Other, more conventional translucent stains - with thinner viscosities - require multiple applications before a desired look can be achieved. ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish is different. Featuring extremely high sag resistance, this revolutionary product - in a thick viscosity - can be sprayed on and, in just one coat, yields an impressive finish in which the beauty of the wood grain shines through.
- One coat system for pre-primed wood and pre-primed non-porous vertical surfaces
- Dries in 15 minutes, with no transfer, to speed production and reduce labor costs
- Contains trans metal oxide pigments for a rich lustrous sheen (similar in appearance to ZAR® Interior Oil Base Stain with a coat of semi-gloss polyurethane)
- Non-fading, extremely durable, hard finish with excellent adhesion
- Warranted against discoloration due to chalking, peeling, blistering, and fading
- Not recommended for use on floors
- Sizes: gallon, 5 gallon
- Coverage: on smooth surfaces 500 square feet per gallon
- Application tools: spray
- Dry time: on average 15-25 minutes
- Coats: 1
- Faux wood
- Engineered wood/composites
- Fiber cement
Please note, colors are RGB web approximations of the actual shades.
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Surface must be clean, dry, pre-primed, and in good condition.
Surface must be clean, dry, pre-primed, and in good condition. Be sure all loose, warped, or damaged boards are replaced before coating.
Apply only when air and surface temperatures are above 50°F (10°C). DO NOT THIN. STIR THOROUGHLY (DO NOT SHAKE) before and during use. Do not apply if rain is expected within 24 hours. Avoid applying in direct sunlight. Test ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish on an inconspicuous area to determine final color.
ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish is formulated for one coat application. If a darker color is desired, apply a second coat, making sure to evaluate tests on the substrate to ensure the finish and color development are acceptable.
For best results, we recommend airless spray application using a Graco® Fine Finish Tip .010"-.014". Pressure should be 2400 PSI achieving 5-7 wet-film-thickness (WFT).
On lap siding, start at the top on several boards and apply continuously using an east to west motion across to a break at a door, window, or corner. Be sure to maintain a wet edge. On panels, use a north to south spray motion. After spraying, the coating should be dry brushed or back rolled if necessary, for color uniformity.
The finish is not prone to sag, however, if you should see any evidence of this, immediately feather it out into the surrounding area with a clean, soft paintbrush.
Dispose of contaminated absorbent, container and unused contents in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.
United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) warrants ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish to the original product owner for a non-transferable period of fifteen (15) years from the date of purchase when applied to properly prepared, pre-primed non-porous surfaces from peeling, flaking and chipping; five (5) year fade warranty when applied to properly prepared, pre-primed wood and pre-primed non-porous surfaces. With proper care when subject to usual weather conditions, the finish is warranted not to:
For pre-primed wood and pre-primed non-porous surfaces (5 Year Warranty)
- Discolor due to chalking
- Discolor due to yellowing
- Discolor due to excessive fade
For pre-primed non-porous surfaces (15 Year Warranty)
- Peel or blister
- Erode and expose the substrate
ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish is not warranted against damage of any kind caused by air pollution, mildew, exposure to harmful chemicals or normal weathering resulting from exposure to the elements. This finish is warranted against excess fade beyond normal weathering. Excess fade is defined by a change in color greater than three (3) delta E’s. In the event ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish is found defective of the specified conditions listed above, United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) will:
1. During the first five (5) years following the date of purchase, UGL will provide materials to recoat the areas validated as defective of the specified conditions listed above. Excludes labor or the cost of labor for the application. This is the sole remedy for both pre-primed non-porous and pre-primed wood surfaces.
2. From year six (6) through year fifteen (15), material only to cover areas affected by peel, flake, or chipping for pre-primed non-porous surfaces only.
The one-time surface recoating must occur within the Limited Warranty period based on the date of purchase and only if the ZAR® Platinum PRO Translucent Exterior Urethane Finish has been properly stored, installed, and handled by the applicator according to label directions and under normal conditions and exposure.
The warranty does not cover defects caused by acts of God, such as: tornado, hail, hurricane, earthquake, flood, lightning, fire, damage caused by foreign objects, any abuse or misuse, improper handling during storage and transportation, improper installation, or damage caused during installation.
This warranty does not cover cracking, peeling, or blistering resulting from: the product becoming wet prior to application; moisture exposure to the uncoated surface of the product after application; improper ventilation; expansion and contraction; breakdown of the underlying substrate; surface deterioration due to pollution, abrasion, salt exposure, misuse, vandalism, mildew accumulation, or any introduction of moisture into the product prior to and during application of the product.
THIS WARRANTY IS FOR THE ZAR® PLATINUM PRO TRANSLUCENT EXTERIOR URETHANE FINISH COATING ONLY AND APPLIES ONLY IF THE COATED PRODUCT IS USED FOR THE SPECIFIED PURPOSE FOR WHICH IT IS INTENDED.
THE LIMITED WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. UGL DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE ZAR® PLATINUM PRO TRANSLUCENT EXTERIOR URETHANE FINISH WILL MEET THE PURCHASER’S SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS. UGL’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED SOLELY TO REPLACEMENT COATING ONLY THAT IS FOUND TO BE DEFECTIVE AND AFTER THE FIRST FIVE (5) YEARS ON PRE-PRIMED WOOD SURFACES AND FIFTEEN (15) YEARS ON PRE-PRIMED NON-POROUS SURFACES. UGL SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR LABOR OR MATERIALS FOR APPLICATIONS OF ANY REPLACEMENT COATING. UGL’S LIABILITY IS LIMITED SOLELY TO THE AMOUNT OF THE ZAR® PLATINUM PRO TRANSLUCENT EXTERIOR URETHANE FINISH. NO WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WILL APPLY AFTER THE LIMITED WARRANTY PERIOD HAS EXPIRED. TO THE EXTENT ANY LIMITATIONS UNDER THIS WARRANTY ARE COVERED UNDER APPLICABLE CONSUMER PRODUCT WARRANTY LAWS, AND CANNOT BE LAWFULLY DISCLAIMED OR LIMITED, THEY ARE LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH LAWS.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE SOLE LIABILITY OF UGL AND IS ISSUED AND ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF ANY DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF PROFITS AND LOST BUSINESS AND ANY THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS) AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER ARISING UNDER TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), CONTRACT OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
Some states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Transfer of Warranty: This warranty is not transferable.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
A claim under this warranty shall only be effective if forwarded by certified mail return-receipt requested to: United Gilsonite Laboratories, CLAIMS DEPARTMENT, 1396 Jefferson Avenue, Dunmore, PA 18509.
USAGE STATEMENT: Prior to use, carefully read the product label and follow the directions. For technical information, warnings, cautions, notices, and additional information, download and read the documentation available on this website.
* WARNING: If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or visit www.epa.gov/lead.