Suitable for various surfaces including wood and metal
A low-odor, reinforced matt varnish with high pigment and color depth, water-based. The excellent adhesion, water resistance and durability make this product ideal for high-traffic environments. Can be used indoors and outdoors.
- Gloss level: Matt (less than 5%)*
- Theoretical coverage: 14 sqm / liter (varies depending on surface porosity and structure)
- Recommended dry layer thickness: 30 micrometers per layer
- Recommended coatings: 2
- Hand dry: 1 hour**
- Time to recoat: 4 hours
- Volume solids: approx. 35%
- Volume Solids: The entire Little Greene color palette
- RAL and NCS
- Available pack sizes 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 liters
- sD value 0.41m
*It may take up to ten days to achieve final gloss level depending on film thickness and drying conditions.
**The complete curing (drying) of the coating can take up to several days - depending on the thickness of the applied layer and the room climate on site. The coating should not be exposed to high levels of surface condensation, such as occurs in kitchens or bathrooms, until it has completely dried, as this may result in permanent staining of the surface.
Metals: Untreated iron should be cleaned by hand or mechanically to completely remove surface rust before priming with Little Greene Traditional Oil Primer Undercoat. Non-ferrous metals must be pre-treated or primed with a suitable primer.
Existing paint layer: Remove all loose and crumbling paint. Degrease with a suitable solution, such as lye. Thoroughly with
Rub medium-grit sandpaper to obtain a flat and intact surface and to even out areas where the paint was removed. Make any repairs, sand and apply primer as necessary to the paint-free surface. Some vinyl varnishes, semi-gloss and matte paints can be very sensitive to water and soft, which can cause cracking when painted over. To ensure that existing paint layers do not cause this problem, the paint should first be applied to a small area for testing purposes and inspected once dry before painting the entire area. If cracks appear in the surface material during this test, it should be sealed with a coat of oil-based primer before applying the product.
Plastics: For lasting durability, clean and sand the surfaces. Before applying the paint layer, an adhesion-promoting plastic primer should be applied.
Organic substrates: Allow completely freshly plastered walls to dry for at least six months before painting. In general, the surface must be dry, clean, stable, free of grease and free of contamination and separating substances such as sinter layers, resins, waxes, oils, release agents, etc.
The substrate or old paint to be coated must be checked for compatibility with the new material. See also VOB, DIN 18363, part C, paragraph 3, painting and varnishing work. Old coatings: Check whether they can be painted over or whether they are compatible with the new coating. If necessary, carry out an adhesive tape test and a paint test. Loose, peeling and cracked old paint as well as old distemper paint must be completely removed down to the stable surface. Glossy old coats of paint must be roughened beforehand.
Before painting with Intelligent Matt, treat the surface with Little Greene Wall Primer Sealer.
It is recommended to apply the primer crosswise with a brush so that the liquid penetrates optimally into the surface material and seals it.
Stir well before use. Do not apply to surfaces if the temperature during painting or drying is below 5°C or there is a high risk of rain.
Brush: Use a high quality plastic bristle brush that is appropriately sized for the project. New brushes should be washed in clean water and dried thoroughly with a clean, lint-free cloth. Do not immerse the brush too deeply in the paint so that the paint does not get under the clamping ring. Avoid drips and splashes by not picking up too much paint with the brush. Apply paint evenly and only expand the painting area so that areas that are still damp can still be applied. For best results, always apply the final brush strokes in the same direction and never paint over paint that has already begun to dry. For nested objects or in locations where high ambient temperatures/strong air currents cannot be avoided, the open time can be increased by adding 10 to 15% (v/v) of an appropriate gradient optimizer. This is also recommended for large flat surfaces, although in such cases the use of a paint roller is recommended.
Roller: For best results on smooth surfaces, use a short-pile fur roller. For textured surfaces, use a longer-nap roller as needed to achieve even and thorough coverage. Always carry out the last roller movements in the same direction and connect to the damp areas. Never paint over paint that has already begun to dry, as this will result in visible overlapping and streaking.
Dilute with up to: 40% (v/v) water
Nozzle size: 1.60 to 2.00 mm (62 to 78 thou)
Air pressure: 0.28 to 0.41 MPa (40 to 60 psi)
Dilute with up to: 20% (v/v) water
Nozzle size: 0.28 to 0.41 MPa (11 to 21 thou)
Pressure at nozzle: 12.6 to 19.6 MPa (1800 to 2800 psi)
STORAGE AND SHELF LIFE
If unopened and stored under the above conditions, this product has a shelf life of at least two years.
AFTERTREATMENT AND CARE
To prevent general dirt build-up, ensure that your house/apartment is always well ventilated when you engage in activities such as cooking that result in oil or grease build-up. Dust generated by renovation work is best picked up immediately on site or with a vacuum cleaner. To avoid scratches and streaks, always use a soft brush attachment when vacuuming adjacent surfaces.
Special Care: Avoid placing heavy objects on the surface for at least a week after painting. Bookshelves and other surfaces that receive frequent use can be easily treated with beeswax polish to prevent long-term damage.
Repair: Lightly sand the areas to be repainted and apply appropriate primer to exposed surface material. Repaint the area “from edge to edge” with one or two coats of paint as needed. Touching up small areas alone almost always results in an unsightly appearance.
DISPOSAL AND RECYCLING
APPROVALS AND STANDARDS
This product has been tested and rated A+ in accordance with the French Indoor Air Quality Decree No. 2011-321 - Arrete April 2011. This product has been tested and classified according to the requirements of DIN EN 13 300: Wet abrasion resistance - Class 2. Gloss - Mat. Contrast Ratio - Class 1. Maximum grain diameter - Fine. Theoretical coverage – 14 m2/l.