ONE COAT™ - PRODUCT APPLICATION DIRECTIONS FOR ND
GRAFFITI SHIELD SYSTEM™:
DIRECTIONS FOR USE ON OLD
AND NEW PAINTS, HOUSE PAINT, WOODS, VINYL, METALS, SIGNS, WALL
COVERINGS, FURNITURE, ALL MASONRY, AND OTHER SMOOTH AND ROUGH MATERIALS
AND SUBSTRATES AND OVER OTHER APPLIED COATINGS.
NOTE: USE THE
RECOMMENDED SPONGE SYSTEM BELOW. SMOOTH AREAS MAY HAVE BUMPS, GROOVES,
INDENTATIONS, ETC. USE A QUALITY SPONGE MOP IF ALL THESE AREAS ARE
SMOOTH. A FINE BRISTLED BRUSH CAN BE USED FOR HARD TO REACH AREAS. A
urethane type sponge mop is available at hardware/paint/janitorial
stores. This is a very soft sponge with no holes on top. It is very
resistant to tearing and cracking. It is available with a wringer and on
Our glossy version
of ONE COAT™ does not need shaking. The satin/matte finish version
requires vigorous shaking in small containers. Use an electric drill to
mix it in 5 gallon pails for about 5 minutes. Test mixed material
appearance after mixing by spreading it on a small inconspicuous area.
The appearance should look dull.
1. Pre-clean all
materials (new or used) with a neutral cleaner (PH of 7) to
degrease and remove all soils and residues before sealing with ONE
COAT™. Allow cleaned area to dry. Use a fan indoors to speed
2. For small areas,
apply product directly to sponge mop and squeeze out excess into clean
tray or bucket. For larger areas, pour product into tray or bucket. Dip
sponge mop directly into product and squeeze out excess with handle.
Sponge mop should be damp with product, not soaking, nor
3. Apply product
dampened sponge mop directly to the paint/material to be sealed and draw
the sponge across the surface. Treated area should look wet. Do not rub
the product on the area - doing so can disturb the film which forms
quickly! Blend in any "runs" or "drips immediately. Continue applying
the product until you cannot see the wetness of the product. Dip the
sponge mop back into the product, squeeze out excess product, and
continue the application.
4. Start at the top
far end and move the wet sponge mop across from one end to the other.
Then, repeat this technique until you have reached the bottom. Use
sponge mop with or without pole for convenience.
5. We suggest that
you apply 1-3 separate applications depending on the porosity of the
substrate. Non-porous surfaces require only one application, semi-porous
and some porous substrates require 2 applications. There are some porous
substrates that require 3 applications of ONE COAT™. Allow each
application to thoroughly dry to the touch before applying the next
6. Rinse the sponge
mop in water to avoid it being sealed and ruined by the drying sealer
MATERIALS SUCH AS BRICK:
1. Use an airless
sprayer with 13" or 15" reversible tip at 300-500 psi. Or, use a clean
2. Spray mist the
product over the area. Seeing the wetness of the product as applied is
sufficient coverage for each coat.
3. When the first
coat is "dry to the touch", repeat the procedure above to apply the
Do not use yellow
colored sponges either new or used with rough surfaces to spread ONE
COAT™. Use a smooth surface urethane type sponge material, which is
commonly available at hardware/paint, and at janitorial supply stores.
Pre-rinse the sponge and allow it to thoroughly dry before dipping it in
ONE COAT™. Use a painters foam pad brush for applying ONE COAT™ to walls
and for touch ups to any area. Rinse and allow the foam pad brush to dry
out before use.
sponge/pad resting in a quantity of WET ONE COAT™, as in the
bottle/container, will prevent the sponge/pad from drying out while you
are waiting for any single coat of ONE COAT™ to dry out thoroughly.
Wring out excess wet ONE COAT™ from the sponge/pad before applying the
next coat so that the tool is damp with ONE COAT™, not dripping wet in
It is extremely
important NOT to rub ONE COAT™ around on the wall with the tool! Simply
move the tool across the area in one direction until you do not see any
more wetness, then, rewet in ONE COAT™, and continue. Allow each coat to
be thoroughly DRY TO THE TOUCH before applying the next coat.
B. Apply 4 coats
of our ND
GRAFFITI SHIELD™, one at a time so that each separate coat is
absolutely dry to the touch. On a warm sunny day outside, each coat can
dry in minutes!
Note: If you
are sealing a very porous surface - do this test: Apply only 1 coat of
ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ on a very small area and wait for it to completely
dry. If it dries clear - proceed with the rest of the job and apply all
4 coats of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™. If, however, the small area does not dry
clear, and looks whitish, that means that not all pores were sealed with
ONE COAT™, and therefore you need to do one more application of ONE
COAT™ before using ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™.
ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ APPLICATION
The substrate must
be first primed with ONE COAT™ Water Based Primer/Sealer/Finish in
sufficient quantity so that it is visible and can be felt on the
surface. After it is dry to the touch apply ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ by spray
(airless sprayer with 0.015 or 0.013 tip at about 300-500 PSI is
recommended for most large painted and all porous surfaces; low pressure
hand pump sprayer at about 35 PSI could be used on very porous
surfaces). The application should be thin and ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ should
appear water clear when applied. THE GRAFFITI SHIELD SYSTEM™ is a total
of 4 separate coats of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ over the base application of
ONE COAT™. Each coat must be dry to the touch before next coat is
applied. Drying time may vary between few minutes to an hour depending
upon the weather, humidity and ventilation.
