Weather and paint tend to have a love-hate relationship. Settled weather that is not too hot and not too cold is perfect for painting, but when the weather is too hot, too cold or too wet, things can start getting more interesting. Over the years Resene has helped combat the effects of hot and cold weather, with products such as Resene Hot Weather Additive to improve the wet edge in hot conditions and Resene Wintergrade products which improve the paint’s performance in very cold conditions. But 'wet conditions' have been a little more elusive. Generally painters just focus on interior work instead.
However, there are those days when painters could paint most of the day, except for the odd pesky light shower that comes through now and again. New Resene Umbrella Additive has been designed to provide protection against light showers. Umbrella Additive is an additive for exterior waterborne coatings, providing rapid protection from light showers even before the coating has dried. Once applied, a coating containing Resene Umbrella Additive quickly starts to build a protective shell that then extends throughout the whole coating. Water is able to evaporate from the coating allowing it to dry, but light showers simply roll off leaving the still-drying coating firmly attached to the substrate.
It's easy to use — the painter simply adds and mixes it into the Resene paint before they start applying it. The addition of Umbrella Additive does not alter the application recommendations for temperature or humidity limitations for a given product.
Available from Resene ColorShops and selected resellers.