BioDomus I

Interior/Exterior Mineral Paint

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BioDomus I is an Organic, mineral paint for exterior walls. BioDomus I is made with a higher potassium silicate content ideal for masonry applications for extreme durability. A high-performing and easy to use product that is superior to acrylic with excellent color durability. It can be applied to all types of surfaces and is a smooth finish for unpainted brick, stucco, masonry, MGO & cementious board.

 

Product Brochure     

 

 

Features:

  • Very flat finish
  • Superior durability & coverage
  • Long lasting with no peeling, chipping, or flaking
  • Ideal for residential & commercial
  • No VOCs or solvents, Asthma-free & Hypoallergenic
  • Odorless & naturally mold-resistant
  • Meets highest standards in Material Health with C2C Silver CertificationA+ rating for French VOC Emissions, & passed CA1350
  • Low carbon footprint with a concentrated formula
  • Applied on damp masonry surfaces, giving you flexibility on when to to start your project.
  • Enhanced color, luminosity, depth, and beauty
  • Recommended for masonry & stucco surfaces for homes, offices, hospitals, and schools

 

 

Now that you have selected BioDomus I for your project, here is what you need to get started painting.

Get Your Tools

BioDomus I can be applied with a brush, roller, or spray like any traditional paint. You will want tape, drop cloths, ladders or other items to prepare the surface and painting area. Get a separate mixing bucket to dilute with water before usage.

Tool-list

Mixing With Water

Domus Mineral Paints require water to be added prior to usage. Why?

  • Allows for a cleaner product by not having to add toxic stabilizers, and
  • Reduces our carbon footprint by up to 40%.

Mixing with water or diluting the product with water is as simple as pouring the concentrated paint into a separate, clean mixing bucket, adding the amount of water listed below (dilution rate), then using a paddle drill or a spatula to mix thoroughly. You should mix for 2 – 4 minutes until there is uniform consistency with no standing water. The dilution rate varies by base type (Transparent or White) or color selection. The base type is labeled on the front and back of the paint bucket.

BioDomus I Dilution Rate 1 Liter 2.5 Liter 5 Liter 15 Liter
Transparent Base (darker color) 10% 100 ml 250 ml 500 ml 1.5 lt
White Base (lighter color) 25% 250 ml 625 ml 1.25 lt 3.75 lt

Prime the Surface

Properly prepare the surface and use the Recommended Primers for your surface type. Masonry surfaces should be damp prior to application of 1st coat. More details can be find on the previous tab, product TDS, or on the back of the bucket.

Paint your Walls

Start painting and give enough drying time in between coats, approximately 4 – 8 hours for BioDomus I. Two coats are recommended for most applications.

Testing & Certification

Cradle To Cradle Certified™

ROMABIO is currently the only paint manufacturer with 13 products Cradle To Cradle™ (C2C) Certified v3.1 in the world. The C2C certification is stringent, transparent, and administered by a 3rd party. It measures continuous improvement of products based upon five attributes: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. ROMABIO chose C2C certification above other green programs because it sets the highest standard in the building industry for sustainability and environmental health across multiple categories and requires bi-annual renewal with continuous improvement.

Interior and Exterior Paints 

cradle to cradle certified

Healthy Product Declaration™ (HPD)

Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a standard format for reporting product content and direct health hazards associated with exposure to its individual contents. An HPD for ROMABIO’s products can contribute to points for LEED v4 Materials and Resource Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization for Option 1: HPD must include Full Disclosure of Known Hazards for all intentional ingredients and residuals disclosed at least to 1,000 ppm.

Interior Paints

Exterior Paints

Indoor Air Quality Test Results

ROMA has passed the following stringent, high standard testing to reveal negligible impact to your indoor air:

  1. CDPH SM V1.1-2010 (CA01350) Emissions Test (per Section 8.5)
  2. ASTM D5116 Emissions Test Report with CDPH SM V1.1-2010
  3. French VOC Label Small Chamber Emissions Test and met the French VOC Label “A+” Class criteria.

IAQ Test Results

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Toxicity Verification Report

ROMABIO utilized ToxServices, a 3rd party verification agency with more than a decade of expertise in toxicology, risk assessment, comparative hazard assessment, and the application of science to promote human health and environmental sustainability, to verify the following claims for 8 interior and 6 exterior mineral paint products:

  1. ROMABIO interior/exterior mineral paint product formulations do not contain the following ingredients:
    1. APEO (Alkylphenol Ethoxylates)
    2. HCHO (Formaldehyde)
    3. PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)
    4. PG (Propylene Glycol)
  2. ROMABIO interior/exterior mineral paint product formulations do not contain chemicals associated with Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
  3. ROMABIO paint products contain very low or no VOC’s.
  4. ROMABIO paint products do not contain any chemicals listed on the Declare Red List (Living Building Challenge).

