Spraying Instructions

 

PLEASE NOTE; THESE INSTRUCTIONS REFER TO APPLICATIONS OF SCREEN GOO REFERENCE WHITE, HIGH CONTRAST AND MAX CONTRAST COATINGS ONLY.

FOR REAR PROJECTION APPLICATIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE RP-SPEC DATA SHEET

FOR ULTRA SILVER 3D APPLICATIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE US3D-SPEC DATA SHEET


Surface Preparation: Please ensure that the surface to be coated is clean and grease-free. The smoother the surface the better the finished product will be. Porous surfaces such as Drywall, Gyproc, and wood based materials such as Plywood, Particle Board, MDF, should be sealed with a flat, white latex primer prior to applying Screen Goo Reflective Coat. Drywall surfaces should be finished to a minimum Level 4 standard when applying our matte coatings (Reference White, High Contrast, Max Contrast); Level 5 finish is preferable and highly recommended.

User Preparation: Experienced spray painters will find Screen Goo quite easy to work with. If you've never used a paint sprayer before, please consider doing a rolled application instead. If you'd like this to be your first venture into paint spraying, may we suggest that you take the time to familiarize yourself with your equipment by experimenting with some less expensive coatings in inconspicuous areas, prior to attempting your Goo masterpiece! 

Suggested equipment: For applications of less than 100 square feet we recommend using an HVLP and/or pressurized cup spray system employing a gun with a 1.5-2mm tip diameter. The specific type of gun is less important than the user's familiarity with it. For larger surfaces, we recommend a piston pump-based airless spray system with a 12 to 14 inch fan tip, no more than 50 feet of hose and a minimum 3/4 GPM (gallon per minute) output capacity. It is very important that none of the spray equipment be contaminated with solvent-based coatings or cleaning agents as these will ruin the water-based Screen Goo coatings. 

Reflective Coat: Screen Goo Reflective Coats can be thinned up to 10% by volume with filtered or distilled water prior to a sprayed application.  Polypropylene Glycol-based drying retardants, such as Screen Goo Flow Release, may also be used according to the manufacturer's instructions for water-based acrylic coatings.

Apply two thin coats, allowing at least an hour drying time between coats, Allow for a longer drying time in cooler or damper conditions. The surface must be touch dry prior to re-coating

Finish Coat: Follow the same procedure as for the Reflective Coat.