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Ronan Aquathane UV Absorber helps prevent color degradation by reducing the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays. Ideal for use over fluorescent colors to prolong color retention. This clear waterbased urethane can be brushed, rolled, or sprayed. Gloss or flat.
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I DO buy this product again and again!
from Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mx.
Comments about Ronan Aquathane UV Absorber:
I am a kind of street artist working using vinyl and transferring the designs to exterior walls. Sometimes we also paint the vinyl. When we do that the mural can often bbe very big and anchored to exterior walls for 2 or 3 years. The Ronan UV is fabulous.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Paint Town Signs
from Lexington, KY
I use Ronan Aquathane as a clearcoat and UV inhibitor on my outdoor painted signage. It was recommended to me years ago by a Florida signpainter to combat fading tendencies of the weaker lead-free 1-shot paints. It really seems to do what its meant to with regard to retaining bright colors in the few years I've been using it- Very clear and non yellowing but it remains to be seen if it will keep red red for a decade plus.. My gripe with this product is it's tendency to retain bubbles when applied with a roller (very low nap, believe me I've tried em all). No matter how carefully I apply it, there is always a scattering of bubbles throughout the finish- i attribute this characteristic of it being 'waterborne' as it seems to 'freeze' on the surface before all the bubbles can pop and flatten out. This is mostly an annoyance since I produce mostly outdoor commercial signage but I've had situations where the inconsistent finish was a deal breaker for finer work. If this stuff flattened out like an oil based coating it would be the ultimate bee's knees sign finish but as is, it's never a pleasure to work with and sometimes just feels like you are boogering up a fine enamel finish with a bubbly plastic orange peel (which is a bit of an exaggeration to be fair)- That said, loss of color and vibrance is waaay more noticeable than a few tiny bubbles and I've never had any complaints or questions from my clients. One day I will figure out how to apply with a spraygun which will hopefully alleviate this issue, but that is a whole other can of worms-
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Hand painted and Aquathaned sign- you can see that any 'bubbling' is minor and basically unnoticeable and more of my own pet peeve
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Great on hand painted enamel signs
By Danger Press
from Atlanta, GA
I bought this to preserve the colors on outdoor signs.Applied with HVLP gun over enamel painted aluminum. Used three coats waiting for 24 hours to dry between each coat. Never had any problems with clogging. Went on smooth and leveled well.Signs still look great three years later after being outside in the Atlanta heat and facing west getting blasted with sunsets every day.
Clowdy finish on Ebony stain
By angry contractor
from Cincinnati Ohio
This product was used on a cypress installation that was stained ebony. The application was difficult but manageable, the end result was unsatisfactory. The finish is clowdy and will take multiple hrs of labor to sand off and go at it again using a different product. This will cost my company thousands of dollars in the end.Never again
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We are sorry to hear that the final result using this product was less than satisfactory. There are many variables that can effect the final finish such as trapped moisture. We encourage all customers to test finishes on a small area prior to application on the full project.
Difficult to apply
from Youngstown, Ohio
I would not recommend using Ronan Aquathane if planning to apply the finish to a large wall surface with a brush and roller. The product starts to tack up almost immediately and is difficult to maintain a wet edge with the roller application tending to build at the junction of rolled sections leaving milky areas that will not dry clear. When dry the finish also tends to give dense blacks a slight haze or fog appearance. Forget about even trying to work the product with a brush as it quickly becomes sticky and gooey with pretty much zero degree of brush workability. I wish someone else would have relayed this information to me before I tried using Aquathane. The distributor and the Ronan rep did not mention ANY of this and were well aware of the dimensions of my project.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
ronan aquathane uv absorber
from centertown, misssouri
This is a great topcoat for their poster water based paints but i must add that i had to have it professionally (auto paint shop)applied because i wanted it sprayed on. I tried myself but didn't have the ability. It "clogged" the spray gun very easily which even the professional said was a challenge but no problem for him. Brush on works well for small areas but I was sealing a large 4'x5' sign.
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