GENERAL DISCRIPTION

A semi-gloss wood preservative for interior and exterior woodwork.

  • Enhances and protects wood work;

  • Excellent weather resistance obtained from the Iron Oxide Pigment;

  • Dries to a semi-gloss finish that stains the wood to various shades, depending on the chosen colour;

  • Contains special Anti-fungal properties;

  • Contains Boiled Linseed Oil for added wood protection.


USES

General purpose durable coating which protects woodwork in preference to polishing or oiling.

  • Forms a durable coating which protects against degradation by U.V. light, moisture and salt air;

  • Recommended for the protection and decoration of timber homes, garage doors, fascias, windows, decks and pergolas;

  • Recommended for interior surfaces such as skirtings, built-in cupboards, doors and wooden ceilings, to enhance appearance.


TECHNICAL DATA

All above technical data, coverage/spreading rate of Classiguard depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which Classiguard is applied and used. For best results, do not exceed a spreading rate of 12 sq. m. per litre.

  • TYPE  -  Long oil synthetic, modified alkyd resin;

  • DRYING TIME  -  Surface: 2 - 4 hours (23 Deg.C and 50% relative humidity);

  • HARD DRY  -  Hard dry: 6 - 8 hours (at 23 Deg.C and 50% relative humidity);

  • OVERCOATING  -  Min. 8 hours;

  • VISCOSITY  -  104 - 108 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY  -  0.88 - 0.89;

  • FINISH  -  Matt;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS  -  20% - 22%;

  • VOLUME SOLIDS  -  15% - 17%;

  • SPREADING RATE  -  14 - 16m². per litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage);

  • COVERAGE (THEORETICAL)  -  10 - 8m² per litre;

  • FLASH POINT  -  Over 21 Deg.Celsius;

  • COLOUR RANGE  -  Natural, Light Oak, Teak, Embuia, and Mahogany;

  • PACKING SIZE  -  1 Litre and 5 Litre.

Coverage/spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which The CLASSIGUARD is applied. For best results, do not exceed a spreading rate of 8m² per litre.


APPLICATION

  • READY   -  Ready for use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY  -  For spray application thin with Spraying Enamel Thinner or Mineral Turps;

  • THINNING  -  Not recommended, except for application by spray;

  • EQUIPMENT CLEANING  -  Mineral Turps.


STANDARD APPLICATION PROCEDURE

NEW SURFACES

  • Surfaces must be clean and dry before varnishing;

  • Fill all cracks, open joints, nail holes, etc. with a non-shrink stopping putty and allow to dry;

  • Sandpaper to remove all dirt, grease, oil and raised grain to a smooth surface.


EXTERIOR SURFACES

  • First Coat - Thin down with Mineral Turps 1:1 to obtain maximum penetration and performance;

  • Second Coat - On highly absorbent surfaces use Classiguard diluted with 10-20% Mineral Turps, All other standard surfaces, use Classiguard undiluted.

  • Third Coat - Apply Classiguard undiluted;

  • For an extra smooth finish, a fourth coat of Classiguard can be applied;

  • Allow a minimum of 8 hours drying time between coats;

  • Sanding lightly with a fine grid between coats enhances the final result.


INTERIOR SURFACES

  • First Coat - Apply one coat of Heavy Body Sanding Sealer RFU;

  • Second Coat - as for exterior surfaces.

  • Third Coat - as for exterior surfaces;

  • Allow a minimum of 8 hours drying time between coats;

  • Sanding lightly with a fine grid between coats enhances the final result.


PREVIOUSLY VARNISHED, STAINED OR COVERED AREAS - REDECORATION

Remove all existing coatings with Paint Remover wash down with water and allow to dry.

Alternative method of stripping varnished surfaces:

  • Apply a strong soda solution and scour with steel wool (1Kg Washing Soda per 5lt warm water);

  • Wash down with vinegar water. (1lt Vinegar to 5lt water);

  • Bleach to a uniform colour with Oxalic Acid solution (10%) (100g Oxalic Acid to 1lt water) ;

  • Neutralise with domestic ammonia and rinse clean with copious amounts of water;

  • Allow to dry, sand smooth and dust off;

  • Follow coating recommendation as above for new exterior or interior surfaces.


