Aura® Bath & Spa Matte Finish is a premium interior coating specially formulated for optimal performance in high humidity environments such as baths and spas. With the added benefits of Color Lock® Technology and mildew resistance, it delivers remarkable durability and exceptional color.
- Optimized for humid environments
- Extreme hide for fewer coats
- Color Lock® Technology, no color rub-off
- Zero VOC, Low Odor
- Stains wash off easily
- Excellent touch-up
- Easy application and clean up
- Provides a mildew resistant coating
- Self-priming on most surfaces
Bathroom and sauna applications. New or previously painted wallboard, plaster and masonry and primed or previously painted metal and wood.
Dry Time – To Touch 1 Hour – To Recoat 1 Hour
Surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, soap, wax, scaling paint, water-soluble materials, and mildew. Remove any peeling or scaling paint, and sand these areas to feather edges smooth with adjacent surfaces. Glossy areas should be dulled. Drywall surfaces must be free of sanding dust. Spot prime with Aura® Bath & Spa Matte Finishes before and after filling nail holes, cracks, and other surface imperfections. Surfactant leaching is a common problem in areas where moisture concentrates on walls like bathrooms & showers. While Aura® Bath & Spa Matte Finish has excellent resistance to surfactant leaching. Surfactant leaching stains on existing coatings must be removed prior to painting. Thoroughly wash surfaces to be painted, removing any surfactants that may be on the substrate then allow to dry. Areas with heavy surfactant leaching should also be primed with Fresh Start® Multi-Purpose Latex Primer (N023) or Fresh Start® High-Hiding All Purpose Primer (046) before applying Aura® Bath & Spa Matte Finish. For best results, allow a minimum of 24 hours before returning to full service.
Aura® Bath & Spa Matte Finish is self-priming on most surfaces. Two coats of Aura® Bath & Spa is recommended on all surfaces for best results.
Stir thoroughly before and during use. Use the same brushing techniques as you would for any low-VOC interior coating. Benjamin Moore recommends an extra firm nylon-polyester brush for best results. Aura® offers excellent flow and leveling. Do not over brush in the attempt to smooth out brush marks. We recommend a 3/8" nap roller cover for best results. Aura® dries faster than other acrylic paints, so avoid lap marks by maintaining a wet edge. Roll out vertical sections in 3' to 4' widths. If your edge begins to dry or you see that you missed a spot and the paint is already set up, allow it to dry completely before touching up that area. This product can also be sprayed.
Thin With Aura Extender (518)
Clean Up Clean Water