Porcelite Finishing Resin


PRODUCT TYPE: Porcelite 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, and other underwater areas,
which require an exceptionally durable finish.



FOR USE ON: Concrete, plaster, steel, fiberglass and aluminum
surfaces. This product requires the use of Porcelite 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.



DO NOT USE ON: Surfaces previously painted with rubber base, vinyl,
waterbase acrylic, or elastomeric urethane coatings unless they are
sandblasted through to raw base first.



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 recoat 24 hours, or when surface is tack free.

To fill pool with water - 3-6 days, depending upon daytime temperatures.

Wait 3 days at temperatures of 85F and above, 4 days at temperatures of
75-85F, 5-6 days at temperatures of 65-75F, and 6 days at temperatures
of 58-65F.

Indoor pools require 8-10 days of curing time.



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 3 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, even if the surface
has been sandblasted. If the surface has been painted, all loose and
flaking paint must be completely removed before the cleaning procedure is done.


The cleaning procedure should be done prior to surface repairs, patching, etc.


Typically, for larger surfaces, the cleaning solution is prepared in a 5-gallon
plastic pail in the following way:


(1) Add 4 gallons of water,

(2) Add 1 quart of T.S.P. or special Porcelite cleaning concentrate


Mix well.


Each gallon of cleaning solution made with cleaner concentrate cleans about
1-15 square feet. Never use acid or acid etch solutions to prepare for Porcelite



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, with each section about 1 linear feet.
Scrub each section thoroughly with a brush and the cleaning solution.


Step Two - Rinse
Rinse each section immediately after it has been scrubbed. You must rinse with a
2500-5000 psi pressure cleaner.
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, intercoat 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.



PROCEDURES: the primer coat will fill Thin hairline cracks. Larger
cracks, craters and holes need to be filled with either an epoxy patching compound
like Porcelite Crack Repair Kit (P1001) or a hydraulic cement with an acrylic bonding
agent like Steel Grip CMT-30 or Porcelite Plaster Kit (P1002).



MIXING: Porcelite Finishing Resin is a 2-part product. The mixing ratio is
3:1 - 3 of Part A (large can) to 1 of Part B (small can).


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, 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 3 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 8F), 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.



Use a special soft rubber Porcelite squeegee to spread material on
the bottom portion of the pool and back-roll with a 1/2 inch nap and solvent
resistant core roller. Use a premium roller cover with a 1/2 inch nap and a solvent
resistant core for the side portions of the pools surface. Use either a 2 or 3 inch
paint brush with an extended handle to smooth out runs and sags.



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 to roll off the excess paint.



Apply this product at the rate of 1+ 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 and may blister once water is
in the pool.


Racing lines and targets must be applied within 48 hours of application of Porcelite
Finishing Resin at temperatures of 75F or above, and within 72 hours at temperatures
of 65-75F, or surface to be painted must be sanded lightly to aid adhesion. For lines
you must use Porcelite StripeKote (P15).



SLIP-RESISTANCE PROCEDURES: Pool steps and the shallow areas of the pool will be
slippery after painting. These areas must be made slip-resistant by sprinkling 6 mesh
white-washed silica sand on the paint while still wet. Sweep off the excess when the
coating is dry and apply another THIN coat of this product within 24 hours (or when
surface is no longer tacky) to cover the texturing agent.



MAINTENANCE: The surface of the pool must be brushed on a regular basis to avoid
an excessive buildup of calcium carbonate fallout from the chlorine water. See Informational
Bulletin on Maintenance for a Porcelite Pool.




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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