Capalac BaseTop Gloss

Glossy, excellently hiding enamel system for windows.
All-round enamel for economic exterior and interior use.
  • LV Texte

    Field of Application

    High-quality one pot enamel for priming, intermediate and finishing coats on dimensionally stable wooden parts and on wood with only limited dimensional stability (except timber framing and façade cladding) and primed metal, exteriors and interiors.

    Ideally suitable for renovation on existing coatings without additional priming. On window folding shutters the use of protective paint Capadur Wetterschutzfarbe NQG is advisable. Do not use for garden and seating furniture. Do not apply white shades on heating systems to avoid yellowing
    (apply Capalac Heizkörperlack instead).
    Due to a typical smell of alkyd resin enamels the use of Capacryl PU-Satin/Gloss instead of Capalac BaseTop is advisable for large-area treatment of interior surfaces.

    Material Properties

    • Diffusion-capable
    • High opacity (hiding/covering power) on surfaces and edges
    • High filling capacity
    • Fast drying
    • Excellent weather resistance due to silicone modified alkyd resin
    • Durable surface
    • Resistant to normal household cleaners

    Material Base / Vehicle

    Silicone alkyd resin enamel with non-aromatic solvents.

    Packaging/Package Size

    • White:
      750 ml, 2,5 litres
    • ColorExpress:
      2,5 litres


    White. Further colours available via the ColorExpress (Capalac mix) tinting machine system.

    A product typical yellowing of painted surfaces may occur on white and light/bright colour shades caused by UV radiation, heat or chemical influences due to e.g. ammonia vapour from cleaning agents, adhesives, paint or sealing compounds. This does not represent any product defects and cannot be objected.

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

    Gloss Level

    Gloss (according to DIN EN 13300)


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


    Approx. 1.3 g/cm3

    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 wood and metal.
    Do not apply on andonized aluminium.
    Substrates must be clean, sound/stable, dry and free from all substances that may prevent good adhesion. Max. permissible moisture content of dimensionally stable wood: 13 %, parts with only limited dimensional stability: 15 %.

    Substrate Preparation

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

    Iron, Steel:
    Derust to industry standard SA 2 ½ (blasting) or ST3 (mechanically) as per DIN EN ISO 12944-4.

    Aluminium (not anodised):
    Clean with destined detergents, e.g. Gescha Multi-Star, then sand with a plastic abrasive fleece (see BFS Data Sheet No. 6)..

    Existing Coats of Paint:
    Sand the surface of existing non-thermoplastic coats slightly and/or treat with alkali.

    Method of Application

    Capalac BaseTop Gloss is ready-to-use and applicable with paint brush or roller. Stir well before use.

    Guidelines for Spray Application:

    Ø NozzlePressureThinningMaterial Temperature
    Aircoat Tempspray0.011 - 0.013 inch180 - 200 barunthinned35 °C

    Note: Maximum allowable temperature for heating due to the flash point of Capalac BaseTop Gloss: 35 °C.

    Aircoat spray application of product in delivered consistency is possible after heating treatment (Tempspray).

    Surface Coating System

    ImpregnationPriming CoatIntermediate
    Wood, derived timber
    interiorsanding/cleaningCapalac BaseTop Glossif required
    Capalac BaseTop Gloss
    BaseTop Gloss
    WoodexteriorBFS Data Sheet
    No. 18
    Capalac Holz-Imprägnier-GrundCapalac BaseTop GlossCapalac BaseTop Gloss
    Iron, steelinteriorderusting/degreasingCapalac AllGrundif required
    Capalac BaseTop Gloss
    exteriorderusting/degreasing2 x Capalac AllGrundCapalac BaseTop Gloss
    BFS Data Sheet
    No. 6
    Capalac AllGrundif required
    Capalac BaseTop Gloss
    Sound existing coats
    of paint1
    sanding/treat with alkaliPrepare and prime damaged spots
    according to the respective substrate
    if required
    Capalac BaseTop Gloss

    1Pretreat defects in existing enamel coatings according to substrate requirements.
    Note: Adhesion must be tested in advance for powder coatings, coil coatings and other critical substrates by trial application on site.


    Brush applicationRoller applicationSpray application
    Consumption ml/m2 per coat80 - 10070 - 90100 - 120

    Consumption is only a guide value and may vary, depending on substrate requirements. The exact consumption is best established by a trial coating on site.

    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 humidity
    dust drydry to touchrecoatable
    after hoursapprox. 61216 - 18

    Lower temperatures and higher humidity or thick layers extend the drying time.

    Tool Cleaning

    Immediately after use with thinner for synthetic resin or white spirit.

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

    Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid release to the environment. Contains bis(1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl) sebacate, phthalic anhydride, methyl 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl sebacate. May produce an allergic reaction. Use P2 dust filter for grinding. Do not breathe spray dust. Use A2/P2 combination filter for paint spraying.


    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 emptied cans/containers must be given for recycling. Dispose containers with residues of liquid product via waste collection point accepting old paints and enamels. Dispose dried/hardened product residues as construction site/demolition/municipal or domestic waste.

    EU limit value for the VOC content

    of this product (category A/d): max. 300 g/l (2010). This product contains max. 300 g/l VOC.

    Product Code Paints and Enamels


    Substances of Content - Declaration

    Alkyd resin, aliphatic hydrocarbons, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, silicates, driers, antiskinning agent, additives.

    Further Details

    See Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

    Customer Service Centre

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

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