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Pearl Effects - Bronze Pearl - PINT



Pearl Effects are water-based decorative, acrylic pearlescent colors used to create beautiful decorative finishes such as distressing, antiquing, marble effects, burnishing, color washing and wood graining. Available in several colors; you are sure to find one to add the finishing touch to your project! They may be applied over General Finishes Milk Paint, water-based topcoats, and stains to create a translucent metallic pearl effect.

DRY TIME: Dry time is normally 2-4 hours under ideal conditions (70°F or 21°C, 70% humidity). Cooler temperatures and higher humidity will prolong drying time up to 8-10 hours. Re-coat time is 12 hours.

THINNING: Some spray applications may require slight thinning. If necessary, thin with water (distilled water is recommended) or General Finishes Extender 5-10% by volume. Clean all equipment immediately with warm soapy water after use.

TOP COATS: For best results we recommend General Finishes High Performance or General Finishes Enduro water-based topcoats.

CLEAN UP: Warm soapy water.

COVERAGE: 45 sq. ft/Pint or 4.18 m 2/liter (PINTS) 90 sq. ft/Quart or 8.36 m 2/liter (Quarts).

STORAGE: Keep from freezing. VOC: Less than 120 grams/liter.

INGREDIENTS: Water-7732-18-5, Glycol Ethers- proprietary, pearlescent mica, titanium dioxide.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Can be sprayed through compressed air, HVLP or airless equipment. Fluid tip sizes should be as following: Compressed air -.050, HVLP -.072, Airless -.013 Check your equipment supplier for correct tip sizes. For complete finishing instructions visit our website at or ask your retailer for a General Finishes product brochure.

INTERIOR USE ONLY SURFACE PREPARATION: Surfaces must be clean, free of moisture, grease and oil, wax, loose particles or other contaminates. On raw wood sand all surfaces with the grain starting with #120 finishing no finer than #220 grit paper. For existing finishes sand all surfaces with #320 or extra fine to super fine sanding pads.

APPLICATION: STIR WELL prior to use. Pearl Effects can be applied by foam brush, bristle brush, pad applicator or spray. For large surfaces we recommend spray application to achieve a more uniform finish. Pearl Effects works best over a sealed surface. Use 1-2 coats of General Finishes High Performance to seal your project before applying General Finishes Pearl Effects. For best results sand all surfaces between coats with #320-400 grit paper or a super fine sanding pad to improve adhesion. Glossy surfaces must be sanded before applying General Finishes Pearl Effects. Apply General Finishes Pearl Effects liberally using smooth, even strokes going with the grain. Use enough material to provide a wet film. DO NOT over brush. Apply and move on. For dry brushing technique reduce Pearl Effects 5% with General Finishes Extender. Apply with a bristle brush and lightly dust the surface with Pearl Effects. For extra protection after apply Pearl Effects, seal with 1-2 coats of General Finishes High Performance. Lightly sand between coats using #320-400 grit paper or super fine sanding pad.

WARNING: TEST FOR COMPATIBILITY WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT WITH PRODUCTS FROM OTHER BRANDS. General Finishes products should be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for any failure if our products are used in conjunction with other brands of finishes. We do not test General Finishes products with those of another manufacturer and will not accept liability if there is a compatibility issue.

SKU: 3716

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