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All about Penetrol

Post by loneagle on February 5th 2011, 1:15 pm


Used for over 55 years throughout the world, Penetrol has played an important part in maintenance painting for leading industrial and shipping firms. Now, more than ever, Penetrol provides many new ways to make a wide variety of tough jobs much easier. No home or business should be without it. Penetrol is a versatile blend of natural oils with a penetration power 3 times more than water a powerful bonding ability. High in solids, non-toxic when dry, colorless and with low odor it is user friendly. Penetrol is recommended by major paint manufactures. Penetrol creeps into the most minute crevices and pinholes of any surface where ordinary paint cannot enter. There it dries to tough yet flexible finish, forming a powerful bonding film for the next coat of paint. Stable and durable, it compensates for the adverse effects that weather and surface conditions have on paint. Used alone as a primer/sealer or added to oil/alkyd based paint, varnishes and stains or metal and wood primers it enhances their inherent qualities and makes them stick to almost anything - even glass. Brush and lap marks are eliminated. Premature peeling, cracking and chalking are a thing of the past. No more uneven paint film - a major cause of early breakdown of surface coatings. And unlike thinners, Penetrol does not evaporate and actually makes more paint. By ensuring greater coverage from each litre of paint it saves money. Pentrol cannot be used in 2-part chemical resistant coatings, Acrylic or other water based paint, chlorinated rubber or coal tar coatings. Always mix a small amount first, if not sure, to determine compatibility. Penetrol makes it easy to paint: Stir paint thoroughly and apply. When paint "pulls" or "sets" too fast add Penetrol until the paint spreads smoothly and evenly. If paint is very thick, or in hot weather, 20% to 30% Penetrol may be require. If after a while the paint begins to "pull" add some Penetrol. Let the brush or roller be the guide. For spraying 10-20% Penetrol is usually right. The amount of Penetrol needed for easy application will not change the appearance of the paint. Penetrol makes it easy to get better results with wood primers: Wood surfaces vary in porosity from old and porous to new and tight; smooth to rough. Wood primers are formulated for the average surface and cannot be expected to satisfy all degrees of porosity. Penetrol added to wood primers and oil based stains ensures that the porosity of the wood is satisfied. Weatherboards, decks, trim and sash: mix primer with 30% Penetrol. With severe peeling on window sills etc. and when wood has become soft, saturate the wood with Penetrol by applying one coat after the other until the wood cannot absorb any more. Wipe off excess and let dry before painting. Add Penetrol to paint for maximum adhesion. Penetrol makes it easy to protect wood against moisture attack and provides a sound base for paint and varnish: Penetrol seals and protects bare wood and makes sure that subsequent coats of surfaces and saturate the endgrain which is most vulnerable to moisture attack. Where mould and mildew are a problem add VC10 Tropical Mould Killer to the paint for long term protection. For interior use, a specially scented Penetrol Wood Oil is available. Penetrol makes it easy to make your own wood stain: When colored with universal tinter or mixed with 10-25% oil based paint or stain, Penetrol can give a wide variety of wood tone effects. Non-fading oxides or wood tone colors are recommended for exterior use. (Note: to make a tough, durable solid hiding stain for wood decks, mix 20-30% of good quality oil based enamel with Penetrol. Penetrol makes it easy to restore faded wood stains: Exterior wood stains that have become dull from weathering can be made to look like new 1 or 2 coats of Penetrol. The wood will also get added protection from the ravages of the weather. Penetrol makes it easy to protect and beautify rustic interior wood: Penetrol stops untreated interior beams, panels and furniture from becoming dried out and dull. It nourishes the wood and highlights the grain with a rich lustrous finish. Being non-toxic when dry, Penetrol is ideal for indoor use. Also available as Penetrol Wood Oil when a handrubbed finish is required. Penetrol makes it easy to control rust: What makes rust? Ordinary paint and primers "bridge" over the small imperfections found on any metal surface. Under this "bridge" air is trapped. Air contains moisture and this mixture of oxygen and hydrogen forms iron-hydroxide i.e. rust. Take one of them away and you eliminate rust. Under a microscope rust looks like a sponge full of air. Penetrol, due to it's low surface tension will penetrate all the way through this sponge driving out the air and moisture and completely saturate the rust right down to the unattacked iron or steel. It has literally taken away the "food" rust needs to form and, by turning the existing rust into a protective coating, further rust formation is stopped and paint is assured of 100% contact with the metal surface, the most important requirement for effective metal protection. Penetrol works and that's why it is used and recommended by people working in the toughest environment of all, the world's major shipping companies. Drop of quality metal primer did not spread far or penetrate rust. It sits on the surface trapping moisture and air beneath it. Same primer with 50% Penetrol spread many times further and deeply penetrated the rust displacing all moisture and air. Use Penetrol on structural steel, cast and wrought iron, wire fence, cars, trucks and trailers, corrugated iron, garden tools tanks and anything made from ferrous or non-ferrous metal. Penetrol flows easily into crevices, welding seams, pipe joints and other areas that are hard to reach by brush, such as the inside of car doors. Penetrol makes it easy to stop and prevent further rust: This how easy it is to use Penetrol. Just saturate the rusted surface with Penetrol until it has a shiny appearance. When dry, continue with any oil, alkyd or water based paint. The main thing to remember about treating rust is that if you can't reach all areas of all surfaces, you're ultimately wasting your time. Penetrol has restored the tank on the left into a good serviceable condition and stops further rust formation. Unless the tank on the right gets the same treatment it will have to be replaced. Penetrol has saved this corrugated iron from certain destruction and extended its useful life for many years at a fraction of the replacement cost. Aluminium Penetrol has been used as a topcoat for its durability and added brightness. Application guide: light rust and new steel: 1 part primer, 2 parts Penetrol. Heavy rust: Penetrol surface until it has a shiny appearance. (Note: Aluminium Penetrol makes an excellent top coat for iron roofs, metal fences, factory ceilings, tanks etc. Use Penetrol RLS under 2-part epoxies and urethanes, vinyl chlorinated rubber and coal tar coatings. There is no need to remove tightly bonded rust.) Penetrol makes it easy to restore corroded brass or copper and bring back lustre to chrome & aluminium: Scrub surface with fine steel wool soaked with Penetrol to loosen corrosion and dirt. Wipe surface with a rag after 5 minutes, then polish with a soft cloth. To remove rust stains from chrome scrub with fine steel wool and Penetrol. Then wipe chrome with a soft cloth to restore shine. The Penetrol will remain in the pits stopping further rusting. Penetrol makes it easy to restore vinyl car roofs and other plastics. Clean plastic with mild detergent. Rinse and let throughly dry. Apply a generous amount of Penetrol and after 5 minutes wipe off the excess. polish with a soft cloth. Avoid application in direct sun light. Use same method for dashboards, plastic bumpers etc.


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