Apply only when air and surface temperatures are between 50 - 90°F (10-32°C) and humidity is below 85% to ensure proper drying. Do not apply to surfaces that will exceed 200°F (93°C). Do not use on galvanized steel.
ALL SURFACES: Remove all dirt, grease, oil, salt and chemical contaminants by washing the surface with a commercial detergent or other suitable cleaning method. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and allow to fully dry. All surfaces must be dry at time of application. STEEL: Scrape and wire brush or power tool clean to remove loose rust, scale and deteriorated previous coatings. Use 7769 Rusty Metal Primer for sound rusted or clean metal before application of a finish coat. 7780 White Clean Primer is best for clean metal but may be used on sound rusted metal as well.
PREVIOUSLY COATED: Previously coated surfaces must be sound and in good condition. Smooth, hard, or glossy finishes should be scarified by sanding to create a surface profile. The Stops Rust Enamels are compatible with most coatings, but a test patch is suggested.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint from any surface, you may release lead paint 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. Clean up carefully 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.
Before using, stir thoroughly to ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed. If necessary, thin the material with acetone. For brush or roller, thinning is not normally required. For air spray, thin up to 15% with Acetone. Do not thin with gasoline, lacquer thinner, turpentine, etc. For
airless spray, thinning is not normally required. Apply with a good quality brush, roller or spray gun.
Use light, even strokes Excessive brushing reduces film thickness and protection.
A 3/8”nap roller should be used on rough surfaces. Cover approximately one square yard at a time. Roll away from previously coated area and work back to it for a uniform appearance. Use a brush on crevices and sharp edges.
Follow spray gun directions carefully. Always keep the gun ten to twelve inches from the surface and in motion while spraying.
Clean brush and tools with Mineral Spirits.