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02-07-2018 04:03 PM

Similar to Floetrol? Does anyone have experience with this?


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#1 posted 02-07-2018 04:42 PM

Bilyo – I know this company and I was down by their back door just yesterday (fishing).

I just called them and they said one of the product you are inquiring about is a powder additive
that is added to any paint to increase the thermal protection properties to which it is applied.
it can be used on the exterior or interior of homes, offices, etc to increase the “R Value”.
it does not increase the paints physical qualities such as flow or longevity.
the other item (Acriflow) is a liquid product that is very similar (the way the sales lady talks,
it is exactly like Floetrol) that is added to the latex paint to increase flow, longevity and application tool cleanup.
they do not have distributors or stock their products in any of the Big Box Stores.
they ship all over the world from their warehouse in Melbourne, Florida.

hope this helps in your question.

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#2 posted 02-07-2018 05:45 PM

John,
Thanks for the information. I have been in email contact with them regarding purchasing a sample.

My post is a follow-up or continuation of my post of about a month ago concerning how much acrylic/latex paints can be thinned. When our weather warms up a bit more, I will continue experimenting with trying to spray with a small detail gun with a 1.0mm tip. I’ve found that I can spray one acrylic product I have by thinning about 40% with water. Although I see no adverse effects on my sample boards, I suspect that that much thinning with water alone is not good and is well beyond most thinning recommendations. I have since found that for artists acrylics, there is a product called air brush medium that contains polymers (I’m no chemist) that are supposed to help prevent over “stretching” the paint chemistry. My interest in Acri-flow is due to their statement that the product also contains these polymers. I have not found any such statement regarding Floetrol, although it may be the same.

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#3 posted 02-07-2018 06:10 PM

good deal – I hope you find something that works well with your projects.
I guess the bottom line to find out “some” of the ingredients is to ask for the
MSDS and Product Data Sheet from each company. then do your comparison.
their company is about 45 minutes down the road from me (and one of my favorite saltwater fishing spots).
[tell them your company needs the sheets to be on hand for safety inspections]
good luck in your projects !

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