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Ronan Sign Paints

Ronan Paint Est. 1889, one of Sign Painters oldest makers of Sign Paints and Restoration Paints. Pinstriping Enamels, Superfine Japan Colors, Bulletin-Billboard Enamels, Mural-Pictorial Paints and faux finishes. All types of Restorers use Superfine Japan Colors made with the same Pigmented colors used in 1889, as their secret in color matching for antiques. Recognized as leaders in technology for Sign paints, Water Based Coatings, lead free products, Clears, Japan Colors and Faux Finish.

Ronan Sign Paint - Oil based Lettering Enamels - Solvent based- Lead Free


Sign Paint Lettering Enamel 1 stroke

  • Ronan "One Stroke" Lettering Enamels are the first Lead-Free Lettering Enamel on the market. It is an extremely high hiding, high gloss enamel specially formulated to meet the requirements of the sign industry for an easy working, one stroke enamel. It is designed to have excellent flow, dry to a clean edge and to leave no brush marks. Preferred for smaller scale signage and applications that require hand lettering. Available in half-pints, pints, quarts and gallons.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 3 to 4 hours; to handle - 6 to 8 hours; to re-coat - 12 hours. Full cure - 7 days. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller, spray or airbrush.
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Billboard Bulletin Enamel


  • Ronan Bulletin Billboard Colors are high quality, high gloss, lead free enamels specially formulated for use on signs and billboards. Preferred for larger scale signage, Bulletin Colors are designed for painting backgrounds, lettering copy and graphics. One coat coverage, fast dry, fast cut in and extreme high gloss produce a dazzling, weather resistant finish. Recommended for use on outdoor advertising billboards, metal highway signs, commercial signs. All types of wood, Masonite, masonry and metal surfaces. Other uses include above-water marine and industrial applications where premium full gloss enamel is required. As a finish coat on all interior or exterior wood, metal, aluminum, galvanized metal, concrete and masonry surfaces, Fiberglas and many synthetics; any surface that calls for a high performance architectural coating.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 3 to 4 hours; to handle - 6 to 8 hours; to re-coat - 12 hours. Full cure - 7 days. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Poster Show-Card Promotional Paint

  • Ron-Art Poster Colors are lead free, ready to use, flat colors formulated for use on poster paper, cardboard, wood, and metal signs. They are water resistant and may be used as an interior or temporary exterior finish. Ron-Art Poster Colors dry to a velvet smooth, flat finish that will not wrinkle the finest of papers. Available in black and white only.
  • Dry Time: @70 F and 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Apply by brush or roller.

Fluorescent Poster Show-Card Promotional Paint

  • Ron-Glo Fluorescent Colors are solvent-based lead free flat colors formulated for the graphics arts industry. They are designed for use on properly primed white substrates that require high visibility paint such as signs, painted bulletins, exhibits, safety & aviation markings etc. Commonly used on wood, steel, canvas, vinyl, plastic and glass. Note: The light fastness of fluorescent color is limited. Light fastness and durability depend on 1) the thickness and uniformity of the coating and 2) the use of Ron-Glo U.V. Absorber or Vinyl Cote U.V. Absorber as a protective overcoat.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 hour; to handle - 3 hours; to re-coat - 8 hours. Full cure - 7 days. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Ronan Sign Paints - Water Based Lettering Enamels


Aqua-cote Bulletin-Billboard Paint-Enamel-Waterborne

  • Aquacote is a waterborne acrylic Bulletin Enamel, low odor, high gloss, solid covering, formulated for graphic arts and maintenance applications. It is lead free, fast drying, easy brushing, environmentally friendly, VOC compliant and easy clean up. It produces a durable, flexible, weather resistant finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, steel, concrete, galvanized metal, aluminum and treated or untreated vinyl. It is recommended for painting backgrounds, lettering copy and graphics on signs, outdoor advertising billboards, metal highway signs, commercial signs and vinyl banners. Metal structures must be primed with Ronan Prime Lock DTM Primer.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F. and 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions. Wait 8 hours before rolling or folding vinyl signs.
  • Application Method: Brush, roll or spray.

