ES White: Product Number 1144
Solvent Born, Bonding Primer Sealer, VOC: less than 100 g/l
• Meets California VOC Rules for Primers
Properties of both a primer and an adhesive
Makes paint stick to tough-to-paint surfaces, including ceramic tile,
porcelain, glass, Formica and melamine laminates, PVC, fiberglass, many
plastics, aluminum, many metals, wood
Very fast drying
Tintable to pastel colors with universal tint colors
Interior / Exterior applications
Top coat with oil-alkyds and latexes in 60 minutes
Description: 400W ES White is an ultra-premium solvent based
primer/sealer/bonder developed to meet 100 g/l VOC limits and solve
many paint bonding problems. It provides excellent adhesion, sealing
and bonding on many hard-to-coat surfaces. Clean and dull paintable
surfaces may not need sanding, but sanding or dulling the surface is
required on hard, glossy surfaces for maximum adhesion. 400W ES White
can be used for both indoor or out-door applications and can be used
with either oil/alkyd or latex topcoats. Not recommended under with
strong solvent topcoats such as lacquers or two component epoxies or
Use: Ideal prime coat for Wood, Hardboard, Plaster, Glass,
Tile, Fiberglass, and Some Plastics. Always test a small area first
for adhesion and topcoat compatibility first. Not recommended for polypropylene
or polyethylene. Also, not recommended for tubs, sinks or showers where
hot or continuous water contact occurs. XIM’s Tile DOC is recommended
for these surfaces. It will also bond to ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Note: * When extra rust protection is desired, use a rust inhibiting
primer. (XIM 360 or XIM Corrosion Control) On extremely porous surfaces
or on wood that is known to cause staining, a second coat may be needed
prior to application of the top coat.
Always open can carefully. Apply directly from the can, no thinning
required. Do not add extra solvent. If tinting is desired, use universal
or industrial tinting colors, not to exceed two (2) ounces per gallon.
It is a thin product and can settle. Shake or mix well before use Note:
A dark, solvent layer can form at the surface during storage. This will
mix in easily. Note: The container lid employs a gasket to prevent evaporation
of the solvent. When less than the full container has been used, careful
resealing with the gasket in position is important to prevent solvent
evaporation during storage.
Storage: One year at temperatures not to exceed 120 F.
Preparation: Be sure the surface is clean and dry, free from
dust, grease, wax, oil, loose paint, dirt and other surface contaminants.
The first step is to clean with an abrasive detergent, rinse well and
allow to dry. For very hard, glossy surfaces, dulling the surface with
a carbide sandpaper is necessary for best adhesion. On ceramic surfaces
use XIM’s Etch-I-M etching cream to chemically dull the surface.
Solvent wiping the surface with XIM GONTM Solvent Cleaner, XIM GON20
Water Based Cleaner or xylene is also recommended. Do not use mineral
spirits, turpentine or any oily cleaning solvent.
than 1500 PSI
spraying, apply a light, but wet mist coat followed by a second light
to medium coat. Thin film application is desired.
Use a natural bristle brush. Use a China Bristle/Nylon fiber blend brush
(varnish style). An example is the Wooster Advantage 4734. Use a China
Bristle/Nylon blend sash brush. An example is the Wooster Advantage
4732. These brushes are used with varnishes and other thin viscosity,
solvent based products like urethanes and lacquers. The Foam Brushes
will swell, but can be used with 400W ES. If using a Foam Brush, make
sure the adhesive used to hold the foam together, is not affected by
the solvents in the 400W ES. An examples is the Wooster Foam King 3
inch B3102, and it works well.
Use a short nap roller cover such as a 1/4 inch mohair cover designed
for epoxies, urethanes and smooth surfaces. An example is the Wooster
R 209. Also, use a 3/16 inch nap , shed resistant woven fabric cover
designed for varnishes and enamels. An example is the Wooster RR-641
Pro/Dooz.. The 3/16 inch foam roller cover, Wooster R-265 Pro Tiz which
is designed for all paints did not swell in tests. Always make sure
the roller cover adhesive is not affected by the 400W ES solvent. Once
a compatible brush or roller is identified, use the following procedure:
Wet the brush or roller in the 400W ES
2. Work out the excess in the roller tray or on the inside edge of the
3. Use light pressure when applying (heavy pressure could cause spatter
4. As you brush or roll, the 400W ES will thicken and become very workable.
Air and surface temp. should be between 50°F and 90°F. It will
dry to touch very quickly (20 to 30 min). A measurement of 1.0 to 1.7
mils wet will give the recommended dry film of between 0.75 to 1..25
mils respectively. One gallon will cover between 650 and 750 square
feet per mil depending on film thickness and porosity of the surface.
The topcoat can be applied in 2-3 hours. Thicker films can remain tacky
for about 24 hours but will generally harden after 48-72 hours. Full
cure is generally in 7-14 days. (Will depend on temperature and film
thickness). NOTE: When the topcoat is a deep, heavily tinted custom
color or a Dry Fog top coat, allow the 400W ES White to dry for 24 hours
before applying the topcoat. When 400W ES is applied over existing paints
and finishes, it may soften or wrinkle the finish. Always test a small
area, first, for compatibility. Flexible seams or caulks may cause cracking
or loss of adhesion when coated with 400W ES. Not recommended for 100%
silicone caulks. Plan your job in advance and always caulk seams or
edges after painting. Compatible with Oil or Water Based topcoat paints.
Up: XIM Reducto, XIM GON Cleaner or Mineral Spirits.
Building Material Plastic: More and more plastics are used in the building
industry, including PVC sheeting and piping, vinyl shutters, vinyl molding
and mill work, laminated Formica paneling and cabinets as well as fiberglass
garage doors and other molded parts. First, remove old and loose paint
then clean away wax, polish, grease, oil and other contaminants from
the surface with a strong abrasive detergent. Wipe the surface with
a cleaning solvent such as XIM GON Cleaner or xylene. Dry, then scuff
sand the surface for maximum adhesion. Apply the XIM Bonder. Wait minimum
of 2-3 hours and topcoat. Test for adhesion before starting the job.
Glazed Block and Brick, Porcelain: Decorative surfaces such as these
can be restored and painted. First remove old paint and debris. Repair
or patch any broken or damaged areas. Then clean away any wax, polish,
grease, oil and other contaminants with a strong abrasive detergent.
Wipe the surface with a cleaning solvent such as XIM GON Cleaner or
xylene. For maximum adhesion scuff sand or etch the surface with XIM’s
etching cream, Etch-I-M, rinse well to remove any etching residues and
allow to dry. Apply the 400W ES White Bonder and allow to dry for a
minimum of 2-3 hours, then apply the topcoat. Not recommended for sinks,
tubs or shower areas where continuous water or hot water can be present.
Note: where flexible seams or soft caulking are present, do not paint
over with the 400W ES White. Always plan your job ahead and caulk after
painting. Always caulk edges or seams that can trap and hold moisture
and, therefore, become the source of coating failure. For exterior jobs
- where high water contact is expected or where moisture or dew may
accumulate, two coats of the top coat paint are recommended.
Non-Ferrous Metals: With 400W ES White Bonder you can get a long lasting,
durable job when painting aluminum doors and window frames, aluminum
and copper flashing and trim. Clean away all corrosion and any old paint,
dirt, wax and grease. Wipe the surface with a cleaning solvent such
as XIM’s GON Prep cleaner. Allow to dry then apply the 400W ES
Bonder (only one coat is required) Allow the to dry for minimum of 2-3
hours, then apply the top-coat.