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Interlux - Flattening Agent for One-Part Finishes
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Interlux Flattening Agent For One-Part Finishes Customer Questions and Answers

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i am looking for something that will dull the shine of black gel-coat. I use a 2 piece mold to make fiberglass hard hats and some of miners want a flat black and i don't have time to sand them. I just need something to add to my gel-coat or find a flat black gel. Any help?

Asked on 03/22/2015 by Joy Smith

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Joy, The gloss of a molded piece is determined by the surface of the mold. Not what is in the resin. This product can not be used in a mold because it has solvent in it. The solvent must flash off into the air. You best bet is to paint the helmets with flat paint.

Answered on 07/12/2017 by Todd
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Thank you Tim.

Answered on 03/23/2015 by Joy Smith

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Thank you John

Answered on 03/23/2015 by Joy Smith

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I've used the Interlux Flattening Agent on Blue, Green, and lighter color paints, never on Black. West System has added a Black Pigment 502 to their line of pigments, might want to give it a try.

Answered on 03/22/2015 by Nick Knight

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I use the Interlux flattening agent with a variety of one part urethane finishes in a 1:2 ratio and it produces a nice satin finish, but I have no experience with other resins. You might try an experiment.

Answered on 03/23/2015 by DAVID YOUNG

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I purchased the flatenning agent specifically to go with Interluxs Brightside Polyurethane paint. I would suggest you just go to the Interlux site (just Google that and you will eventually get there), the have a good on line help to answer such questiOns. They have helped me numerous times. good luck

Answered on 03/22/2015 by TIM BUTLER

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This product is formulated to work with one part paint. I have no idea how it would react to gel coat. This would be best answered by the chemist who formulated the product.

Answered on 03/23/2015 by JOHN MANN
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Can this product be used with oil based polyurethanes as well as water based polyurethanes?

Asked on 02/18/2016 by Wrenzo Thompson

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I have ONLY used it with oil-based poly, and it turned out just fine. I wanted to dull down the finish on some wrought-iron work to match the original powder coat. Mixed easily with poly and has held up to the weather very well.

Answered on 02/18/2016 by Sandra Conwell
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Sorry, I purchased for someone else and did not use the product.

Answered on 02/19/2016 by C. F. MARTIN

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i have only used with Interlux Brightside and other oil based paints. The technical question would be best answered by Interlux.

Answered on 02/19/2016 by JOHN MANN

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Sorry but I am not sure - I think specs on can should answer your question or contact Jamestown customer service

Answered on 02/21/2016 by STEVE WASILCHUK
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What ratio should you use with brightside on the deck of a fiberglass center console boat? I want to reduce the gloss blinding effect on the water. Should I be going for a semi gloss, satin, or matte sheen? Just looking for opinions.

Asked on 07/19/2014 by Karl Greening

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I am restoring a 1961 Thompson wooden boat. I put a coat of non-flattened Brightside on and it was way too glossy. Covered it with 2 coats of 50-50 flattening agent and it is about right. Could even go a bit more flattening maybe 60-40. Dave

Answered on 07/19/2014 by DAVID BIRSA
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1/2 and 1/2 is what I used - worked great - gave me a sheen somewhere between matte and satin.

Answered on 07/19/2014 by HARVEY GOODFRIEND

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I mix flattening agent 50:50 with Brightside to cut the glare on decking.

Answered on 07/19/2014 by JOHN MANN

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Not sure I can answer this question. Sheen is often a personal preference. I prefer matte finishes wherever I can get them. I will say (and it may be of some use to you) that this product will not produce a matte finish at it's highest concentration. Between flat and satin is what I would call the dullest finish attainable.

Answered on 07/19/2014 by JOSEPH MCGOWAN
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can this product be used with JD Wet Edge paint?

Asked on 06/18/2013 by Aardvark Design

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Talking with JTD tech,said will work with JD wet edge topside paint

Answered on 06/06/2017 by Tom
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I'm sorry, I don't know.

Answered on 06/18/2013 by CHARLES HACKEL

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I don't know for certain. However, I used this with a different companies oil based paint. I would suggest talking to a paint store expert who could tell you if the chemistries where compatibale.