Fluorescent Paint-Waterborne

  • Aqua Ron-Glo Fluorescent Color is a water based, lead free, daylight fluorescent coating with built in ultra violet protection formulated for the graphics arts industry. It dries to a bright fluorescent, flexible, weather & fade resistant, velvet finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, metal, treated vinyl and many other substrates. Aqua Ron-Glo can be used on any interior or exterior properly primed white substrate that requires a high visibility paint, such as, signs, painted bulletins, exhibits, safety & aviation markings etc. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to re-coat - 2 1/2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Aqua-Leaf Pearlescent and Metallic like Paint-Waterborne

  • Aqua Leaf is a water based, lead free, non-gassing, pearlescent, metallic-like coating with built in ultra violet protection. It is formulated with nacreous pigments to yield a lustrous metallic look. It dries to a flexible, weather and fade resistant, bright metallic like finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, metal, treated and untreated vinyl and many other substrates. Aqua Leaf can be used on any interior or exterior properly primed white substrate. Used by furniture and cabinet re-finishers and interior decorators for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and artists for faux finishes and glazing. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to re-coat - 6 hours. Full cure - 12 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Ronan Sign Painters Primers and Block-out - Solvent based


Sign Primer Fast Dry Block-out White

  • Fast Dry Block-out White is a fast drying, high opacity, solvent reducible alkyd primer designed to "block out" previously painted sign faces. It is also an excellent primer for wood and M.D.O. board. It dries with a flat finish and is designed to prepare a surface for the application of bulletin colors, background enamels or artists oil color. Fast Dry Block-out White blocks out the old bulletin or pictorial and primes the surface so that new signs or artwork will adhere and cover properly. It also provides the proper surface for carbon pouncing or felt tip layout of artwork.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 to 45 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 3 to 4 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Stick-tite Sign Primers for Metal & Wood Primer - White - Solvent based

  • Sticktite White Metal & Wood Primer is a fast drying, high opacity, solvent reducible alkyd primer designed for use on metal, wood and M.D.O. board. It may also be used as a primer for properly prepared galvanized metal. It dries with a low luster finish and is designed to prepare a surface for the application of bulletin colors, background enamels or artists oil color.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 to 45 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 4 to 5 hours. Full cure - 16 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Metal Primer - Universal

  • Universal Metal Primer, a fast drying, high performance, rust inhibitive, phenolated alkyd primer that exhibits excellent adhesion and penetration. It is designed to meet sign, industrial and automotive application needs. A unique primer, this product may be top-coated with virtually any paint system, including Bulletin Color, Background Enamel, lacquers, acrylic enamels, synthetic enamels as well as two component urethanes and epoxies. Recommended for use as a primer over a variety of aluminum, steel, galvanized metal, wood and concrete surfaces. Available in White, Gray and Red Oxide.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 6 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Roller or spray (may be brushed with the addition of Ronsolv 100 Reducer).


Sign Painting Primers - Water Based


All-Primer-Acrylic-Waterborne

  • Prime-All is a unique, interior-exterior, waterborne, acrylic primer that combines fast dry convenience with outstanding adhesion, sealing, stain blocking, corrosion resisting and weathering properties. This high performance coating exhibits excellent adhesion to aged steel, wood, aged galvanized metal, weathered aluminum, M.D.O. plywood, conventional plywood, cement, Fiberglas, concrete, plastic, ceramic, flexible vinyl and glass substrates. Its stain killing properties check bleeding of water stains, smoke damage, wood tannin, asphalt stains, crayon and most graffiti. It is formulated for use as a primer over unpainted or previously painted surfaces; as a block-out for signs; for blocking out stains (it prevents the bleeding of reds, fluorescent and other staining pigments); as an undercoat for water and oil based topcoats. Available in White and Red Oxide.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 hour; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 2 to 3 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Prime-Lock DTM Primer

  • Prime Lock DTM Primer is a unique, corrosion resistant, waterborne, 100% acrylic primer formulated for use on difficult to adhere to metal & plastic surfaces. This high performance coating exhibits excellent adhesion to steel, galvanized metal, aluminum, zinc aluminum, baked aluminum, tin, rigid PVC and other plastic surfaces. Acid treatment is not necessary for adhesion to galvanized metal or aluminum. Available in White and Grey.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F. and 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 8 hours (for aromatic based top coats let dry 24 hours before recoating). Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Vinyl Primer "Metro-Prime"

