Pittsburgh Paints & Stains FastDry is the solution for your toughest paint projects. FastDry paint is an interior and exterior formula ideal for cabinets, doors, trim, window frames, shelving and other difficult projects. It dries very quickly allowing you to finish the project sooner and provides a tack free finish that prevents sticking. It delivers a durable protective shell to protect against everyday events and the elements even on some of the most difficult substrates including fiberglass, ceramic tile, laminate, and metal. Pittsburgh Paints & Stains FastDry is an excellent product backed by a lifetime results guarantee.
- Ideal for cabinets, doors, trim, window frames, shelving & more
- Dries to the touch in about 15 minutes to help finish the project sooner
- Recoat in just one hour
- Low VOC and low odor
- Easy soap and water cleanup
- Delivers a durable protective shell excellent flow & leveling for a smooth enamel finish
- Provides a tack-free finish that prevents sticking
- Outstanding adhesion to wood, laminate, ceramic tile, metal, and more
- Serves as a paint & primer on previously coated wood, fiberglass, laminate, and ceramic tile surfaces
Surface must be clean and dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, mildew, grease, oil, chalk, rust, and any other surface contaminants. Blistering and peeling issues are commonly caused by moisture behind the paint film. Problems leading to excessive moisture in the substrate must be repaired prior to painting. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough, and patched surfaces. Plaster, concrete, and masonry surfaces must be completely dry, free of efflorescence, and allowed to cure for 30 days prior to painting. Repaired surfaces or lightly stained areas may require additional coats. Prime all bare wood, drywall, plaster, metal, and porous surfaces with the appropriate primer.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1‑800‑424‑LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead. Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.
ALUMINUM: A primer is required for proper adhesion. Any coating applied directly to aluminum should be spot applied, allowed to cure overnight, and then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed.
CERAMIC TILE: No primer needed; sanding or etching with phosphoric acid is necessary. Topcoat should be spot applied as directed, allowed to cure overnight, then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed.
CONCRETE: New concrete should cure for at least 30 days and preferably 90 days prior to priming and painting. The pH of the substrate must be less than 10 before painting. If pH is greater than 10, prime with an alkali resistant primer.
CONCRETE/MASONRY BLOCK: Mortar should cure for at least 30 days and preferably 90 days prior to painting. Fill block with an appropriate block filler. Surfaces previously coated with water thinned cement-based paint must be prepared with extra care. If the material appears to be adhering tightly, a masonry sealer may be applied to seal the surface. Check adhesion by applying a piece of masking tape. If the sealer peels off and has loose particles, remove all chalking or crumbling material, re-seal and re-check adhesion.
FERROUS METAL: The surface must be cleaned thoroughly to remove any dust, rust, and surface contaminants, and then primed. No primer is required for interior applications.
FIBERGLASS: No primer needed; sanding or scuffing the surface is recommended. Primer and topcoat should be spot applied as directed, allowed to cure overnight, then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed.
GALVANIZED STEEL: A primer is required for proper adhesion. Caution must be used when selecting coatings for use on all galvanized metal surfaces. These substrates may have a factory-applied stabilizer, which is used to prevent white rusting during storage and shipping. Such stabilizers must be removed by either brush blasting, sanding or chemical treatment prior to priming.
GYPSUM WALLBOARD-DRYWALL: Nails or screws should be countersunk, and they along with any indentations should be mudded flush with the surface, sanded smooth and cleaned to remove any dust, prior to priming the substrate.
LAMINATE: No primer needed; sanding or scuffing the surface is recommended. Topcoat should be spot applied as directed, allowed to cure overnight, then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed.
PLASTER: Plaster, hardcoat, skim coat, or other alkaline surfaces should be allowed to cure for at least 30 days prior to priming with an alkali resistant primer.
WOOD (INTERIOR): Unpainted wood or wood in poor condition should be sanded smooth, wiped clean. Any knots or resinous areas must be primed before painting. Countersink all nails, putty flush with surface. For non-bleeding or previously painted wood, no primer is required.
VINYL & ARCHITECTURAL PLASTICS: Vinyl and similar architectural plastics may present potential adhesion problems. A primer may be required to promote proper adhesion. Consult the manufacturer’s guidelines prior to painting. Primer and Topcoat should be spot applied, allowed to cure overnight, then evaluated for adhesion. If adhesion is good, the application may proceed. Do not paint vinyl or plastic with a color darker than the original to prevent potential warping due to heat absorption.
Stir thoroughly. When using more than one can of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity. During application, it is important to maintain a wet edge due to the quick dry of the product. Rinse brush with warm water periodically during extended brush application. Two coats are recommended for maximum durability.
Application Equipment: Apply with a high quality brush, roller, paint pad or by spray equipment.
Airless Spray: For airless spray application, use tip size .009" - .013" (fine finish tip) and a pressure range of 1500 to 2000 psi. Spray equipment must be handled with due care and in accordance with manufacturer’s recommendation. High-pressure injection of coatings into the skin by airless equipment may cause serious injury.
Brush: Polyester/Nylon Brush
Roller: 3/8” or less nap roller cover
Thinning: Thinning may be required. If necessary, thin 5 to 10% (up to 12 oz. or 355 mL) with water per U.S. gallon (3.78 L) of paint. No thinning required for airless spray application.
Dry time at 77ºF (25ºC); 50% relative humidity.
To Touch: 15 - 20 minutes
To Recoat: 2 hours
Drying times listed may vary depending on temperature, humidity, film build, color, and air movement.
Clean tools with warm, soapy water.
Approximately 400 sq. ft. (37.2 sq. meters) per U.S. Gallon (3.78L) on smooth, nonporous surfaces.