Application Guide for Ultra-Ever Dry®
CAUTION: Items coated with Ultra-Ever Dry® will have a hazy
white appearance which may affect the color of the finished
Personal Protective Equipment: Always wear the following
equipment when applying: respirator (NIOSH/MSHA approved
half-face respirator P100 rating with organic vapor cartridge - international
distributors should check local regulations to determine
if this approval is suffi cient for use.”), safety goggles, nitrile
gloves. A paint suit / Tyvek suit is also recommended.
Application Equipment Options for industrial applications:
Note: With all sprayer options, it is important to adjust the
volume to allow Ultra-Ever Dry to be applied in a fine mist.
For best results, use separate sprayers for the top and bottom
Ultra-Mini Sprayer: For small jobs. Remove filter at the bottom
of the dip tube before use. Insert the dip tube firmly into the bottom
of the power unit. If unit clogs, cover nozzle and depress
trigger to clean the dip tube with backflow. For more information
see: les/Preval.pdf
Ultra-Power Sprayer: For medium/large jobs. Includes 1.0 mm
needle/tip set. Volume should be set between low and medium
to create a fine mist. Keep turbine in a well-ventilated area as far
removed from the spray area as possible. The volume adjustment
dial should be approximately 25% open. For more information
HVLP Spray Gun. For medium/large jobs. Use Warwick 881H or
similar, 1.7 mm needle/nozzle set. Use air compressor capable
of delivering 13 CFM with an inlet pressure of at least 43 psi. Use
plenty of hose or pipe to allow compressed air to sufficiently cool
to ambient temperature. Use of an inline moisture trap close
to spray gun is strongly recommended. Adjust line pressure to
40-45 psi. Adjust working pressure (half-trigger pull) to 24-28
psi. Perform test spray with xylene. Adjust air volume such that
the dial is fully open. Adjust fluid tip at back of gun as well as
spray pattern. With nozzle 8-16 inches from a test surface, fully
squeeze trigger and look for even, uniform pattern. Adjust fluid
tip and spray pattern until proper spray pattern is found. Discard
excess xylene in a hazardous waste container. For more
information see:
Airbrush. For small jobs. Use Iwata NEO BCN or similar, tip size
≥ 0.5 mm. Use plenty of hose to allow compressed air to                                                                                                                                                                                                         sufficiently cool to ambient temperature. Use of an inline moisture
trap close to spray gun is strongly recommended. Working
pressure generally varies between 10 and 60 psi, depending on
what type of work is being done. A good working pressure may
be approximately 15-25 psi. The desired spray characteristics will
also affect the optimal pressure. Perform test spray with xylene.
Discard excess xylene in a hazardous waste container. For more
information see:
See specifi c sprayer manufacturer instructions for safe and
proper usage.
Spreading Rate (coverage) per gallon
(3.8 L) of top and bottom coat: approximately
250 ft2 (23 m2) at 0.5 mils (13 μm); varies per application
Application: Surface Preparation: Remove all oil, grease, dust,
dirt, loose rust, and other foreign materials to ensure adequate
adhesion of bottom coat. Use heavy-duty Scotch-Brite® or 320-
800 grit sandpaper for enhanced surface adhesion on smooth
surfaces. Porous surfaces may require more bottom coat than
top coat.

Step 1: Bottom Coat - Mix bottom coat for at least 5-10 minutes
in order to thoroughly and evenly distribute the solids that may
have settled. Less mixing may produce unreliable results. Fill
fluid cup on the sprayer between 1/3 and 2/3 full. Maintain some
agitation by swirling (not shaking) the fluid cup between passes.
Do not swirl the fluid cup during application in order to maintain
a steady spray. Apply multiple thin coats to obtain a wet thickness
of approximately 1.5 – 3.0 mils (38 - 75 μm). This will form
a dry film thickness of 0.5 – 1.0 mils (13 – 25 μm). Avoid pooling.
Allow at least 30-60 minutes of dry time before applying top
coat. A heat gun / blow dryer may be used on a low setting to
decrease dry time.

Step 2: Top Coat – Use a clean sprayer for top coat. If the bottom
coat sprayer is used for top coat, it must be thoroughly
cleaned with xylene and allowed to dry. Mix the top coat for at
least 3-5 minutes. Less mixing may produce unreliable results.
Apply the topcoat using the same method and guidelines described
for the bottom coat. Apply multiple thin and uniform
coats. Avoid pooling. As the top coat dries, it will become hazy
in appearance.

