Owatrol Floetrol (Easy Flow) helps aid the flow of water based paints leaving a smoother finish more like a traditional oil based gloss.
Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive (known in the U.S. as Easy Flow) is a latex additive product designed for use with interior and exterior emulsion/acrylic paints and aids the flow, making them flow like oil-based paints while compensating for the adverse effects that weather and surface conditions have on paints and primers.
Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive is ideally used with emulsions, acrylics and vinyl paints to improve flow and workability. Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive improves the finish and allows for a smoother effect without brush streaks or roller misses. When using a roller, you will be able to produce an immaculate finish similar to that of a spray machine. Floetrol Paint is one of the top interior paint additvies available on the market today, offering a high quality finish that you deserve when decorating your home or commercial property. Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive is reguarly used by artist's in pour painting as just a small amount helps in the flow of the paint.
Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive is easy to apply by mixing the product with any number of paints and can be applied to the surface using brush, roller or spray, and can even be used to produce special effects on surfaces. Only 5-10% of Floetrol is needed per litre of paint and coverage rates and drying times, depend on which paint is being used.
Surface and Environment
Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive can be used to avoid brush marks, especially in warm, sunny and windy conditions that often result in streaky finishes. Owatrol Floetrol Paint Additive is a great all round product that improves the finish of a paint internally or externally where conditions often affect the finish. Floetrol is a versatile product, but produces a crisper finish when applied to interior surfaces.
More About Floetrol
Floetrol is a paint additive for water-based emulsions, acrylics, vinyl, and it will help improve the flow and workability of the paint without affecting the build or the quality of the paint. It helps improve the finish of the paint because it doesn't weaken the paint, instead it maintains, it helps maintain the paint's qualities and characteristics, but it extends the wettage and the workability. Floetrol just makes the paint easier to flow out without giving you brush or roller marks. It can only be used water-based paints, but it gives a water-based paint the feel of an oil-based paint.
You add about no more than five percent per litre of Floetrol to the paint and it really works well adding paint to, for example, to Bedec's MSP. When you're painting around a uPVC window frame, or a uPVC door and you start on one corner and you're using the Bedec multi-surface paint and you're working around on quite a warm day. It's really fast-drying this paint, so once you've worked your way around the whole door and come back to that start, you then get an overlapping section which is really obvious where you can see the brush marks, you can see where you started and where you finished, but if you add Floetrol to this paint, it will just help extend the drying time of the paint and really make it, just easier to use, and as you're working around, like a window frame or a door, for example, and come back to that edge where you started, it will still, you'll be able to blend it in well and you won't get any brush marks, or roller marks left, so it just helps extend that wettage.
It's also a really good product for adding to, if you're using a sprayer, spraying out paint, it will just help the flow of the spray and reduce. It just helps with the pressure when spraying out through the nozzle.
Easy Flow in the US, Floetrol in the U.K. Flood-brand makes paint conditioner and sells it as Floetrol in stores like Home Depot in the US. Owatrol-brand’s version is similar but not identical as Flood’s. If you’re serious about ! Paint pouring is like baking without a recipe. It’s experimental science and art. Nearly impossible to get same results twice in a row. Talent, technique, supplies and ingredients all factor in
- Additive for waterborne coatings : emulsions, acrylics, vinyls
- Improves paint flow and workability
- Minimises paint streaks and roller misses
- Increases open time and eases application
- Ideal for special effects
- Avoids brush marks especially in warm, sunny and windy conditions
- Eases and improves spray application
- Offers greater flexibility of application
- Reduces spray pressure by up to 20%
- Reduces overspray - Less paint waste
- Prevents tip clogging and piston freeze
- Lubricates moving parts - reduces wear and tear.
- Add approximately 5 to 10% per litre of paint
- Clean up with water
|Type:||Water Paint Conditioner|
|Stock Colours:||Milky White|
|VOC Content:||Does not exceed 0.5 %|
|Volume Solids:||12 % ± 2|
|Suitable Substrates:||For use with waterborne coatings etc.|
|Theoretical Coverage:||Coverage and drying times dependant on paint|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||-|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||-|
|Surface Dry:||Coverage and drying times dependant on paint|
|Overcoatable:||Coverage and drying times dependant on paint|
|Fully Cured:||Coverage and drying times dependant on paint|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Water|
|Shelf Life:||1 year minimum in original unopened packaging|
|Packaging:||Available in 500ml, 1, 2.5 and 10 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
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