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Rustins Plastic Coating and Hardener Gloss is a two-part clear cold cure lacquer for use on wood, hardboard, cork and plastic laminates.
Extremely good adhesion, resistant to heat, solvents and abrasion. Can be burnished to a mirror-like gloss or rubbed down to a smooth, satin finish with steel wool and wax.
For interior use only. Suitable for bare wood, suitably glued veneered wood, hardboard, MDF and unsealed cork.
An excellent finish for marquetry, as it does not darken light coloured veneers and does not yellow or craze on ageing.
Hard-dry within two hours of application. Two coats are usually sufficient on hardwood, but softwoods and cork may require a minimum of three coats, depending on the absorbency of wood. May be re-coated after an hour.
During preparation, the surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free from wax, dust and contaminants.
When applying, ensure that the mixing ratio is one-part hardener to four-parts coating by volume. Once mixed, it may be used for up to two days, if covered and kept cool. Use a brush, roller or lambs wool pad and apply evenly and liberally, finishing in the direction of the grain.
Coverage is 13-15 sq.m per litre per coat. This can vary depending on the absorbency of the wood.
Rustins Plastic Coating and Hardener Gloss is sold in 4L containers.
Full product data sheets and safety data sheets are available on request.
Product Plastic Coating
Type: A two-part cold cure finish, based on Urea Formaldehyde resins, plasticised with alkyd reinforced with melamine. The finish is highly durable, heat resistant, resistant to impact, abrasion and solvents.
Intended Use: For interior use only. Suitable for bare wood, suitably glued veneered wood, hardboard, MDF and unsealed cork.
Special Features: Enhances the colour of the wood. May be burnished to give mirror like finish using Rustins Burnishing Cream. The coating is almost colourless, but some woods may darken slightly.
Preparation: The surface must be clean, smooth, dry and free from wax, dust and contaminants. Nail holes and small cracks may be filled with Rustins Wood filler. Bare wood may be dyed before coating with Rustins Wood Dye. Other brands of dye & stain should be tested for compatibility. Do not use with Knotting or Sanding Sealer.
Application: The mixing ratio is 1 part Hardener to 4 parts Coating by volume. Once mixed, it may be used for up to two days, if covered and kept cool. Use a brush, roller or lambs wool pad and apply evenly and liberally, finishing in the direction of the grain.
Coats: Two coats are usually sufficient on hardwood. Softwoods and cork may require a minimum of 3 coats, depending on the absorbency of wood. Avoid exceeding recommended number of coats.
Drying Time: Generally, touch-dry within 30 minutes–1 hour, depending on the temperature and humidity.
Re-coating Time: May be re-coated after 1 hour.
Application Temp: Ideally 15-25°C. Do not use below 15°C, or in conditions of high humidity.
Coverage: 13-15 sq.m per litre per coat. This can vary depending on the absorbency of the wood. Maintenance The surface may be kept clean by wiping with a mild detergent solution. Worn areas may be re-coated once cleaned and sanded, to provide a key.
Compatibility: Not always compatible with PVA glued veneers, use two pack veneer glues instead. The coating may be used over Rustins Wood Filler, Rustins Wood Dye and wood may be bleached before coating, with Rustins Wood Bleach. Important. If any other products are used, such as timber treatments or other brands of dye & stain, test first for compatibility.
Shelf-life/Storage: May be several years if stored in optimised cool, dry conditions in original sealed container
Hazards: Highly flammable. Keep away from sources of ignition- no smoking. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Do not empty into drains. Wear suitable gloves. Keep container tightly closed. A full Safety Data Sheet is available upon request or on www.rustins.co.uk
Clean-Up: Clean equipment immediately after use with Rustin’s Plastic Coating Thinners or Rustin’s Cellulose Thinners, as once hardened, the coating cannot be removed.