Rockcote Ecostyle Satin
A hard wearing enamel paint, ideal for doors, windows and trim, or for walls which get a lot of wear such as kitchen and bathrooms. Water based and ultra low VOC. Certified by GECA.
Suitable: for interior and exterior walls that require an enamel paint for extra abrasion resistance and ease of cleaning. Also for interior & exterior doors, windows & trim. Domestic and commercial situations.
Appearance: is satin. Also called semi 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 which is classed as ultra low VOC - one of the lowest for an acrylic enamel on the Australian market.
Durability: is excellent. Stain resistant and washable, with a 15 year guarantee for interior and exterior use.
Vapour Permeability: is good but less than a low sheen paint. It tends to seal in old paint while still allowing the wall to breath. Also contains a non-toxic mould inhibitor.
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 to be sanded 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 2 hours between coats.
Coverage: is approximately 16 sq.m/L.
Coats: is usually two. Occasionally on hard to cover surfaces or for some strong colours three coats may be needed.