It is a water-soluble polymer made by reacting cellulose with sodium hydroxide and monochloroacetic acid.

Paint grade CMC is used in water-based paints to improve their consistency, prevent settling of pigments, enhance their flow properties, and reduce splattering. It also provides good adhesion to different surfaces and improves the durability and water resistance of the paint film.

Paint grade CMC is typically added to the paint formulation during the manufacturing process and is used in concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 2% by weight of the paint. It is considered safe for use in paints and coatings and is widely used in the paint industry.

Types of Paint Grade CMC

Types of Paint Grade CMC

How To Use Paint Grade CMC?

How To Use Paint Grade CMC?

Paint grade CMC (Carboxymethyl Cellulose) is typically used as an additive in water-based paint formulations. Here are some general guidelines on how to use CMC in paint:


Surface preparation: The surface to be painted should be cleaned, dry, and free from dust, dirt, oil, and other contaminants. Any cracks, holes, or other defects should be repaired and allowed to dry completely.


Stir the paint: Before applying the paint, it should be stirred thoroughly to ensure that the CMC is evenly dispersed and the paint is well mixed.


Apply the paint: The paint can be applied using a brush, roller, or sprayer, depending on the specific application and the desired finish.


Allow to dry: After the paint has been applied, it should be allowed to dry according to the manufacturer's instructions. Depending on the type of paint and the conditions, this may take several hours or longer.


Apply additional coats: Depending on the desired finish and the coverage achieved with the first coat, additional coats of paint may be applied, with appropriate drying time in between.

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