Toxicity Report

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Criteria Int. Standard Value Unit
TVOC & VOC (including tint pigments) 2004/42/CE max. Value 40g/l Exterior Wall Paint for Masonry DIN EN ISO 11890-1/2 0.75 g/l
Water Absorption Coefficient EN 1062-3 – DIN 52617 > 0.1 kg/(m²• √h)
Vapor Permeability DIN 53122 < 310 m, Sd 0.01 Excellent g/m² (24 h)
Caulking Resistance ASTM-D-659 600 UV/Hour Condensation
Whiteness CIE 80 %
Surface Retention Smog/Dirt EN 10795 Medium > 11
Drying Time at Low Temperature UNI 10793 > 5 °C
Application on Damp Cement NHL 3.5/5.0 UNI EN 13300 Ideal
Exterior Paint with Mineral Finish DIN 18363 Paragraph 2.4.1 Yes
Application Quality UNI 10794 Good
Hide and Cover Capacity ISO 6504-3 M.U. 1631 (RC 100 μm Humid) Class 2 < 96 – < 98
pH Value DIN 19266 12 – 13
Natural Resistance to Mold DIN 19266 Excellent
Alkaline Resistance UNI 10795 Excellent
Specific Gravity (23°C) EN ISO 2811-2 1.60 g/ml
Granulation DIN 19643 – EN 21524 0.0 – 0.02 mm
Gloss Level UNI EN ISO 2813 < 5 Very Opaque
Reaction to Fire EN 13501-1:2002 A 1 Incombustible
Toxicity EN 13501-1:2002 Non-Toxic
APEO (Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates) 0%
PEG (Polyethylene Glycol) 0%
PG (Propylene Glycol) 0%
Biocides 0%

Does not contain chemicals that can aggravate or cause asthma, see NIH Asthma Report 2012.

 

 

1 Identification of the Substance/Mixture & 0f the Company/Undertaking

1.1 Product identifier

Code     None
Product Name     BioDomus I

1.2 Relevant Identified Uses of the Substance or Mixture & Uses Advised Against

Intended Use      Silicate Emulsion Paint

1.3 Details of the Supplier of the Safety Data Sheet

  • Name     ROMA – Eco-Sustainable Building Technologies
  • Full Address     554 North Avenue NW, Suite B
  • District & Country Atlanta, GA 30318 | United States of America (USA)
  • 678-905-3700

1.4 Emergency Telephone Number

For Urgent Inquiries Refer To      Call 911 if you have a poison emergency.
Call the CDC if swallowed but person is alert 1-800-222-122

2 Hazards Identification

2.1 Classification of the Substance or Mixture

The product is classified as hazardous pursuant to the provisions set forth in Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and/or EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) (and subsequent amendments and supplements). The product thus requires a safety data sheet that complies with the provisions of EC Regulation 1907/2006 and subsequent amendments.

Any additional information concerning the risks for health and/or the environment are given in sections 11 and 12 of this sheet.

  • Danger Symbols     Xi
  • R Phrases     36/38

The full wording of the Risk (R) and hazard (H) phrases is given in section 16 of the sheet.

2.2 Label Elements

Hazard labeling pursuant to Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and subsequent amendments and supplements.

  • S2     Keep Out of the Reach of Children.
  • S25     Avoid Contact with Eyes.
  • S26     In Case of Contact with Eyes, Rinse Immediately with Plenty of Water and Seek Medical Advice.
  • S37     Wear Suitable Protective.
  • S46     If Swallowed, Seek Medical Advice Immediately and Show this Container or Label.
  • CONTAINS     CALCIUM HYDROXIDE

2.3 Other Hazards

Information not available.

3 Composition/Information on Ingredients

3.1 Substances

Information not relevant.

3.2 Mixtures

Identification Conc. % Class. 67/548/EEC Class. 1272/2008 (CLP)
SILICIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT
CAS        1312-76-0 3 Xi R36/38 Skin Corr. 1B H314, Skin Irrit. 2 H315
EC          215-199-3
INDEX     –

T+ = Very Toxic (T+), T = Toxic(T), Xn = Harmful (Xn), C = Corrosive (C), Xi = Irritant (Xi), O = Oxidizing (O), E = Explosive(E), F+ = Extremely Flammable(F+), F = Highly Flammable(F), N = Dangerous for the Environment (N)

The full wording of the Risk (R) and hazard (H) phrases is given in section 16 of the sheet.

