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Floetrol 1 qt. Clear Latex Paint Additive

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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.
  • 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
  • Coverage varies depending on use
  • Subject to or will include a recycling fee in the following states: CA, OR

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Approximate Coverage (sq. ft.)
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Color/Finish
Clear
Paint Additive Type
Enhancer
Transparency
Clear
Works With Paint Type
Acrylic,Latex

Questions & Answers

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How thick is this supposed to be? It's like very thick gravy. Or between gravy and yogurt. It's d...

Asked by Lin March 6, 2021
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Yes, it is that thick. I mainly use it to thin the paint for spraying.

Does Floetrol have a shelf life, i have some new unopened and some that are opened, probably 15 years old. Id like to use it if its still good.

Asked by Kevin December 5, 2020
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I would get ride of the old one

Could this be used in Inslx Cabinet and Trim Paint? It’s a water based acrylic urethane paint.

Asked by QuintessentiAl November 5, 2020
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I’m gonna say yes based on the fact that it has worked with any kind of acrylic paint I’ve used it with so far

When will Floetrol be available?

Asked by SweetTee September 22, 2020
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Your question should be for the store... FYI when you ask a question on this link from Home Depot the question goes to other users of the product not the manufacture..

Why have the last 2 gallons of floetrol that I bought smells so horrible that it stinks up the entire house?

Asked by bev August 11, 2020
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I had the same experience. I believe that it had something to do with the trucks being delayed due to the riots. All that products sitting in the hot sun for days waiting to be delivered. It just got too hot and spoiled. That's all I could come up with.

Is it possible to get a bad batch?

Asked by Hailieigh August 4, 2020
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Probably If you are unhappy with how the product is worming return it

Can I use this floetrol by itself to clear coat steel?

Asked by paulsie May 16, 2020
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NO

Painting kitchen cabinets, no sprayer, will a brush work well?

Asked by Carrie May 1, 2020
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I used a brush doing all trim in a remodeled bathroom. I'm sold on the product. Best results are on flat surfaces just as it is with paint. I find it makes a better end result on vertical surfaces also. It slows the evaporation rate allowing paint to self level. Of course paint won't self level on vertical surfaces but it's easier to feather paint on vertical surfaces with the product.

Can this be uaes in Benjamin More ADVANCE® Interior alkyd paint

Asked by ChadR0ck April 18, 2020
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I don’t know.. most Alkyd paints should be use full strength. The only way to see is to try it with small amount paint and Floetrol.

Can you use this over oil base paint

Asked by Mary April 14, 2020
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You cab paint over oil based paint if you sand the paint surface and use a good primer and then paint. Floetrol is NOT a paint. It's an additive for latex or water based paint to reduce brush marks

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 433 reviews
  • 89% recommend this product
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I love this product, it allows my artwork to flow...
I love this product, it allows my artwork to flow beautifully
by HomeDepotCustomer
Floetrol is the best product for acrylic pouring however, buying it at Home Depot you have to be...
Floetrol is the best product for acrylic pouring however, buying it at Home Depot you have to be careful... the bottle was only 3/4 full. People buy it, use what they need and return it... HD doesn't check it and they put it back on the shelf.
by De
8 people found this helpful
I use this product for Fluid acryllic art pieces. It is the best!
I use this product for Fluid acryllic art pieces. It is the best!
by Artist
I use this product to thin latex paint to use in spray gun works great if any splatter or drips t...
I use this product to thin latex paint to use in spray gun works great if any splatter or drips they level off
by TomD
6 people found this helpful
Just what I need for my fluid painting projects. Works great and it’s super helpful that it is se...
Just what I need for my fluid painting projects. Works great and it’s super helpful that it is self leveling. Floetrol helps to provide a more vibrant finish once the canvas is dry.
by NatureExplorer
I use it on Fluid Painting on canvas. It works very well and the price is very good.
I use it on Fluid Painting on canvas. It works very well and the price is very good.
by Bocephus
2 people found this helpful
Ruined paint job
I installed new WindsorOne (fancy primed finger joint moulding) base and crown moulding. I wanted a no brush bristle look on this brand new woodwork without having to spray. I added Flood per the instructions to Behr Premium Plus semi-gloss interior latex and it ruined the paint job leaving checking and strange waves/pooling. I’m super disappointed since the wood work is brand new and will require sanding down and repainting. I painted without the product in the next room and bristle marks weren’t noticeable enough to have taken the risk with this product.
by john
7 people found this helpful
I use Floetrol in Acrylic pour paintings. Silicone oil can be used to bring out an effect known ...
I use Floetrol in Acrylic pour paintings. Silicone oil can be used to bring out an effect known as "cells", but the oil then has to be cleaned once the painting is dried and this can be a laborious task. Varnish applied to a painting with siclicone oil cannot work as the oil will repel the varnish. Foetrol can make "cells" in a painting as well, the benefit being not having to clean the dry painting. I have tried to take a picture of a pour with cells below, but don't know how well it can be seen. Floetrol is also a wonderful replacement for other name brand acrylic pouring mediums. Some can cost as much as $30 or more for a quart. Floetrol is around $7. I do recommend anyone adding Foetrol to their paint, even house paint, that it is strained after shaking. No matter how much I shake my bottle, there are still clumps in the product. Not many, but it only takes one to ruin a painting. I actually keep a leg from panty hose stretched over the opening, but a strainer would do just as well.
by PGD
7 people found this helpful
In the beginning stages of taking up the hobby of acrylic pouring. My first pours were completed ...
In the beginning stages of taking up the hobby of acrylic pouring. My first pours were completed without such a medium. While doing research to aid in better successes, this product was one mentioned as being popular and due of the convenience of the proximity of Home Depot to my residence, I decided to try this product first. It's my first time using this product, and it did make the poured results significantly different than going without. Once I get the hang of it, I might want to give it a 5-star rating, but I don't have the context in which to base that rating, yet. However, I do believe I will be keeping my arsenal of supplies stocked with Floetrol in the future, unless I come across something that "outshines" the completed projects made with this additive. So, what I notice when incorporating Floetrol into my pours is that the concentrated archival colors mix readily and well, the paint flows better when coming in contact with the canvas, and any usage of silicone starts crating cells readily within the cup pre-pour. Once I figure out how to control and manipulate it better, I believe I will be very happy. Others have reported that it shines up the cheap craft paints, but might cut the shine of the artist quality paints. I have yet to compare and contrast this. It may have increased drying time, but that is difficult to say for sure based on humidity, temperature, amount poured, and other factors. The paint dried nice and flat.
by Pourer
3 people found this helpful
Great for pour painting!
Great for pour painting!
by Artfully
2 people found this helpful
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