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General Finishes Water Based Milk Paint Milk Paint General Finishes Water Based Brushable White Enamel Satin, Quart Brushable White Enamel General Finishes Argentine Water Based Pearl Effects Paint, Quart Pearl Effects General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Water Based Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects General Finishes Clear Base Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects Clear Base General Finishes Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro White Poly, Gallon, Satin Enduro Pigmented White Poly General Finishes Satin Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro Black Poly, Gallon Enduro Pigmented Black Poly
Basic Features Basic Features
Product Colors Product Colors
Alabaster, Antique White, Ballet Pink, Basil, Blue Moon, China Blue, Coastal Blue, Coral Crush, Dark Chocolate, Driftwood, Emerald, Empire Gray, Gulf Stream Blue, Halycon Blue, Harvest Yellow, Holiday Red, Key West Blue, Klein Blue, Lamp Black, Linen, Millstone, Patina Green, Perfect Gray, Persian Blue, Persimmon, Queenstown Gray, Reverent Gray, Seagull Gray, Snow White, Sunglow, Twilight, Tuscan Red, Westminster Green White Argentine Pearl, Bronze Pearl, Burnished Pearl, Champagne Pearl, Copper Pearl, Tawny Pearl Van Dyke Brown, Pitch Black, Winter White, Burnt Umber Clear White Black
Base Type Base Type
Water Water Water Water Water Water Water
Ambering Ambering
No No
Sheen Sheen
Satin (25-35) Flat (5-10), Satin (25-35), Semi-Gloss (50-60) Flat (10 or less), Satin (25-35), Semi-Gloss (50-60) Satin (25-35), Semi-Gloss (50-60)
Interior or Exterior Interior or Exterior
Interior/Exterior Interior only Interior Interior Interior Interior only Interior only
Tintable Tintable
Type Type
Acrylic Paint Pigmented Enamel Metallic Paint Glaze Glaze Urethane/Acrylic Blend Urethane/Acrylic Blend
Suggested Use Suggested Use
Pro Tips Pro Tips
Contents Contents
Can Sizes Can Sizes
Pints, Quarts, Gallons, 5 Gallon pails Quarts, Gallons Pints Pints, Quarts, Gallons Pints, Quarts, Gallons Gallons, 5 Gallon pails, 55 Gallon drums Gallons, 5 Gallon pails
Coverage Coverage
50-65 sq.ft./pint, 100-125 sq.ft./quart, 400-500 sq.ft./gallon 100-125 sq.ft./quart, 400-500 sq.ft./gallon 40-50 sq.ft./pint 60-80 sq.ft./pint, 120-160 sq.ft./quart, 480-640 sq.ft./gallon 60-80 sq.ft./pint, 120-160 sq.ft./quart, 480-640 sq.ft./gallon 450 sq. ft/gal 450 sq. ft/gal
Application Application
Coats Coats
1+ coats 2 - 3 coats 1+ coats 1+ coats 1+ coats 3 coats 3 coats
Application Method Application Method
Brush, Roll, Spray Brush, Roll, Spray Brush, Spray Brush, Spray Brush, Spray Spray Spray
Brushable Brushable
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Usable over existing finishes Usable over existing finishes
Yes Yes - see product page application instructions. Yes Yes Yes Yes - see product page application instructions. Yes - see product page application instructions.
Sprayable Sprayable
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Spray Tip Sizes Spray Tip Sizes
HVLP 1.8mm-2.0mm HVLP 1.8mm-2.0mm HVLP 1.8mm-2.0mm HVLP 1.3mm-2.0mm HVLP 1.8mm-2.0mm HVLP 1.3mm-1.5mm HVLP 1.3mm-1.5mm
Topcoat Required Topcoat Required
Self-Sealing Self-Sealing Yes Yes Yes
Product Product
General Finishes Water Based Milk Paint Milk Paint General Finishes Water Based Brushable White Enamel Satin, Quart Brushable White Enamel General Finishes Argentine Water Based Pearl Effects Paint, Quart Pearl Effects General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Water Based Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects General Finishes Clear Base Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects Clear Base General Finishes Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro White Poly, Gallon, Satin Enduro Pigmented White Poly General Finishes Satin Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro Black Poly, Gallon Enduro Pigmented Black Poly
Dry Time Dry Time
Dry Time - Touch Dry Time - Touch
30+ min. 30+ min. 1+ hr 1+ hr 1+ hr 30+ min. 30+ min.
Dry Time - Recoat Dry Time - Recoat
2+ hr 2+ hr 3+ hr 3+ hr 3+ hr 2+ hr 2+ hr
Dry Time - Light Use Dry Time - Light Use
7-10 days 12-18 hr 7-10 days 7-10 days
Dry Time - Cure Dry Time - Cure
21 days 21 days 21 days 21 days
Dry Time - Recoat - Applied Over Oil Based Product Dry Time - Recoat - Applied Over Oil Based Product
Dry Time - Recoat - Applied Over Water Based Product Dry Time - Recoat - Applied Over Water Based Product
Durability Durability
Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low) Durability (Highest, High, Medium, Low)
High High High High
Hardness (Koenig #) Hardness (Koenig #)
18 60 59 62
Wear (Taber #) Wear (Taber #)
109.8 mg loss 105.4 mg loss
Water Water
5 5
Chemical Chemical
60 77 88 92
Technical Data Technical Data
Viscosity Viscosity
Thick Thick Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium
Viscosity (cPs) Viscosity (cPs)
2000-3000 1500-2000 600-800 600-800
Weight Solids Weight Solids
54% 25% 45% 22% 22% 44% 28%
VOC VOC
US VOC
<50 g/L
Varies by color. See color-specific SDS for exact number.
US VOC
Flat: <80 g/L
Satin: <80 g/L
Semi-Gloss: <80 g/L
US VOC
Argentine: <130 g/L
Bronze: <130 g/L
Burnished: <121 g/L
Champagne: <123 g/L
Copper: <123 g/L
Tawny: <123 g/L
US VOC
Burnt Umber: <293.554 g/L
Pitch Black: <303.733 g/L
Van Dyke Brown: <274.496 g/L
Winter White: <273.767 g/L
US VOC
295.605 g/L
US VOC
Flat: 185.516 g/L
Satin: 186.453 g/L
Semi-Gloss: 209.366 g/L
US VOC
Satin: 238.752 g/L
Semi-Gloss: 240.720 g/L
Gloss: 241.470 g/L
General Finishes Water Based Milk Paint Milk Paint General Finishes Water Based Brushable White Enamel Satin, Quart Brushable White Enamel General Finishes Argentine Water Based Pearl Effects Paint, Quart Pearl Effects General Finishes Van Dyke Brown Water Based Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects General Finishes Clear Base Glaze Effects, Quart Glaze Effects Clear Base General Finishes Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro White Poly, Gallon, Satin Enduro Pigmented White Poly General Finishes Satin Water Based Pigmented Topcoat Enduro Black Poly, Gallon Enduro Pigmented Black Poly
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