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Bio Enamel Lacquer water based & BIO UNDERCOAT

BIO ENAMEL LACQUER Water based, Interior &

DESCRIPTION: Bio Enamel Lacquer is a water based washable and durable painted finish containing no toxic solvents, resins or heavy metals. It is available in a semi-gloss or matt. Natural and renewable materials like plant oils, resins and pigments are used. The paint is suitable for use on toys, panelling, skirting boards, architraves, doors and windows. It has very low VOC – less than 1g per litre.

PREPARATION:  Surfaces should be well sanded, dry and clean. Flaking, peeling and loose paint should be removed. Fill imperfections with a suitable filler and sand.

Bio Thinner can be used to remove greasy, waxy or oily contaminants. Hardwoods and other timbers rich in natural oils, waxes, acids and terpenes should be cleaned using Bio Thinner as these substances may stain and prolong drying time. Surface must be completely dry before painting.

Do not apply coatings to unseasoned or wet timber; moisture content should be under 12%.

Do not apply over oil based, polyurethane or epoxy based coatings. These types of coatings and particularly poor condition surfaces may require complete stripping. If this is not possible, other specialty primers may have to be considered. (Refer to the Australian Standard 2311 Painting of Buildings for surface preparation guidelines).

APPLICATION: Stir thoroughly before use with a broad flat stirrer. Apply one coat of BIO Enamel Lacquer Undercoat on new or imperfect surfaces and two coats of Enamel Lacquer. If thinning is required to obtain the desired finish, use only water and no more than 5%. Maintain a wet edge when painting. Best results are achieved by applying 2 thin coats. (Note: thick coats of paint cause drips, delay drying and are less durable)

FOR METAL FINISHING: The metal surface should be cleaned of all grease, dirt, salt, weld scale, rust and other residue which is likely to affect the performance of a protective coating. A water based specialty metal primer suited to the metal surface must be used. Apply the metal primer as instructed. Allow to dry completely then lightly sand before finishing with two coats of Bio Enamel Lacquer.

DRYING:  The drying time on a day of around 25C is approximately  2 hours. During cold and humid weather allow longer drying time. Apply second and subsequent coats only after previous coat has thoroughly dried.

Do not be tempted to apply paint too thickly, as this slows the drying process. Lightly sand if necessary after the undercoat.

Do not use below 8C or above 30C. Avoid cold damp conditions such as when condensation, rain, dew or frosts are likely to occur. Avoid hot days, direct sunlight and hot surfaces. Provide adequate ventilation during application and drying. Avoid steam and condensation for 48 hours. Bio Water based Enamel reaches maximum durability after 14 days.

COLOURS:  Bio Enamel Lacquer and Undercoat are supplied in base white. The white based top coat can be tinted with the full range of water-based BIO Pigments. All colours are intermixable. Note that due to the use of natural ingredients, slight variations between lots are possible.

CLEANING:  Brush or roll off as much surplus paint as possible. Use soapy warm water.

COVERAGE:   1 Litre covers 10-12 sq. m., depending on the absorbency of the substrate.

PACKAGING:  250ml, 1 and 4 Litres

INGREDIENTS:  Based on water, resin, plant oil, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, clay, mineral pigments and preservatives.

STORAGE:  Keep tightly sealed in a cool, dry and frost free place. Surface skin may develop in opened cans.

PRECAUTION:  Keep away from and out of the reach of children and pets.

PAINT DISPOSAL:  Do not pour left over paint down the drain. Unwanted paint should be brushed out on newspaper, allowed to dry and then disposed of via domestic waste collection. Let empty containers dry out and dispose via a recycling program.

The preceding information is given as a general guide only. Some variations may occur or be advisable for particular conditions. Our responsibility for claims arising from breach of warranty, negligence or otherwise is limited to the purchase price of the material. There is no manufacturer’s liability for applying this product onto non compatible paint systems like oil based enamels, polyurethane, epoxy finishes etc. Directions must be followed. Contact your retailer or the manufacturer for advice.

We recommend a test application if there is any doubt.

Updated: 1 December 2015