Benjamin Moore ben Waterborne Exterior Paint Soft Gloss Finish 543
is a 100% acrylic latex soft gloss house & trim
paint designed for application to a wide variety of exterior surfaces
such as wood, hardboard, vinyl and aluminum siding, shingles, unglazed
brick, concrete, stucco, cinder block and primed metal.
Colors Available: White, BENJAMIN MOORE GENNEX Tint Bases, bases 1X, 2X, 3X, & 4X.
Gloss: Soft gloss (30-55 @ 60°)
Cleanup: Soap and Water
Resin Type: 100% Acrylic Latex
Recommended Use: Exterior
Recommended For: Destination Paint recommends Benjamin Moore ben Waterborne Exterior
Paint Soft Gloss Finish 543 for use on exterior surfaces such as new or previously painted wood, hardboard siding, cured masonry and unglazed brick.
Surfaces must be clean and free of oil, grease, wax, rust and mildew. Remove any chalk and loose or scaling paint. Cement based water proofing paints should be removed. Glossy surfaces must be dulled. Un-weathered areas such as eaves, ceilings, and overhangs should be washed with a detergent solution and rinsed with a strong stream of water from a garden hose or power washer to remove contaminants that can interfere with proper adhesion. Mildew must be removed by application of Benjamin Moore CLEAN 318. Caution: Use rubber gloves, work goggles, and protective clothing.
All masonry surfaces must be power washed or brushed thoroughly with stiff fiber bristles to remove loose particles. New masonry substrates must be allowed to cure for 30 days before priming or painting. Poured or pre-cast concrete with a very smooth surface should be etched or abraded to promote adhesion, after removing all form release agents and curing compounds.
All new metal surfaces must be thoroughly cleaned with Super Spec HP Oil and Grease Emulsifier P83 or mineral spirits to remove contaminants. New shiny non-ferrous metal surfaces that will be subject to abrasion should be dulled with very fine sandpaper or a synthetic steel wool pad to promote adhesion.
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.
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.
Stir thoroughly before and during use. Apply one or two coats. For best results, use a premium Benjamin Moore custom-blended nylon/polyester brush, premium Benjamin Moore roller, or a similar product. Apply paint generously from unpainted area into wet area. This product can also be sprayed. Refer to the chart below for application recommendations.
Mixing of Paint:
before and during use. This product can also be sprayed. Refer to the
chart below for application recommendations. Conditioning with Benjamin
Premium Waterborne Paint Extender 518 may be
necessary under certain conditions to adjust open time or spray
| || Mild
| || Humid (RH> 50%) with no
direct sunlight & with little to no wind|| Dry (RH<50%),
in direct sunlight,|
or windy conditions
|Brush: Nylon / Polyester|
| Add 518 Extender
Max of 8 fl. oz. to a gallon paint
Never add other
paints or solvents.
Clean Up: Clean up with warm soapy water. 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.
Benjamin Moore & Co. warrants that this product when used in accordance with the label instructions, will not: 1. blister from properly prepared and primed surfaces, 2. peel from properly prepared and primed surfaces, and 3. wear down or weather to expose the previously painted surface. This warranty shall be effective for 25 years and is made to the original residential consumer paint purchaser. This warranty is non-transferable. If this product fails to perform as explained above when used according to label instructions within the warranty period, Benjamin Moore & Co. will, upon presentation of proof of purchase (original sales receipt), provide an equivalent or comparable product at no charge. Since we have no control over surface preparation or application, THIS LIMITED WARRANTY DOES NOT INCLUDE THE COST OF LABOR FOR APPLICATION OF PAINT. BENJAMIN MOORE SHALL IN NO EVENT BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS CONTAINED IN THE ABOVE WARRANTY MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. This warranty gives you specific legal rights; you may also have other rights which vary state to state.
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. Wear an appropriate, properly fitted respirator (NIOSH approved) 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 immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. 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/Cleanup”.
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):
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Features At A Glance
Benjamin Moore ben Waterborne Exterior
Paint Soft Gloss Finish 543
- Premium-quality 100% acrylic latex
- Soft gloss finish
- Provides a breathable surface for maximum durability
- Low temperature application down to 4.4° C (40° F)
- Resistant to peeling and cracking
- Excellent color retention
- Blister resistant
- Excellent hiding
- Resists new mildew formation
- Fast, simple cleanup with soapy water
- 25-year manufacturer's warranty