GENERAL DISCRIPTION

ECONOGLOSS is a high quality medium gloss enamel for interior and exterior use.

  • Superb appearance, with a medium gloss, good build and opacity;

  • Stain and Scrub Resistant;

  • Excellent durability and gloss retention;

  • White and a wide range of colours can be obtained through our tinting systems;

  • Very low odour.


Non-toxic and non-irritant if standard painting conditions and code of painting practice is adhered to.


USES

ECONOGLOSS is a finishing paint for the protection and decoration of interior and exterior surfaces where a glossy durable finish is required. Recommended finishing paint for:


  • Plaster, metal and woodwork;

  • Doors and wall surfaces;

  • Garden Pots, Statues and Décor;

  • Wooden Benches;

  • Garden Pots, Statues and Décor;

  • Furniture;

  • Etc.


Appropriate primers and/or undercoats must always be used, particularly on new work.


TECHNICAL DATA

All above technical data are based on ECONOGLOSS. Coverage / spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which ECONOGLOSS is applied and used.


  • TYPE  -  Synthetic alkyd resin, modified long oil soya alkyd, ronin free;

  • DRYING TIME  -  Surface: 3 - 4 ( at 23 deg. C and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • HARD DRY  -  12 - 16 hours (at 23 Degree Celcius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • OVERCOATING  -  16 Hours (Overnight);

  • VISCOSITY  -  78 - 90 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY  -  1.08 - 1.11;

  • FINISH  -  Medium Gloss;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS  -  61 - 62%;

  • VOLUME SOLIDS  -  44 - 46% (100u wet film will give 42u dry film);

  • SPREADING RATE  -  7 - 8 sq.m. per litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage;

  • COVERAGE (THEORETICAL)  -  7 - 8 sqm. per litre;

  • FLASH POINT  -  Over 21 degrees Celsius;

  • 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 Ecogloss Enamel is applied and used.


APPLICATION

  • READY  -  for use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY  -  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

Remove dust, dirt and plaster splashes.

MASONRY, BRICK AND PLASTER

  • Cut out large cracks and imperfections, fill with a recommended Cement Crack Filler and sand smooth when dry;

  • Apply one coat of Plaster Primer;

  • Ensure that surface is completely dry before application;

  • Follow with one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat prior to the application of Econogloss Enamel.


WOODS, WOODEN SURFACES AND COMPOSITION BOARDS

  • Clean to remove dust, dirt, grease, etc;

  • Sandpaper smooth and dust off;

  • Apply knotting to all knots and sand smooth when dry;

  • Spot prime all nails and metal parts with Alkyd Zinc Phosphate Primer;

  • Apply one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat prior to the application of Econogloss Enamel.


METAL SURFACES, IRON AND CAST IRON

  • Sand or grit blast to remove all rust and millscale;

  • If sandblasting is not viable, chip, grind or wire brush to remove rust and loose millscale;

  • Where it is not possible to remove by manual methods, use chemical rust remover according the manufacturers instructions;

  • Apply one coat of Alkyd Zinc Phosphate Primer;

  • Aggressive industrial or sea-side conditions may require the use of Calcium Plumbate Primer. Follow the required precautions when applying the product;

  • Apply one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat prior to the application of Econogloss Enamel.


GALVANISED IRON

  • Clean to remove dirt, grease and oil;

  • Use Galvanised Cleaning fluid. Wash off with water and allow to dry;

  • Apply one coat of Alkyd Zinc Phosphate Primer;

  • Aggressive industrial or sea-side conditions may require the use of Calcium Plumbate Primer. Follow the required precautions when applying the product;

  • Apply one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat;

  • Apply one or two coats of Econogloss Enamel.


NOTE: This product is not suitable as a Galvanised Iron Roof Paint. Use for this application Alkyd Roof Paint as directed.

ALLUMINIUM, PVC GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES

  • Preclean with Galvanised Cleaning fluid as directed. Wash with clean water and allow to dry;

  • Apply one coat of Twin-Pack Etch Primer as directed. Allow to dry;

  • Apply two coats of Econogloss Enamel.


PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES, DECORATION, LIME WASH, DISTEMPER

  • Remove to bare surface by wire brushing or hydro blasting;

  • Remove dust and apply one coat of Plaster Primer;

  • Allow to dry;

  • Apply one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat;

  • Apply two coats of Econogloss Enamel.


PVA, ACRYLIC EMULSION, BLASTING, ENAMEL, EGGSHELL IN POOR CONDITION

  • Remove completely by scraping, wire brushing, hydro burning or paint remover to bare sound surface;

  • Stop and fill all large cracks and imperfections with a recommended Crack Filler, allow to dry and sand smooth;

  • Remove dust and apply one coat of Classiseal Plaster Primer;

  • Apply one coat of Classic Universal Undercoat;

  • Apply two coats of Econogloss Enamel.


PVA, ACRYLIC EMULSION, BLASTING, ENAMEL, EGGSHELL IN GOOD CONDITION

  • Wash down with water or detergent to remove all dirt other contaminants;

  • Cut out large cracks and imperfections, fill with a recommended Crack Filler and sand smooth when dry;

  • Build up bare patches with Classic Universal Undercoat to the same level and the rest of the paint work;

  • Allow to dry before finishing with Econogloss Enamel;

  • For change in colour apply two coats of Econogloss Enamel;

  • For general maintenance apply one coat of Econogloss Enamel, depending on condition of surface and quality of finish required.;

  • For best results, sand gloss and eggshell paint surfaces to a matt finish, rinse with water and allow to dry;


PRECAUTIONS

  • Do not apply direct to new galvanised iron, sand blasted steel or aluminium;

  • Do not apply directly to untreated knots;

  • Application to cold surfaces below 10 degrees Celsius is not recommended;

  • Surfaces should not be painted in wet or damp weather;

  • Unsuitable as galvanised iron roof paint;

  • For diluting use Mineral Turps only, if required;

  • Do not use Lacquer Thinner or Meths for diluting as this will alter or destroy the quality and performance of Econogloss Enamel;

  • Clean all equipment and tools with Mineral Turps after use;

  • Econogloss Enamel can only be removed or cleaned off with a wax-free Paint Remover.


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

30/08/2018 - 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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