First Aid Measures

4.1 Description of First Aid Measures

No harm to the staff authorized to use has been reported. However, in case of contact, inhalation or ingestion, the following general measures provided for a first aid shall be taken.

  • EYES     Irrigate copiously with clean, fresh water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical advice.
  • Skin     Wash immediately with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before using them again.
  • Inhalation     Remove to open air. If breathing is irregular, seek medical advice.
  • Ingestion     Obtain immediate medical attention. Induce vomiting only if indicated by the doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

4.2 Most Important Symptoms & Effects, Both Acute & Delayed

For symptoms and effects caused by the contained substances see chapter 11.

4.3 Indication of Any Immediate Medical Attention & Special Treatment Needed

Follow doctor’s orders.

5 Firefighting Measures

5.1 Extinguishing Media

SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA

The extinction equipment should be of the conventional kind: carbon dioxide, foam, powder and nebulized water.

EXTINGUISHING MEDIA WHICH SHALL NOT BE USED FOR SAFETY REASONS

None in particular.

5.2 Special Hazards Arising From the Substance or Mixture

HAZARDS CAUSED BY EXPOSURE IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
Do not breathe combustion products (carbon oxide, toxic pyrolysis products, etc.).

5.3 Advice for firefighters

GENERAL INFORMATION

Use jets of water to cool the containers to prevent product decomposition and the development of substances potentially hazardous for health. Always wear full fire prevention gear. Collect extinguishing water to prevent it from draining into the sewer system. Dispose of contaminated water used for extinction and the remains of the fire according to applicable regulations.

SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS

Hardhat with visor, fireproof clothing (fireproof jacket and trousers with straps around arms, legs and waist), work gloves (fireproof, cut proof and antistatic), a depressurized mask with facemask covering the whole of the operator’s face or a self-respirator (self-protector) in the event of large quantities of fume.

6 Accidental Release Measures

6.1 Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment & Emergency Procedures

Eliminate all sources of ignition (cigarettes, flames, sparks, etc.) from the leakage site. If there are no contraindications, spray solid products with water to prevent the formation of dust. Use breathing equipment if fumes or powders are released into the air. Block the leakage if there is no hazard. Do not handle damaged containers or the leaked product before donning appropriate protective gear. For information on risks for the environmental and health, respiratory tract protection, ventilation and personal protection equipment, see the other sections of this sheet. These indications apply for both processing staff and those involved in emergency procedures.

6.2 Environmental Precautions

The product must not penetrate the sewers, surface water, ground water and neighboring areas.

6.3 Methods & Material for Containment & Cleaning Up

Use mechanical tools to collect leaked product and eliminate the remainder using jets of water. Make sure the leakage site is well aired. Contaminated material should be disposed of in compliance with the provisions set forth in point 13.

6.4 Reference to Other Sections

Any information on personal protection and disposal is given in sections 8 and 13.

7 Handling & Storage

7.1 Precautions for Safe Handling

Store in closed, labeled containers.

7.2 Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities

Normal storage conditions without particular incompatibilities.

7.3 Specific End Use(s)

Information not available.

8 Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

8.1 Control Parameters

Name Type Country TWA/8h STEL/15min
mg/m3 ppm mg/m3 ppm
TALC TLV-ACGIH 2
OEL IRL 0.8
WEL UK 1

8.2 Exposure Controls

As the use of adequate technical equipment must always take priority over personal protection equipment, make sure that the workplace is well aired through effective local aspiration or bad air vent. If such operations do not make it possible to keep the concentration of the product below the permitted workplace exposure thresholds a suitable respiratory tract protection must be used. See product label for hazard details during use. Ask your chemical substance suppliers for advice when choosing personal protection equipment. Personal protection equipment must comply with the rules in force indicated below.

HANDLING PROTECTION

Protect hands with category III (ref. Directive 89/686/EEC and standard EN 374) work gloves, such as those in PVA, butyl, fluoroelastomer or equivalent. The following should be considered when choosing work glove material: degradation, breakage times and permeation. Work glove resistance to preparations should be checked before use, as it can be unpredictable. Gloves` limit depends on the duration of exposure.

EYE PROTECTION

Wear hood visor or protective visor together with airtight goggles (ref. Standard EN 166).

SKIN PROTECTION

Wear category III professional long-sleeved overalls and safety footwear (ref. Directive 89/686/CEE and Standard EN 344). Wash body with soap and water after removing overalls.

