Wetting Agent 8 fl oz

CA$21.60
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SKU
500-21WA08

Rublev Colours Wetting Agent is a concentrated additive for paint composed of a surfactant. A surfactant is a concentrated surface-active liquid that reduces surface tension, thus improving wetting and increasing the flow of waterborne paints.

Rublev Colours Wetting Agent is a concentrated additive for paint composed of a surfactant. A surfactant is a concentrated surface-active liquid that reduces surface tension, thus improving wetting and increasing the flow of waterborne paints.

Wetting Agent Applications

A surfactant is used several ways in paint making. Surfactants are used to “wet out” pigments to ease their introduction into a paint medium. Surfactant can also be added to thinner paint mixtures to help reduce surface tension of water.

Wetting Agent is very useful for thin paint applications, as it dramatically reduces the surface tension between the diluted paint and the substrate. Certain supports are inherently water repelling and require the use of a wetting agent to allow the paint to wet and flow over the substrate.

How to Use Wetting Agent

Always dilute Wetting Agent with water prior to adding to paint or dry powder pigments. Wetting Agent is a concentrated surfactant, and we recommend adding minimum amounts and increasing dosage gradually. It is recommended to use the minimum amount needed to achieve the desired effect.

Starting Dilutions

  • Mix 1 part Wetting Agent to 10–20 parts water. Use this mixture whenever adding the Wetting Agent to paint or to make paint with dry powder pigments.

  • When painting on non-absorbent surfaces, do not exceed the 1 part Wetting Agent to 10 parts water in the paint to minimize water sensitivity.

  • For painting on absorbent surfaces, higher levels of Wetting Agent may be used as it will be absorbed by the surface area of the substrate.

  • Use Wetting Agent to pre-wet substrate to increase the flowing or spreading capabilities of the paint.

  • Add to water for making pigment pastes or dispersions for hydrophobic or difficult to mix dry powder pigments.

Health and Safety

WARNING: Eye irritant. Inhalation of spray mist may be harmful.

More Information
SKU500-21WA08
BrandRublev Colours
VendorNatural Pigments
Processing TimeOrders ship on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Size8 fl oz (236.5 ml)

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