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            Stir well before use.  Do NOT dilute; do NOT shake.  Store above freezing.

            Hint                                                        Example                                                     Tip

G-Plasticoat is a water based product and any oil-based products on the substrate may prevent proper curing. 


  Oil-based stain on a wood deck.   *Use water based paints and stains when possible or allow oils in these types of products to cure for at least one month and remove any residual oil before applying G-Plasticoat*

Note: Cedar contains natural oils

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Original Plasticoat and Thickened Plasticoat form clear, colorless films.  The substrate will remain visible.  Any surface imperfections will not be hidden.   Oil stains on the garage floor will remain visible.   *Clean surfaces and perform repairs first.  All surfaces should appear as desired before applying*
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G-Plasticoat is a surface coating and not a filler composition. Will not fill large cracks in concrete driveways. *Use appropriate filler products first and then apply G-Plasticoat*
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Applying Original Plasticoat or Plasticoat Stain with a wipe applicator and a brisk scrubbing-type action could cause excessive foaming which may not completely dissipate before curing. Applying these products on a deck or garage door in direct sunlight during the heat of the day. *Employ a smooth application motion using a properly wetted applicator.  Do not apply in direct sunlight during the heat of the day*
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G-Plasticoat is easy cleanup after any application. Spray applicators, brushes, cloth applicators, rollers and containers. *Clean up with water before product cures to avoid plastic buildup on equipment*
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G-Plasticoat cures faster under warm, low-humidity conditions. Apply on exterior surfaces during warm weather conditions and the second coat may be applied within ten to twenty minutes. *Avoid applying in direct sunlight on hot days (especially when spraying) and when temperatures drop below 55o F*
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G-Plasticoat  inhibits corrosion on metal surfaces.  Use on steel to inhibit rusting and on aluminum to prevent corrosion.


*G-Plasticoat may be applied over rust neutralizing products to inhibit additional rusting*

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G-Plasticoat inhibits the growth of mold and mildew. Use on surfaces that are susceptible to mold growth such as exterior siding, concrete, and bathrooms. *Remove existing mold and mildew first, before applying G-Plasticoat*
                Hint              Example                Tip

Original Plasticoat and Thickened Plasticoat produce a satin-to-gloss finish on most surfaces.

Restore the color and luster on weathered painted surfaces.  Put a shine on a concrete patio, birdbath, etc. *Apply additional coats to obtain a higher-gloss finish*
               Hint              Example               Tip
Original Plasticoat and Plasticoat Stain are low-viscosity and may run and leave drip marks. Spraying on a smooth vertical surface may cause these products to run and drip.

*Use a cloth, brush, or roller to smooth-out drips before they cure*


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For the best results, choose the right applicator for the job. Use a white lint free cloth when applying to smooth surfaces such as counter tops, cabinets, etc. *Employ a smooth application motion with a properly wetted applicator*

Note: Put wetted cloth applicators in a zip-lock bag for short term storage

                Hint                Example                 Tip
G-Plasticoat products may not wet evenly (i.e. may produce a streaky finish) on very smooth, non-porous "high-gloss" substrates.   High-gloss tile or smooth metal surfaces.   *Use a primer first on these applications.  Prepare a small, inconspicuous test spot first to ensure desired results*


               Example                 Tip
G-Plasticoat dries quickly and levels efficiently.  Avoid over-brushing, which may leave brush strokes on the film.   Continuing to brush or roll when the film is setting up.   *Don't over-work the application.  Just brush long enough to smooth out any potential drips or excessive sag areas*


               Example                 Tip
Plasticoat Stain is semi-transparent, so allows substrate surface features to partially show through.   Growth rings and knots on wood decking materials.   *Two coats are recommended.  Additional coats will allow less of the surface features to show through*


               Example                 Tip
Temperature is vital for proper film formation of G-Plasticoat products.   Applying in temperatures under 55 F may cause the film to separate and become brittle.   *Apply product in temperatures above 55 F and avoid direct sunlight in the heat of the day*

Always be sure the surface is clean, free of wax & oils, and dry, before applying G-Plasticoat.  Prepare a small test spot on an inconspicuous part of the substrate to ensure desired results.  Keep water away from the coating until cured.





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