RESPIRATORY PROTECTION

If the threshold value for one or more of the substances present in the preparation for daily exposure in the workplace or to a fraction established by the company`s prevention and protection service is exceeded, wear a mask with an A or universal filter, the class (1, 2 or 3) of which must be chosen according to the limit concentration of use (ref. standard EN 141).

The use of breathing protection equipment, such as masks with organic vapour and dust/mist cartridges, is necessary in the absence of technical measures limiting worker exposure. The protection provided by masks is in any case limited.

If the substance in question is odourless or its olfactory threshold is higher than the relative exposure limit and in the event of an emergency, or when exposure levels are unknown or the concentration of oxygen in the workplace is less than 17% volume, wear self-contained, open-circuit compressed air breathing apparatus (ref. Standard EN 137) or fresh air hose breathing apparatus for use with full face mask, half mask or mouthpiece (ref. Standard EN 138).

An emergency eye washing and shower system must be provided.

9 Physical & Chemical Properties

9.1 Information on Basic Physical & Chemical Properties

Appearance Liquid
Color Color Palette
Odor Characteristic
Odor Threshold
pH 12 – 13
Melting or Freezing Point
Boiling Point
Distillation Range
Flash Point > 61°C
Evaporation Rate
Flammability of Solids & Gases
Lower Inflammability Limit
Upper Explosive Limit
Lower Explosive Limit
Vapor Pressure
Vapor Density
Specific Gravity 1,800 Kg/l
Solubility Water
Partition Coefficient: Octanol/Water
Ignition Temperature
Decomposition Temperature
Viscosity
Reactive Properties

9.2 Other information

VOC (Directive 2004/42/EC) 0.75 g/lt

Matt coatings for interior walls and ceilings. EU limit value for this product.
(cat. A / a): 75 g/lt (2007) / 30g/lt (2010).

10 Stability & Reactivity

10.1 Reactivity

There are no particular risks of reaction with other substances in normal conditions of use.

CALCIUM CARBONATE     Decomposes at temperatures above 800°C.

10.2 | Chemical Stability

The product is stable in normal conditions of use and storage.

10.3 Possibility of Hazardous Reactions

No hazardous reactions are foreseeable in normal conditions of use and storage.

10.4 Conditions to Avoid

None in particular, however the usual precautions used for chemical products should be respected.

10.5 Incompatible Materials

Information not available.

10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Products

In the event of thermal decomposition or fire, vapours potentially dangerous to health may be released.

CALCIUM CARBONATE     Calcium Oxides, Carbon Oxides.

11 Toxicological Information

According to currently available data, this product has not yet produced health damages. Anyway, it must be handled according to good industrial practices.

11.1 | Information on Toxicological Effects

Acute Effects: stinging eyes. Symptoms may include: rubescence, edema, pain and lachrymation. Contact with skin may cause: irritation, erythema, edema, dryness and chapped skin. Vapor inhalation may slightly irritate the upper respiratory tract. Ingestion may cause health disorders, including stomach pain and sting, nausea and sickness.

12 Ecological Information

Use this product according to good working practices. Avoid littering. Inform the competent authorities, should the product reach waterways or sewers or contaminate soil or vegetation.

SILICIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT

  • LD50 (Oral)    > 2000 mg/kg Rat

CALCIUM CARBONATE

  • LD50 (Oral)    6450 mg/kg Rat

TITANIUM DIOXIDE

  • LD50 (Oral)    > 10000 mg/kg Rat

12.1 Toxicity

No specific data are available for this product. Handle it according to good working practices. Avoid littering. Do not contaminate soil, sewers and waterways. Inform the competent authorities, should the product reach waterways or sewers or contaminate soil or vegetation. Please take all the proper measures to reduce harmful effects on aquifers.

12.2 Persistence & Degradability

Information not available.

12.3 Bioaccumulative Potential

Information not available.

12.4 Mobility in Soil

Information not available.

12.5 Results of PBT & vPvB assessment

Information not available.

12.6 Other Adverse Effects

Information not available.

13 Disposal considerations

13.1 Waste Treatment Methods

Reuse, when possible. Product residues should be considered special hazardous waste. The hazard level of waste containing this product should be evaluated according to applicable regulations.

Disposal must be performed through an authorized waste management firm, in compliance with national and local regulations.

CONTAMINATED PACKAGING

Contaminated packaging must be recovered or disposed of in compliance with national waste management regulations.

14 Transport Information

The product is not dangerous under current provisions of the Code of International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and by Rail (RID), of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), and of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.

