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Extender

Extender is a wetting additive used to improve flow and leveling and slow the drying time of any water-based stain, topcoat or glaze, which is helpful in hot, dry conditions.  
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General Finishes Water Based Enduro Extender, 16 oz Bottle

Instructions

How To Use General Finishes Extender

General Finishes Extender is a water-based wetting additive that can be used to extend the drying time of all General Finishes water based topcoats, stains, primers, glazes and paints. Do not use with oil-based products. 

Extender Application Steps

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  1. Work in a well-ventilated area. 
  2. Slowly add 10-15% by volume if allowed by local regulations to lengthen the drying time of GF water-based products. California Residents: Adding more than 2% of GF Extender will make the products non-compliant per SCAQMD Rules & Regulations. GF assumes no liability for the improper use of these products.
  3. Stir thoroughly to incorporate GF Extender into coating. 
  4. Test product. 

All mixes of General Finishes water-based products containing up to 15% General Finishes Extender or General Finishes Accelerator can be stored.

Cleanup of Water Based Products

Application tools and materials containing water-based products can be cleaned with soap and water or General Finishes Brush & Gun Cleaner immediately after use.

Product Spills
Spills may be able to be removed from fabric and carpet if cleaned immediately with soap and water.

Storage of Additives

Life of Product
Water-based products do not last forever, even when unopened. General Finishes products are best used within 1 year of the manufacture date listed on the bottom of the bottle. The life of the product may be extended with proper care and storage.

Storage Tips
Water-based finishes crystalize and form a skin due to evaporation containers are open. The following best practices will increase the life of your product:

  1. Keep the bottle closed when not in use. Pour what you will use into a bowl, paper cup, or plate, and close the lid as you work.
  2. Store in moderate temperatures. Follow best practices by avoiding temperatures below 50°F/10°C or above 100°F/26°C. Our topcoat additives will not freeze due to the high solvent content; however, heat-damaged product cannot be revitalized. Temperature-controlled spaces, such as a basement, are ideal for storage. Do not store product in an attic, garage, in direct sunlight, or next to something hot like a water heater or furnace.

Storing Mixed Product
Mixes of General Finishes water-based products thinned with up to 15% General Finishes Extender or General Finishes Accelerator can be stored.

Warnings, Personal Protection & Warranties

Compatibility
Do not use water-based products with Linseed Oils or Danish Oils.

Limited Warranty
General Finishes products must be tested to your complete satisfaction before using. General Finishes will not be responsible for color satisfaction, misapplication, nor compatibility with other manufacturers' products. General Finishes will be responsible only for the cost of our products, and not for costs such as labor, damage or project replacement. 

Contamination and Compatibility
Our finishes are engineered as a system and are compatible with each other. General Finishes cannot guarantee an ideal refinish when applying our products on top of or combined with another company's products or over surfaces that have been in contact with waxes, polishes or sprays containing contaminants such as silicone. Test for adherence and aesthetics before beginning. 

Warning
If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log onto www.epa.gov/lead.

FIRST AID:
Seek immediate medical attention if symptoms occur due to the following. EYE CONTACT: Remove any contact lenses. Flush eyes with water for 20+ minutes while lifting upper and lower eyelids. SKIN CONTACT: Wash thoroughly after handling. INHALATION: Move to fresh air and loosen clothing. If not breathing, if breathing is irregular or if respiratory arrest occurs, provide artificial respiration or oxygen by trained personnel. INGESTION: Call physician immediately. Wash out mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. 

Warning
No chemicals were found in this product which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.  Do not swallow; first aid: drink water to dilute product. May cause eye or skin irritation; first aid: flush eyes thoroughly with water.

Warning
Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Wash thoroughly after handling.

 

PERSONAL PROTECTION DURING USE:

Hand protection
Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Considering the parameters specified by the glove manufacturer, check during use that the gloves are still retaining their protective properties. It should be noted that the time to breakthrough for any glove material may be different for different glove manufacturers. In the case of mixtures, consisting of several substances, the protection time of the gloves cannot be accurately estimated.

 

Eye/face protection: Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists, gases or dusts. If contact is possible, the following protection should be worn, unless the assessment indicates a higher degree of protection: safety glasses with side-shields.

 

Respiratory protection:
Based on the hazard and potential for exposure, select a respirator that meets the appropriate standard or certification. Respirators must be used according to a respiratory protection program to ensure proper fitting, training, and other important aspects of use.

Body protection Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.

Environmental exposure controls:
Emissions from ventilation or work process equipment should be checked to ensure they comply with the requirements of environmental protection legislation.

Appropriate engineering controls:
Good general ventilation should be sufficient to control worker exposure to airborne contaminants.

Hygiene measures: 
Wash hands, forearms and face thoroughly after handling chemical products, before eating, smoking and using the lavatory and at the end of the working period. Appropriate techniques should be used to remove potentially contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing. Ensure that eyewash stations and safety showers are close to the workstation location.

Other skin protection: Appropriate footwear and any additional skin protection measures should be selected based on the task being performed.

 

 

 

Specifications

Basic Features
Product Colors Clear
Base Type Water
Ambering No
Interior or Exterior Interior/Exterior
Type Performance/Additive
Application
Application Method Add up to 15% to water based products.
Contents
Can Sizes 4 oz. bottles, 16 oz. bottles, Gallons, 5 Gallon pails
Coverage N/A
Technical Data
VOC US VOC
<1025 g/L