MASTERS® DECORATIVE PAINTER’S EXTERIOR DEAD FLAT VARNISH is
a protective, premium quality, 100% acrylic, non-yellowing, water based
varnish formulated to have the optimum level of clarity with the least
amount of sheen. It is water resistant, abrasion resistant, and is formulated
with the highest levels of UV absorbers and inhibitors to offer both
interior and exterior protection for faux finishes and decorative painted
surfaces. Exterior Dead Flat Varnish will remove undesirable variations
in sheen created by using semi-gloss base coats with Decorative Glazes.
Not recommended for use over Modern Masters® Metallic Paint Collection™
or Metal Effects™ Metallic Paints.
The faux finished or decorative painted surface must be fully cured
prior to application (approximately 24 hours). If applying over porous
surfaces, (such as stone and plaster finishes) dilute the Exterior Dead
Flat Varnish 10% with water and apply in thin coats until the surface
is sealed. NOTE: NOT INTENDED FOR USE OVER OIL BASED FINISHES.
Exterior Dead Flat Varnish can be applied by brush, roller, or HVLP
spray gun. Do not apply when air and surface temperature are below 50°F
(10°C) or high humidity conditions exist. Optimal application conditions
are 60 to 80°F (16 to 27°C) and 30 to 60% relative humidity.
For most applications, thinning is not necessary. Stir thoroughly before
use. Do not shake.
Use a high-quality synthetic bristle brush.
Rolling: Use a high-quality, short-nap roller.
Spraying: Use a HVLP sprayer powered with an air compressor.
If thinning is
necessary, add up to 10% (3 fl. oz./85ml) of water per quart/946ml of
Exterior Dead Flat Varnish. When spraying, use a NIOSH approved respirator.
For best results and maximum protection, two coats of Exterior Dead
Flat Varnish are recommended.
Dry-to-touch is in approximately 30 minutes, re-coat is in approximately
two hours, and full cure is in approximately 12 hours. Thicker film,
temperature below 60°F (16°C) and relative humidity above 50%
may result in slower dry times.
Approximately 87 to 112 square feet per quart (8.0 to 10.5 square meters
Clean tools, brushes, and equipment with warm, soapy water immediately
after use. Promptly wipe up spills and splatters with a damp cloth.