15 Regulatory Information

15.1 Safety, Health & Environmental Regulations/Legislation Specific for the Substance or Mixture

SEVESO CATEGORY     None

RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO THE PRODUCT OR CONTAINED SUBSTANCES PURSUANT TO ANNEX XVII TO EC REGULATION 1907/2006.
3

SUBSTANCES IN CANDIDATE LIST (ART. 59 REACH)
None

SUBSTANCES SUBJECT TO AUTHORIZATION (ANNEX XIV REACH)
None

HEALTHCARE CONTROLS
Workers exposed to this chemical agent must not undergo health checks, provided that available risk-assessment data prove that the risks related to the workers’ health and safety are modest and that the 98/24/EC directive is respected.

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment

No chemical safety assessment has been processed for the mixture and the substances it contains.

16 Other Information

Text of hazard (H) indications mentioned in section 2 – 3 of the sheet.

  • EYE IRRIT. 2     Eye Irritation, Category 2.
  • SKIN IRRIT. 2     Skin Irritation, Category 2.
  • H319     Causes Serious Eye Irritation.
  • H315     Causes Skin Irritation.

Text of hazard (R) phases mentioned in section 2 – 3 of the sheet.

  • R36/38     Irritating to Eyes and Skin.

GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Directive 1999/45/EC and following amendments
  2. Directive 67/548/EEC and following amendments and adjustments
  3. Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH) of the European Parliament
  4. Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) of the European Parliament
  5. Regulation (EC) 790/2009 (I Atp. CLP) of the European Parliament
  6. Regulation (EC) 453/2010 of the European Parliament
  7. The Merck Index. – 10th Edition
  8. Handling Chemical Safety
  9. Niosh – Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
  10. INRS – Fiche Toxicology (toxicological sheet)
  11. Patty – Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology
  12. N.I. Sax – Dangerous properties of Industrial Materials-7, 1989 Edition

Note For Users

The information contained in the present sheet are based on our own knowledge on the date of the last version. Users must verify the suitability & thoroughness of provided information according to each specific use of the product.

This document must not be regarded as a guarantee on any specific product property.

The use of this product is not subject to our direct control; therefore, users must, under their own responsibility, comply with the current health & safety laws & regulations. The producer is relieved from any liability arising from improper uses.

FIELDS OF APPLICATION

Excellent primer and finish paint made with a high quantity of potassium silicate, for interior-exterior walls and surfaces, for stone, brick, portland cement stucco, cementitious board, and NHL 3.5 and NHL 5.0 stucco mortars. BioDomus I is a potassium silicate paint that can assist in the consolidation of older stuccos and natural masonry surfaces providing surface integrity to new and old materials, that will not flake or peel. A non-acrylic paint product that provides superior adhesion than typical acrylic or waterborne paints. BioDomus I can be applied to directly to all interior non-painted wood species without a primer as a stain, and with a primer can be applied to painted and non painted sheetrock, painted wood, and any painted masonry surface. Product diluted creates an Old World finish, very similar to lime paints creating a blushing effect.

This paint product is not oil proof, and can be damaged by foods, greases, body oils, color crayons or washable colored markers. Cleaning may change the sheen of the paint. Paint touch-ups can be difficult and may require whole wall repaints, particularly when product is used for decorative finishes.

BioDomus I can be used as a finish paint and glaze for new sheetrock, paint and stain for brick, stone, stucco, cementitious, and MGO board, and interior/exterior wood finishes.

PRODUCT FEATURES

When applied to virgin surfaces (non-acrylic painted surfaces) this paint will not peel or flake. BioDomus I acquires maximum durability when applied on exterior natural masonry surfaces (non-painted surfaces with acrylic paints), for durations of approximately 50 + years. No guarantee can be provided for all previously painted surfaces that have been painted with an acrylic or oil based paint. This is a historical paint product and has been in use in the United States since the early Colonial period in the early 1700’s.

A 95% natural mineral product, completely permeable, breathable, absorbs CO2, provides good anchoring power with mineral surfaces by petrifaction (water glass); substrate anchor on smooth and rough surfaces. Provides protection against the formation of bacteria that forms mold. Product is considered an organic product, ideal for use in homes, schools, and hospitals and work sensitive areas.

BioDomus I is specifically designed to be tinted with natural oxide earth tints and 0% VOC colorants to increase esthetic color values with minimal impact to the environment and to provide toxic free air quality for indoors. BioDomus I is an organic paint material as described in the Bio Category description.

Aesthetic features are extreme flatness, high mineral content, creating unique light refraction capabilities and uncommon luminosity.

