Surfaces to be painted should be dry, free of dust, chalk, grease, rust and all foreign material which would affect adhesion. Dust and Chalk must be removed by scrubbing with mild, powdered detergent and warm water and rinsed with fresh water. NEVER prepare surfaces by washing with a petroleum-based liquid soap, which can affect adhesion.
Grease and wax should be removed with lacquer thinner. Surfaces such as kitchen cabinets or furniture that may have been waxed with a silicon-based product, or stained, varnished or oiled should be treated with a deglossing agent such as Wil-Bond before priming with Oil Primer/Undercoat.
When mildew is encountered, it must be removed thoroughly by washing with a mild bleach and TSP solution. It is imperative that all bleach residue be removed by rinsing with water.
When painting metal surfaces, all corrosion and rust must be removed; prime with the appropriate FPE metal primer. When painting wooden surfaces, knots must be sealed with shellac to prevent bleeding before priming.
Glossy surfaces must be dulled by a light hand sanding or a dulling agent (liquid sandpaper).
Tools : Use a first quality, clean, natural bristle brush. We recommend the following brushes for this finish: Omega Small Flats (S57's), or Omega Round Sash (S203's). NEVER use a roller to apply this finish to high profile areas as a slight stipple will be evident.
New, unpainted surfaces and those previously painted with waterborne finishes : After surface preparation, apply one coat appropriate FPE Primer/Undercoat, use Oil or ECO Primer for wood, Primer AC for ferrous metal, Key Primer for non-ferrous metals and plastics. Primer coat should be sanded with 220 grit paper and tacked clean before receiving two thin, even coats of Hollandlac Brilliant. Allow each coat to dry overnight. For added durability, apply two primer coats before painting or a third finish coat.
On surfaces previously painted with oil-based paint : Surfaces painted with an oil finish, which are sound and do not need significant preparation, may be painted without priming. Apply Hollandlac Brilliant following a light sanding and thorough cleaning to remove dust and foreign material. Painted surfaces that do require heavy sanding or scraping should be cleaned and then treated with Oil Primer/Undercoat. Then apply two thin coats of Hollandlac Brilliant.
Hollandlac should be stirred well before use and applied in thin, even coats. Under normal environmental conditions this product requires no thinning. Clean up with FPE Mineral Spirits. Do not apply on exterior work when the temperature is below 40F or above 90F, or if rain threatens. Work area should always be well ventilated.
FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS: Sanding between coats of Hollandlac is not required for adhesion. However, when applying Hollandlac Brilliant Enamel to high profile areas subject to close eye contact, we recommend a light sanding with a fine grade of sandpaper (220 or higher grit) between coats. This step should be followed by a thorough vacuuming or wiping down with a clean rag or tack cloth. Care should be taken to allow adequate drying time between coats and before sanding. The durability of this finish on floors can be enhanced substantially by allowing the finish to cure for at least one week before receiving heavy traffic. Sanding is for appearance and is not required for adhesion.
NOTE: For a spectacular, mirror-like finish on walls and woodwork, use FPE Brushing Putty or Swedish Putty before applying Hollandlac. These unique products (refer to Directory) produce a luxurious, durable, glass-like finish when used to prepare a surface prior to the application of Hollandlac Brilliant.
Easy to clean. Wash (scrub if necessary) with a mild, powdered detergent and warm water, rinse and dry (buff) thoroughly to prevent water spots.
.50L container covers 84 square feet
.75L container covers 126 square feet
2.5L container covers 420 square feet
Binder: Alkyd resins
Pigments: Titanium Dioxide, mineral and organic color pigments
Solvent: Mineral Spirits
Thinner/Clean up: FPE Mineral Spirits
Specific gravity [g/cm3]: 1.15 white (varies according to color)
Solids contents (white):
by weight: 70%
by volume: 55%
Viscosity: 90 95 KU
wet: 60 microns/coat
dry: 30 microns/coat
Specular gloss: (60°): appr. 80 GU
Recommended film thickness:
Drying time: 4 to 6 hours dust free
16 hours recoatable
VOC: 351 g/l