Safecoat Acrylacq is a clear, high gloss or Satin, water-based replacement for high solvent content lacquer. It is hard and durable with superior resistance to stains, marring and fingerprint marks. USE ON: Wood cabinetry and doors, paneling, furniture, wood railings, vinyl and other plastic surfaces (always test for adhesion).
Advantages/Significant Benefits: - Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive. - Low odor, seals in outgassing from the substrate. - Very low VOC content. It contains no formaldehyde.
Surface Preparation: All surfaces must be clean, dry, free from dirt, dust, grease, wax, oil, silicone, tsp/soap, mill scale, oxidation, or any foreign matter/contaminants. Remove all mildew before coating any surface. The old coating should be completely removed before applying Acrylacq (cratering may develop if old finish remains). Wood: Wood staining should be completed before applying finish coats. Sand wood with the grain only. When surfaces have been sanded, dust and vacuum thoroughly to remove debris and then use a damp rag to remove dust before applying finish coats. (Note: tac rags may leave a residue that can interfere with flow and adhesion causing surface defects.) The wood surface may be dampened to raise grain, sanded, and then wiped free of dust before applying stain or finish. The moisture content of wood should be below 12% for the best results. Satin Finish: To achieve a satin finish, apply two thin coats of Safecoat Acrylacq Gloss followed by one coat of Safecoat Acrylacq Satin. Do not apply multiple coats of satin, as cloudiness to the final finish can result.
Application: Always use adequate ventilation. Apply test patches before undertaking large areas to assure good adhesion between Acrylacq and the surface to be coated. Stir thoroughly but gently before use. Do not shake the container. Shaking causes bubbles. Pour Acrylacq into another container before applying a coating to avoid contaminating the main container. For best results, work in a dust-free environment. Use a quality nylon brush, pad applicator, or a spray applicator. Do not use a roller. Items may also successfully be dipped in Acrylic. Apply liberal coats, keeping a good wet edge and avoid over-brushing. Avoid working back into areas that have started to dry. In most cases, 2-3 coats are required, depending on the surface. Apply thin even coats when spraying rather than heavy coats which will tend to sag (correct sags or runs within 2 minutes with a lint-free rag, sponge, or brush dampened with water). If the spray pattern begins to dry spray, reduce the air pressure and increase material flow to the surface. Choose unheated spray applicators over those that heat material. When spraying, use a .015 tip or smaller. Only stainless steel or plastic spray applicators should be used. Sand between coats with aluminum oxide or silicon carbide sandpaper. Use a damp rag after sanding to remove dust particles. Avoid applying coatings when air or surface temperature is below 55 degrees F or when heavy fog or rain is imminent. Acrylic can be buffed or rubbed out after 1-2 days of cure (although for best results allow to cure up to 7 days). Take care to avoid generating excessive heat when buffing.
Coverage: One gallon of Acrylacq covers approximately 300-400 square feet in one coat depending on the method of application and surface porosity. THINNING: No reduction is required, but the product may if necessary be thinned with no more than 5% water by volume. Overthinning may cause loss of gloss and may impair product performance.
Clean-Up: Clean tools and equipment while they are still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water.
Drying/Curing Time: Under normal conditions, Safecoat Acrylacq dries to touch in 1 hour, is sandable after two hours and is re-coatable after four hours. The product will continue to cure and become harder over time; avoid moderate use for at least 24 (and preferably 48) hours after application, and avoid heavy use for as long as possible up to 7 days. Normal conditions include a clean, dry surface, access to fresh air flow, a dust-free environment, moderate humidity, and temperatures around 70 degrees F. Thick application, high humidity or conditions other than normal will cause Safecoat Acrylacq to dry and cure more slowly.
Maintenance: Clean with an odorless, dye-free, all-purpose cleaner like SafeChoice Super Clean. LIMITATIONS: Safecoat Acrylacq is made without conventional formaldehyde preservatives. Do not contaminate. Store in airtight containers. Do not subject coating to temperature extremes. Do not use when temperatures are expected to fall below 55 degrees F. Do not freeze.
Country of Manufacture: United States