Waterborne White Primer is a water reducible, ultra low
VOC, tintable, high solids, ready to spray white primer that has excellent build and filling
characteristics. Waterborne White Primer may be top-coated with Mohawk’s Waterborne
Pre-Catalyzed Clear Lacquer or Waterborne Conversion Varnish to achieve any desired
sheen. It is the perfect beginning to create interior white finishes for cabinets, millwork
and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). Not for use on exterior applications.
1. Exceptional build and hiding qualities
2. Does not contain formaldehyde, lead or phthalates
3. Promotes adhesion with waterborne pre & post catalyzed finishes
4. Use Waterborne Colorants M684 series to create custom colors
Weight per gallon: 11.63 lbs/gal
Solids % (wt): 52.48
Solids % (vol): 33.59
Package viscosity: 23-27 seconds, # 4 Ford cup
Dry time: Air dry @ 77 F, 50% relative humidity
To touch: 10 minutes
To sand and recoat: 30-45 minutes
VOC’s (coating): .8 lbs/gal (95.76 g/l)
VOC’s (material): .3 lbs/gal (35.77 g/l)
VHAP’s: 0.0004 lbs VHAP’s/lb solids
Spread Rate: 539 sq. ft. /gal. @ 1 dry mil film thicknes
Package life: 1 year
HMIS: Health – 1, Flammability – 1, Reactivity – 0, Personal Protection - X
Directions: Stir thoroughly before use. Apply in light, even coats of 3-4 wet mils.
Always scuff sand previous coat with 320 grit sand paper and remove any sanding dust
from the surface before applying any additional coats. Apply appropriate sheen of the
desired type of Mohawk Waterborne topcoat. Total finishing system, including primer
and topcoats, should not exceed 4 dry mils. Waterborne sealers and finishes are high
solids, quick building products. Excessive finish build can lead to a cloudy finish
especially in lower sheens, cracking, cold checking and other finish failures.
Waterborne White Primer may be tinted with Mohawk Waterborne Colorants (M684Series)
not to exceed 10% addition by volume.
Protect from Freezing. Waterborne White Primer is provided at a ready to spray
viscosity. Small amounts of water may be added if further reduction is needed.
Stainless steel equipment is recommended. Flush equipment and fluid lines after use
with warm tap water. Do not use a tack cloth to remove sanding dust.
Sanding dust should be removed with a dry cloth or compressed air.
Waterborne Coatings Tip Sheet:
Mohawk waterborne coatings are water reducible, self cross-linking, low VOC emitting technologies
that have good color retention and are suitable for cabinet, millwork,
furniture and other high traffic interior wooden surfaces.
Mohawk waterborne coatings are formulated to meet production shop needs and are an
excellent environmentally friendly alternative to comparable solvent base products.
The tips below are an effort to communicate product and application tips that will assist end users to achieve the expected results when using a waterborne coating. Always consult the product’s Product Data (PDS) and Material Safety Data (MSDS) Sheets before use for more detailed information and instructions.
Waterborne coatings are manufactured at ready to spray viscosity. They may be thinned
or reduced if needed, however they thin much more rapidly than solvent coatings.
Typically, the maximum reduction is about 5%. Regular tap water may be used.
Waterborne sealers and finishes are high solids, quick building products. Excessive finish build can lead to a cloudy finish especially in lower sheens, cracking, cold checking and other finish failures. For best results, apply waterborne sealers and coatings in light, even coats of no more than 4 wet mils. The first coat should be applied very thin so that it can be easily and quickly sanded smooth to prepare a level surface for subsequent coats.
Sanding is necessary between all coats for maximum adhesion. Do not use a tack cloth to remove sanding dust. Sanding dust should be removed with a dry cloth or compressed air.
Filtering is suggested at every opportunity to prevent unwanted debris from getting trapped in the film.
Minimum application temperature is 60 degrees Fahrenheit; waterborne material, substrate and spray room should all be at minimum temperature or above for proper results. Waterborne coatings should be kept warm and will exhibit higher viscosity at cooler temperatures resulting in poor spray performance. Material should be warm and stable before making viscosity adjustments or spraying.
Storage and Agitation:
Always protect from freezing. Modern waterborne technologies cannot survive even one freeze/thaw cycle.
Always stir waterborne coatings slowly and thoroughly before use.
Do not shake waterborne products.
Shaking will cause air bubbles that may remain in the film when the sprayed causing an undesirable end result.
Maximum Film Build:
The maximum total dry film build for waterborne sealers and coatings is 4 mils.
Stainless steel spray equipment is recommended to avoid iron contamination (discoloration).
Flush equipment and fluid lines after use with warm tap water. Waterborne finishes tend to dry
on spray gun tips more rapidly than solvent coatings. Frequent cleaning of spray tips may be
Spraying waterborne coatings with Air Assisted Airless or airless systems can be difficult
because of the sheer those systems create in the product. Consult your equipment supplier for air
cap, tip, and nozzle or suggested pump settings if flow or other issues is identified.
Always use proper ventilation and safety equipment when applying any coating.
Refer to the product’s MSDS for detailed safety information.
Safety and Other Precautions:
Read MSDS for precautions before using product.
MSDS: If Material Safety Data Sheet is required, contact Mohawk Finishing Products
Division of RPM Wood Finishes Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 22000 Phone: 1-800-545-0047
Hickory, NC 28603 Fax: 1-800-721-1545