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Penetrol Paint Conditioner & Primer
One easy application of Penetrol primes, seals, bonds. Recommended by major paint manufacturers.
Used for over 55 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.
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. THE AMOUNT OF PENETROL NEEDED FOR EASY APPLICATION WILL NOT CHANGE THE APPEARANCE OF THE PAINT.
Penetrol makes it easy to get better results with wood primers
Wood surfaces vary in porosity from old and porous to new and tight; smooth to rough. Wood primers are formulated for the average surface and cannot be expected to satisfy all degrees of porosity. Penetrol added to wood primers and oil based stains ensures that the porosity of the wood is satisfied. Weatherboards, Decks, Trim and Sash: Mix primer with 30% Penetrol. With severe peeling on window sills etc. and when wood has become soft, saturate the wood with Penetrol by applying one coat after the other until the wood cannot absorb any more. Wipe off excess and let dry before painting. Add Penetrol to paint for maximum adhesion.
Penetrol makes it easy to protect and beautify rustic interior wood
Penetrol stops untreated interior beams, panels and furniture from becoming dried out and dull. It nourishes the wood and highlights the grain with a rich lustrous finish. Being non-toxic when dry, Penetrol is ideal for indoor use. Also available as Penetrol Wood Oil when a handrubbed finish is required.
Penetrol makes it easy to protect wood against moisture attack and provides a sound base for paint and varnish
Penetrol seals and protects bare wood and makes sure that subsequent coats of paint will adhere firmly. Penetrol all surfaces and saturate the endgrain which is most vulnerable to moisture attack. Where mould and mildew are a problem add VC175 Tropical Mould Killer to the paint for long term protection. For interior use, a specially scented Penetrol Wood Oil is available.
Penetrol makes it easy to make your own wood stain
When coloured with universal tinter or mixed with 10-25% oil based paint or stain, Penetrol can give a wide variety of wood tone effects. Non-fading oxides or wood tone colours are recommended for exterior use.
NOTE. To make a tough, durable solid hiding stain for wood decks, mix 20-30% of good quality oil based enamel with Penetrol.
Penetrol makes it easy to restore faded wood stains
Exterior wood stains that have become dull from weathering can be made to look like new with 1 or 2 coats of Penetrol. The wood will also get added protection from the ravages of the weather.
Penetrol 300g, 500ml, 1L, 4L, 10L, 20L