TYPE OF PRODUCT

Silicate coating according to DIN 18363, based on potassium silicate with 5% organic stabilizers.

SHEEN FINISH

Very Flat

COLOR

White/Transparent Base. Color tint up to 8% max with approved tints for white base, 20% max with approved tints for transparent base. Custom color tint matching is available.

APPLICATION CYCLE INSTRUCTIONS

BRUSH APPLICATIONS

1ST COAT     Dilute BioDomus I with 40% water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I, when applying paint to achieve a full coverage finish. For brick or stucco it is suggested to dampen previously all masonry surfaces with water thoroughly, so as to assist the potassium silicate paints to absorb deeper into the masonry surface. Do not apply paint to wet surfaces. Allow 1st coat to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours before applying 2nd coat. Brush, roll or spray the first coat. BioDomus I can be applied to non-acrylic painted natural mineral surfaces such as stone, brick, stucco, lime plasters and lime paints, without the use of a primer. For interior or exterior applications where the base to be painted is a non- mineral surface (i.e., acrylic paint), apply 1 coat of BioGrip Micro or Medium, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours prior to application of 1st coat BioDomus I.

2ND COAT     Apply BioDomus I diluted 40% with water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of product. Apply with brush. Painting with a brush in a crisscross pattern will create an very slight natural chromatic finish. Allow 2nd coat to dry for at least 1 hour before applying a 3rd coat.

3rd COAT     For wash or glaze effects BioDomus I can be diluted up to 100% with water without adding Potassium Silicate Concentrate. For paint dilutions with water beyond 100% (using BioDomus I as a stain or glaze finish); add 1 part Potassium Silicate Concentrate and 1 part water, (100% dilution) and add mix to BioDomus I as necessary to achieve dilutions from 100% – 250% maximum in most cases. Extreme dilutions for the exterior should be applied on absorbent masonry surfaces only. Interior applications can be performed on virgin or painted sheetrock, as well as for wood finishes. For other wood applications see Application Cycles below.

ROLLER APPLICATIONS

1ST COAT     Dilute BioDomus I with 40% water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I, when applying paint to achieve a full coverage finish. For brick or stucco it is suggested to dampen previously all masonry surfaces with water thoroughly, so as to assist the potassium silicate paints to absorb deeper into the masonry surface. Do not apply paint to wet surfaces. Allow 1st coat to dry for at least 12 hours before applying 2nd coat. For interior or exterior applications where the base to be painted is not a mineral surface, or has been previously painted with acrylic paint, apply 1 coat of BioGrip Micro or Medium, and allow to dry for 12 hours prior to application of 1st coat BioDomus I.

2ND COAT     Dilute BioDomus I with 40% water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I. Apply as directed above, except pre-dampening is not required for the 2nd coat.

PAINT SPRAYERS

1ST COAT     Dilute BioDomus I with 40% water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I, when applying paint to achieve a full coverage finish. For brick or stucco it is suggested to dampen previously all masonry surfaces with water thoroughly, so as to assist the potassium silicate paints to absorb deeper into the masonry surface. Do not apply paint to wet surfaces. Allow 1st coat to dry for at least 12 hours before applying 2nd coat. For interior or exterior applications where the base to be painted is not a mineral surface, apply 1 coat of BioGrip Primer, Micro or Medium, and allow to dry for 12 hours prior to application of 1st coat BioDomus I. Particular care must be taken when using a sprayer on brick or stucco to apply product abundantly, without causing paint runs, so as to permit proper millage thickness for longer durability.

2ND COAT     Dilute BioDomus I with 30% water, maximum 4.5 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I.

SPRAY TIP USAGE     BioDomus I can easily be applied using an airless sprayer. Apply paint product with a # 0.019 – 0.021mm size spray tip. Always use new spray tips for starting a paint job for best results. This will also conserve the amount of paint necessary to complete the job.

GRAIN SIZE     0.01 – 0.02 mm

MIXING PAINT & WATER

Most of our paint formulas are concentrated and require water to be added to them for proper use. This process means we can sell more coverage in an economical package that decreases the cost for transport, reduces the carbon footprint, helping the your pocket book and the environment.

Mix paint and water with an electric drill and paint paddle, or mix well by hand! If water is sitting on the top of your mixture, the paint is not properly mixed!

TOOLS

Apply with brush, roller or with an appropriate sprayer and sprayer tip.

DRYING TIME

Allow a drying time between coats of at least 8 – 12 hours for the 1st coat, and with successive coats allow at least 1 – 8 hours between coats. With lower temperature and humidity more time may be needed.

