using.
Brushing: Use a high-quality brush recommended for water-based paints.
Rolling: When rolling, work in approximately 4-foot wide sections, keeping a wet edge.
Spraying: To spray Theme Paint Flat, use an Airless spray unit or an Air-Assisted Airless spray unit. Use equipment manufacturer’s recommended tip sizes for latex paint. Thin as needed—but carefully—as overthinning may result in loss of hide and a reduction of the desired appearance. We recommend thinning 10% with water. When spraying, use a properly-fitted NIOSH approved respirator per the manufacturer’s instructions
Color Washes – Theme Paint is specially formulated for making diluted color washes. Dilutions of approximately 5 parts water to 1 part paint are used for layering and creating unique appearances such as stonework, with a maximum dilution of 10 parts water to 1 part paint.