NEO MICA PLAST
    TEXTURED COATING
    PRODUCT CODE: MP00
    TECHNICAL DATA SHEET NO. 01-Wall Paints
    JULY 2009

  1. Product Description

    New generation water based, interior / exterior, long-life, flexible coating containing Mica.
  2. Application Areas

    • Interior and exterior use.
    • Long-life exterior protection of buildings.
    • Ideal long-life coating for exterior walls. The coating is highly suitable for use in coastal regions as well as for inland conditions.
    • Used as a feature on interior walls.
    • New or weathered cement tiles.
    • New or weathered fibre cement sheeting.
    • New or weathered plaster.
    • Previously painted substrates.
    • Primed metal and wooden substrates.
  3. Product Features

    • Highly durable and UV resistant.
    • Fine sand filled textured effect to hide surface imperfections. The coating remains flexible and will not show smaller cracks for years to come.
    • Highly weather resistant, tough coating, which reflects harmful UV light and prevents rain and humidity penetration into the substrate.
    • Contains Mica, a highly reflective and weather resistant material. Mica comes in flakes, which forms a protective shield on top of the coating.
    • Easy to clean by washing down walls with a hosepipe or with a high-pressure cleaner. The dirt pick up rate is low due to the rather moderate texture and slightly shiny micaeous surface.
    • Water resistant.
    • Excellent adhesion.
    • Textured coating suitable for roller application. The texture is not very prominent but rather moderate and not coarse.
    • Quick drying - 2 coats can be applied in one day.
    • Two coats of NEO Mica Plast are required for best results.
    • Low odour.
    • If correctly applied to a properly prepared substrate, the product has a life expectancy of 7-10 years, possibly longer.
  4. Product Data

    Resin Base Acrylic resin emulsion
    Drying Time Touch dry : 30-60 minutes
    Hard dry: 2-3 hours
    Solid Matter by Content By volume: ± 45%
    By mass: ± 66%
    Film Thickness Irregular due to textured finish
    Spreading Rate 3-6 square metres per litre.
    Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 3-5 square metres per litre for the first coat and 4-6 square metres per litre when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    Surface Appearance Textured, semi matt
  5. Application Details

    • Mixing Always stir well before use with a flat paddle.
    • Application Method A combination of a sheep skin and a textured roller.
    • Thinning Under nor circumstances may the product be diluted.
    • Cleaning Water.
    • Application • Stir well before use.
    • Two coats of NEO Mica Plast are required for best results.
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
    • NEO Mica Plast may under no circumstances be diluted.
    • Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 3-5 square metres per litre for the first coat and 4-6 square metres per litre when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    • Clean up application equipment with clean tap water.
    • Do not apply before 09:00 and after 16:00 in the winter.
    • Do not apply exterior if it looks like rain will occur within 4-6 hours of application.
  6. Surface Preparation

    • Mild Steel (Renovation) • Clean affected areas back to bright metal. Sand existing coating.
    • Spot prime with NEO Corroguard (cg00).
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
    • Mild Steel (New) • Degrease surfaces with NEO Metal Conditioner (mc00) to remove the manufacturer’s grease protective layer. This process is repeated until the surface is water break free.
    • After drying, the whole substrate is coated with NEO Corroguard (cg00).
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
    • Dry, Uncoated Concrete Surfaces
    • Raw Plaster
    • Precast
    • Make sure surface is dry and firm.
    • Remove all dust, foreign material, fungal and algae growth.
    • Prime with NEO Acrylic Wall Primer (ap00).
    • Repair any cracks, holes and blemishes with NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • Apply one coat of NEO Bonding Liquid (ig00) to cover NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
    • Fibre Cement Surfaces (Uncoated, Weathered or New) • Make sure surface is dry and firm.
    • Remove all dust, foreign material, fungal and algae growth.
    • If friable or powdery, seal with NEO Bonding Liquid (ig00).
    • Apply one coat of NEO Acrylic Wall Primer (ap00).
    • Repair any cracks, holes and blemishes with NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • Apply one coat of NEO Bonding Liquid (ig00) to cover NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
    • Previously Painted Surfaces
    • Precast
    • The existing PVA emulsion paint coating should be of good quality and must have a good bond to the substrate.
    • Check the adhesion of the substrate.
    • Remove all loose, flaking and bubbling paint.
    • Remove all dust, grease, foreign material, fungal and algae growth.
    • If friable or powdery, seal with NEO Bonding Liquid (ig00).
    • Repair any cracks, holes and blemishes with NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • Apply one coat of NEO Bonding Liquid (ig00) to cover NEO Aurora Filler (ef00) or NEO Repair Paste (nrp07).
    • With a sheep skin roller apply a generous coat of NEO Mica Plast and, if a more textured look is required, use a textured roller to create texture.
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • Apply a second coat of NEO Mica Plast in the same manner as the first.
  7. Colour Range and Quantities

    • NEO Mica Plast is available in a limited range of shades in minimum batch quantities.
    • Available in 5 litres and 20 litres.
  8. Precautions

    • NEO Mica Plast is not flammable.
    • The product contains no toxic or harmful substances.
  9. Disclaimer

    NEO Paints can not be held liable if the product fails due to improper surface preparation or application.