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DIRTSHIELD™ K-3 Acrylic Emulsion

100% acrylic polymer emulsion designed for exterior high quality paints that offer a high level of dirt pick-up resistance with excellent gloss and appearance properties. Facilitates the formulation of gloss and sheen paints but can also be used in higher PVC paints. Excellent stability with ROPAQUE™ Opaque Polymers and a wide range of pigments and extenders. It offers excellent performance over masonry substrates, offering excellent adhesion and efflorescence resistance. Facilitates the formulation of low odor, premium quality (high performing) water-based exterior paints for demanding conditions, offering excellent durability, dirt pick-up resistance, appearance, water resistance, resistance to hydrolysis and efflorescence. It offers an alternative for solvent-borne acrylic and polyurethane high gloss systems as well as an alternative to ceramic tile exteriors, thus opening up new market opportunities. Clear coatings based on DIRTSHIELD K-3 Acrylic Emulsion offer excellent results when used as sealers for concrete and masonry surfaces; and as protective clear coatings for elastomeric coatings in harsh climates.


  • APEO Free*

*made without APEO-containing surfactant


These values are typical properties and are not intended for use in preparing specifications.

  • % Solids Yes No 50 %
  • Chemistry Yes No 100% Acrylic
  • Coalescent Demand Yes No 20 -25 %
  • ECO Benefits Yes No APEO Free, Formaldehyde Free
  • MFFT-Minimum Film Formation Temp Yes No 44 °C
  • Use Yes No Exterior, Solid Color / Pigmented Stain, Semi-transparent Stain

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DIRTSHIELD™ K-3 Acrylic Emulsion
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