Capalac EffektLack

Two-component, alkyd-resin based, metallic and nacreous
spraying enamel. For exterior and interior use.
  • LV Texte

    Field of Application

    Suitable for impressive metallic effect and elegant nacreous coatings, generating a remarkable colouring on dimensionally stable wooden parts, metal and unplasticized (rigid) PVC, exteriors and interiors.

    Material Properties

    • High-quality, noble surface.
    • Free of aromatic hydrocarbons.
    • Resistant to common household detergents.
    • High weather resistance and lightfastness.

    Material Base / Vehicle

    Alkyd-resin with non-aromatic solvents

    Packaging/Package Size

    • Capalac Effektlack (Effect Enamel) Metallic Silver approx. RAL 9006:
      375 ml, 750 ml, 2.5 litres
    • Capalac Effektlack Metallic Gold, Copper:
      375 ml, 750 ml
    • Capalac mix Effektlack Perlglanz (effect enamel with pearl gloss pigments):
      800 ml, 2.0 litres


    • Capalac Effektlack Metallic:
      Gold, Silver approx. RAL 9006, Copper
    • Capalac Effektlack Perlglanz:
      Via ColorExpress (Capalac mix): RAL 1035 Perlbeige  (Pearl Beige), RAL 1036 Perlgold (Pearl Gold), RAL 2013 Perlorange (Pearl Orange), RAL 3032 Perlrubinrot (Pearl Ruby-Red), RAL 3033 Perlrosa (Pearl Rosy/Pink), RAL 4011 Perlviolett (Pearl Violet), RAL 4012 Perlbrombeer (Pearl Blackberry), RAL 5025 Perlenzian (Paerl Gentian), RAL 5026 Perlnachtblau (Pearl Midnight-Blue), RAL 6035 Perlgrün (Pearl Green), RAL 6036 Perlopalgrün (Pearl Opal Green), RAL 7048 Perlmausgrau (Pearl Mouse-Grey), RAL 8029 Perlkupfer (Pearl Copper), RAL 9022 Perlhellgrau (Pearl Light Grey), RAL 9023 Perldunkelgrau (Pearl Dark Grey)

      Colour Resistance according to BFS Data Sheet No. 26:
      Binder: Class B
      Pigmentation: Group 1 to 3 depending on the colour shade

    Gloss Level

    • Capalac Effektlack Metallic Silver approx. RAL 9006:
      Gloss & silk-matt/semi-gloss (mid sheen)
    • Capalac Effektlack Metallic Gold, Copper:
    • Capalac Effektlack Perlglanz (pearl gloss/nacreous lustre):


    Keep in a cool place.
    Keep cans/containers always tightly closed.


    Approx. 0.9–1.1 g/cm³ depending on the colour shade

    Suitability according to Technical Information No. 606 Definition of Application Areas

    Interior 1Interior 2Interior 3Exterior 1Exterior 2
    (–) inapplicable / (○) of limited suitability / (+) suitable

    Suitable Substrates

    Primed and pre-painted, dimensionally stable wooden parts, metal and unplasticized (rigid) PVC.
    The substrate must be clean, sound/stable, dry and free from all substances that may prevent good adhesion. Max. permissible moisture content in dimensionally stable wood: 13 %.

    Substrate Preparation

    Wooden Parts:
    Sand the surface in fibre direction, clean thoroughly, remove exuding/seeping wood contents, e.g. wood resin/rosin and resin galls, cut sharp edges (see BFS Data Sheet No. 18).

    Iron, Steel:
    Derust to industry standard SA 2 1/2 (blasting) or ST3 (mechanically) according to DIN EN ISO 12944-4.

    Zinc/Galvanised Surfaces, Unplasticized (Rigid) PVC:
    Wash with light ammonia solution using sanding pad according to BFS Data Sheets Nos. 5 and 22.

    Aluminium (not anodised):
    Clean with nitro-thinner or phosphoric acid solution using sanding pad according to BFS Data Sheet No. 6.

    Existing Coats of Paint:
    Sand the surface of existing coats slightly and/or treat with alkali. Remove unstable coatings.

    Mixing Ratio

    Add 10 % by volume of Capalac PU-Härter/Hardener and mix thoroughly.
    Follow Technical Information No. 093 Capalac PU Härter/Hardener.

    Method of Application

    Guidelines for Spray Application:

    Ø NozzlePressureThinningDIN 4 mm Consistency 
    High pressureNacreous lustre1.3–1.5 mm3–4 bar25 % by vol.approx. 65 sec
    Metallic1.3–1.5 mm3–4 bar25 % by vol.approx. 28 sec
    Low pressureNacreous lustre1.3 mm0.5 bar25 % by vol.approx. 28 sec
    Metallic1.3 mm0.5 bar25 % by vol.approx. 28 sec

    Optimum result is achievable with high or low pressure spray application. Roller application on small surfaces is also possible. The surface to be coated must be absolutely free of fats/greases, oils, hand perspiration (wear protective gloves, if necessary). Priming with Capalac Vorlack (undercoat) is essential, tinted to match the finishing coat in shade.