THE GRAFFITI SHIELD
SYSTEM™ should be used after 96 hours which is the cure time. You can
protect the wall while it is curing by covering it with a drop cloth or
securing the area. Should cleaning be necessary before 96 hours, reapply
ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ to the needed areas only. Do not allow this product
to freeze and do not use it in freezing temperatures. However, once it
is applied and cured, freeze/thaw cycles will have no effect on proper
Remove new graffiti
from THE GRAFFITI SHIELD SYSTEM™ in 24 hours or less for better results.
Use our DISAPPEAR
Organic Graffiti/Adhesive Remover™ - apply to area and allow it to
soak on graffiti for 5 minutes to about 15 minutes and flush with water,
clean with a soft cloth, or powerwash the area. When necessary, touch up
cleaned areas with a light coat of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™.
Please test this
product on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with the
THIS PRODUCT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO FREEZE IN THE CONTAINER AS IT WILL
RUINED WHEN THAWED!
Questions - Answers
What is it?
The Graffiti Shield
System™ is a protective coating and anti-graffiti coating system. It
consists of ONE COAT™ Water
Based Sealer/Primer/Finish and ND GRAFFITI
SHIELD™ that protects painted or unpainted porous surfaces from
graffiti damage. The Graffiti Shield System™ will not allow vandals to
damage the paint or stain porous masonry. New graffiti is simply wiped
from the surface with our DISAPPEAR Organic
Where should I
The Graffiti Shield System™ should be applied over all
painted walls to save endless cycles of re-painting and unsightly
mismatched patches of paint over graffiti. Furthermore, The Graffiti
Shield System™ should be applied over all masonry walls to make removal
of new graffiti much easier and to avoid permanent stains. It can be
also used on signs, and other materials, such as wood, plastics, and
How do I apply
Apply 1-3 coats of our primer, ONE COAT ™. You should
clearly see evidence of the primer on the wall after it has dried to the
touch. You have sealed the base of the material/substrate. Next, apply
4-5 coats of our ND GRAFFITI
SHIELD™, one at a time so that each separate coat is absolutely dry
to the touch. On a warm sunny day outside, each coat can dry in a few
Does it change
the appearance of my walls?
The Graffiti Shield System™ will
highlight the natural look of the substrate and often slightly darken
its shade. It is available in regular (glossy) or matte finish version.
The Graffiti Shield System™ will not yellow, peel, flake, crack or chip.
It will prevent new paint from fading and restore the look of old faded
How much product
do I need, and how much does it cost per sq.ft.?
That depends on
the porosity of the material that you want to protect from graffiti
1. Porous materials such as concrete, brick, blocks, stucco:
1 Gallon of ONE COAT™ covers about 330 sq.ft. for two coats ($0.34 -
$0.67 per sq.ft.), 1 Gallon of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ covers about 250
sq.ft. for all required coats ($0.54 - $0.93 per sq.ft.). The total cost
for both products for all required coats is $0.88 - $1.60+ depending on
which container/packaging size of our products is ordered.
Semi-porous materials such as indoor/outdoor house paint, wood: 1 Gallon
of ONE COAT™ covers about 660 sq.ft. for all required coats ($0.17 -
$0.33 per sq.ft.), 1 Gallon of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ covers about 500
sq.ft. for all required coats ($0.27 - $0.46 per sq.ft.). The total cost
for both products for all required coats is $0.44 - $0.79 per sq.ft.
depending on which container/package size of our products is
3. Non-porous materials such as metals, plastics, non-porous
paint: 1 Gallon of ONE COAT™ covers about 2,000 sq.ft. for the required
coat ($0.06 - $0.11 per sq.ft.), 1 Gallon of ND GRAFFITI SHIELD™ covers
about 500 sq.ft. for all required coats ($0.27 - $0.46 per sq.ft.). The
total cost for both products for all required coats is $0.33 - $0.57 per
sq.ft., depending on which container/package size of our products is
*The best method to
determine the spread rate for these products on your material is to
pre-test them on a small inconspicuous area. Our estimates should not be
relied on to be accurate for your application.
How do I remove
graffiti from The Graffiti Shield System™?
Use DISAPPEAR Organic
Graffiti/Adhesive Remover™. Apply it to the affected area. Let the
remover soak on the graffiti for 5 minutes to about 15 minutes. Do not
use any abrasive pads, brushes. Then, remove the loosened graffiti with
a powerwasher, or, soft cloth and then rinse with plain water. Reapply
our remover and repeat, if necessary. You should be able to remove most
graffiti without any damage to the shield. If you observe any change in
appearance of The Graffiti Shield System, after the cleaning simply add
a coat ND
GRAFFITI SHIELD™ to the affected area. We recommend that you remove
all new graffiti within 2-3 days.
Can it be
damaged when removing graffiti?
Yes, using wrong remover can even
strip it. Abrasive brushes, or not following our directions can damage
it. It can be scratched as anything else. Simply reapply more ND GRAFFITI
SHIELD™ to the affected areas after the graffiti removal, which will
blend into the look of the rest of the wall without any seams.
How do I apply
it on different types of materials?
A. On smooth materials such
as paints, signs, vinyl use our recommended sponge mop because you can
cover large areas in minutes. Fill a painter's tray with our product.
Dip the sponge mop in it. Squeeze out the excess so it is wet, but not
dripping, and apply over the area until dry spots are seen. Repeat the
procedure covering the entire area. Spread any runs and drips
immediately before they dry. When finished, clean the tools in plain
B. On porous materials use an airless sprayer with a 13" or
15" self cleaning reversible tip at about 500 PSI. With a fine bristled
brush blend any runs or drips immediately. Clean the tools with plain
How should I
clean the "Shield" from normal dirt and soils?
Hose it down, or
scrub it using plain water, or with a neutral cleaner.