  • Metro Vinyl Primer is a waterborne flexible acrylic coating formulated for use as a primer for vinyl. It combines fast dry convenience with outstanding adhesion, sealing and stain blocking properties. It acts as a barrier/tie coat for vinyl and prevents plasticizer migration (and thus prevents the drying and adhesion problems that migration cause). It prepares the vinyl for top coating with Bulletin Colors and other oil and water based paints. Metro Vinyl Primer is also designed for use as a block-out for previously painted vinyl signs and computer generated vinyl signs. It is recommended for blocking out stains (checks the bleeding of reds, fluorescent and other staining pigments) and for use as an undercoat for water and oil based topcoats.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 hour; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Vinyl-Cote Primer Flat

  • Vinyl Cote Flat is a durable, water-based, acrylic clear coating formulated for use as a primer and topcoat for untreated vinyl and painted vinyl signs, banners, awnings and bulletins. It dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to treated and untreated vinyl and many other substrates. When applied as a primer on untreated vinyl it prevents plasticizer migration and the adhesion and drying problems caused by migration. It prepares the vinyl for top coating with Bulletin Colors and other oil and water based paints. Vinyl Cote Flat is also formulated for use as a topcoat over conventional oil and water based finishes and on a variety of different substrates (wood, glass, plastic and many synthetics). Cures to a clear, non-yellowing, flat finish and therefore can be used directly on pictures, murals, portraits and vinyl graphics without altering the colors.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to re-coat - 2 1/2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Clear Coatings

Important!! Before using clear topcoats, perform a patch test

  1. to test adhesion
  2. to determine if the clear causes any cracking or lifting of the surface coating
  3. to determine that the clear gives the desired finish. (It is especially important to test for clarity over colors).
Read the technical data sheet and material safety data sheet before using any of the products listed below.


Clear Coatings Solvent Based


Acrylic Clear Overcoat

  • Acrylic Clear Overcoat is a solvent based, fast drying, acrylic clear topcoat specially formulated to provide long lasting protection to painted surfaces. This coating is designed for use as a topcoat on painted signs and bulletins. Resists yellowing, oxidization, checking and cracking. It is also ideal for renewing faded signs. This coating should not be used on raw wood or any surface, which will come in contact with solvents or harsh cleaning agents (vehicles, motorcycles, windows). Do not use over Gold Leaf. For automotive vehicles and motorcycles use Aquathane Gloss. Do not use Acrylic Clear Overcoat on vinyl signs. For vinyl signs or letters use Vinyl Cote. Ronan Acrylic Clear Overcoat is available in gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes to 2 hours; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 48 hours. Full cure - 48 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Ron-Glo UV Absorber

  • Ron-Glo UV Absorber is a solvent based, fast drying, acrylic clear topcoat specially formulated to provide ultraviolet ray protection to any painted surface. This UV inhibiting coating is designed for use as a topcoat on painted signs and bulletins where resistance to the effects of long-term exposure to sunlight and weather is a requirement. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, which cause premature fading. It is ideal for use over fluorescent colors to prolong color retention. Resists yellowing, oxidization, checking and cracking. This coating should not be used on raw wood or any surface, which will come in contact with solvents or harsh cleaning agents (vehicles, motorcycles, windows). Do not use over Gold Leaf. For automotive vehicles and motorcycles use Aquathane UV Gloss. Do not use Ron-Glo UV Absorber on vinyl signs. For vinyl signs use Vinyl Cote UV Absorber. Ron-Glo UV Absorber is available in gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes to 2 hours; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 48 hours. Full cure - 48 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Sign Finishing Clear

  • Sign Finishing Clear is an excellent medium for creating glazes using Bulletin Colors, Lettering Enamels and Japan Colors. Not recommended for top coating signs. Do not use over Gold Leaf. For top coating signs, better results will be achieved with Acrylic Clear Overcoat or Ronan UV Absorber.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 3 to 4 hours; to handle - 6 to 8 hours; to re-coat - 12 hours. Full cure - 7 days. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.