    Spray Application:
    Thin with Caparol AF-Verdünner/Thinner to spray consistency (see table above). Spray a first, thin-film cross coat with reduced material flow. Allow to flash off for approx. 7 to 10 minutes (at 20 °C and 65 % relative humidity), then cross spray again. A blushing effect may occur on large-sized surfaces.

    Roller Application:
    Adjust the material with approx. 5 to 10 % by volume with Caparol AF-Verdünner/Thinner to working consistency. Apply evenly by brush or use non fluff forming Mohair/velour roller (e.g. Storch paint roller Velour, article no. 156115). Allow to flash off for approx. 5 to 7 minutes at 20 °C and 65 % relative humidity, then treat again with a foam plastic roller (evenly, in one direction). Slight blushing and ropiness/streakiness (noticeable marks) may occur, when the material is roller applied.

    Surface Coating System

    ImpregnationPriming CoatIntermediate
    Wood, derived timber productsinteriorroughening/cleaningCapalac VorlackCapalac Vorlack 
    tinted to match
    the finishing coat
    in shade
    Capalac Effektlack
    Metallic or Nacreous Lustre
    Dimensionally stable woodexteriorBFS No. 18Capalac Holz-ImprägniergrundCapalac Vorlack
    Iron, steelinteriorrust removal/cleaningCapalac AllGrund or
    Capalac Rostschutzgrund
    exteriorrust removal/cleaning2 x Capalac AllGrund or
    Capalac Rostschutzgrund
    Zinc / galvanized substratesinterior/
    BFS No. 5Disbon 481 EP-Uniprimer
    BFS No. 6Capalac AllGrund
    Unplasticized/rigid PVCinterior/
    BFS No. 22Capalac AllGrund
    Sound existing coats of paintinterior/
    roughening/alkali treatmentPrepare and prime defects according to substrate requirements
    Radiatorsinteriorroughening/rust removal/ cleaningCapalac AllGrund
    up to 100 °C
    Precoated radiatorsinteriorroughening/cleaningDisbon 481 EP-Uniprimer
    Two intermediate coats are required on dimensionally stable wooden parts (according to BFS Data Sheet No. 18).
    Note: Adhesion must be tested in advance for powder coatings, coil coatings and other critical/problematic substrates by coating a test area on site.


    Spray Application:
    Approx. 150–180 ml/m2 per coat.

    Roller Application:
    Approx. 120 ml/m2 per coat.

    Consumption is only a reference value and influenced by the substrate condition, e.g. roughness, absorbency, etc.
    Determine the exact amount of material required by coating a test area on site.


    Pot life (workability) at +20 °C: 8 hours.
    Note: The end of pot life is not noticeable.

    Application Conditions

    Lower Temperature Limit for Application and Drying:
    + 5 °C for product, substrate and ambient air.

    Drying/Drying Time

    At 20 °C and 65 % relative humiditydust drydry to touchrecoatable
    after hours48 - 10248 - 16

    Lower temperatures and higher humidity or higher film thickness (high amount of applied material) extend the drying time.

    Tool Cleaning

    Immediately after use with white spirit.

    Special Risks (Hazard Note) / Safety Advice (Status as at Date of Publication)

    Flammable liquid and vapour. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from open flames/hot surfaces. – No smoking. Do not breathe dust or mist. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release to the environment. IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
    Contains butanone oxime. May produce an allergic reaction.

    Hardener: For professional use only.
    Flammable liquid and vapour. Harmful in contact with skin. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Keep out of reach of children. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Keep container tightly closed.    
    Contains isocyanates. May produce an allergic reaction.


    Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. Particular attention should be made to removing wastage from site in compliance with standard construction site procedures.
    In Germany: Only completely empty cans/containers should be handed in for recycling. Dispose containers with residues of liquid material via waste collection point accepting old enamels.

    EU limit value for the VOC content

    of this product (category A/j): max. 500 g/l (2010). This product contains max. 500 g/l VOC.

    Product Code Paints and Enamels

    M-LL01 (Germany)

    Substances of Content - Declaration

    Alkyd resin, titanium dioxide, coloured pigments, calcium carbonate, silicates, aliphates, additives, skin protection: butanonoxime.

    Further Details

    See Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

    Customer Service Centre

    Tel.: +49 6154 71-71710
    Fax: +49 6154 71-71711

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