Simple 5-step application.

How-to Video

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5-Step Application Guide

As recommended for all wall-painting projects, please be sure to prepare the surface for product application with masking, patching, sanding, and priming to create a clean and smooth surface.

DISCLAIMER: FLEKSTONE® coverage rates may vary based on application techniques, including the distance from the surface, speed of movement, and spray pattern.  To ensure optimal coverage uniformity, practice technique prior to application and maintain consistency throughout the entire project.

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Step 1

Prepare Basecoat with Extender

Prepare basecoat by adding latex paint extender to increase open time and ensure adequate wetness for flake adhesion.

  • Basecoat -- Sherwin-Williams Pre-Catalyzed Water-based Epoxy

  • Extender -- Sunnyside M-1 Latex Paint Additive & Extender

  • Mix Ratio -- 6 oz of M-1 Extender per gallon of Epoxy 

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Step 2

Apply Basecoat with 1/2" Roller Cover

Cut in edges and roll apply prepared basecoat using a 1/2" nap roller cover in sections of no larger than ~5 linear feet sections at a time.

  • Coverage Rate  -- ~200-250 square feet per gallon

  • Tools -- Purdy or Contractor Series 1/2" soft woven roller cover

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Step 3

Spray apply FLEKSTONE® with PowerTex® Gun 

Immediately after applying basecoat to a ~5 foot section, use a Wagner PowerTex®  Sprayer to apply FLEKSTONE® Flake to the wet surface in ~4 foot sections, leaving a ~1 foot "wet edge" to continue applying basecoat without overlapping flake.

  • Coverage Rate -- ~15-30 square feet per pound

  • Tools -- Wagner PowerTex® Texture Sprayer

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Step 4

Sanding and Dusting

Once the basecoat and flakes have completely dried, use a Radius 360° Sanding Pole to remove excess flake material and smooth the surface. After sanding, use a soft-bristled nylon brush to dust the surface and prepare for topcoat. 

  • Sand -- Radius 360° Sanding Pole (9") with 120-180 Grit Screen 

  • Dust -- Soft Bristle Nylon Broom

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Step 5

Apply Clear Protective Topcoat(s)

Cut in edges and roll apply a thin layer of clear protective topcoat over the entire surface using a 1/2" nap roller cover. repeat the topcoat application for added durability and protection.

  • Topcoat -- Minwax® Polycrylic Water-based Clear Satin Finish

  • Coverage Rate -- ~200-250 square feet per gallon

  • Tools -- Purdy or Contractor Series 1/2" soft woven roller cover

Repeat Step 2 and Step 3 consecutively until all desired surfaces are covered.

Application Guide

Recommended Supply Items

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Basecoat

Sherwin-Williams

Pro Industrial Pre-Catalyzed Waterbased Epoxy

  • Product Data Sheet (PDF)

  • Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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Extender

Sherwin-Williams

Sunnyside M-1 Latex Paint Additive & Extender

  • Product Data Sheet (PDF)

  • Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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Flake

Torginol

FLEKSTONE® Decorative Flake

  • Product Guide (PDF)

  • Safety Data Sheet (PDF)

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Flake Hopper-Blower Gun

Wagner

PowerTex Texture Sprayer

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Topcoat

Sherwin-Williams

Minwax Polycrylic Water-based Clear Satin Finish

  • Product Data Sheet (PDF)

  • Safety Data Sheet (PDF)