How to apply Solagard DIY Ready Render Coarse Wattyl Solagard Ready Render Coarse Finish is a durable premixed acrylic polymer texture coating. It provides high build, full coverage texture finishes which vary through different application techniques to achieve either bagged or uniform render style finishes. Before Features Wattyl Solagard Ready Render Coarse Finish is self priming on most exterior surfaces for simpler and faster use. It assists with hiding surface imperfections and provides coverage of raking patterns in (mortar joints) brick and blockwork and resists the growth of mould and mildew. Use on Cement render, brick, blockwork, masonry, fibre cement and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) surfaces such as garden walls and outdoor feature walls. Not suitable for walk on areas or areas with vehicular traffic such as driveways, or on porous or terracotta pots. Not for use on surfaces where water is moving through from behind the structure. After Preparation What you will need: Drop sheet Masking Tape for windows and trim, adjoining walls Lambswool mitt Trowel optional TIP - Rinse mitt applicator with water before use and remove excess water. Choose from 2 x Coarse Texture Finishes Colorbond® Windspray RR HEAVY BODIED COARSE BAGGED TEXTURE FINISH Applied with a lambswool mitt. Rosetta Stone RR UNIFORM, SMOOTH RENDER STYLE FINISH Applied with a lambswool mitt and smoothed with a trowel. Preparation • Ensure surface is clean and dry, and free from chalking, loose friable material, dust, dirt and grease. All loose, peeling or flaking material must be removed. Fill holes and cracks with a suitable filler and sand lightly to an even finish. If mould is present, clean surface with household bleach then rinse well with clean water. Ensure any moss or lichen is removed. • Ensure all new cement and concrete surfaces are fully cured prior to painting. Typically this may take a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Ensure concrete surfaces are free from any bond breakers, formwork release agents, curing compounds and efflorescence (white salts). • Ensure that fibre cement sheets are installed and joined as per manufacturers’ recommendations. • Previously Painted Surfaces: Test soundness of previously painted surfaces by cutting a small X in the paint with a sharp blade. Stick a piece of tape firmly over the X and pull off. If the paint pulls away, the surface is unsound. Repeat at random in a number of areas. Unsound surfaces should be stripped. Sand any enamel painted surfaces until gloss is removed and apply one coat of Solagard Low Sheen White as a key coat. Application 1. Use of a drop sheet is highly recommended. 2. The texture appearance and style achieved from Solagard Ready Render products will depend on the application and finishing methods used. 3. Generally only one coat is required on relatively uniform surfaces. Two coats may be required on raked brickwork and other non-uniform surfaces; particularly if a uniform, rendered finish is to be achieved. 4. Practising the application technique on a board or unseen area is recommended before attempting large jobs, as these are different techniques to those used when applying normal paint. 5. When applying Solagard Ready Render it is important to apply a generous amount of product. Do not try and overspread the material as the desired texture and durability will not be achieved. Coverage One litre will normally cover up to 1 square metre per coat, depending on surface texture, porosity and method of application. Drying and Recoating 1. Surface dry under normal conditions in 4 hours. 2. Recoat or topcoat after 24 hours. 3. Drying time may be longer in cold or humid conditions. 4. Do not apply when temperature is below 10°C or above 35°C or when humidity is very high. Do not apply when rain, dew or frost is expected. TIP - Mix contents thoroughly before and during use to ensure an even application of texture. 1. Heavy Bodied Coarse Bagged Texture Finish Applied with a mitt STEP 1. Cutting In Scoop product onto mitt and cut in while you apply. STEP 2. MITT Application Apply generously and spread over the surface using a random sweeping motion. Work in sections. Do not overspread. TIP - COARSE FINISH Do not over apply in raking/mortar joins in brick or blockwork as texture will sag. STEP 3. MITT PROCESS Avoid overloading the mitt. Keep hand flat to avoid removing material unevenly. Rotate mitt to prevent uneven wearing. STEP 4. Second Coat Allow 24 hours for the surface to dry prior to applying the second coat. Follow the same application directions. 2. Uniform, Smooth Render Style Finish Applied with a lambswool mitt and smoothed with a trowel. STEP 1. Cutting In Scoop product onto mitt and cut in while you apply. STEP 2. MITT Application Apply generously and spread over the surface using a random sweeping motion. Work in sections. Do not overspread. TIP - Practice the application technique on a board or dicsrete area before attempting large jobs, as there are different techniques to those used when applying normal paint. STEP 3. TROWEL PROCESS Use a plastic trowel to create a smoother, more uniform finish. After the finish has tacked off smooth with the trowel in small circular motions. STEP 4. Second Coat Additional coats are generally required to hide raking in brick and blockwork. Follow the same application directions as per first coat.
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