Rockcote Ecostyle Gloss
One of the biggest changes to modern paints is the development of water based enamels. Oil-based gloss enamels are extremely high in VOC's - up to 350gms/L - which is why they are so smelly and are a major source of air pollution. This enamel contains less than 2.5gms/L VOC.
Suitable: for interior and exterior doors, windows, trim and furniture in domestic and commercial situations. Suitable for timber, zinc, PVC, cement sheeting & hardboard after priming.
Appearance: is gloss.
Choose colours from any common paint colour charts (see drop down list below), and we tint to these using low VOC tints. Tinting prices vary according to the amount of tint (ie wether its a light, mid, or strong colour). You will need to estimate which of these groups your colour is in and we will let you know if there is any correction to price before processing your order. You can also order coloured sample pots, or A4 colour cards in Ecostyle low sheen to trial colours in your home.
Odour: is a mild smell that dissipates quickly.
VOC: is 2.4gms/L - classed as ultra low VOC. One of the lowest of all water based enamels on the market.
Durability: is excellent. Stain resistant, tough and scrubable with a 15 year guarantee for interior and exterior use. Will not support the growth of mould, mildew or fungi.
Priming: is needed on new Gyprock, bare timber or metal, and on previous oil based enamels. Use Ecostyle Sealer/undercoat on new gyprock. Use Zinsser Smart Prime on timber, metal and oil based enamels.
Previous water based enamels need only to be sanded lightly to provide good key.
Strong colours generally require a primer tinted to grey, or towards the top coat colour, to acheive good colour.
Application: is by roller, brush or spray gun. Easy to use, but can't be 'worked' like an oil based enamel. Simply roll on and tip off. A foam roller is ideal. Apply in temperatures 10 - 30 degrees C
Drying: is 5 hours between coats.
Coverage: is approximately 16 sq.m/L.
Coats: is usually two. Occasionally on hard to cover surfaces or for strong colours three coats may be needed. Tinting the primer toward the topcoat colour is recommended for deep colours as these can be a bit translucent.