Use only synthetic brushes and rollers.
For airless spray application, dilute Acrylic Matt, Low Sheen or Satin 25%. In all instances seek technical guidance from the manufacturers of the spray equipment.
Ensure you have the right paint for the surface to be decorated.
Decant the paint to be used into a paint kettle or paint tray. Do not use paint straight form the pail.
Clean rim of pail and reseal with pail lid once paint to be used has been decanted.
Avoid returning paint from trays and kettles to the pail to avoid risk of contamination.
3. New Surfaces
When applying to new plaster, ensure plaster is fully dry following the manufacturer’s instructions. Apply one thinned coat of your chosen Hanford + Green top coat as a mist coat, first diluting by no more than 25%.
New timber surfaces should be knotted.
Prime new timber surfaces with one coat of Hanford + Green Acrylic Matt or Low Sheen.
Prime plastics, metals and laminates with one coat of a quality primer fit for purpose.
4. Use of Filler and Caulks
The use of powdered fillers such as Polyfiller, Tetrion or similar are not recommended.
For best results use Easifill, Red Devil, Onetime or two pack fillers for wood.
Always spot prime fillers with either a thinned coat of your chosen Hanford + Green top coat diluted up to 25%.
Allow caulk and fillers to dry fully in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions, before painting.
5. Previously coated surfaces
Primers, undercoats and mist coats are not required when applying Hanford + Green products to previously coated surfaces including oil / solvent based coatings, when cleaned as follows:
Clean surfaces fully with sugar soap to remove any grease or other contaminants.
Use an antifungal cleaner to remove any surface mould.
Do not attempt to remove grease or other contaminants by sanding only.
Once cleaned, lightly sand surface to form a key and then clean with a lint free cloth.
6. Drying time
Drying times will vary based on temperature and humidity.
Hanford + Green products can be re-coated as soon as they are touch dry, usually between 20 minutes and one hour.
Hanford + Green products can be applied in temperatures between 5oC and 30 oC.
Where air temperatures are 5oC, some surface temperatures such as metal are likely to be much lower. Avoid application on surfaces that are below 5oC.
No breathing apparatus or other personal protection is needed for the use of our products when applied with a brush or roller. However, it is recommended that cotton or cotton / synthetic overalls or coveralls are used. In the unlikely event that you experience any skin sensitivity to Hanford + Green products please refer to our safety information.
Whilst good practice to use in a ventilated space, it is not essential for our products to need good ventilation when used.
When applying with spay equipment, follow manufacturers guidance on protection and ventilation.
Hanford + Green products are engineered not to splatter when in use, however we recommend the use of appropriate drop sheets to protect other nearby surfaces.
9. Clean up
All Hanford + Green products are water-based, 100% pure acrylic. Tools and equipment can be easily cleaned with fresh clean water and without detergents.
Any residue of paint left in pails should be left to dry and go hard. Once hard, simply dispose of with normal waste.
To avoid spillage, always store and transport in a secure upright position.
Ensure that after use, rims of pails are cleaned, and lids properly refitted and sealed to avoid contamination.
Only store Hanford + Green products in their original pails.
Store all Hanford + Green products between 5oC and 25oC away from direct heat and sunlight.
Products that are unopened can be stored at least two years.
Opened and part used pails must have the lid securely and correctly fitted, and no contamination should be allowed to enter the paint.
All products will need to be stirred thoroughly prior to use following extended periods of time in storage.