PVA Release Film
Easy Spray-On – Easy Release for Molds
PVA, or polyvinyl alcohol, should be used with our #1016 Partall Wax for the easy release of parts from a mold. Wax should be applied to the mold, 3–4 layers thick, and buffed to a high gloss. Once the final layer of wax has dried, PVA should be applied with the following considerations:
- PVA can be brushed on, but for best results, apply with a spray gun, 12–18 inches away from substrate.
- Generally, apply in three layers: the first, a thin mist, allowing 10-15 minutes to dry completely. Then apply two heavier flow coats, allowing each to dry completely (30-45 minutes each).
- PVA should form a smooth, glossy surface that will not shrink or pull away from corners or curved surfaces.
- It may be applied over polyester repairs, or gel coat, as a surface layer for airless tack-free cure.
As a dry film, PVA is resistant to the solvents in a resin system, but is water soluble. PLEASE NOTE: It should not be used with resin or substrate that contains—or produces—water during cure.
One gallon covers approximately 400 square feet.
All sizes of #13 (quart, gallon and case) will be subject to a hazard charge if shipped by air.
Please see our Hazardous Shipping Chart for more information about hazard fees. We will consolidate items whenever possible to minimize these fees.
PVA is available in a variety of sizes that include:
One quart (#13-A)
One gallone (#13-B)
One case of 4 gallons (#13-C)