Clear Coatings - Water Based

Vinyl Cote

  • Vinyl Cote is a water-based, acrylic clear coating formulated for use as a protective topcoat on untreated vinyl, painted vinyl signs, vinyl letters, banners, vinyl awnings, bulletins and many other substrates. It dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to treated and untreated vinyl, wood, metal, glass, plastic and many synthetics. Properly applied it cures to a "water white", non-yellowing gloss finish and therefore can be used directly on pictures, murals, portraits and vinyl graphics without altering the colors. Vinyl Cote Flat can also be used as a primer for untreated vinyl. When applied as a primer on untreated vinyl it prevents plasticizer migration and the adhesion and drying problems caused by migration. It prepares the vinyl for top coating. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor. Available in flat.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 2 1/2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Vinyl Cote UV Absorber

  • Vinyl Cote UV Absorber is similar in properties to Vinyl Cote Gloss (see above); but in addition, is specially formulated to provide extra ultraviolet ray protection. It is designed for use as a topcoat where resistance to the effects of exposure to sunlight and weather is a requirement. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, which cause premature fading. It is ideal for use over fluorescent colors to prolong color retention. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Can be applied as a protective overcoat on vinyl signs without the problems associated with solvent based ultraviolet absorber topcoats. Can be used wherever a water based, non-yellowing, weather and ultraviolet resistant coating is required. Available in flat, satin or gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 2 1/2 hours. Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Aquathane UV Absorber

  • Aquathane UV Absorber is a high quality single component water based aliphatic urethane formulated for use as a protective topcoat clear over Graphic Arts work when resistance to the effects of long-term exposure to sunlight, weather and chemicals is a requirement. It dries to a durable, flexible finish that is abrasion, weather, gasoline, chemical and ultraviolet resistant. Aquathane UV Absorber exhibits excellent adhesion treatment and untreated vinly, wood, coated metal, plastic and many other substrates. When properly applied it cures to a "water white", non-yellowing finish and therefore can be used directly on signs, murals, portraits and vinyl graphics. It is ideal for floors. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Non-Flammable, low odor. Avialable in flat, satin, semi gloss or gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 1/2 hours; to handle: 3 hours; to recoat - 6 hours. Full cure - 5 - 6 days. Will take longer to dry under colder and/or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

AquaFlx Wood UV Clear

  • AquaFlx Wood UV Clear is an extremely durable, water-based, clear urethane clear coating formulated for use as a protective topcoat over wood surfaces where resistance to the effects of long-term exposure to weather and sunlight is a requirement. It contains both ultraviolet absorbers and hindered amine light stabilizers for maximum UV light protection. It dries to a durable, non-yellowing, flexible finish that is abrasion, weather, and ultraviolet resistant. Formulated for use as an interior or exterior protective topcoat over wood cabinets, doors, tables, floors and other wood furnishings. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor. Available in flat, satin, semi gloss or gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle: 1 hour; to re-coat - 2 hour. Full cure - 24 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV

  • Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV is a durable, water-based, clear Graphic Arts topcoat specially formulated for use over Aqua Leaf™ when extra protection is desired on interior surfaces. This UV inhibiting coating cures to a flexible, washable finish. It helps prevent degradation by reducing the effects of harmful untraviolet rays which cause premature fading. It can be used to topcoat murals. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Non-Flammable, low odor. Available in gloss and satin.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle: 2 1/2 hours; to recoat - 2 1/2 hours; Dry hard - 8 hours. Full cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder and more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Aqua Clear Lock UV

  • Aqua Clear Lock UV is an extremely durable, water-based, clear urethane copolymer Graphic Arts coating. It is formulated for use as a protective topcoat over computer generated pictorial artwork (ink jet printed, digital airbrush and electrostatic transfer images) that has been applied to flexible vinyl. Aqua Clear Lock UV is designed to provide abrasion, weather and ultraviolet resistance. It prevents color degradation by reducing the effects of ultraviolet rays and weather. It can also be used to protect traditional sign and graphic artwork and paints that have been applied to flexible vinyl and other substrates. Can be used directly on pictures, wall murals, portraits, and vinyl graphics. Exhibits excellent adheasion to vinyl, wood, coated metals, plastics and many other substrates. Do not use over Gold Leaf. Properly applied it cures to a "water-white", non-yellowing finish. Will not become tacky from plasticizer migration from vinyl substrates. Non-Flammable, low odor. Available in matte or gloss.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle: 1hour; to re-coat - 1 hour; Full cure - 8 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder and more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Faux Finishing Supplies


Japan Colors

  • Japan Colors are finely ground, lead free, flat, quick drying, paste colors. This traditional product has a wide range of graphic and professional artist uses. Used by furniture and cabinet refinishers for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and scenic artists for aging, faux finishes, marbleizing and glazing. Used to make stains or glazes for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to, dirt, age, smoke damage and simulated marble and wood grain. They are ideal toners for flat paints. Also used for lettering, striping and stenciling. If using on exterior surfaces consult our technical department for recommendations on protective overcoats.
  • Dry Time: @70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 1 hour; to handle: 2 hours; to re-coat - 8 hours. Full cure - 24 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Apply by brush, roller or spray.