Do not apply BioDomus I on the exterior if there is a risk of thunderstorms or showers during the 12 hour drying time needed for product to dry and carbonize correctly.

CONSUMPTION/COVERAGE

Approximately 1,200 ft2 / 111 mt2 – 1,400 ft2 / 130 mt2 for exterior masonry, 1,800 ft / 167 ft2 – 2,800 ft2 / 260 mt2 for interior finishes such as wood and sheetrock. Determine exact consumption by performing a test on the surface to be treated.

PACKAGING

Plastic buckets of 1, 5 and 15 liters.

APPLICATION CYCLES ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF BASES

Make sure base is solid, dry and well cleaned, prepared with skill. It is recommended to observe the rule VOB DIN 18 363, Part C, paragraph 3.

New Sheetrock

Apply 1 coat of BioDomus SuperFlat and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours. Apply BioDomus I according to instructions. A 2nd coat is not required. For walls that have been over-sprayed with Semi-gloss or Gloss paints, oil or latex, BioGrip Micro should be applied prior to application of BioDomus SuperFlat or BioDomus I. With oil paint oversprays on new sheetrock, attention must be made to verify that oil products do not bleed through mineral paint primers or paints. Tests should be done on over-spray prior to wall application system to verify stable coverage.

PAINTED SHEETROCK

Apply 1 coat of BioDomus SuperFlat and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours. Apply BioDomus I according to instructions. For walls that have been painted with Semi-gloss or Gloss paints, oil or latex, BioGrip Micro should be applied prior to application of BioDomus I. Apply BioGrip Micro diluted 40% with water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours prior to application of final coat BioDomus I. BioGrip Primer may be tinted for light and medium colors. Apply final paint finish with BioDomus I according to instructions. A 2nd coat is not required when using BioGrip Primer as a 1st coat.

UNPAINTED WOOD

BioDomus I as a stain: can be used as a wood stain and semi opaque paint for specialty hardwoods when decorative finishes are desired. Dilute 50% – 100% with water as needed to create desired finish. BioDomus I can also be used as a trim paint as a final finish, creating an old world finish. As the product dries very flat, and easily stains, it is recommended to apply 1 coat EcoCer Varnish diluted at 100% and follow with 2 coats of EcoCer Varnish as per instructions. Or after sealing with EcoCer Varnish diluted at 100%, apply EcoCera Anti-Graffiti with 2 coats to provide a natural wax finish.

BioDomus I as an exterior paint: Apply 1 coat BioGrip Micro diluted 40%, tinted if desired, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours. Apply 1 coat BioDomus I, with brush, roller or sprayer. For staining purposes such as cypress or cedar, BioDomus I can be applied without BioGrip Primer.

CEMENTITIOUS BOARD

Apply 1 coat BioGrip Micro diluted 40%, tinted if desired, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours. Apply 1 coat BioDomus I, with brush, roller or sprayer. For best results and longevity, apply a 2nd coat of BioDomus I.

STONE & BRICK WASHES/PAINT

STAIN

When applied to natural mineral surfaces such as stone, brick, or NHL 3.5 cements BioDomus I can be applied as a stain, diluting with water 100% plus. Dilutions over 100% require adding Potassium Silicate Concentrate. For paint dilutions with water beyond 100% (using BioDomus I as a stain or glaze finish); add 1 part Potassium Silicate Concentrate and 1 part water, (100% dilution), and add mix to BioDomus I as necessary to achieve dilutions from 125% – 250% maximum in most cases. Extreme dilutions can also be applied on any type of BioDomus products, used for interior or exterior, to create natural glazed finishes or washes. For new stone work, very highly diluted BioDomus I can create an aged patina, and is desirable for stone repairs or new construction. When applying multiple coats allow time between coats for visually dry before applying a successive coat of wash or paint.

PAINT

Dilute BioDomus I with 100% + with water, applying diluted paint over painted or masonry base to achieve the wash effect desired. When applying multiple coats allow time between coats for visually dry before applying a successive coat of wash or paint.

BRICK

Dilute BioDomus I with 40% water, maximum 6 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket of BioDomus I, when applying paint to achieve a full coverage finish. For wash or glaze effects see directions above as indicated in stone.

