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Flood Floetrol 1-qt. Clear Latex Paint Additive


Floetrol 1-qt. Clear Latex Paint Additive

  • Easy to clean up
  • Mildew resistant
  • Reduces tip clogging
$6.97 /each

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Product Overview

Use this Flood Floetrol 1-qt. Clear Latex Paint Additive to improve the performance of latex and acrylic paints and reduce the appearance of brush marks. It allows latex paints to be sprayed with less pressure to help reduce tip clogging and piston freeze-ups. This additive is conveniently cleaned with simple soap and water.

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  • Fortifies acrylic and latex paints to improve performance and reduce brush marks
  • Allows latex paint to spray like oil-based paint
  • Resists mildew growth for a fresh appearance
  • Covers up to 300 sq. ft.
  • Reduces tip clogging and piston freeze-up during cup gun spraying
  • Washable formula cleans with soap and water
  • Subject to or will include a recycling fee in the following states: CA, OR

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Customer Questions & Answers

I recently purchased an older home. When I removed the wallpaper, it pulled up small sections of...

I recently purchased an older home. When I removed the wallpaper, it pulled up small sections of the paper on the sheet rock. In addition, the walls have small, but numerous "dimples." Will this product level the surface, or do I need a different product?
Asked by: JustJane
Dear GFactor, Thank you so much for the complete answer to my problem. I really appreciate it. The product you recommended is not available within a100 miles of Syracuse NY, and cannot be shipped, so I will be visiting my local store to see what would be comparable. Thanks Again! JustJane
Answered by: JustJane
Date published: 2017-03-07

What mixture ratio of Floetrol do I use with a pint of latex paint for a brush-on application?

Asked by: BobJohn4627
I mixed floetrol with minwax water based urethane, not a paint, using the ratio recommended on the container for spray applications. It brushed on very, very well. Not sure that it will work with latex paint the same way. Start with their low level mix recommendation and work up from there to the maximum recommended. I found their low level didn't work that well.
Answered by: MadisonShyle
Date published: 2017-02-09

Does Flortrol change the color of your paint?

Asked by: LPJ
Hi there! Usually it does not change the color of your paint, however we would recommend mixing the two together before in a small container to make sure.
Answered by: Flood Product Expert
Date published: 2017-03-13

If I mixed 8 ozs in gallon of paint and only use half then when I go to use it months later do I ...

If I mixed 8 ozs in gallon of paint and only use half then when I go to use it months later do I readd to it or is it fine
Asked by: Jim
Hi Jim, We do not expect you would need to add additional Floetrol when re-applying. Unfortunately, you won’t know for sure until you use the paint again. If the product is dragging or drying too quickly, a couple ounces may be all that is required to make it perform satisfactorily. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Flood Product Expert
Date published: 2017-02-06
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Customer Reviews

Floetrol 1-qt. Clear Latex Paint Additive is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For me, product worked exactly like it said I am painting wood exterior doors with Sherwin-Williams Resilience Acrylic enamel paint. Here in FL, it's over 90 deg with high humidity all the time, and nothing you can do about it. Because of panels on the doors, I have to use a brush. These conditions make the paint dry super fast with brush marks galore. I have removed the doors and have them horizontal on saw horses and still can't get the paint to level due to environmental conditions. With nothing to lose, I tried this product. My brother, the professional painter by trade, said to mix the product 12 to 1 to start. For those that can't do math, that's about 5.3 oz Floetrol per gallon of paint. Difference was apparent from the first brush strokes. There is slight thinning of the paint, but it's more than that. The viscosity of the paint itself has increased. Drying time for the "wet edge" increased by several minutes. Best of all, the paint self-leveled! Doors look beautiful. Product works.
Date published: 2016-07-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I always use this when painting I have used this for 20+ years. I have never used a sprayer. I just add it to my can of paint and start rolling or brushing. It always comes out "wonderful" even my outside doors look great with out the brush marks because the paint dries slower so the brush marks do not show. I use it with all my painting projects because I know it will be so much easier and turn out great!!
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased floetrol to see if it could help with water based urethane. Mixing floetrol into min... I purchased floetrol to see if it could help with water based urethane. Mixing floetrol into minwax water based poly at the ratio recommended for spraying worked miracles and this was a brush application. Virtually no water-based-urethane bubbles that are inevitable with straight urethane! Now I can use the water based product, get a really good finish and not smell up the basement workshop.
Date published: 2017-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Was skeptical, but really worked well for me I was spraying an industrial high gloss water based acrylic through an conventional HVLP set up. Experience with solvent based enamels, acrylics and urethanes, but water based had a learning curve. The paint dried so fast, it seemed like a dry fall product. mixed this at 12:1 and had better, flow with no runs, and better gloss. I want to spray the water based on equipment and trailers, to avoid continued exposure to catalyst and reducers. We will see how it holds up.
Date published: 2016-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First time with no roller marks First off I hate painting because when I have tried there always seems to be roller marks. I decided I would try this and if it didn't work I would resort to the paint sprayer. Before painting I lightly sanded the walls and then wiped them down with a mixture of vinegar and water. I then added 8 oz to a gallon of Behyr premium satin and it came out great. It seems to me that it slows down the rate at which the paint dries and possibly self levels a bit too. The reason I say this is because there were a couple of areas i thought I would need to go over because they appeared a bit lighter but this morning they look just as uniform as the rest of the paint. It does have a thicker viscosity so if you use it in a sprayer you will need to dilute it with water. Hope this helps someone who has had less then satisfactory results with previous attempts
Date published: 2016-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome finish I used this for the first time when painting my interior doors black. I used a Wagner wide shot paint sprayer to apply the finish and not once did it clog, paint flowed through great. I followed the directions and mixed the entire quart with one gallon of paint. Paint flattened out and looks like glass. I have never got this type of finish before while just using paint and a sprayer. Only complaint is the paint that is left in the can is runny and makes for a harder time using regular brushes. I did try foam brushes and had no problems.
Date published: 2013-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from VERY GOOD PRODUCT FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS. I have used this product in paint for Faux finishing. It's qualities are that it allows you to use your final color paint and easily sand through and expose the underlying accents. A professional taught this to me and it woks VERY well. It allows almost effortless fine sanding to create the faux finish you desire. It can be glazed, hand waxed or urethane over to achieve final desired look. I Have used it on several different types of applications but the most commented on was banisters that i stained, used flowtrol in Ralph Lauren black paint, sanded lightly to expose stain and hand waxed. Been standing 6 years without a flaw. TRY IT, you will see... Dave
Date published: 2012-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Do not paint without it! Amazing product. Makes painting so much easier and faster. Brush marks are gone. Paint is creamier and feathering is a breeze. A must for older paint to make like new and new paint to make even better.
Date published: 2015-05-29
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