ROCKCOTE Ecostyle Satin is a modern hard wearing enamel paint without any toxic fumes. It can be used interior and exterior for walls, doors and trim. Water based and ultra low VOC. Certified by GECA to be safe for people and our environment. Read more about Ecostyle paints and Technical Data for specifiers
Suitable: for interior and exterior walls, doors, windows and trim that require an enamel paint for extra abrasion resistance and ease of cleaning. Warranted for both domestic and commercial situations and especially recommended where health is a consideration and Green Star ratings are sought. Certification by GECA provides assurance that EcoStyle paints contain none of the known carcinogenic or mutagenic chemicals which are present in oil based enamels.
Appearance: is satin. Also called semi gloss.
Colours: Choose colours from any common paint colour charts eg Dulux, Taubmans, Resene etc. We tint to these using low VOC tints. Tinting prices vary according to the amount of tint so you will need to estimate which group your colour is in (ie light, mid, or strong colour). We will let you know if there is any correction to price needed before processing your order. You can also order 200ml sample pots to trial colours in your home.
Odour: is a very mild smell that dissipates quickly.
VOC: is 2.4gms/L which is classed as ultra low VOC - one of the lowest for a water based acrylic enamel on the Australian market.
Durability: is excellent. Stain resistant and washable, with a 15 year guarantee for interior and exterior use.
Vapour Permeability: is good but less than a low sheen paint. It tends to seal in old paint while still allowing the wall to breath a little. Also contains a non-toxic mould inhibitor.
Priming: is needed on new Gyprock, bare timber or metal, and on previous oil based enamels.
Previous water based enamels should be sanded lightly to provide good key.
Strong colours generally require a primer tinted to grey or towards the top coat colour, to achieve good colour opacity.
Application: is by roller, brush or spray gun. Easy to use, but water based enamels can't be 'worked' like an oil based enamel. Simply roll on and tip off. A foam roller is ideal. Apply in temperatures 10 - 30 degrees C.
Drying: is 2 hours between coats in good drying conditions.
Coverage: is approximately 16 sq.m/L.
Coats: is usually two. Occasionally on hard to cover surfaces or for some strong colours three coats may be needed.