Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior Color Foundation Yellow 521 12 is part of Benjamin Moore's GENNEX proprietary paint and colorant system. It is a
100% acrylic latex interior paint intended to be used as a base coat
under deep colors that specify Aura Color Foundation in order to achieve
maximum hide and the desired finish coat color. It has been formulated
using the same advanced technology as Benjamin Moore Aura Paint. The use of Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation will depend
on the finish coat color and must be tinted appropriately.
Colors Available: Benjamin Moore GENNEX Tint Bases: Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation 521 12 Yellow, Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation 521 20 Red
Resin Type: 100% Acrylic Latex
Recommended Use: Interior, Exterior
Recommended For: Destination Paint recommends Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation Yellow 521 12 for interior application on newly painted or previously painted wallboard, plaster, masonry, wood, wallpapered surfaces; primed or previously painted metal; new or coated acoustic ceilings. Destination Paint recommends Benjamin
Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation Yellow 521 12 for exterior application on newly painted or previously
painted wood, fiber cement board, hardboard siding, aluminum, galvanized metal, brick, cured masonry and previously coated ferrous metal surfaces. Ask your retailer about our special purpose primers for use over difficult substrates such as bleeding woods; or surfaces that are water stained, smoke damaged or very slick.
Surfaces to be painted must be clean, dry, and free of dirt, dust, grease, oil, soap, wax, scaling paint, water soluble materials, and mildew. Dull glossy surfaces. Apply Aura Interior Exterior Color Foundation after filling nailholes, cracks, and other surface imperfections.
Unpainted Surfaces & Masonry: New Plaster or masonry surfaces must be allowed to cure (30 – 60 days) before applying base coat. All surfaces must be thoroughly brushed with stiff fiber bristles to remove loose particles.
Repainted Surfaces: Remove any peeling or scaling paint, and sand areas to feather edges smooth with adjacent surfaces.
Difficult Substrates: Benjamin Moore offers a number of specialty primers for use over difficult substrates such as bleeding woods, grease stains, crayon markings, hard glossy surfaces, or other substrates where paint adhesion or stain suppression is a particular problem. Destination Paint can recommend the right problem-solving primer for your special needs prior to applying Aura Interior Exterior Color Foundation.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to control lead exposure. Carefully clean up with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the National Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to www.epa.gov/lead.
Mixing of Paint: Stir thoroughly. For best results, apply with a Benjamin Moore custom-blended nylon/polyester brush or Benjamin Moore premium quality roller cover. This product can also be sprayed.
| || Mild
conditions||Severe conditions |
| || Humid (RH> 50%) with no direct sunlight & with little
to no wind|| Dry (RH<50%), in direct sunlight,|
| Add 518 Extender
Max of 8 fl. oz. to a gallon paint
Never add other
paints or solvents.
Clean up: Never add other paints or solvents.Wash painting tools in warm soapy water immediately after use. Spray equipment should be given a final rinse with mineral spirits to prevent rusting..
USE COMPLETELY OR DISPOSE OF PROPERLY. Dry empty containers may be recycled in a can recycling program. Local disposal requirements vary; consult your sanitation department or state-designated environmental agency on disposal options.
Environmental, Health & Safety Information
Use only with adequate ventilation. Do not breathe spray mist or sanding dust. Ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. Avoid contact with eyes and prolonged or repeated contact with skin. Avoid exposure to dust and spray mist by wearing a NIOSH approved respirator during application, sanding and clean up. Follow respirator manufacturer’s directions for respirator use. Close container after each use. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Eye Contact: Flush with water for 15 minutes.
Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water.
If you experience difficulty breathing, leave the area to obtain fresh air. If continued difficulty is experienced, get medical attention immediately.
IN CASE OF SPILL — Absorb with inert material and dispose of as specified under “Thinning/Clean Up”.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN
PROTECT FROM FREEZING
Refer to Material Safety Data Sheet for
additional health and safety information.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS):
Technical Data Sheet (TDS):
Features At A Glance
Benjamin Moore Aura Interior Exterior
Color Foundation Yellow 521 12
- Formulated to perform with AURA Paints in situations where a base
coat is needed
- Extreme hide and hold out to provide a uniform non-porous
- Excellent flow and leveling
- Dries rapidly
- Performs equally well over all latex and oil finishes
- Spatter resistant
- Easy application
- Easy clean up