Emerald Data Guide 

PROFINISH EMERALD

Technical Data Sheet

•  Interior Wall Architectural Coating System
•  Mold and Mildew Resistant
•  Durable Washable Surface
•  Decorative Textured Appearance
•  VOC Compliant Waterborne Formulation
•  Does Not Contain Lead, Mercury Or Asbestos

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION AND USE

ProFinish EMERALD is a high acrylic coating formulation specified for commercial and industrial interior wall systems. The ProFinish EMERALD interior finish is a multiple-step system designed for professional applicators to apply a variety of attractive and extremely durable finishes for interior surfaces. The ProFinish EMERALD system is designed for new and restored property projects and is ideal for new or previously coated gypsum, wallboard, concrete, concrete block, masonry, plaster and wood interior surfaces. ProFinish EMERALD is a two-part system with a smooth base coat and an aggregated top coat that presents a durable and long-lasting protective surface that requires little maintenance. It is a spray-applied system that may be splattered, splattered and knocked down or worked with a variety of other professional application techniques for a unique custom decorative finish. ProFinish EMERALD is a self-sealing, seamless membrane that provides long lasting mildew resistant protection on interior commercial, industrial and residential wall applications. The ProFinish EMERALD coating system is recommended for new construction, maintenance and surface renovation.

TYPICAL PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Top Coat Base Coat

Solids by Weight 78% 48%
Solids by Volume 63% 30%
Weight per Gallon 14.5 lbs. 11.5 lbs.
Viscosity - KU’s 115-125 110-118
pH 9.1 9.4
Mildew Growth None None

PACKAGING

ProFinish EMERALD is packaged and shipped in 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums. An MSDS is shipped with each order and we recommend that a set be kept available at the job site.

JOB CONDITIONS

Proceed with application only when existing conditions will permit work to be performed in accordance with good construction practices. This product is to be applied only to clean, dry, sound surfaces. Do not apply this product when the surface is wet or if ambient temperatures are below 45° F or are expected to drop below 45° F within a 24-hour period.

SURFACE PREPARATION

The surface must be properly prepared, cleaned and repaired before any coating may be applied to avoid blistering, peeling or delaminating and to assure proper adhesion. Thoroughly clean the surface to remove all dirt, dust, loose granules, and contaminants (oil, grease, solvents, etc.), vinyl wall covering and wall covering adhesive, wax, oil, chalk, loose material or any other surface contaminants that may interfere with proper surface adhesion. All old wall covering adhesive must be removed because it is conducive to the growth of mold and mildew. Wash surface area with a solution of 50% household bleach and 50% water. Thoroughly rinse with clean water and allow to dry completely prior to the application of ProFinish EMERALD. Thoroughly inspect and test surface for any moisture before proceeding. Do not apply directly to surfaces with a pH greater than pH 9. Mask all areas not to be textured using masking tape and paper. Plastic sheeting should be used to protect other objects. Because of the durability of the ProFinish EMERALD system, it will be difficult to remove the material from other surfaces once it has dried.

HANDLING AND PREPARATION

Mix thoroughly with a drill and paddle for 5 to 10 minutes prior to application at low speed to evenly disperse contents that may have settled during shipping or storage. Rolling or shaking pails or drums will not properly mix coating. DO NOT USE A DRUM HEATER or open flame or any other source of open heat. DO NOT THIN. DO NOT ALLOW TO FREEZE. In hot weather, opened containers may form a surface skin in the drum. This must be removed before mixing or spraying so as not to gum up spraying equipment or cause a lumping in the coating. All products have a shelf life. Do not open or prepare a container until ready to apply. Use with adequate ventilation and adhere to all applicable safety and equipment practices. Ground electrical tools, machines and equipment in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

COLOR                                                                                                                                                

White. Custom colors and tints may be ordered with minimum quantity requirements and will be quoted accordingly.

GRADE

Base Coat: Smooth Top Coat: Aggregated

TYPICAL COVERAGE RATES

Base Coat - Smooth 225-250 sq. ft./gal.
Top Coat - Textured 125-150 sq. ft./gal.
Top Coat - Splatter/Knockdown 125-175 sq. ft./gal.

Coverage rates are estimates only. Actual coverage may vary depending upon the substrate and the application technique of the professional applicator. Apply a test area to best determine actual and exact coverage rate for each specific project.

TYPICAL SHORT FORM SPECIFICATIONS

Inspect surface, take photographs and detail job requirements for problem areas. Do not apply coating until unsatisfactory conditions are repaired. Thoroughly clean the surface to remove all debris, dirt, flaking, loose granules, chalking and contaminants (oil, grease, solvents, etc.), or anything else that may interfere with proper adhesion. Concrete that is cracked or brittle must have protrusions, cracks and splits repaired. Wash with a mix of water, a biodegradable cleaner and bleach; scrub, rinse with clean water and allow to dry completely. ProFinish EMERALD is to be applied only to clean, dry, sound surfaces.

