is a latex paint additive that makes interior and exterior latex / acrylic
paint flow and level like oil-based paints while compensating for the
adverse effects that weather and surface conditions have on paints
• Help paint flow better, eliminating brush and roller marks
• Allow paint to adjust to difficult weather conditions, such
as extreme hot and cold temperatures or high humidity
• Extend paint's drying time to create faux finishing effects
• Provide a spray-like finish
• Reduce tip clogging; avoid piston freeze-up when spraying
with a cup gun
• Extend life of the spray gun and spray equipment parts
• Improve spray pattern and assure better coverage
• Minimize “holidays” when rolling or brushing interior
• Reduce roller pressure on surface and avoid build-up of paint
on edges of the roller pattern
1. Shake container well.
2. When paint pulls, sets too fast or does not level properly, add Floetrol
until the paint spreads smoothly, easily and provides sufficient
3. Always mix a small amount of Floetrol with paint to test compatibility.
4. If compatible, add Floetrol to the latex paint following these guidelines:
WHEN PAINTING WITH A BRUSH OR ROLLER
1. Add approximately 8 oz. (1/2 pint) per gallon of paint.
2. If pint is thick, or in extreme temperatures, more Floetrol may be
gradually added, up to 16 oz. (1 pint) per gallon.
3. Stir Floetrol / paint mixture thoroughly.
4. Paint as usual.
PAINTING WITH AN AIRLESS SPRAYER
1. Add up to 32 oz. (1 quart) per gallon of paint.
2. Stir Floetrol / paint mixture thoroughly.
3. Paint as usual.
PAINTING WITH A CUP GUN SPRAYER
1. Floetrol acts as a stir-in lubricant.
2. Helps cup guns work with acrylic/latex paints.
3. Mix at least 4, but not more than 8, ounces of Floetrol into each
quart of paint.
4. The amount depends on the consistency and flow properties of the
NOTE: The amount of Floetrol added will not change the color or sheen
of flat or semi-gloss latex or acrylic paint. Floetrol may reduce the
sheen in gloss paints.
1. Using an empty container or dispensable cup as a measuring device,
mix 3 volumes of latex (acrylic) paint to 1 volume of Floetrol.
2. The more Floetrol you add to the mixture (glaze) the more open time
you will have and the more translucent the finish will be.
3. Do not add too much conditioner for vertical surfaces as technique
may sag or vanish.
• Coverage of Floetrol will vary depending on use
• Clean tools and equipment with soap and water
• KEEP FROM FREEZING