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  • Acrylic Satin Emulsion Product Advice

    Description

    A high opacity pure acrylic resin based paint for use on interior or exterior surfaces. Dries to a washable
    silky satin finish with very low odour during application and drying. Recommended for kitchens and
    bathrooms.

    Surfaces

    All common internal and external masonry surfaces including old plaster, plasterboard, cement render and
    suitably primed interior wood and metals subject to low traffic. Not suitable for radiators.

    Pack Sizes 5 litres, 2.5 litres and 1 litre
       
    Colour Range Little Greene Colour Range
       
    Spreading Rate Up to 14 square metres per litre depending on surface profile and
    porosity. Typically 7-9 square meters per litre on pebbledash.
       
    Drying Rate Normally touch dry in 1-2 hours. Recoatable in 4 hours.
       
    Environment Manufactured to BS EN ISO 14001:2004 standards
    VOC content Low (1.2%)
    Complies with European Commission VOC Directive 2004/42/CE

    Technical Information

    Sheen Level 15-20%
       
    Spraying (Conventional) Dilute 10% with clean water
    (Airless) Use 13 – 17 thou tip
       
    Specific Gravity 1.06-1.30 depending on colour
       
    Solids by Volume 34% approximately
       
    Dry film Thickness 25-30 microns per coat on smooth surfaces
    30-35 microns on external masonry surfaces

    Preparation

    Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from loose and flaking material, dirt, grease etc. Repairs should be
    carried out prior to painting. Areas contaminated with fungal or algal growth should be treated with a
    proprietary fungicidal wash or with 25% household bleach before painting. Powdery exterior surfaces
    should be brushed down and sealed with a masonry stabilising solution before painting. Surfaces
    previously treated with oil-based paint should be lightly abraded before painting.

    Application

    Stir well before use. Ready for use by brush, roller or airless spray. On porous surfaces up to 5% water
    may be added to assist application. On very porous surfaces e.g. plaster up to 25% water may be
    necessary. One finishing coat will usually suffice on internal surfaces.

    Clean up

    Equipment should be cleaned with water immediately after use.

    Precautions

    Always read the can label before use. Do not apply to surfaces below 5°C or if there is a risk of heavy rain or frost during application or drying.

    Disclaimer

    All the information submitted on this sheet is correct to the best of our knowledge and experience. The Little Greene Paint Company reserves the right to modify data and systems sheets and procedures with reference to usage and application without further notice. The information supplied does not absolve users from responsibility to carry out their own tests and experiments, nor does it imply any legally binding assurance of certain properties or suitability for any specific purposes. Conditions of application and service may be beyond our control, so no liability whatsoever can be accepted on the basis of the information supplied herein.

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  • ULTIMATT® Emulsion Product Advice

    Description

    A high opacity pure acrylic resin based paint for use on interior or exterior surfaces. Dries with very low odour to a tough matt finish with improved resistance to household stains. Will withstand repeated washing without losing film integrity. Recommended for high traffic areas, kitchens and bathrooms. Complies with BS7719 Type C for scrub resistance.

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  • Limewash Product Advice

    Description

    An exterior, water-based finish for traditional buildings, Limewash allows the structure to breathe so reducing dampness. By sinking into the surface and subsequently reacting with carbon dioxide it protects the substrate. Most effective on lime plaster, lime render and porous stone. Less effective on cement render and plaster.

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  • Floor Paint (Oil Based) Product Advice

    Description

    A tough polyurethane alkyd based semi-gloss finish with excellent wash and wear resistance, for concrete and wooden floors subject to light to medium traffic.

    Resists most mild chemicals, detergents and oils. Prevents dusting of concrete floors..

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  • Distemper Product Advice

    Description

    A chalky, interior, water-based finish for walls, ceilings and fine plasterwork. Dries to a soft, matt finish which allows walls to breathe. Excellent covering power on porous surfaces although this depends on the degree of thinning. The finish is gently wipeable if required but is not recommended for contact areas or areas where condensation occurs.

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  • Acrylic Eggshell Product Advice

    Description

    A tough, high opacity multi-surface acrylic paint for use in many interior or exterior applications. Dries to a smooth eggshell finish with outstanding water resistance and excellent adhesion. Recommended for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Virtually solvent-free, it has a very low odour during application.

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  • Universal Primer Undercoat Product Advice

    Description

    A combined high opacity primer and undercoat for use with Little Greene Eggshell and Gloss paints, both
    Acrylic and Oil-based. Based on Zinc Phosphate anti-corrosive pigment and high quality alkyd resin it
    provides the ideal surface for decoration of wood or metal.

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  • Oil Based Eggshell Product Advice

    Description

    A traditional semi thixotropic paint for use on interior and exterior surfaces. Dries to a low sheen finish resistant to repeated washing and condensation. Ideal for use in kitchens and bathrooms. Conforms with DEF STAN 80-66.

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  • Acrylic Matt Emulsion Product Advice

    Description

    A high opacity acrylic resin based paint for use on interior or exterior surfaces. Dries to a wipeable chalky matt finish with excellent covering power. Being virtually solvent-free it has a very low odour during application. Complies with BS 7719 Type A.

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  • Acrylic Primer Undercoat Product Advice

    Description

    A high quality pure acrylic primer and undercoat for use with Little Greene Eggshell and Gloss paints. Dries to a smooth semi-matt finish with good opacity and flow and has very low odour during application and drying. It can be used internally and externally providing a vapour permeable film with good adhesion.

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