Liquid - Tub - Surround

Liquid - Tub - Surround
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PRODUCT TYPE: Liquid - Tub - Surround modified epoxy co-polymer euroester
finishing resin (solvent base).



DESCRIPTION: A two-part high solids co-polymer euroester coating which can
be applied at the rate of 10 mils wet film thickness in a single coat.



TYPICAL USES: Swimming pools, spas, walls, ceilings, and other underwater
areas, which require an exceptionally durable finish.



FOR USE ON: Concrete, plaster, steel, fiberglass ceramic tile, and aluminum
surfaces. This product requires the use of Liquid - Tub - Surround modified
co-polymer epoxy resin primer on unpainted surfaces but can be applied over existing
epoxy coatings that are pre-sanded and in good condition, or have been treated with
Steel Grips Prime Coat.



DO NOT USE ON: Surfaces previously painted with rubber base, vinyl, waterbase
acrylic or elastomeric urethane coatings unless they have been scored with sandpaper
either through to raw base first or you have provided a strong surface that you can
bond to.



COLOR: White.



FINISH: High gloss.



SOLIDS BY VOLUME: 80% (mixed).



COVERAGE: Approximately 150+ square feet per gallon. Actual coverage will vary
depending upon surface texture and porosity.



DRY TIMES: To touch 30-60 minutes, depending on daytime temperatures.
To re-coat - 24 hours, or when surface is tack free. Moist areas will take longer to dry.



THINNER: Porcelite Special Solvent for thinning and cleanup.



SHELF LIFE: Two years from date of manufacture, which is stamped on lid.



PACKAGING: One- Gallon kits, in a 3:1 mixing ratio, consisting of a 1-gallon
can containing 1 quarts of base and a separate quart can filled with catalyst.
Four-gallon kits, in a 3:1 mixing ratio, consisting of a 5-gallon can containing
3 gallons of base resin and a separate gallon can filled with catalytic curing agent.



VOC: Volatile organic compounds: 199 grams/liter (mixed).



SURFACE PREPARATION:


The following two-step (scrub and rinse) cleaning procedure is required on all surfaces.
If the surface has been painted, all loose and flaking paint must be completely removed
before the cleaning procedure is done. Refer to pictorial procedures.



The cleaning procedure should be done prior to surface repairs, patching, etc. Preferred
material at this point is TSP.



Each gallon of cleaning solution made with cleaner concentrate cleans about 100-150
square feet. Never use acid or acid etch solutions to prepare for
Liquid Tub Surround.



CAUTION! Work safely. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, slip-resistant
footwear, safety goggles, and rubber gloves.



Step One - Scrub and Clean



Unpainted surfaces should be damp, but not wet, when doing the cleaning operation. If
necessary, lightly pre-wet the surface with a spray mist.



Divide the work area into sections. Scrub each section thoroughly with a brush and the
cleaning solution.



Step Two - Rinse



Rinse each section immediately after it has been scrubbed.



Do not let the cleaning solution remain on the surface for more than 4-5 minutes before
rinsing.
When hard and glazed areas of mineral deposits remain on the surface, remove them by
sanding. Remember to always re-clean any unpainted surfaces after sanding so as to open
up the pores of the substrate.



CAUTION! Previously painted epoxy coatings must wear before being re-coated.
Unless the previously painted epoxy coating is very thin, inter-coat adhesion may be
a problem. ALL previously painted epoxy coatings must be sanded. Sand in straight lines
using a belt sander with #80 or #100 grit sandpaper. When re-coating thicker existing
coatings, a deeper sanding of the surface is required.




PATCHING PROCEDURES: the primer coat will fill Thin hairline cracks.



MIXING: Liquid Tub - Surround is a 2-part product. The mixing ratio is 3:1 3
Parts of A to 1 of Part B .



Mix contents of Part B into Part A. Mix in a separate and larger container. When mixing
the 1-gallon kit, use a kitchen rubber spatula to remove the contents of Part A & B
since it is a thick material. When mixing the 4-gallon kit, use a kitchen rubber spatula
to remove the contents of Part B and empty into the 5-gallon pail that contains Part A.



Stir the material thoroughly for 3-4 minutes. Use an electric drill with a paint mixing
attachment.



This product requires no induction or waiting time once mixed and stirred thoroughly.



Once mixed, the product has a use-life of about 1 hour at 72F. The use-life is shortened
at higher temperatures and lengthened at cooler temperatures. At higher temperatures
(above 75F), do not mix more material that can be used in 30 minutes.



TEMPERATURE CONSIDERATIONS: Do not use this product if daytime temperatures are
less than 65F. The surface to be painted, the air, and the product must be at
temperatures of 65F or above for this product to cure properly.



When the weather is hot (temperatures above 80F), store the product in a cool place
before using. When the weather is cool (below 75F). store the product in a warm place
before use.



APPLICATION: The surface to be painted must have been primed or previously painted
with an epoxy coating that has been thoroughly sanded.



Surface must be bone dry.



If the product is not easily workable, or the weather is very hot, thin with Porcelite
Special Solvent.



When using the 4-gallon kit or 2- or 3-gallon kits at a time mixed in a 5-gallon pail,
always use a roller grid/pan to roll off the excess paint.



Apply this product at the rate of 10+ mils wet film thickness. It is best to use a wet
film thickness gauge to measure the amount of material painted on the surface. If the
product is applied too thick, it may not cure properly.



LIMITED WARRANTY: Due to the fact that the manufacturer has no control over either
surface preparation or application, warranty is limited to replacement of product, if it
is shown to be defective. Such warranty does not include the cost of labor or
consequential damages.



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