Modern Masters® Theme Paint™ is a highly specialized line of water base, color saturated, exterior flat paints. They are specifically formulated with the finest ingredients that are resistant to ultra violet degradation combined with highly fade resistant pigments. Versatile application properties allow scenic artists to create looks as varied as subtle color washes for rockwork to bold saturated colors for high visibility and impact. Theme Paint Pre-Mixed Colors are available in 17 pre-mixed, light-fast, standard colors. The Theme Paint line includes Exterior Dead Flat Varnish a premium quality, non-yellowing 100% acrylic, water base varnish. It is formulated to have the optimum level of clarity with the least amount of sheen for added protection of Modern Masters Theme Paints as well as other decorative painted surfaces. 85° Gloss – Flat (4-8) Theme Paint is also available as a tintable system (TP20000-series), which includes 3 tint bases and 15 light-fast colorants. This system can be used to create an infinite array of colors for any project. Surface Preparation – Follow standard practices and procedures for properly preparing surfaces for the application of traditional water-based acrylic paint. All surfaces to be painted must be entirely free of dust, dirt, oil, grease, and other contaminants. Completely remove all loose, flaking, or chalking paint from the surfaces. Use a NIOSH approved respirator when sanding and when working with old, loose paint particles. Provide adequate ventilation. Properly prime the clean, dry surface with a primer from our recommended list of primers and allow the surface to dry completely—preferably overnight. Note: Lower temperature and higher humidity will lengthen the dry and cure times of primers. Recommended Primers: Bulls Eye 1-2-3 by Zinsser Sierra Griptec by Rustoleum Substrates: previously painted surfaces, galvanized metal, unfinished drywall, vinyl siding & shutters, masonry & brick, cured stucco, cast concrete, Hardiboard & Hardiplank, unfinished plywood, particle board and direct to clean metal.