AQUA LOCK Plus ™ Latex Stain Killer is a 100% acrylic formulated primer that provides excellent adhesion properties to a variety of interior & exterior surfaces. It has superior sealing and coverage qualities, product versatility and is an excellent base coat for both latex and oil-based finish coatings. It offers excellent stain blocking properties for water stains, fingerprints, smoke, crayons and more. Mildew Resistant: This product contains agents that inhibit the growth of mildew on the surface of the paint film.|
For interior & exterior applications on : Drywall, Plaster, Ceiling Acoustical Tile, Wood Trim & Doors, Formica, Ceramic Tiles, Glossy Surfaces, PVC Plastic, Masonry Walls, Wood Siding, Cedar & Redwood, Wood Fences, Trim, Shutters, Masonry, Stucco, Concrete, Cement Block, Galvanized Metal, Aluminum, Vinyl Siding, etc.
Aqualock is now formulated to the Insl-x greenmark™ standard.
With under 50G/l of VOC content, Aqualock will meet all United States Green Building Council's LEEDS standards for new construction and renovation projects.
Surface Preparation General – All surface areas to be painted should be clean, dry, sound and free of all dirt, grease, oils, waxes, mildew and any other surface contaminants that can cause paint failure. Dirt and chalk should be thoroughly removed by scrubbing with warm soapy water. Surface wax should be removed with a commercial wax stripper. Grease residue should be removed with a cleaner. Remove all loose chipping, cracking and peeling from previously painted surfaces by hand scraping, sanding, wire brushing and/or by use of power tool cleaning methods such as electric sanders, grinders, etc. Remove any loose rust, mill scale, rust deposits from metal surfaces by the same methods described above in accordance with SSPC – (Steel Structures Painting Council) specifications for the proper surface preparation of metal surfaces.
Repair/replace any seriously damaged and/or delaminated surface areas. Lightly feather sand all rough paint edges to adjacent surface area. All glossy surface areas should be lightly sanded to effectively dull any existing sheen and create a more suitable surface for painting.
Mildew – Surface areas affected by mildew should be thoroughly hand scrubbed with a soft to medium bristle scrub brush and a solution of one cup Tri-Sodium Phosphate or a nonammoniated detergent cleaner mixed with one part household bleach* and three parts warm water, per gallon solution, Allow solution to stand on the affected surface areas for approximately 10 – 20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow 24 – 48 hours to dry. *Follow bleach manufacturer’s instructions for safe handling and use of bleach solution.
Glossy Surfaces – Although Aqua Lock™ Plus is formulated to be applied to hard to coat surfaces without the need for sanding, it is recommended that proper surface preparation still be completed to enhance adhesion properties. Surfaces such as Formica, ceramic tile and glossy painted surfaces should be properly deglossed. Once applied allow Aqua Lock™ Plus to cure for approximately 3 to 4 days to achieve maximum resistance to scrape off. However, Aqua Lock™ Plus may be topcoated with a quality latex or oil-based finish within 1 to 2 hours, depending on overall drying conditions.
Stains – As a stain blocker, Aqua Lock™ Plus provides excellent stain blocking properties against common stains, such as water stains, smoke stains, graffiti, crayons, lipstick and finger paints. However, it is recommended to thoroughly clean the affected surface areas as directed above before application. Some difficult stains may require two prime coat applications.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Carefully clean up with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Application Aqua Lock™ Plus Latex Stain Blocker applies easily with a quality brush, roller, airless, HVLP or conventional spray methods. Stir product thoroughly before using. For best results, it is recommended to apply by brush or roller application to effectively work primer into surface pores. When applying by brush, apply a smooth and generous coat application in an “M” or criss-cross motion avoiding any excessive re-spreading or reworking. If applying by airless sprayer, it is recommended to use a unit with a minimum of 2000 PSI of pressure with a 0.017 – 0.021 fluid spray tip. When applying by airless sprayer, it is recommended that the surface area should be back-rolled/brushed to insure proper adhesion, even application and effectively work primer into surface pores. It is important to maintain a wet edge during all methods of paint application by brushing or rolling into previously applied coating area. Apply when surface and ambient temperature are above 55ºF and below 90ºF. Avoid paint application outside when weather conditions are threatening, and late in the afternoon when there is a threat of moisture condensing on wet paint. Do not paint if surface temperature is within 5ºF of the dew point.
Cleanup - Remove all spatters immediately with soap and water. Wash all equipment with soap and water immediately after use. USE COMPLETELY OR DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. Dry empty containers may be recycled in a can recycling program. Local disposal requirements vary; consult your sanitation department or state- designated environmental agency on disposal options.