Japan Color Glazing Liquid

  • Japan Color Alkyd Glazing Liquid is a solvent based transparent color blending agent and wiping glaze. It is designed to be mixed with Ronan Japan Colors, alkyd based paints and many brands of machine universal colorants. Alkyd Glazing Liquid is used extensively by furniture refinishers, specialty painters and scenic artists to create a variety of decorative special effects i.e., faux finish on walls, furniture, textured surfaces - virtually any type of interior and exterior surface. Used for aging, marbleizing, antiquing, wood graining, sponging, combing, marbling and rag rolling. Used to make stains or glazes for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to, dirt, age, smoke damage and simulated marble and wood grain. Dry Time and Working Time will be affected by variations in temperature, humidity and by the type and amount of colorant added to glaze.




Aqua-leaf Pearlescent, Metallic-like coating

Aqualeaf™ is a water based, lead free, non-gassing, pearlescent, metallic-like coating with built in ultra violet protection. It is formulated with nacreous pigments to yield a lustrous metallic look. It dries to a flexible, weather & fade resistant, bright metallic like finish and exhibits excellent adhesion to wood, metal, treated and untreated vinyl and many other substrates. Aqua Leaf™ can be used on any interior or exterior properly primed white substrate. Used by furniture and cabinet refinishers for a variety of decorative applications. Used extensively by specialty painters and artists for faux finishes and glazing. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
Dry Time: @ 70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle - 2 1/2 hours; to re-coat - 6 hours. Full cure - 12 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV

  • Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV is a durable, water-based, clear topcoat specially formulated for use over Aqua Leaf™ when extra protection is desired or for use as a barrier coat when Aquathane is used over Aqua Leaf™. It is also ideal for use as a general-purpose interior/exterior clear. This UV inhibiting coating is formulated for use where resistance to the effects of exposure to sunlight and weather is a requirement. Dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays, which cause premature fading. Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV can also be mixed with Aqua Leaf™ to make glazes and faux finishes. It can be mixed with Aqua Leaf™ (maximum ratio 2 parts Aqua Leaf Clear Guard UV to 3 parts Aqua Leaf™) without affecting the durability or light fastness of the final mixture. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor. Available in gloss, satin and matte.
  • Dry Time: @ 70° F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 45 minutes to 1 hour; to handle: 2 1/2 hours; to re-coat - 2 1/2 hours; Dry hard - 8 hours. Full cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder and more humid conditions.

Ronan Acrylic Water Based Extenders


  • Ronan Acrylic Water Based Extenders are transparent, ultraviolet resistant color blending agents and wiping glazes designed for use in creating interior decorative finishes. They are formulated for use by furniture refinishers, specialty painters, and scenic artists to create a variety of decorative special effects i.e., antiquing, wood graining, sponging, combing, marbling and rag rolling. Intended for use as a faux paint finish on walls, furniture, art projects, etc. Used to make stains for wet-in-wet techniques to create artistic effects, including but not limited to dirt, age, smoke damage, etc. They dry to a durable matte finish. They contain ultra violet absorbers and therefore help prevent color fading on interior surfaces that will be exposed to sun light (near doors, windows, etc). These extenders are formulated to be mixed with most universal colorant systems, such as DeGussa 888 colorants or equivalent. Ronan Aqua Cote water based enamel and industrial based colorants, such as DeGussa 896 colorants. Use colorants with a high ph value (7.5 - 8.5). Ronan Acrylic Water Based Extenders are available in three types Ultra, Deluxe, and Long Set.
  • Working Time: Lab Testing Results    - The following are results achieved in the T. J. Ronan Lab over a sealed surface with 6 oz. of Huls 888 colorant added. The actual working time will depend on temperature, humidity and the type and amount of colorant used. Working Time and Recoat Time will be longer under colder and/or more humid conditions and shorter under warmer and/or less humid conditions. Working time will be shorter over a surface that is not sealed. Coating can be removed with isopropyl alcohol up to 2 hours after application.

Ultra Extender

1. - Ultra Extender is a high viscosity glaze and has the longest working time. For large jobs in warmer weather that require long open time.

