Available in convenient one-gallon cans, ChildGuard forms a barrier between lead based paint and the environment, serving as a safe and effective alternative to the costly process of lead-based paint removal. If a structure was built prior to 1980, there is a distinct possibility that it contains lead based paint (LBP). ChildGuard is accepted in all 50 states as a permanent abatement method, and meets or exceeds all federal, state and local standards for covering lead-based paint on interior or exterior surfaces.
How to Use
Carefully clean up with a wet mop and HEPA vacuum. Thoroughly mix ChildGuard prior to application. Clear liquid present when container is opened is an integral part of the product and must be mixed in completely. ChildGuard is supplied in a tintable white base, and may be tinted to light colors with two ounces or less of universal liquid colorant (per gallon) by an authorized distributor. Prior to application of ChildGuard, inspect all surfaces to ensure they are clean, dry and free of all contaminants including: dust, rust, grease, oil, mildew, glue size, calcimine, wax, soap, loose paint, or any other surface contaminant which may affect adhesion. Patch and repair irregularities in surfaces with appropriate patching compound. For high gloss or newly painted surfaces deglossing is required. For detailed surface preparation and application instruction, please refer to ChildGuard Specification available at www.fiberlock.com.
Most surfaces do not require a primer coat. However a primer is recommended for treating the following conditions: Prime unpainted metal surfaces with a 100% acrylic rust inhibitive primer. Prime water damaged surfaces with at 100% acrylic stain blocking primer. Prime unpainted wood and drywall with a 100% acrylic universal primer. Prime unpainted brick, masonry or block with a masonry conditioner. Prime chalky surfaces with a chalk resistant primer.
ChildGuard can be tinted with up to 2 ounces of liquid colorant per gallon. The use of more than 2 ounces of colorant will void all warranties. ChildGuard can be top coated if desired with a high quality 100% acrylic paint.
ChildGuard must be applied when air and surface temperatures are above 50°F at time of application and for 12 hours thereafter. Do not dilute, thin, or mix with any other product. ChildGuard is of proper consistency as packaged. Apply a minimum of 2 liberal coats (totaling 7 dry mils thick) with a polyester or nylon brush or 3/8” – 1/2” nap roller. Allow ChildGuard to dry for 8-16 hours between coats. To ensure the correct thickness and an adequate barrier is achieved, apply each coat at a rate of 240 sq. ft. per gallon. (For example: apply one gallon of ChildGuard uniformly over a wall that measures 8’ high by 15’ long). ChildGuard can take over 30 days to fully cure and will be soft and pliable until fully cured. Contact Fiberlock or your ChildGuard Dealer for proper procedures and precautions for spray application.
- @ 70 OF 50% R.H.
- To Touch: 1-2 Hours
- Recoat: 8-16 Hours
- Full Cure: 30 Days
120 ft. 2 /gal. @ 14 wet mils
Clean all tools and drippings with warm soapy water before ChildGuard dries. Dispose of waste according to all current local, state and federal regulations.
Close container after each use. Product is sensitive to heat and time. Store in a dry place at temperatures between 40°F (4.5°C) and 90°F (32°C). Do not store or apply at temperatures in excess of 100°F. Rotate stock often. Use product in a well ventilated area. If respiratory irritation develops increase ventilation and/or wear respiratory protection. Use a disposable spray-mist/dust respirator rated for filtering aerosol mist to avoid oral contact with bitter tasting, anti-ingestant ingredient when spraying. When applying with a sprayer, wear a NIOSH approved respirator with any R, P, N or HE filter. Avoid contact with eyes and skin. Wash hands after use. ChildGuard will not protect occupants from ingestion of the encapsulated lead-based paint, if surface is damaged, broken or abraded. Surfaces coated with ChildGuard must be inspected routinely. Damaged surfaces should be repaired and re-encapsulated immediately to prevent exposure to the lead hazard. Not recommended for use on friction or impact surfaces, or movable closures such as door jambs and window jambs. Residents may be present during brush or roller application but not in the immediate work area (i.e., same room). Residents should not be present during spray application for worksite safety reasons. Residents may return once application has ceased and ChildGuard is dry to the touch. Refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) available from your distributor or at www.fiberlock.com for further safety and handling instructions.