Fast Curing Enamel
DESCRIPTION: This Enamel is a
premium quality, fast curing enamel paint specially
formulated for interior surfaces where exceptional
durability, abrasion resistance and block resistance are
required. Its durable finish and superior film formation
properties make it particularly well suited for kitchen and
bathroom cabinets and walls. Like all Honestcoat paints, it
can be used wherever the health of the occupants is a
concern: schools, hospitals, homes, offices - anywhere
people want to reduce their exposure to toxic chemicals.
USE ON: Cabinets, trim, doors, wood and any other
surfaces on which the superior qualities of this paint are
ADVANTAGES / SIGNIFICANT BENEFITS:
¾ Extremely durable, semi-gloss finish.
¾ Resistant to blocking.
¾ Safely used by and for the chemically sensitive.
¾ Low odor, non-offensive to installer and occupant.
¾ Fights indoor air pollution, seals in the outgassing
from the substrate.
¾ Very low VOC content.
SURFACE PREPARATION: Careful surface preparation is
the most important part of painting. Surfaces to be coated
with Honestcoat Enamel should be sound
and cleaned of dirt, grease and oil. Cleaning with an
odorless, dye-free, all-purpose cleaner like Super Clean is recommended. Previously painted
surfaces in poor condition should be scraped, sanded
smooth, and primed with a coat of Honestcoat Primer
Undercoater. Always test for adhesion over prior coatings
(water based paints do not adhere well to oil based
finishes without removal or careful surface preparation, for
example). New wallboard or sheetrock should first be
coated with Honestcoat Primecoat.
Porous new wood should be sealed and sanded before
priming with Honestcoat Transitional Primer. Note that
many types of wood require sealing with special stain and
tannin blocking primers before they can be coated with a
waterbased paint. Such water and other stains must be
blocked before applying Honestcoat.
The best results finish will be achieved with a
primer and two finish coats. Environmental conditions are
crucial: if the air temperature is too hot or too cold, the
product will not cure properly; if the air or the wood is too
dry, or there is too much moisture in or on the surface,
other problems may result. In addition, many surfaces
contain water-soluble tannins or acids which are activated
by the application of a water based product and will “bleed
through” to the surface absent application of a specialty
primer. All of these conditions can be avoided with proper
preparation. Finally, Honestcoat products are
formulated to work together. Optimum results are best
obtained by using a Honestcoat primer, for example, before
applying Honestcoat paint. Of course, always read the
application instructions before beginning the job.
APPLICATION: Always have adequate ventilation. The
surface should be completely dry before application.
Before using, stir well, then apply as is, using a high
quality nylon or synthetic bristle brush or roller of
appropriate nap (1/4”-3/8” nap recommended). Do not
apply in thick films or load paint onto the surface; thin
coats are better than one thick coat. For spraying, reduce
with up to 1/2 pint of water per gallon. Use an airless
sprayer, minimum 00 p.s.i., with a .015-.017 tip. Use a
60 mesh filter. When spraying, do not substitute
backrolling for a second coat. Always use a painter’s
mask when spraying.
COVAGE: One gallon of Honestcoat
Enamel covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat
depending on surface porosity.
CLEAN-UP: Clean tools and equipment while they are still
wet with a solution of Super Clean and warm
DRYING/CURING TIME: Under normal conditions, Honestcoat Enameldries to touch in one hour. Wait at
least four hours before applying each additional coat -
longer if rainy or high humidity conditions prevail. Normal
conditions include a dry surface, access to fresh air flow,
moderate humidity, and temperatures above 55°F. Thick
application, high humidity or conditions other than normal
will cause Honestcoat to dry and cure more slowly.
COLORS: Honestcoat Enamel is available in
bases which may be tinted to virtually any shade with a
water-based tinting system available at most paint stores.
LIMITATIONS: Unlike conventional paints, Honestcoat is
made without formaldehyde preservatives. Store in airtight
containers. Do not contaminate. Do not use when indoor
or surface temperature is below 55°F.
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS: As with all coatings and stains,
keep container tightly closed and out of the reach of
children. Do not take internally. Keep from freezing. Always
use adequate ventilation. If you are chemically sensitive,
always test for personal tolerance.
LIMITED LIABILITY: The great variation between
environmental factors, possible surfaces and application
techniques, and the lack of control we have over such
matters, must affect our policies. Honestcoat products are
guaranteed not to be defective when applied and used in
accordance with instructions. However, liability, whether
express or implied, is limited to replacement of product or
refund of purchase price and cannot include liability for
labor costs or consequential damages. Because of the
variety of circumstances affecting each job, it is the user’s
responsibility to determine the suitability and safety of the
product for any particular application.
We particularly recommend that users always test in
small inconspicuous areas before application to the