  • Test #1 - @ 70° F, 50% relative humidity, Working Time - 70 minutes
  • Test #2 - @ 85° F. Working Time - 25 minutes.
  • Allow minimum 36 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.

Deluxe Extender

2. - Deluxe Extender is similar to Ultra Extender in working time, but has a slightly thinner consistency.

  • Allow minimum 36 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.

Long Set Extender

3. - Long Set Extender has the longest working time.

  • Test #1 - @ 70° F, 50% relative humidity, Working Time - 2 hours
  • Test #2 - @ 85° F. Working Time - 45 minutes.
  • Allow minimum 48 hours curing time before applying clear top coat.
  • Test temperature was maintained for an 8-hour period.


IMPORTANT!! Before using clear top coats perform a patch test 1.) to test adhesion 2.) to determine if the clear causes any cracking or lifting of the surface coating and 3.) to determine that the clear gives the desired finish (It is especially important to test for clarity over dark colors). Before using any of the products recommended read the technical data sheet on those products.

Decorators Varnish

  • Decorators Varnish is a unique, polymeric waterborne, low viscosity, ultra violet resistant, clear topcoat designed to protect decorative materials when extra protection is desired on interior or exterior surfaces (2 coats recommended for exterior use). Dries to a flexible, weather resistant finish. It helps prevent color degradation by reducing the effects of harmful ultraviolet rays which cause premature fading. Formulated for use over decorative paint work (faux designs, murals, etc.) on a variety of different painted substrates (see Precautions on Technical data sheet) ( vinyl, wood, metal, plaster, glass, plastic and many synthetics). Ideal for use over wallpaper, stone, brick and fabrics. Contains ultra violet absorbers and therefore can be used to top coat interior surfaces (murals, etc.) that will be exposed to sun light (near doors, windows, etc). Cures to a non-yellowing finish and therefore can be used directly on pictures, murals, portraits. Non-Flammable, non-toxic when cured, low odor.
  • Available in Dead Flat, Satin and Gloss finishes.
  • Dry Time: @70° F; 50 % Relative Humidity; Dries to touch - 45 minutes - 1 hour; to handle: 2 1/2 hours: to re-coat - 4 hours; Dry hard - 8 hours. Full Cure - 72 hours. Will take longer to dry under cooler and more humid conditions. The long re-coat time is necessary to achieve optimum dead flat finish.
  • Application Methods: Brush or roller.

Industrial Maintenance Coatings



Industrial Speednamel

  • Industrial Speednamel is a high gloss, heavy duty, synthetic enamel designed for use on neon signs, backgrounds, trucks, steel structures and other surfaces where a superior, quick drying enamel is required. The tough, flexible, brilliant finish resists oils, grease, moisture, cold, heat, aliphatic solvents etc. making it ideal for use on machinery, equipment, walls, steel work in factories and plants or wherever a durable, high gloss coating is required. Ideal for use on equipment and rides in carnivals and amusement parks.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F; 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes to 2 hours; to handle - 2 to 4 hours; to recoat - 6 to 8 hours. Full cure - 7 days. May take longer to dry under humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.

Ron-Tech DTM Industrial Enamel

  • Ron-Tech DTM Industrial Enamel is a unique waterborne, corrosion resistant, 100% acrylic gloss enamel formulated to provide direct-to-metal application. It is designed for use as a maintenance coating on properly prepared metal, wood, masonite, concrete and masonry surfaces. Ron-Tech DTM Industrial Enamel dries to a durable, flexible, weather resistant gloss finish. Exhibits excellent adhesion on difficult to adhere to metal surfaces, wood, masonite, concrete and masonry surfaces. Provides improved color retention, gloss retention, and chalk resistance when compared to alkyd industrial enamels. Water based, corrosion resistant, lead and chromate free, fast drying, low odor, easy brushing, VOC compliant, easy clean-up with water.
  • Dry Time: @ 70 F. and 50% Relative Humidity: Dries to touch - 30 minutes; to handle - 2 hours; to re-coat - 4 hours. Will take longer to dry under colder or more humid conditions.
  • Application Methods: Brush, roller or spray.
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ronan japan color american vermillion half pint

Ronan Japan Color- American Vermillion- JAPAN-AV-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strip..

$16.00

ronan japan color american vermillion quart

Ronan Japan Color- American Vermillion- JAPAN-AV-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping..