Answered on 07/17/2013 by WALTER GREENE

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I have only used the flatteing agent with Interlux Brightside single part paint. I do not know if it is suitable for use with JD Wet Edge. JD's experts would be better able to answer such a techmical question

Answered on 06/19/2013 by JOHN MANN
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interlux flattening agent, how does it work with automotive single stage paint, Base coat/clear coat? Does it mix well

Asked on 06/28/2018 by tim from Memphis TN

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This is designed for one part polyurethane systems. You may want to reach directly out to Interlux and discuss this topic with them. Not all additives like this will work universally with one-component paints.

Answered on 06/29/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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I have used the Interlux flattener on a boat project and a PPG flattener on a car project. They have a totally different chemistry. Get the correct flattener from your paint manufacturer!

Answered on 06/28/2018 by doug

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I'm not sure about automotive paint. I used this to flatten Interlux for house trim. It mixes well and easily.

Answered on 06/28/2018 by restharrow2
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I WANT TO PAINT MY NON-SKID, WHICH IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITON SO I DON'T WANT ANY ADDITIVES, BUT WANT TO GET A VERY DULL FINISH. HAS ANYONE USED BRIGHTSIDE WITH THE FLATTENER TO CREATE A FLAT FINISH. IF SO WHICH RATIO OF PAINT TO FLATTENER?

Asked on 10/10/2011 by THOMAS T

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I used the paint as is for the first coat and got the coverage, then used the flatting agent in the second coat. Worked great.

Answered on 05/24/2017 by Sea Monkey
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If I recall the instructions allowed up to 25% flattener. I remember using one quart flattner to one gallon varnish (or paint). The more flattener you use, the less durable the paint or varnish will become so keep this in mind.

Answered on 10/11/2011 by GREG TAUNTON

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i used 2 parts bright white paint and 1 part flattening agent for my boats wood interior. Yes it gives a more dull finish, but reduces coverage thickness or "hide" causing light spots in finish. I would recommend a minimum 2 coats with only flattener in the last...... With one part finishes dont skimp on the prep! especialy on a deck, one-part has poor addison unless surface is perfect clean and dry. The best thing would be a 2 part epoxy base coat..........

Answered on 10/15/2011 by BRAD WILCOX
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I would like to know if this flattening agent have a chance to be compatible with other spar-varnish (resine/oil base), like Pettit Captain's 1015, Epiphane gloss or Man O War varnish?

Asked on 08/14/2018 by Martin from Quebec

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This flattening agent has a resin/oil base, so you can't be certain that it is compatible with another brand of varnish. (If you painted this flattening agent by itself, it would dry and harden, and look like a not-very-attractive flat varnish.) I have used another brand of flattening agent (PPG automotive) that was simply silica powder in a solvent. If you painted it by itself, the solvent would evaporate, and the powder would just blow away.

Answered on 08/14/2018 by doug
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I do not know. The paint/varnish representatives might however. My experience is limited to flattening Interlux topside paints.

Answered on 08/19/2018 by haled
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Can one part Brightside be used over top of Intradeck?

Asked on 04/16/2018 by jim from Florida

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Yes. It's basically the same paint as Interdeck (Interdeck has some flattening agent to lower the sheen and non-slip particles) so they are compatible.

Answered on 06/04/2018 by JD Tech Associate
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Short answer, yes. But you will lose some of the non skid property of the Interdeck.

Answered on 04/16/2018 by llissenden
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Does the flattener change the tint when adding it to white interlux Brightside 1 part paint? Thanks

Asked on 01/25/2015 by David Maynard

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Typically the flattener will not change the color. The level of gloss will decrease where the amount of Flattening Agent YMA715 is increased. The opacity (ability to hide) of the chosen finish will be affected once the clear Flattening Agent YMA715 is added. For better hide apply the unflattened finish first and finish off with the mixed (flattened) material as a last coat, or apply the unflattened finish until opacity is achieved. Stir well before use

Answered on 01/26/2015 by Rick White
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what is the coverage of a quart can of paint?

Asked on 01/20/2015 by Undisclosed

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I use it 50/50 with Brightside. It doubles the Brightside coverage.

Answered on 01/22/2015 by JOHN MANN
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