LK Intercoat is a water-based acrylic coating that is made from very strong resins that dry to a clear film. The dry film is capable of blocking chemical reactions and bleeding between layers of paint. If you are working on a portrait and get to a point where you are ready to paint is ready for details, apply two coats of Intercoat and once it is fully dry, you will be able to paint the details in without fear of making a mistake because the Intercoat layer will allow you to erase mistakes without damaging the art beneath it! It will act as a barrier between the new art and the art under it!! It is compatible with solvent-based paints so this product may be used in many applications!
Preparation: All coats of paint under the Intercoat MUST BE TOTALLY DRY before applying Intercoat. Remove all dust before applying. Do not use it as a primer.
Application: Apply Intercoat in two to three coats with an airbrush or a soft paintbrush. Begin with one light coat. Dry this coat quickly after applying by using a hairdryer until the surface is dry. DO NOT USE A HEAT GUN, it can burn the Intercoat. Before applying the next coat, make sure the surface feels cool to the touch. Apply the second coat as a medium wet coat and then dry it quickly with a hairdryer. Application of a third coat is only recommended if you do not plan to add any further coats of paint or expect to do heavy erasing.
Stencil blocking: Intercoat is also intended for extremely clean stenciling. Use of Intercoat after applying a stencil will dramatically reduce stencil problems such as lifting and bleed. To use as a stencil blocker, apply stencil vinyl on a fully prepped and dried surface. Make sure stencil is completely laid down flat without air pockets and then apply two very light coats of Intercoat and allow to air dry for 10 minutes. Apply colors to stenciled areas and allow to dry. Remove stencil and apply one more light coat of Intercoat to melt the paint edge so there won't be any high edges from the tape.
Converting coatings: Some situations may require paint to be stronger than it was made to be. Certain inks have a binder that is too weak to be used on flexible surfaces. To enhance the strength of the ink, add 1 to 3 drops of intercoat to 10 drops of ink, mix, and spray. Compatible with all water-based paints.
Migration prevention: The chemistry of our intercoat makes it capable of drying quickly and forming a barrier between two paints that would normally cause migration together. Example: candy paint and white. Intercoat is nonreactive and will block most dyes and paints from affecting the next layer. Two or three light coats are required.
Intercoat does not contain any UV blockers and is not as flexible or scratch-resistant as our topcoats. It should not be used as a topcoat.