FAUX FINISH PRODUCTS




Japan Colors are finely ground, lead free, flat, quick drying, paste colors. This traditional product has a wide range of graphic and professional artist uses. Used by furniture and cabinet refinishers for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and scenic artists for aging, faux finishes, marbleizing and glazing. Used to make stains or glazes for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to, dirt, age, smoke damage and simulated marble and wood grain. They are ideal toners for flat paints. Also used for lettering, striping and stenciling. If using on exterior surfaces consult our technical department for recommendations on protective overcoats.
Dry Time: @70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 hour; to handle: 2 hours; to recoat - 8 hours. Full cure - 24 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
Application Methods: Apply by brush, roller or spray.



Japan Color Alkyd Glazing Liquid is a solvent based transparent color blending agent and wiping glaze. It is designed to be mixed with Ronan Japan Colors, alkyd based paints and many brands of machine universal colorants. Alkyd Glazing Liquid is used extensively by furniture refinishers, specialty painters and scenic artists to create a variety of decorative special effects i.e., faux finish on walls, furniture, textured surfaces - virtually any type of interior and exterior surface. Used for aging, marbleizing, antiquing, wood graining, sponging, combing, marbling and rag rolling. Used to make stains or glazes for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to, dirt, age, smoke damage and simulated marble and wood grain.
Dry Time and Working Time will be affected by variations in temperature, humidity and by the type and amount of colorant added to glaze.





Aqua Leaf™ is a water based, lead free, non-gassing, pearlescent, metallic-like coating with built in ultra violet protection. It is formulated with nacreous pigments to yield a lustrous metallic look. It dries to a flexible, weather & fade resistant, bright metallic like finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, metal, treated and untreated vinyl and many other substrates. Aqua Leaf™ can be used on any interior or exterior properly primed white substrate. Used by furniture and cabinet refinishers for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and artists for faux finishes and glazing. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
Dry Time: @ 70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 6 hours. Full cure - 12 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
Application Methods: Brush or roller.



Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV is a durable, water-based, clear topcoat specially formulated for use over Aqua Leaf™ when extra protection is desired or for use as a barrier coat when Aquathane is used over Aqua Leaf™. It is also ideal for use as a general-purpose interior/exterior clear. This UV inhibiting coating is formulated for use where resistance to the effects of exposure to sunlight and weather is a requirement. Dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays, which cause premature fading. Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV can also be mixed with Aqua Leaf™ to make glazes and faux finishes. It can be mixed with Aqua Leaf™ (maximum ratio 2 parts Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV to 3 parts Aqua Leaf™) without affecting the durability or light fastness of the final mixture. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor. Available in gloss, satin and matte.
Dry Time: @ 70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle: 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 2 1/2 hours; Dry hard - 8 hours. Full cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder and more humid conditions.




Ronan Acrylic Water Based Extenders are transparent, ultraviolet resistant color blending agents and wiping glazes designed for use in creating interior decorative finishes. They are formulated for use by furniture refinishers, specialty painters, and scenic artists to create a variety of decorative special effects i.e., antiquing, wood graining, sponging, combing, marbling and rag rolling. Intended for use as a faux paint finish on walls, furniture, art projects, etc. Used to make stains for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to dirt, age, smoke damage, etc. They dry to a durable matte finish. They contain ultra violet absorbers and therefore help prevent color fading on interior surfaces that will be exposed to sun light (near doors, windows, etc). These extenders are formulated to be mixed with most universal colorant systems, such as DeGussa 888 colorants or equivalent. Ronan Aqua Cote water based enamel and industrial based colorants, such as DeGussa 896 colorants. Use colorants with a high ph value (7.5 - 8.5). Ronan Acrylic Water Based Extenders are available in three types Ultra, Deluxe, and Long Set.

WORKING TIME: Lab Testing Results - The following are results achieved in the T. J. Ronan Lab over a sealed surface with 6 oz. of Huls 888 colorant added. The actual working time will depend on temperature, humidity and the type and amount of colorant used. Working Time and Recoat Time will be longer under colder and/or more humid conditions and shorter under warmer and/or less humid conditions. Working time will be shorter over a surface that is not sealed. Coating can be removed with isopropyl alcohol up to 2 hours after application.
1. - ULTRA EXTENDER is a high viscosity glaze and has the longest working time. For large jobs in warmer weather that require long open time.
Test #1 - @ 70° F, 50% relative humidity, Working Time - 70 minutes
Test #2 - @ 85° F. Working Time - 25 minutes.
Allow minimum 36 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.
2. - DELUXE EXTENDER is similar to Ultra Extender in working time, but has a slightly thinner consistency.
Allow minimum 36 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.
3. - LONG SET EXTENDER has the longest working time.
Test #1 - @ 70° F, 50% relative humidity, Working Time - 2 hours
Test #2 - @ 85° F. Working Time - 45 minutes.
Allow minimum 48 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.
Test temperature was maintained for an 8-hour period.

IMPORTANT!! Before using clear top coats perform a patch test 1.) to test adhesion 2.) to determine if the clear causes any cracking or lifting of the surface coating and 3.) to determine that the clear gives the desired finish (It is especially important to test for clarity over dark colors). Before using any of the products recommended read the technical data sheet on those products.

Decorators Varnish is a unique, polymeric waterborne, low viscosity, ultra violet resistant, clear topcoat designed to protect decorative materials when extra protection is desired on interior or exterior surfaces (2 coats recommended for exterior use). Dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays which cause premature fading. Formulated for use over decorative paint work (faux designs, murals, etc.) on a variety of different painted substrates (see Precautions on Technical data sheet) ( vinyl, wood, metal, plaster, glass, plastic and many synthetics). Ideal for use over wallpaper, stone, brick and fabrics. Contains ultra violet absorbers and therefore can be used to top coat interior surfaces (murals, etc.) that will be exposed to sun light (near doors, windows, etc). Cures to a non-yellowing finish and therefore can be used directly on pictures, murals, portraits. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
Available in Dead Flat, Satin and Gloss finishes.
Dry Time: @70° F; 50 % Relative Humidity; Dries to touch - 45 minutes - 1 hour; to handle: 2 1/2 hours: to recoat - 4 hours; Dry hard - 8 hours. Full Cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under cooler and more humid conditions. The long recoat time is necessary to achieve optimum dead flat finish.
Application Methods: Brush or roller.



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