contaminants that could interfere with proper adhesion. Remove excess chalky material. Remove all surface contamination by washing with an appropriate cleaner, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Scrape and sand peeled or checked paint to a sound surface. Sand glossy surfaces dull. Seal stains from water, smoke, ink, pencil, grease, etc. with fast drying primer. Always wash surface with an appropriate cleaning solution, or solvent. Remove as much as possible of any unsoundly adhered coatings. Sand any remaining paint film edges to desired
Mad Dog 2ness. Sanding can be done to a desired Mad Dog 2ness before applying primer. Primer is not
sandable after applied Bare wood exposed for more than 4 weeks should be lightly sanded or abraded to
remove weathered wood fibers down to a pink color.
Remove mold and mildew before painting with a solution quality biocidal/ mildewcide wash. Rinse well. Always
wear protective clothing and goggles to prevent eye and skin contact with bleach. Do not mix ammonia or any
other chemical with bleach solution.
Apply when air and surface temperature is between 50 and 90 F (10 and 32 C) and
relative humidity is less than 80%. Substrate moisture content should be approximately 15%.
Never apply MAD DOG 2 if weather conditions will not permit drying before rain, dew or freezing.
Do not apply in direct sunlight or on surfaces with a temp of 90 F / 32 C or higher.
Cool temperatures and/or high humidity can retard drying and curing. Allow product to dry overnight in these
conditions. MAD DOG 2 normally cures within 7-14 days.
If MAD DOG 2 does get wet, allow MPD to dry, inspect affected areas, touch up and repair / reprime as needed,
Then continue painting.
MAD DOG 2’s secret of success is its glue like grip and flexible strength. As
MAD DOG 2 remains flexible, use only (Top shelf) high quality 100% acrylic (flexible) exterior latex paints
and solid lat ex stains. Some flat paints will claim 100% Acrylic, but, the resins within the paint are
quite brittle and can cause a crazing and crackling effect after a few days. If glossy paints are desired,
the 1st coat over MAD DOG 2 must be a satin/semi -gloss followed by the glossy paint. This
will result in a true glossy finish. Test products you have not used over Mad Dog to confirm compatibility.
Topcoat within 5 days. If it rains and you exceed the top coat within 5 days rule, allow
the surfaces to fully dry, check and touch up damaged areas, and continue painting.
Prepare substrate, apply MAD DOG 2 and top coat for desired performance on small area
several days before proceeding with entire project to be assured of desired effect desired.
Flashing and Sheen Variation Concerns:
Spot painting is recommended over the primed area before apply the first coat of paint to avoid flashing.
This is especially true of areas which are mainly spot primed; we recommend priming entire
surfaces to reduce this common problem. Test for desired results and let dry overnight before
proceeding with the entire project.
Cold Weather Application Tips:
During cold weather conditions with sudden temperature drops or with temperatures hovering between
40-55F degrees, apply MAD DOG 2 in the morning and let it dry during the day. Wait until next morning
to apply top coat. Always stop work well before the end of the work day to allow all products to set up
before nightfall and temperature drops.
Stabilizing Stucco and concrete cracks:
MAD DOG 2 is ideal for stabilizing hairline cracks. After preparing surface brush or roll MAD DOG 2 into
the crack or unstable area. Allow area to dry overnight. Be careful not to apply MAD DOG 2 or topcoat on
too heavily on rougher surfaces as it could crackle / mud crack during the drying process.
Hard to penetrate surfaces:
To assist penetration of primer into hard finishes such as southern yellow pine, oak, concrete, stucco and plaster
that consistently peels,MAD DOG 2 may be thinned slightly with 1-2 OZ. Per quart . Let area dry and
apply a second coat of full strength MAD DOG 2.
Application Methods –
Shake or stir before using. Do not thin under normal circumstances. Apply with brush and/or roller or
airless sprayer. Back brush or roll to work product into cracks and edges
of old paint and also into new and unpainted surfaces.
Use .015”–.017” tip @1800–2200 PSI. Product can also be splattered on the surface with minimal overspray
and product lose by reducing the pressure of your airless sprayer. Back roll / brush MAD DOG 2
into all surfaces.
Product may be tinted up to 4 oz. per gallon of universal colorant. Use 1/2 quart formula
per gal tinting formula. Backfill with white when appropriate. Because MAD DOG 2 is a clear base
it will not tint opaque; it will be a more transparent look.
Dry time is normally 1 hour to the touch and recoat in 2 hours. Product applies milky
white and dries a clear green.
CLEAN UP: clean up with soap and water after use. Clean spills and spatters immediately with
soap and water.
Disposal–Dispose of unused or unwanted product in accordance with local laws regulating water-based coatings.
Store between 40F–90F. Keep from freezing or excessive heat.