LK TOPCOATS, PRIMER AND INTERCOAT
LK TOP COATS: MATTE, FLAT, FACTORY AND GLOSS SEALERS TO SEAL YOUR WORK. THE TOP COATS ARE SCRATCH RESISTANT AS WELL!!!!
LK INTERCOAT: TIRED OF YOUR PAINT COMING UP WHILE REMOVING YOUR STENCILS? USE THIS INTERCOAT BEFORE APPLYING TO SEAL YOUR PAINT IN. LK Intercoat is a water-based acrylic coating that is made from very strong resins that dry to a clear film. The dry film is capable of blocking chemical reactions and bleeding between layers of paint. If you are working on a portrait and get to a point where you are ready to paint is ready for details, apply two coats of Intercoat and once it is fully dry, you will be able to paint the details in without fear of making a mistake because the Intercoat layer will allow you to erase mistakes without damaging the art beneath it! It will act as a barrier between the new art and the art under it!! It is compatible with solvent-based paints so this product may be used in many applications!
Preparation: All coats of paint under the Intercoat MUST BE TOTALLY DRY before applying Intercoat. Remove all dust before applying. Do not use as a primer.
Application: Apply Intercoat in two to three coats with an airbrush or a soft paint brush. Begin with one light coat. Dry this coat quickly after applying by using a hair dryer until the surface is dry. DO NOT USE A HEAT GUN, it can burn the Intercoat. Before applying the next coat, make sure the surface feels cool to the touch. Apply the second coat as a medium wet coat and then dry it quickly with a hairdryer. Application of a third coat is only recommended if you do not plan to add any further coats of paint or expect to do heavy erasing.
Stencil blocking: Intercoat is also intended for extremely clean stenciling. Use of Intercoat after applying a stencil will dramatically reduce stencil problems such as lifting and bleed. To use as a stencil blocker, apply stencil vinyl on a fully prepped and dried surface. Make sure stencil is completely laid down flat without air pockets and then apply two very light coats of Intercoat and allow to air dry for 10 minutes. Apply colors to stenciled areas and allow to dry. Remove stencil and apply one more light coat of Intercoat to melt the paint edge so there won't be any high edges from the tape.
Converting coatings: Some situations may require paint to be stronger than it was made to be. Certain inks have a binder that is too weak to be used on flexible surfaces. To enhance the strength of the ink, add 1 to 3 drops of intercoat to 10 drops of ink, mix, and spray. Compatible with all waterbased paints.
Migration prevention: The chemistry of our intercoat makes it capable of drying quickly and forming a barrier between to paints that would normally cause migration together. Example: candy paint and white. Intercoat is nonreactive and will block most dyes and paints from affecting the next layer. Two or three light coats are required.
Intercoat does not contain any UV blockers and is not as flexible or scratch resistant as our top coats. It should not be used as a top coat.
LK PRIMER: MAKES ALMOST ANY SHOE MATERIAL PAINTABLE LIKE LEATHER. THIS IS NOT A SEALER! IT CAN NOT BE USED AS ONE. LK Primer will give your paint the ultimate foundation! This primer will chemically bond to the surface and give your paint the best surface to stick to! LK Primer is clear but will have a slight milky haze to it so only apply it in places you intend to color. It will work with any paint you put over it.
LK Primer Technical data sheet
LK primer is a blend of high-performance polyurethane resins designed for use on leather, vinyl, rubber, and canvas.
Preparation: Use a clean lint-free cotton cloth dampened with acetone to clean only the leather surface which you intend to paint. Do not excessively clean the surface. You should feel the surface change from slick to tacky as you are cleaning it. As soon as it changes feel, it has been sufficiently been cleaned. Allow the surface to sit for 10 to 20 minutes to allow solvents to escape. Do not force dry. Remove any dust or debris with a clean dry synthetic paint brush.
Applying Primer: LK Primer can be applied with a soft brush, but the best way to apply it is with an airbrush with a tip size between .2mm and .7mm with air pressure between 25psi and 35psi. Spray Primer directly at the surface from 3 to 5 inches away with an airbrush, or 4 to 8 inches away with a spray gun. Apply in even coats by working from side to side and top to bottom while overlapping each previous line to create medium wet coats. Allow the primer to fully dry before moving to the next coat. You may use a hairdryer to force dry but be sure to allow the surface to cool all the way before proceeding.
Pot Life: Once the product is poured into an open-air container such as an airbrush cup or mixing cup, curing will begin. A test showed that in a 1/8oz airbrush cup at 72f the product was usable for 2 hours before performance was affected. In a similar test in a 16oz cup, the product was usable for 6 hours. To extend pot life, keep unused portion covered with a cap or lid.
Coverage: One 2oz bottle will coat more than 15 pairs of leather shoes! Coverage on canvas will vary based on the type of canvas and size.
Storage: Store between 50f and 80f and away from long term exposure to direct sunlight to prevent oxidation. Long term exposure to temperatures over 120f and below 30f may cause a loss of product performance. Keep lid closed when not in use to prevent drying.
Clean up: Clean all tools immediately use with water, acetone or 4012 reducer by Createx Colors TM. Clean up of dried primer requires ammonia. Clean all traces of Primer out of your airbrush or spray gun immediately after use to prevent the product from drying inside the body and causing a difficult to remove clog! Rinse until cleaner no longer becomes foggy from Primer.