Professional Coating Application Directions
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PROVIDE ADEQUATE VENTILATION. USE LATEX GLOVES WHEN HANDLING COATINGS AND PRIMERS. FOLLOW MANUFACTURES DIRECTIONS AND AVOID BREATHING VAPORS. IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOME HAS RESPIRATORY HEALTH PROBLEMS OR ASTHMA, DO NOT USE THIS PRODUCT. EXTINGUISH ALL IGNITION SOURCES. DO NOT SMOKE WHILE USING. FLAMMABLE.
COLOR MATCHES OF YOUR EXISTING FIXTURE MAY NOT BE POSSIBLE. IN THIS CASE, REFINISH THE ENTIRE FIXTURE.
KITCHEN SINKS RECEIVE A LOT OF ABUSE FROM POTS, PANS, SILVERWARE AND OTHER ITEMS DROPPED IN THEM. REAPPLICATION MAY BE NEEDED IF COATING IS CHIPPED, OR SCRATCHING OCCURS. DO NOT USE ABRASIVE CLEANSERS OR PADS. CLEAN WITH A NON BLEACH NONE ABRASIVE CLEANSER.
REPAIRS Must be completed prior to using this product. Chips, cracks, cuts, peeling paint, holes or other damage can be repaired by using one of our repair kits.
STEP 1 – PREPARING THE FIXTURE (Bathtubs, sinks, tile, fiberglass showers, countertops, cultured marble)
A. Use products at room temperatures above 60 degrees only. The preparation of the fixture is the most important step in the refinishing process. Follow directions completely.
B. Surface must be clean, dry and free from rust. Remove any silicone or other types of caulking from the fixture completely with a razor blade and sand off any film remaining on the fixture. Remove soap scum, grease, wax, etc by wiping the fixture with Acetone purchased from your local hardware store. All fixtures, tile, and especially fiberglass fixtures must be sanded with 80 grit sandpaper to remove paint droppings, excess caulking or other material that is on the surface prior to continuing. Fiberglass fixtures must be thoroughly sanded to roughen the surface prior to applying the primer. (Exceptions are Formica countertops, cultured marble and plastics. These surfaces require a light sanding with 320 grit sandpaper)
C. Remove any rust with a wire brush.
D. Porcelain and Tile fixtures require minor etching after the cleaning process. Make sure all metal parts including the drains on bathtubs are covered with masking tape prior to applying the etching cleaner. Wear safety goggles, latex gloves. Avoid splashing solution on skin. Apply Etching Gel Cleaner 100% strength using a disposable paint brush. Do not allow solution to run onto any floors or unmasked metal. Scrub the fixture or tiles with a scrub pad for 10 minutes. You may work in sections if needed. Once completed, rinse Etching Gel Cleaner from the fixture or tiles well with warm water. Then wash the fixture thoroughly with soap and water. Rinse and allow to dry completely. You can use paper towels to remove water from the fixture.
E. Chip or Crack Repairs In Sinks, Bathtubs, Tile, Cultured Marble and Fiberglass. If chips, cracks or dings are present. These must be repaired prior to refinishing. Repair kits, with easy to follow directions are available from our Super Store. After repairs are made, remove any left over debris and wipe the repaired area lightly with a small amount of Acetone on a paper towel.
STEP 2 – Applying Masking Tape and Primer
Make sure fixture is completely dry and free of debris. Wipe entire fixture with Acetone prior to masking and allow Acetone to evaporate prior to continuing Mask plumbing fixtures and surrounding areas with masking tape and paper if needed. Be sure to mask the drain areas of bathtubs and sinks. Cut excess tape from drains using a razor knife.
Primer – Mix primer and primer thinner to the proper viscosity per your hvlp paint sprayer specs normally 10%. Spray the fixture using one light coat of primer, allowing the primer to dry 1 hour before applying Brrn Multi Surface Top Coat depending on temperature and humidity. Drying time may be affected by temperature and humidity in your area. One coat is all that is normally required. On Sinks, start at the drain, and work your way out of the sink to the edges. For bathtubs, start at drain area, then cover the bottom of the bathtub, next the sides of the tub, and finally the top lip and the front of the bathtub last.
STEP 3 – Applying BRRN 100 Top Coat
A. Mix Brrn Multi Surface Coating with the Brrn 101 thinner first. Mix according to your hvlp manufacturers specs or with 10% of Brrn 101 Thinner minimum.
B. After mixing paint and thinner thoroughly, add the Brrn hardener dryer at a rate of 2-3 ounces per quart of paint or 8 ounces per gallon. Mix the paint thoroughly. Pot life of the paint with additives is 1 hour. Start by spraying one light coat waiting 15 minutes for the coating to flash prior to applying your final wet shinny coat. Normally one final coat is all that is required.
C. Avoid runs, If you do get any runs, wipe the paint off with a paper towel lightly saturated with acetone.
D. When finished, remove masking tape and paper. Do not allow fixture to dry with masking tape or paper left on it. Be careful not to get debris on wet coating. Allow to Dry 24-36 hours depending on temperature and humidity – DO NOT USE THE FIXTURE OR ALLOW THE PAINTED AREA TO GET WET FOR 24-36 HOURS. Obviously colder temperatures and high humidity will affect drying times.
Clean Up with paint thinner or dispose of brushes, rollers and other materials properly. Do not allow children in the work area.
CARE AND CLEANING
Never clean fixtures with abrasive cleanser, or scrub pads. Do not use bleach or drain cleaners. Do not use suction type bath mats in bathtubs, all of these will damage the finish. Shelf life of product is 1 year. Keep out of reach of children.
USE THESE PRODUCTS AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network will not be liability for incidental or consequential damages, arising from the use, or misuse of these products. Any claims regarding these products must be directed to the manufacturer. Product received damaged during shipment must be reported to the shipping company within 24 hours of receipt of damaged goods and the Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network must be notified at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Returns: Any item returned due to damage in shipping or a defective item, must receive an Identification tag, prior to shipping the item back to the supplier. Tag is only available by emailing the Bathtub Refinishing Referral Network at the above email address. We must be contacted within 24 hours of receiving a damaged or defective item. No item will be accepted without an ID tag. Refunds will include replacement of the damaged or defective product only and are provided from the manufacturer.
This product is dangerous if misused. The customer or enduser(s) assume full responsibility for its proper use and application, as outlined in these installation instructions. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) are available upon request –contact: email@example.com .