To achieve expert results, please take the time to carefully read and understand the following directions before you begin your restoration project. These directions are meant to be general guidelines only and do not cover every application or environmental situation. If you have remaining questions or concerns, please contact us for technical assistance.
ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND SAFETY GLASSES. ALWAYS WORK IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA. Please heed all labeled warning and caution notices on all products.
KBS Top Coater is a superior coating formulated to be brushed on offering maximum coverage and professional looking results.
KBS Top Coater is an ideal top coat paint for RustSeal when the area will be consistently exposed to sunlight.
KBS Top Coater is a very high solids paint that does not run or sag and is extremely durable!
Note: As a general rule for most applications, 2 coats are usually ideal.
Quart of KBS Top Coater should coat up to 175 sq. ft. with 1 coat coverage and 90 sq. ft. with 2 coat coverage.
Gallon of KBS Top Coater should coat up to 700 sq. ft. with 1 coat coverage and 350 sq. ft. with 2 coat coverage.
Material losses during mixing and application will vary and must be taken into consideration. Expect up to 50% less coverage on bare wood, rough or sandblasted surfaces.
FOR THE BEST END RESULTS, apply KBS Top Coater to clean and dry surfaces that have been permanently sealed with RustSeal. If needed, use KBS Klean to remove all surface contaminants. (Avoid solvent-based cleaners which leave invisible residues that can affect the adhesion of KBS Top Coater.) To topcoat freshly painted RustSeal surfaces (between 3 and 6 hours old), apply KBS Top Coater directly as no other prep is required. For all other applications, lightly sand/scuff with 320 grit paper then clean and dry surface before applying KBS Top Coater.
KBS TOP COATER (Brush or Roll Application):
Always work in a well ventilated area and wear protective eyewear. Wear gloves to avoid skin contact and temporary staining. The ideal application temperature range is 55º-82ºF (13º-28ºC).
Proper stirring of KBS Top Coater is very important for the best uniform sheen and finish. Stir KBS Top Coater thoroughly for several minutes to obtain even color mixture. Effective stirring includes repeatedly touching bottom of can and lifting to disperse any settled pigments and/or matting agents. Placing paint can upside down for a short time before opening and stirring will aid with proper mixing. An upside down can may also be gently shaken prior to stirring. Avoid violent or excessive shaking motions which can introduce air bubbles and adversely affect the finish. Do not substitute shaking for stirring. For the best end results, continue to stir often during the course of painting.
Apply KBS Top Coater to a clean, dry and prepped surfaces using a natural bristle brush or 3/8” woven roller with phenolic core. KBS Top Coater has excellent self-leveling characteristics. Brush marks will flow out nicely. If desired, you can thin 5% with KBS #1 Thinner or Xylene. A single full coat of KBS Top Coater can cover completely with full color depth. If desired, a second coat may be applied after 8 hours and before 7 days. As with most paints, two thin coats are better than one heavy coat.
Full Cure is a function of time, temperature and film thickness. Full cure typically takes 4-7 days of air dry. Full cure can be achieved sooner with force drying. Maximum force dry temperature of 180F after a flash time of 15 minutes minimum.
NOTE ON KBS TOP COATER STORAGE: If storing for a period of time, hold can lid and some plastic wrap closely above can and spray KBS Paint Saver towards side of the can to avoid splashing. Spray KBS Paint Saver 2 seconds for quarts or less and 4 seconds for gallons. KBS Paint Saver prevents paint damage and extends storage times of KBS Top Coater.
SPRAYING KBS TOP COATER:
FOR BEST END RESULTS. Apply KBS Top Coater to prepared surfaces as described previously. ALWAYS WEAR PROTECTIVE GLOVES AND EYEWEAR when using KBS Top Coater. Always use a NIOSH/MSHA approved fresh air supplied respirator. For best results, spray at room temperature 55º-82ºF (13º-28ºC). Use only in moderate to dry atmospheric conditions i.e. 70% humidity or lower.
Conventional Spray Guy: Spray pressure (at the gun) of 50psi and tip/nozzle size E.
HVLP: Spray pressure (at the gun) of at least 30psi and 1.8mm Spray Tip.
Airless Sprayer: 2500 psi and Spray Tip size of .015.
Thin 10-20% as required. Use only KBS #1 Thinner (VOC Exempt) or Xylene. Apply thin coats rather than heavy coats. If paint runs or sags, paint is being applied too heavily or spray gun is too close to surface. Apply at least one or two thin covering coats. Recoating can be done after 8 hours and before 7 days.
Use KBS #1 Thinner or mineral spirits for immediate clean up including your spray gun. IMPORTANT: Always wear protective gloves to avoid skin contact. If skin contact accidentally occurs, remove with #1 Thinner or ineral spirits followed by soap and water.