New Construction:

Concrete, stucco and masonry products must be cured and free of excess moisture prior to the application of this coating. Allow new concrete and stucco to cure 30 days and mortar joints to cure 15 days. Concrete or mortar with high lime content can cause excessive alkalinity resulting in coating failure. Check the pH of the surface with an Insta-Chek Surface pH Pencil or other measuring device. Surface alkalinity is measured in pH with pH 7 being neutral. If the surface pH exceeds pH 9 use a concrete conditioner.

Concrete Block and Other Porous Surfaces

New or uncoated concrete block may require an application of Block filler prior to the application of the coating. Block filler is an acrylic latex masonry surface filler used on new or uncoated concrete and concrete masonry surfaces. Block filler will reduce surface porosity and fill minor voids and imperfections for a more uniform surface appearance. Block filler may be used under latex coatings for either interior or exterior applications.

Previously Coated Surfaces

Surfaces that are cracked or brittle must have protrusions, cracks and splits repaired. Wash with a mix of water, a biodegradable cleaner and bleach, scrub, rinse with clean water and allow to dry completely. If needed, apply a concrete conditioner to increase adhesion and to tie down any chalking residue.

Dry WALL, Gypsum and Wallboard Surfaces

Vapor Barrier may be used to reduce loss of moisture through interior walls and ceilings. It is used on interior gypsum wallboard, composition board, plaster and masonry. Vapor Barrier will provide consistent vapor control when applied over polyurethane foam adhesives.

Seam-Flex is a flexible joint compound designed to help eliminate stress cracks in drywall. Seam-Flex is a pre-mixed, low shrinkage joint compound that provides excellent adhesion to most substrates and will remain flexible after drying. This product is ideal for drywall applications where joints are subject to stress during manufacturing, transportation and settling. It is excellent for factory-built housing. Use Seam-Flex for taping and bedding drywall joints, corner beads and nail spots.

Surface repair:

Repair any cracks and surface imperfections using an elastomeric flexible patching compound prior to the application of the finish coats.

Hairline cracks

ProFinish EMERALD will bridge hairline cracks.

Small to medium cracks (less than 1/8")

Repair any cracks and surface imperfections using an elastomeric flexible patching compound by working the material into the crack with a broad knife. Elastomeric fillers will remain flexible.

Medium to large cracks (1/8" to 1/4")

Repair any cracks and surface imperfections using an elastomeric flexible patching compound by working the material into the crack with a broad knife.  Allow it to dry. Apply a second coat if any shrinkage is evident. Apply a thin coat over the prepared crack and apply a single layer of Reinforcing Tape. Immediately after the tape has adhered to the first coat, apply a second coat to smooth and embed the tape. Feather the edges for a uniform surface.

COATING APPLICATION                                                                                                               

ProFinish EMERALD textures must be applied using air-powered spray equipment only. Do not attempt to apply these textures with a brush or roller. Use the product directly from the container. Do not thin. Mix thoroughly with a power drill and mixing blade at low speed prior to use. Apply ProFinish EMERALD to properly prepared surfaces at the recommended spread rate. Failure to apply the product at recommended rates may result in poor performance or possible failure. Work the coating into the surface for increased adhesion and to eliminate pinholes.

EQUIPMENT RECOMMENDATIONS

PROFINISH EMERALD Base Coat

Spray application: The following recommendations are the result of equipment manufacturer’s testing and field experience. Contact the specific equipment manufacturer if you are using equipment other than described here. 30:1 Graco Mark V or GM 5000 HD. Use 1/2" x 25’ max. or 3/8" x 50’ max. hose. Use with .019-.021 Reverse-A-Clean tip. Airless/gas - Graco 433, 533 or 733 with 1/4" x 25’ max. or 3/8" x 50’ max. hose. Use with .015-.025 Reverse-A-Clean tip. Allow base coat to dry a minimum of 12 hours before applying top coat.

PROFINISH EMERALD Top Coat (splattered)

Hand-held hopper gun or Texture Sprayer: The following recommendations are the result of equipment manufacturers testing and field experience. Contact the specific equipment manufacturer if you are using equipment other than described here. Graco Compact HP with a Trigger 238-810. Tips vary depending upon the desired effect you wish for the texture. Hose Use 1" x 25’, and a pump pressure at approximately 25-45 PSI, and air setting on gun varies with desired droplet size.

LIMITED WARRANTY

The company warrants its product to be free of manufacturing defects due to workmanship and materials for one year and in accordance to the conditions stated in the individual product Technical Data Sheets. This warranty is limited to the replacement of this product when such product proves to be defective in manufacture. This express warranty will only apply if the product is used for its specified purposes. It does not apply to failures due to improper application.

The company shall not be liable, in any event, for any incidental, consequential, special or indirect damages or damages to a structure or its contents from any cause whatsoever. This warranty may not be modified or amended by any employee, representative, agent or customer of the company. This warranty is exclusive and is in lieu of all other warranties, express or implied, including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

For more information, contact:

David Fenner 
Tuscan Architectural Coatings
PO Box 24517
5212 Pepper Drive
Huber Heights, OH 45424
937-235-6658
937-235-6615 fax

937-307-6825 cellular                                           
 jdfenner@aol.com
 

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