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Merit 20

A two-component acid-catalyzed lacquer for interior surfaces.

The paint is solvent-borne
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
10
m2/l
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
12
m2/l

Superior filling properties

Merit 20 is a semi-matt acid-catalyzed lacquer with high solid content. The lacquer has excellent filling properties and finished surfaces look brilliant.

Silky semi-matt appearance

Merit 20 forms very hard film with a good scratch resistance. Solvent-borne Dicco Color and water-borne Akvi Color stains can be applied for colouring the wood before using Merit lacquers. The lacquer nicely enhances stained wood appearance.


Merit 20 is widely used for:




Stain, lacquer and paint systems for wood industries


PRODUCT DATA SHEET
22.10.2012

Merit 20 - Acid-catalyzed lacquer

 
Merit 20
DESCRIPTION A two-component acid-catalyzed lacquer.
PRODUCT FEATURES

A semi-matt all-round lacquer with good filling properties.



Recommended uses Recommended for furniture, doors and other similar wooden surfaces.

TECHNICAL DATA
Gloss groups Semi-matt
Emission classification The emission level of this product fulfils the requirements of E1 classification for surface treatment materials. The product has been tested according to the standard EN 717-1, and its formaldehyde emission rate is less than 0.124 mg/m3 air.
Coverage

Recommended spreading amounts (unthinned)

Theoretical coverage

dry

wet

 

40–50 µm

 80–100 g/m2

10–12 m2/l





Thinner 1033 and 1027
Mixing ratio Lacquer 100 parts by volume 005 2703
Hardener 10 parts by volume 006 2098
Application method

Airless, air assisted airless and conventional spraying.


Application (+23 °C)

Airless application with the viscosity 2045 s (DIN 4) can be reached with approximately 520 % of thinning. Nozzle tip 0.011"0.015" and the nozzle pressure 100160 bar. Spray angle shall be chosen according to the shape of the object.

 

Air assisted airless application with the viscosity 2045 s (DIN 4) can be reached with approximately 520 % of thinning. Nozzle tip 0.011"0.015" and the nozzle pressure 40140 bar. Atomising air pressure should be about 13 bar. Spray angle shall be chosen according to the shape of the object.

 

Conventional application with the viscosity 2045 s (DIN 4) can be reached with approximately 520 % thinning. Nozzle tip 1.41.8 mm is recommended to be used with pressure 23 bar.

 

Pot-life (+23°C) 48 hours.
Drying times

80–100 g/m²

+23ºC

+50ºC

Touch dry, after

20–30 min

10–15 min

Dry to sand, after

3–4 h

30–40 min

Dry to stack, after

24 h

60–70 min

 

Stacking temperature below +35ºC.

 

Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.

Solids volume Volume solids 50±2 %
Weight solids 57±2 %
Density 1,0 kg/litre
Product code 005 2704

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application conditions The surface to be treated has to be clean and dry. During application and drying the temperature of the air, the surface to be treated and the lacquer has to be over 18 ºC and the relative humidity of the air below 70 %.
Priming Recommended primers: Merit Sanding, Merit 20, Merit 30, Merit 80, Merit Sealer.
Surface treatment Wood surfaces should be sanded with sanding paper P150–240. Primer surfaces should be sanded with sanding paper P240–400. All sanding dust must be removed before lacquering.
Mixing of components Stir the lacquer carefully before use. Add 10 volume % of Hardener 006 2098. Thin the lacquer to the viscosity required. In case the lacquer mixture is used on the next day, add at least an equal amount of fresh mixture.

Do not use iron containers as mixing container. Instead use plastic, enamel or acid resistant steel containers.
Cleaning of tools Thinner 1033 or 1027.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value The Volatile Organic Compounds amount is 420 g/litre of paint.
VOC content of the paint mixture (thinned 20 % by volume) is 500 g/l.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LABELLING
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Containers are provided with safety labels, which should be observed. Further information about hazardous influences and protection are detailed in individual health and safety data sheets. A health and safety data sheet is available on request from Tikkurila Oyj. For industrial use only.
Safety data sheetMerit 20
Thinner safety data sheetMerit 20
Hardener safety data sheetMerit 20
 
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