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How to use dirty down

Ageing spray may cause permanent staining. Test before use on off-cuts or hidden surfaces, and then wash to check for any staining.

  • Ensure surfaces are dry and grease free.

  • Mask areas not to be sprayed.

  • Shake can before use.

  • Use sparingly, apply several fine coats rather than one heavy coat. The shade will darken with each coat applied.

  • Hold can upright 30cm (12 inches) away from the surface, and spray across the surface in one smooth sweep, keeping the nozzle fully depressed. Spots of concentrated dye may appear if the button is only partially depressed.

  • For small patches, spray through holes cut in a piece of paper.

  • For dark patches, spray closer to the surface.

  • Heavy spraying may drip or puddle.

  • Smear the spray by re-wetting with water, and then dabbing or rubbing with a damp or wet cloth. With some fabrics it’s easier to smear by wetting the sprayed fabric and then rubbing the wet area together between your hands. Smearing is easier when the spray is still wet, but is also possible after the spray has fully dried. It may not be possible to smear spray applied to absorbent surfaces.

  • May not adhere to some polished surfaces.

  • Our ageing sprays are water soluble and the effects of spraying will be lost by washing in water, but there may still be staining.

  • Do not use outside in wet weather.

 

Washing:

Wash fabrics in cold water with clothes detergent and use stain remover if necessary; follow manufacturer’s instructions. Wash non-absorbent surfaces such as plastic, with mild detergent and water. Methylated spirits can be effective in removing ageing spray but may cause damage; follow manufacturer’s instructions.