Step 3: Drying/Curing of System - The coating will become
superhydrophobic within 15-30 minutes of the top coat application.
Allow 2 hours of additional dry time for good results. For
best results, including optimum oleophobicity, allow the bottom
coat to dry for at least 1 hour and allow the top coat to dry overnight.
The bottom coat will continue to dry even after the topcoat is
applied. Dry time is dependent upon how much bottom and top
coat is applied, as well as upon ambient temperature and humidity,
and thus it may be longer than listed above. Thorough
drying is especially important for applications involving liquids
other than water.
Cleanup: Pour the remaining Ultra-Ever Dry back into the original
container. Use xylene to clean spray equipment and tools
immediately after use. See sprayer manufacturer instructions for
complete cleaning details. Failure to properly clean sprayers can
result in damaged or clogged equipment. Dispose of cleaning
materials according to local regulations.
Ultra-Mini Sprayer: Clean the Ultra-Mini Sprayer by spraying a
small amount of xylene into a rag or hazardous waste container.
Unscrew the power unit from the glass jar, and backflow the
sprayer by placing one finger over the spray nozzle and pressing
the spray button. The dip tube should now be clean.
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Ultra-Power Sprayer: Clean the Ultra-Power Sprayer by spraying
a small amount of xylene into a rag or hazardous waste container.
Take the spray gun apart and clean the gasket, nozzle assembly,
tip and needle with xylene. The smaller parts can be placed in the
jar and allowed to soak in xylene for a minute or two. Allow these
parts to dry completely before reassembling the spray gun. Wipe
the gun, jar, threads and other areas with xylene to avoid build-up
of bottom or top coat.
HVLP: Once you have finished applying Ultra-Ever Dry, disconnect
the air supply from the gun. Pour the remaining Ultra-Ever
Dry back into the original container. Pour a small amount of xylene
into the spray cup. With the air disconnected, pull the trigger
and let the xylene fl ow out of the nozzle into a hazardous waste
container for a few seconds. Reconnect the compressed air line
to the spray gun and spray a small amount of xylene into a rag
or hazardous waste container. Using the remaining xylene in the
spray cup, wipe the cup out with a rag. Use the rag to wipe the air
nozzle and the outside of the gun. Remove the air cap and wipe
the fluid tip with the rag. With the air cap and fluid cup disconnected
from the spray gun, perform a visual inspection to ensure
the gun is clean.

Airbrush: Pour a small amount of xylene into the fluid cup and
spray it into a rag or hazardous waste container. Release the needle,
pull it back, and remove the air cap. Using a folded corner of
the rag wetted with xylene, clean the air cap and check to ensure
no material remains there. Run the airbrush dry. Use the rag to
clean the outside of the airbrush. Disconnect the fluid cup and
allow it to dry.

Care and Repair: Ultra-Ever Dry® is a durable coating that exhibits
superhydrophobicity and some oleophobicity. After curing,
the coatings will repel water mixtures and some oils. Cleaning of
the surface should be performed using low pressure water spray
(less than 30 psi or typical garden hose pressure). The surface
should demonstrate self-cleaning properties under these conditions.
Dust and dirt should rinse off easily. The surface will remain
completely dry. The surface will lose its properties if treated with
detergents, soap, some solvents or high pressure water. Due to
the natural oils in the skin, excessive handling with bare hands of
treated materials can cause a reduction in performance as can
signifi cant abrasion.

DANGER: EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE. Do not spray near sparks,
heat, or open flames. Vapors will accumulate readily and may ignite
explosively. Keep area ventilated during use and until all vapors
are gone. DO NOT SMOKE WHILE USING. Turn off stoves,
electric tools, and appliances, and any other sources of ignition.
Only mix with equipment designed for flammable liquids.
Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat from radiators,
stoves, hot water, and other heat sources. Exposure to temperatures
above 120 °F may cause container to burst and cause injury.
Do not puncture, incinerate, or place container in trash compactor.
Care should be taken not to store container in automobiles
or trunks of automobiles when interior temperatures may exceed
120 °F.
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VAPOR HARMFUL. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid continuous
breathing of vapor and spray mist. To avoid breathing vapors or spray
mist, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh
air entry during application and drying. If you experience eye watering,
headaches, or dizziness, increase fresh air or leave the area. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes. Refer to Safety Data Sheet for complete
safety and health information.
FIRST AID: In case of eye contact, flush thoroughly with plenty of water
for 15 minutes and get medical attention. For skin contact, wash
thoroughly with soap and water. In case of respiratory difficulty, provide
fresh air and call physician. If swallowed, get medical assistance

NOTICE: Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational
overexposures to solvents with permanent brain and nervous
system damage.

TOP COAT CONTAINS: Acetone (CAS 67-64-1), Silica (CAS 112945-
52-5), Proprietary Additives.
BOTTOM COAT CONTAINS: Xylenes (CAS 1330-20-7), t-Butyl Acetate
(CAS 540-88-5), Acetone (CAS 67-64-1), Proprietary Polymers,
Proprietary Additives.