Directions for Use:

  • Mix 1 measured unit/pouch of Insuladd (13 dry ounces) per 1 gallon of paint
    • Volume will increase by 20%: when mixed 1 gallon = 1.2 gallons
  • Mixing recommendation:
    • 1 gal paint -use at least a 2 gal bucket & add 1 unit of Insuladd Additive
    • 5 gal paint- pour 2-½ gal paint into a 5 gal bucket & add 2½ units of Insuladd Additive
  • Paint containing Insuladd can be applied with a brush, roller, or sprayer
    • When using a sprayer the recommended tip size is .617-.621
    • The small cartridge filter for the sprayer must be removed to avoid filtering out the additive
      • If needed to thin for flow, add ½ to 1 cup of water per 1 gallon of paint
        • NOTE: if paint is not water based, follow thinning instructions on paint
  • Add the Insuladd Additive gradually to your paint while stirring to avoid clumping of the ceramic microspheres in the additive.
  • Always stir your paint for a minute or two prior to commencing painting if the paint has been sitting for more then 2 hours since last used.
  • The optimal application for energy savings is two coats of paint containing additive
--- Always Mix Insuladd Additive into the paint in a Larger Container than the Paint Came in
--- Insuladd Additive will add slight texture, and may slightly affect the hue of DARKER colors
  • Insuladd Additive will leave a very mild dusty-feeling texture to the surface to which it has been applied, but will not visually affect most wall surfaces.
  • Insuladd Additive may appear to lighten darker colors one hue.
  • The additive will flatten the finish of the paint one degree
    • For special finishes apply the coats with the additive under the finish coat
  • Insuladd additive is inert, and will not affect the chemical properties of the paint in any way.
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