$41.12

ronan japan color bulletin red half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Bulletin Red- JAPAN-BR-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, st..

$16.00

ronan japan color bulletin red quart

Ronan Japan Color- Bulletin Red- JAPAN-BR-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glass..

$41.12

ronan japan color burnt sienna half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Burnt Sienna- 1/2 Pint- JAPAN-BS-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, st..

$12.12

ronan japan color burnt sienna quart

Ronan Japan Color- Burnt Sienna- JAPAN-BS-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glass..

$31.12

ronan japan color burnt umber half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Burnt Umber- JAPAN-BU-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$12.12

ronan japan color burnt umber quart

Ronan Japan Color- Burnt Umber- JAPAN-BU-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, st..

$31.12

ronan japan color chrome yellow l half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow L- JAPAN-CYL-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$20.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow l quart

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow L- JAPAN-CYL-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, strippi..

$52.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow ll half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Chromo Yellow LL- JAPAN-CYLL-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, s..

$20.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow ll quart

Ronan Japan Color- Chromo Yellow LL- JAPAN-CYLL-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, strip..

$52.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow m half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow M- JAPAN-CYL-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$20.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow m quart

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow M- JAPAN-CYM-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, strippi..

$52.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow o half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow O- JAPAN-CYO-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, str..

$20.37

ronan japan color chrome yellow o quart

Ronan Japan Color- Chrome Yellow O- JAPAN-CYO-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, strippi..

$52.37

ronan japan color cobalt blue quart

Ronan Japan Color- Cobalt Blue- JAPAN-CB-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, g..

$41.12

ronan japan color coblat blue half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Coblat Blue- JAPAN-CB-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$18.00

ronan japan color cp green d half pint

Ronan Japan Color- CP Green D- JAPAN-CPGD-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippi..

$16.50

ronan japan color cp green d quart

Ronan Japan Color- CP Green D- JAPAN-CPGD-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glass..

$42.37

ronan japan color cp green l half pint

Ronan Japan Color- CP Green L- JAPAN-CPGL-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, g..

$17.87

ronan japan color cp green l quart

Ronan Japan Color- CP Green L- JAPAN-CPGL-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glas..

$45.87

ronan japan color cp green m half pint

Ronan Japan Color- C.P. Green M- JAPAN-CPGM-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strip..

$16.50

ronan japan color cp green m quart

Ronan Japan Color- C.P. Green M- JAPAN-CPGM-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping..

$42.37

ronan japan color drop black c half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Drop Black C- JAPAN-DNC-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping,..

$12.62

ronan japan color drop black c quart

Ronan Japan Color- Drop Black C- JAPAN-DBC-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glas..

$32.37

ronan japan color emerald green half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Emerald Green- JAPAN-EG-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, stripp..

$17.87

ronan japan color emerald green quart

Ronan Japan Color- Emerald Green- JAPAN-EG-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping..

$45.87

ronan japan color flake white half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Flake White- JAPAN-FW-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$14.00

ronan japan color flake white quart

Ronan Japan Color- White Flake- JAPAN-WF-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glass ..

$35.87

ronan japan color french yellow ocher half pint

Ronan Japan Color- French Yellow Ocher- JAPAN-FYO-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering,..

$12.12

ronan japan color french yellow ocher quart

Ronan Japan Color- French Yellow Ocher- JAPAN-FYO-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, str..

$31.12

ronan japan color french yellow ocher quart

Ronan Japan Color- French Yellow Ocher- JAPAN-QT- quart can. Can be used in lettering, strippin..

$34.68

ronan japan color french zinc white half pint

Ronan Japan Color- French Zinc White- JAPAN-FZW-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, s..

$15.87

ronan japan color french zinc white quart

Ronan Japan Color- French Zinc White- JAPAN-FZW-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, strip..

$40.62

ronan japan color prussian blue half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Prussian Blue- JAPAN-PB-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, ..

$14.37

ronan japan color prussian blue quart

Ronan Japan Color- Prussian Blue- JAPAN-PB-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glas..

$36.87

ronan japan color rose pink half pint

Ronan Japan Color- Rose Pink- JAPAN-RP-1/2- 1/2 Pint Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping,..

$18.00

ronan japan color rose pink quart

Ronan Japan Color- Rose Pink- JAPAN-RP-QT- Quart Size. Can be used in lettering, stripping, glass gi..

$46.12