Note: Observe the correct handling of Oxalic Acid (toxic).

PREVIOUSLY WAXED

  • Wash down thoroughly with a recommended cleaner to remove all traces of wax;

  • Sand smooth and dust off;

  • Before coating the entire area, do a test patch;

  • Coat a small area with Classiguard, observe drying, even flow and for any signs of pulling away;

  • If test patch is unsatisfactory, repeat cleaning procedure;

  • Apply one or two coats Classiguard, depending on type of condition of surface;

  • Allow at least 8 hours drying between coats.

Previously varnished that is in sound condition may be sanded slightly and given two coats Classiguard undiluted.


PRECAUTIONS

  • Not recommended as a varnish for table tops, floors, where heat, spillage form alcoholic beverages, excessive wear and tear are present;

  • Not recommend to use over “Cellseal” or Varnish stain as the water repellent properties of “Cellseal” and Varnish Stain will give inadequate adhesion to Classiguard;

  • Not recommended as a varnish on Teak timber, Burmese Teak and Ceylon Teak, as natural teak oil will prohibit inadequate adhesion to Classiguard;

  • End grain of timber homes, wendy houses, timber on gates, windows and doors must be adequately sealed with several coats of Classiguard before normal application procedure to avoid moisture penetration. If this precaution is not followed the moisture will lift or delaminate the entire coating system, affecting both protection and appearance;

  • Do not use Washing Soda in the cleaning process of special types of timber, maple and birch;

  • Only use Mineral Turps For diluting Classiguard.


IMPORTANT

  • The ambient temperature must be between 4ºC and 40ºC and humidity between 10% and 85%;

  • Do not paint too early as the wall may still be damp - paint only when the walls are dry;

  • Do not paint in too hot weather, rather paint early morning and after lunch, the slower the paint dries, the longer it lasts;

  • Excessive application thickness and/or rapid drying could lead to cracking;

  • Avoid applying under adverse weather conditions as this could result in poor product performance;

  • Excessively friable surfaces should be cleaned down prior to primer application.


SAFETY

Painting is a relatively user-friendly activity if the proper precautions are taken to ensure safety

  • Always keep out of reach of children and animals;

  • Do not take in orally - harmful if swallowed. Seek medical attention and do not induce vomiting;

  • If accidental contact with skin, wash immediately with soap and water or a good quality skin cleaner;

  • If accidental contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice;

  • Do not let a freshly painted room be occupied, particularly not by older people, children, or pets;

  • Wear a respirator if the area being painted cannot be adequately ventilated, and work for short periods only;

  • Ventilate the area to be painted, opening all doors and windows and using fans during application and drying;

  • Protect floors with cloth dropcloths, not plastic, which is far more slippery;

  • Do not paint or store paint near any heat source such as a water heater or fireplace, and never smoke while painting;

  • Make sure your ladder is in good shape. Set the legs on an even surface and lock the cross braces. Do not stand on the top of the ladder nor on the utility shelf. If you are having difficulty reaching a spot, get down from the ladder and move it rather than leaning out;

  • Clean up carefully and thoroughly when you are done for the day;

  • If rags have alkyd paint or thinner on them, leave them to dry outside to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion;

  • Choose an area inaccessible to children and pets, and when they are thoroughly dry, take them to a toxic-waste dump site.


GENERAL

Different surfaces and environmental conditions require specific painting systems to produce the best possible results - It is, therefore, recommended that you contact a representative from Classic Paints for advice on all your painting requirements, whenever possible.


ISSUE:

27/05/2018 - This supercedes all previous publications - This technical data furnished is obtained from controlled laboratory tests under ideal application conditions. No guarantee of any performance characteristic is given or implied and we do not hold ourselves responsible for any consequential damage of whatsoever nature that may arise from use of our products. In the event of a proven product fault our liability will be limited to the replacement of the product only. It is the users responsibility to confirm the currency of product data sheets.


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