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About Crown Paints
Crown Covermatt has been especially prepared for use by the trade for the interior decoration of walls and ceilings. Can be applied directly to cement rendering, brick, stone etc., in addition to plaster and soft board surfaces. Covermatt possesses excellent obliterating characteristics and is extremely easy to apply.
Characteristics: High opacity copolymer emulsion paint with lead-free pigmentation. Contains a fungicide to retard mould growth.
Advantages: Excellent hiding power. Economical. The porous nature of the film allows new surfaces to breathe and dry out easily. No primer required on new or previously painted sound masonry surfaces.
Application: Apply by brush, roller or spray equipment.
Thinning: For first coat work and for application to porous or textured surfaces and for spray application, Covermatt can bethinned with clean water but over-thinning should be avoided.
Drying Times: Re-coatable in 4 hours.
The spreading capacity of Crown Covermatt Emulsion varies considerably depending on the texture and porosity of the surface being coated.
The following spreading capacities are approximate in m2/l
|Surface type||New or Unpainted||Previously painted|
|Smooth- Lime Plaster||11 -14||14 – 15|
|Cement-Wood Float||9 -11||12 -13|
|Bag Wash-Concrete Blocks||4 – 6||7 – 8|
|Tyrolean / Roughcast||3 – 5||3½ – 4½|
Equipment Cleaner: Water.
Colour range: Available in a limited range of colours chosen from the BS 4800 shade range and Crown house colours.
Pack Sizes: 4 litres and 20 litres.
Availability: From Crown Depots in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu and through Crown Stockists.
New Work – Walls, Ceilings etc: Prepare surfaces (Refer appropriate surface Date Sheet). Apply 3 coats Crown Covermatt.
2 coats may offer complete obliteration depending on the colour in use and the surface being coated but 3 coats are recommended for maximum protection.
Previously (Matt Emulsion) Painted Surfaces in Sound Condition:
Prepare surface. Apply 2 coats Crown Covermatt.
Note: 1 coat may be sufficient when using the same shade over paint work in reasonable condition.
Loosely bound, unsound surfaces (including walls previously painted with distemper, cement paint, lime wash etc): Prepare surface (refer Data Sheet SP 2). Apply 1 coat Crown Penetrating Primer. Apply 2 coats Crown Covermatt.