EUROLUX Housepaint is recommended for:
- Wooden homes that have previously been painted and have not suffered from paint failure due to moisture entrapment.
- New exterior woodwork that will be primed with FPE Oil or ECO Primer/Undercoat on all six sides before installation.
EUROLUX Housepaint is an advanced, durable, water thinnable coating that offers the ease of application, weather resistance, flexibility, easy clean up and environmental friendliness associated with first quality waterborne coatings. EUROLUX Housepaint glides on effortlessly, effectively filling minor surface flaws. The elastic nature of this coating allows it to retain its adhesion through countless cycles of expansion and contraction. Use of FPE Oil Primer or ECO Primer/Undercoat prior to the application of EUROLUX Housepaint will extend service life and yield better appearance. However, on well-prepared, fully primed homes we would recommend ECO Satin or Brilliant which will normally provide more than fifteen years service life. When repainting sound existing exterior work, priming is not normally required. EUROLUX Housepaint can be applied directly to clean, dry exterior woodwork that is currently painted with acrylic paint. This coating is highly resistant to blistering, chipping and peeling. Because EUROLUX Housepaint yields a tight, non-chalky finish, it may be washed easily with a garden hose. When it comes time to renew a EUROLUX Housepaint Finish, pre-painting preparation is minimal and one coat of EUROLUX Housepaint is normally sufficient.
EUROLUX is not recommended for: Homes on which paints have previously failed by peeling, cracking of blistering. EUROLUX Housepaint contains ingredients which resist mildew growth, but in the event that you are painting a structure on which mildew has previously occurred, we strongly recommend that you consider the use of M-1 Mildewcide additive for extra protection. (This product may be purchased from FINE PAINTS of EUROPE and most FPE retailers.) It should be mixed into every can of paint and primer – every coat. Homes where mildew is evident must be thoroughly cleaned and washed with a chlorine bleach solution in order to eliminate all mold and mildew spores.
New Wood: Care is required to achieve maximum performance from EUROLUX House Paint: Before beginning a project, the structure should be checked with a moisture meter to confirm a moisture level of less than 14%. Please do not use FPE exterior coatings unless you are prepared and willing to check moisture level. (Moisture meters are available from FPE and most paint retailers – every good contractor owns one.) All surfaces to be primed/painted should be free of dust, chalk, grease, and all foreign material that could affect adhesion. New siding should be lightly sanded or washed with a TSP solution to ensure proper bonding. ALL WOOD COMPONENTS (ESPECIALLY SIDING) SHOULD RECEIVE ONE COAT OF FPE OIL OR ECO PRIMER ON ALL SIX SIDES BEFORE INSTALLATION WITH STAINLESS STEEL OR GALVANIZED NAILS. All “cuts” should be sealed with one heavy coat of FPE Oil or ECO Primer/Undercoat before nailing in place (nail in place immediately – no need to wait for primer to dry.) Structure is now prepared to receive EUROLUX House Paint.
PLEASE NOTE New construction that has already been completed without the use of FPE Oil or ECO Primer/Undercoat on all six sides must be painted with great care as risks of future paint failure exist due to lack of back-priming. Previously painted wooden surfaces: It is important to remove any loose or failing paint. We recommend that such removal be done by abrasion (refer to Makita Paint Removal System) or with PEEL-A-WAY paint remover (available through most good, independent paint retailers or call DUMONT Chemical 1-212-869-6350 www.dumontchemicals.com) followed by a through house washing with TSP or powdered detergent solution. We strongly recommend against the use of power washers as they are normally used incorrectly and frequently cause great damage. After washing and rinsing, structure should be checked with moisture meter to confirm a moisture level of less than 14%.
Please do not use FPE exterior coatings unless you are prepared and willing to check moisture level. (Moisture meters are available from FPE or most paint retailers – every good contractor owns one.) Areas where paint has been removed to bare wood should be primed with FPE Oil or ECO Primer/Undercoat – structure is now prepared to receive EUROLUX House Paint. The coating should be applied with a 4-inch synthetic house paint brush. Avoid applying thin coats. Recommend Purdy 4” XL-NYLONIA
APPLICATION: This coating should be applied with a 4-inch synthetic house paint brush. Avoid applying thin coats. A Purdy 4” XL-NYLONIA is recommended. This paint may also be applied by spray. Application by roller will produce a good finish but some minor texture may result.
Please note: Fine Paints of Europe recognizes spray application as an excellent method to apply our coatings, however we do not consult on the specifications nor the equipment needed to do so.
IMPORTANT: Two coats of EUROLUX House Paint should be applied with a minimum of 12 hours between coats. If time between coats is to exceed 60 days, structure should be rewashed prior to second coat. DO NOT apply EUROLUX House Paint if rain is expected within four hours or temperature is below 50°F or above 85°F. Do not apply EUROLUX House Paint if relative humidity is above 80%.
MAINTENANCE: Easy to clean. Wash (scrub if necessary) with a mild powdered detergent and warm water. Rinse well.
PACKAGE COVERAGE: 2.5 liter container covers 320 square feet Storage: store frost-free
- Binder: acrylic copolymers
- Pigments: Titanium Dioxide, mineral and organic color pigments
- Vehicle: Water
- Thinner: Water
- Specific Gravity [g/cm3]: 1.25 white; colors vary
- Solid Contents (white):
- by weight: 55%
- by volume: 44%
- Viscosity: 110-115 KU
- Specular Gloss (60°): 40-50 GU
- Drying time: Dust free in 1 hour. Recoatable with overnight dry
- Recommended Film Thickness: 3 mils dry (75 microns/coat)
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Eurolux Housepaint Base Transparent – FOR U.S. ONLY
Eurolux Housepaint Base White – FOR U.S. ONLY
Eurolux Housepaint Colors – FOR U.S. ONLY
WATERBORNE COLORANTS – FOR U.S. ONLY:
Colorant AQ 600 White USA
Colorant AQ 610 Organic Yellow USA
Colorant AQ 620 Organic Orange USA
Colorant AQ 630 Organic Red USA
Colorant AQ 644 Organic Violet USA
Colorant AQ 641 Blue Violet USA
Colorant AQ 650 Phtalic Blue USA
Colorant AQ 660 Phtalic Green USA
Colorant AQ 661 Oxide Green USA
Colorant AQ 670 Oxide Yellow USA
Colorant AQ 688 Oxide Red USA
Colorant AQ 700 Black USA
INDEPDENDENT LAB REPORTS