One easy application of Penetrol Primes, Seals, Bonds
Used for over 75 years throughout the world, Penetrol has played an important part in maintenance painting for leading industrial and shipping firms. Now, more than ever, Penetrol provides many new ways to make a wide variety of tough jobs much easier.
What is it?
Penetrol is a versatile blend of natural oils with a penetration power 3 times more than water and a powerful bonding ability. High in solids, non-toxic when dry, colourless and with low odour it is user friendly.
What does it do?
Penetrol creeps into the most minute crevices and pinholes of any surface where ordinary paint cannot enter. There it dries to a tough yet flexible finish, forming a powerful bonding film for the next coat of paint. Stable and durable, it compensates for the adverse effects that weather and surface conditions have on paint. Used alone as a primer/sealer or added to oil/alkyd based paint, varnishes and stains or metal and wood primers it enhances their inherent qualities and makes them stick to almost anything – even glass. Brush and lap marks are eliminated. Premature peeling, cracking and chalking are a thing of the past. No more uneven paint film – a major cause of early breakdown of surface coatings. And unlike thinners, Penetrol does not evaporate and actually makes more paint. By ensuring greater coverage from each litre of paint it saves money.
A drop of ordinary paint did not spread far. It sits on the surface and does not penetrate and bond properly. The same paint with 50% Penetrol spread many times further and deeply penetrated the surface displacing all moisture and air.
What it can’t do?
Penetrol cannot be used in 2-part chemical resistant coatings, Acrylic or other water based paint, chlorinated rubber or coal tar coatings. Always mix a small amount first, if not sure, to determine compatibility.
Penetrol makes it easy to paint
Stir paint thoroughly and apply. When paint “pulls” or “sets” too fast add Penetrol until the paint spreads smoothly and evenly. If paint is very thick, or in hot weather, 20% to 30% Penetrol may be required. If after a while the paint begins to “pull” add some more Penetrol. Let the brush or roller be the guide. For spraying 10-20% Penetrol is usually right.