PROTECTIVE CLEARCOATS

SOLVENT-BASED SYSTEMS

ACRYLIC CLEAR OVERCOAT

Acrylic Clear Overcoat is a solvent based, fast drying, acrylic clear topcoat specially formulated to provide long lasting protection to painted surfaces. This coating is designed for use as a topcoat on painted signs and bulletins. Resists yellowing, oxidization, checking and cracking. It is also ideal for renewing faded signs. This coating should not be used on raw wood or any surface, which will come in contact with solvents or harsh cleaning agents (vehicles, motorcycles, windows). Do not use over Gold Leaf. For automotive vehicles and motorcycles use Aquathane Gloss. Do not use Acrylic Clear Overcoat on vinyl signs. For vinyl signs or letters use Vinyl Cote. Ronan Acrylic Clear Overcoat is available in gloss. 
 

Dry Time: @ 70°F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes to 2 hours; to handle - 2 hours; to recoat - 48 hours. Full cure - 48 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions. 
 

Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray. 

 

For more info see Technical Data Sheet 

 


SIGN FINISHING CLEAR
Sign Finishing Clear is an excellent medium for creating glazes using Bulletin Colors, Lettering Enamels and Japan Colors. Not recommended for top coating signs. Do not use over Gold Leaf. For top coating signs, better results will be achieved with Acrylic Clear Overcoat or Ronan  Aquathane UV Absorber. 

Dry Time: @ 70°F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 3 to 4 hours; to handle - 6 to 8 hours; to recoat - 12 hours. Full cure - 7 days. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions. 

Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray. 

WATER-BASED SYSTEMS

AQUATHANE UV ABSORBER

Aquathane UV Absorber is a high quality single component water based aliphatic urethane formulated for use as a protective topcoat clear over Graphic Arts work when resistance to the effects of long-term exposure to sunlight, weather and chemicals is a requirement. It dries to a durable, flexible finish that is abrasion, weather, gasoline, chemical and ultraviolet resistant. Aquathane UV Absorber exhibits excellent adhesion to treated and untreated vinyl, wood, coated metal, plastic and many other substrates. When properly applied it cures to a "water white", non-yellowing finish and therefore can be used directly on signs, murals, portraits and vinyl graphics. It is ideal for floors. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Non-Flammable, low odor. Available in flat, satin or gloss finishes.

 

Dry Time: @ 70°F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 1/2 hours; to handle: 3 hours; to recoat - 6 hours. Full cure - 5 - 6 days. Will take longer to dry under colder and/or more humid conditions. 

 

Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray. 

 

For more info see Technical Data Sheet


VINYL COTE UV ABSORBER
Vinyl Cote UV Absorber is specially formulated to provide extra ultraviolet protection. It is designed for use as a topcoat where resistance to the effects of exposure to sunlight and weather is a requirement. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, which cause premature fading. It is ideal for use over fluorescent colors to prolong color retention. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Can be applied as a protective overcoat on vinyl signs without the problems associated with solvent based ultraviolet absorber topcoats. Can be used wherever a water based, non-yellowing, weather and ultraviolet resistant coating is required. 
Non-Flammable, low odor. Available in flat, satin or gloss. 

Dry Time: @ 70°F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 2 1/2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.

Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray. 

DECORATOR'S VARNISH - DEAD FLAT
Decorator's Varnish is a unique waterborne, ultra violet resistant, clear topcoat designed to protect graphic arts work on interior and exterior surfaces (3 coats recommended for exterior use). Dries to a dead flat finish. Flexible and weather resistant, with UV absorbers to prevent color degradation and fading, Decorator's Varnish has excellent flow and leveling characteristics. It cures to a non-yellowing finish and therefore can be used directly over signs and murals without altering the colors beneath. Exhibits excellent adhesion over a variety of substrates.  
Non-Flammable, low odor.

Dry Time @ 70°; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 4 hours. Dry hard - 8 hours. Full cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions. 

Application Methods: Brush or roller. 

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