BioDomus I cannot be applied to most large flat areas, such as exterior brick floors, without the risk of product deterioration due to freeze-thaw conditions. Brick walls not covered by a roof may create poor conditions for BioDomus I and II to remain integrated with brick because of freeze-thaw conditions that can cause brick to deteriorate rapidly on the surface, pulverizing as a result, thus causing potassium silicate paint to disappear. This situation can occur on chimneys, thresholds, and brick areas in contact with earth, particularly on the North face, where freezing conditions intensify on wet brick, causing brick to deteriorate rapidly. Brick in constant contact with damp soil may absorb salt nitrates from the earth and this too will cause brick to deteriorate rapidly.

CONCRETE FLOORS, SIDEWALKS OR DRIVEWAY

BioDomus I cannot be used on Portland Cement based floors, sidewalk or driveways.

New Cement Stuccos

New cement should not be painted for about 28 days to ensure proper anchoring and drying. Apply 1 coat of BioGrip Micro or Medium diluted 30% with water, 4.5 liters water to one (1) bucket 15 liters of product; allow to dry for at least 12 hours. BioGrip Primer may be tinted with tint for light and medium colors. Apply final paint finish with BioDomus I according to instructions.

Decaying or Crumbling Stuccos or Powdery Surfaces

Chalking surfaces, which could prevent the proper anchoring of the base coating must be removed and pressure washed. Apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water (1:1) on all damaged surfaces, applying 2 – 3 coats in rapid succession and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Apply final paint finish with BioDomus I according to instructions.

Coatings with Efflorescence

Cement surfaces showing efflorescence should be removed with acid and thoroughly rinsed with water. Apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water (1:1) on all damaged surfaces, applying 2 – 3 coats in rapid succession and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. For coatings on surfaces damaged by the saltpeter or efflorescence no guarantees can be provided. Apply final paint finish with BioDomus I according to instructions.

Aged Cement Stuccos

When new stucco repairs are performed on older cement stuccos, apply EcoForte Consolidator diluted 50% with water (2:1), to older surfaces prior to applying new cement stucco. Dirty and/or contaminated surfaces should be cleaned and any attached algae removed manually or by mechanical means, i.e., with a high-pressure washer. Stucco damaged by algae or mold should be treated with EcoDis. Apply EcoForte Consolidator to any new stucco repairs with the same dilution. Apply final paint finish with BioDomus I according to instructions.

Stucco Repairs

See Aged Cement Stuccos above.

STORAGE

Store in a cool, dry and protected from frost. Close the open containers with care. Store liquids only in plastic buckets.

Warning!

Do not apply any products in direct exposure to strong/hot sunlight, rain, high-humidity (mist) or in the presence of strong wind. Beware of the danger of frost overnight. If applied by roller or sprayer, protect surrounding surfaces as necessary. Protect eyes and skin from splashes of paint. Cover glass, ceramic, natural stone, brick, metal, wood, painted surfaces and glazed tiles. Clean affected areas immediately with water. Prominent elements of the building (cornices, parapets, etc.,) should be treated with skill, covering flashings, gutters, copper coatings, etc. … 

Do not work in air temperature lower than 13°C / 55°F. Clean work tools with water immediately after use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes and skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. In cases of consumption, consult a Doctor or call the CDC Poison Center (see Safety Data Sheet).

Water Contamination Hazard

CLASS 1     This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of information required by the CPR, and it is classified as a non-hazardous material.

Product Contamination Hazard

CODE CER / NORMATIVE EAC / Decision commuted by the Commission n. 2000/532/CE

NOT DANGEROUS     The directive 75/442/CEE, 08 01 production, disposal, formulation, supply, use, and removal of paints and varnishes: 10 13 04 for removal of paints and varnishes; 10 13 04 disposal of lime and hydrated lime products.

DISPOSAL

Do not enter product in its original concentration into drains or open waters. Do not store at public waste disposal sites. In case of conduction into adapted biological purification plants no disturbances need be expected. The preparation has been estimated by conventional method (calculated-procedure) of EG directive 1999/45/EG) and is classified as non-hazardous for the environment.

Dispose according to local regulations. Empty cans should be disposed of according to local regulations; plastic buckets are 100% PBS, NO. 5, approved for food storage; 100% recyclable if cleaned thoroughly prior to recycling.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This Technical Sheet lists data collected on the basis of technique and experience. Given the multiplicity of use of the product they cannot be binding and the user cannot refrain from using common sense and experience for the individual case. This information shall not constitute any legal obligation and no obligation from the seller or point of purchase, or any agreements inferred by employees who sale this product. Insurance or guarantees issued by our employees or employees should always be confirmed separately in writing. Any information about product adaptability and use of the product, must be verified by user prior to purchase. Check the exact consumption of product for the surface where product may be applied to determine amount of products needed. The user must verify the color matching before starting work.

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