Flat Oil

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High quality flat matt alkyd resin oil paint. To be used for the decoration of low-usage joinery and woodwork such as panelling. Artist quality earth and traditional powder pigments provide matchless purity and quality of colour with subtle variations of colour and tone. It is not a permeable paint, and is not to be used on newly plastered surfaces or solid walls that need to breathe.

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Environmental Considerations

Contains no added lead. Actual VOC content <299g/l. 2010 EU limit 300g/l. All Rose of Jericho paints comply with the latest environmental legislation.

Usage/Purpose

To be used for the decoration of low-usage joinery and woodwork such as panelling. For interior use only. Flat Oil is not as wipeable as modern gloss or eggshell oil paints.

Coverage

12-14 m2/ litre/coat on smooth surfaces.

Finish

Matt finish with subtle variations in colour and tone. All Rose of Jericho paints are made using powder pigments. Colour and tone variations due to these pigments and differing porosity of surfaces are inevitable. The intention is that our oil paints possess the lack of uniformity and charm of traditional oil paints.

Colour

Available in all colours.

Observations

Touch dry in 6 hours in good drying conditions: Touch dry in 6 hours. Allow 18 hours between coats. Ensure adequate ventilation during the drying period. Do not apply in temperatures below 8°C or in damp or humid conditions. Only rarely used for the decorations of walls and ceilings. Flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition. Use in good natural ventilation and wear protective clothing and equipment.

Preparation

All surfaces should be sound, dry, clean, and free from dirt, oil, grease or other contamination. New woodwork should be primed with an oil-based wood primer. Existing paintwork in sound condition should be washed down with a warm water detergent solution and abraded. It is recommended that trials be carried out well in advance to ensure that the surface is suitable for application.

Application

Stir thoroughly before use. Flat Oil is best applied by brush. Maintain wet edge. Two coats normally recommended. Thinning is not normally necessary for primed or previously painted surfaces. Thin with white spirit if necessary. Coverage: 16 sq. metres per litre on smooth surface of low porosity. Brushes and equipment should be cleaned with white spirit immediately after use.

Availability

1 and 2.5 litre cans. Mixed to order.