GENERAL DISCRIPTION

A high quality, washable, matt emulsion paint that dries to a smooth matt finish. Excellent scrub resistance. Easily applied with brush or roller. Regarded as the most popular grade of emulsion paints.

Touch dry 1 hour @ 25 C. Recoat 4-6 hours.


USES

For Interior and exterior use. For best results on exterior surfaces of plaster and concrete brickwork an appropriate primer should be used. May also be applied to metal and wooden surfaces, provided these surfaces have been primed with an appropriate primer.

Previously painted oil or enamel surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned and sanded down before applying Super Acrylic.


TECHNICAL DATA

  • Theoretical spreading rate 6-8m² per litre;

  • TYPE: Acrylic Copolymer Emulsion;

  • DRYING TIME: Surface: 1/2 - 1hour (23 Degree Celcius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • HARD DRY: 3 - 4 hours (at 23 Degree Celcius and 50% Relative Humidity);

  • OVERCOATING: 4 Hours;

  • VISCOSITY: 102 - 104 KU;

  • SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 1.36 - 1.39;

  • FINISH: Matt;

  • WEIGHT SOLIDS: 55 - 57%;

  • VOLUME SOLIDS: 29-31% (100u wet film will give 30u dry film);

  • SPREADING RATE: 11 - 12 sq.m. per litre (to obtain a continuous film without full coverage;

  • COVERAGE (THEORETICAL): 5 - 6 sqm. per litre;

  • FLASH POINT: Not applicable;

  • COLOUR RANGE: White plus a range of colours;

  • PACKING SIZE: 1 Litre, 5 Litre and 20 Litre.


All above technical data are based on Super Acrylic white only. Coverage/spreading rate of colours depend on condition and porosity of the surface and the manner in which Super Acrylic is applied and used. A wide range of colours can be obtained through our tinting system.


APPLICATION

  • READY: For use with brush or roller;

  • SPRAY: Application is not recommended;

  • THINNING: Not recommended;

  • EQUIPMENT CLEANING: Water.


STANDARD APPLICATION PROCEDURE

NEW SURFACES:

  • Remove dust, dirt and plaster splashes. Cut out large cracks and brick up, plaster, cretestone and fill with suitable Crack Filler and sand smooth when Fibre Cement, dry.

  • Apply one coat of Acrylic High Cover PVA for interior applications on standard plaster/concrete surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Bonding Liquid to smooth brick and plaster polished trowel applied surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Classiseal Pigmented Emulsion Primer to alkaline, highly absorbent cretestone, asbestos cement or gypsum board surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Masonry Primer to exterior new, rough concrete surfaces. Allow to dry;

  • Apply one or two coats of Super Acrylic, depending on quality of finish required and condition of surface.


COMPOSITION BOARDING:

  • Apply one coat of Acrylic High Cover PVA for interior application standard plaster or concrete surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Bonding Liquid to smooth brick or plaster polished trowel applied surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Classiseal Pigmented Emulsion Primer to alkaline, highly absorbent cretestone, asbestos cement or gypsum board surfaces;

  • Apply one coat of Masonry Primer to exterior new, rough concrete surfaces. Allow to dry;

  • Apply one or two coats of Super Acrylic, depending on quality of finish required and condition of surface.


METAL SURFACES:

Loose surface rust must be removed by wire brushing.


GALVANISED STEEL:

  • Remove all grease and oil with detergent solution, Mineral Turps, or Iron galvanised iron pre-cleaner, as directed;

  • Apply one or two coats of Alkyd Zinc Phosphate Primer, depending on condition of surface and quality of final finish required;

  • Apply one or two coats of Super Acrylic, depending on quality of finish required and condition of surface.


WOODWORK:

  • Clean to remove dirt and dust;

  • Sandpaper to a smooth surface and dust off;

  • Apply one coat of Knotting over knots;

  • Followed by one coat Wood Primer depending on type of surface or quality of finish required;

  • Allow to dry;

  • Apply two coats of Super Acrylic, allowing at least 4 hours drying time between coats.


P.V.C. GUTTERS AND DOWNPIPES:

  • Prime with one coat Twin Pack Etch Primer to act as key-coat before over coating with Super Acrylic;

  • Prime with one coat Etch Primer to act as key-coat DOWNPIPES before over coating with Super Acrylic.


PREVIOUSLY PAINTED SURFACES:

Wash down with water or detergent to remove all dirt, grease and other contaminants.


REDECORATION:

P.V.A, Eggshell, Gloss or Acrylic Emulsion in good condition:

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

  • Apply one or two coats of Super Acrylic, depending on condition of surface and quality of finish required;

  • Allow at least 4 hours drying time between coats;

  • Remove completely by scraping, wire brushing, hydro blasting, Gloss, Eggshell paint, burning or Paint Remover to bare sound surface.


P.V.A, Eggshell, Gloss or Acrylic Emulsion in bad condition:

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

  • Apply one coat of Masonry Primer or Classiseal Emulsion primer and allow to dry;

  • Apply one or two coats of Super Acrylic allowing at least 4 hours drying time between coats;


LIME WASH, DISTEMPER:

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

  • Remove dust and apply one coat of Masonry Primer or Bonding Liquid, depending on the type and condition of the surface. Allow to dry;

  • Apply two coats of Super Acrylic, allowing at least 4 hours drying time between coats.


NOTE:

Masonry Primer and Classiseal Pigmented Emulsion Sealer will not penetrate multiple coats of powdery surfaces and dust must be removed to ensure good adhesion of the recommended painting system.


PRECAUTIONS

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

  • Do not apply directly to untreated knots

  • Application to areas where temperature exceeds 90 Deg.C - is not recommended (fibre cement heating elements);

  • For diluting use water only if required;

  • Do not use Mineral Turps, Lacquer Thinner or Meths for diluting as this will alter or destroy the quality and performance of Super Acrylic;

  • Clean all equipment and tools with water after use;

  • Do not apply to any plastic-type surface without recommended pre-treatment;

  • Do not apply to surfaces that are mould or fungus contaminated without recommended pre – treatment;

  • Unsuitable as Fibre Cement Roof Paint.


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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