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How Does Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint work?



It has an environmentally friendly formula that is water-based.

How to apply.

Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint can be used straight from the container. It does not need to be thinned or diluted with water. The product must be thoroughly stirred before use and can be applied with a standard paintbrush, roller or spray-gun.

Surface Preparation.

Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint is only suitable for application over raw wood, as the anti-cribbing ingredients need to penetrate the surface in order to be effective. If the surface is already painted, any loose, flaking paint will need to be removed. Unpainted surfaces do not require sanding or priming.

New timber must also be exposed to the elements for approximately 4-6 weeks to encourage the release of any resins, oils or excess moisture, all of which may hinder the absorption of Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint. Surfaces should also be clean and free of dust and any plant materials.
As the fence must also be as dry as possible, we recommend a waiting period of at least 4 weeks after heavy rain and to avoid application during wet or humid seasons.

Wood freshly painted with oil-based paints cannot be coated with Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint as the paint will not adhere correctly to the surface. The only exception is if the timber has been weathered to the point where the oil based paint has essentially been completely eroded.

Drying Time.

Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint will take approximately 6 hours before re-coating under normal conditions, although additional coats are best applied after 24 hours. Horses can be exposed to the painted finish 24 hours after application. Once dried, it will not wash or rub off.

What is the finish?

A matte, opaque finish is achieved after two coats.

Cleaning up.

Derivan AntiCrib anti-cribbing paint is easily cleaned up with soap and water.
However, for a superior clean, we recommend the use of  Derivan Brush & Hand Cleaner. We also have a new product that can help bring those dried up paintbrushes back to life!

Derivan Brush Restorer is designed to replace dangerous, butyl-based cleaners with a powerful, safe and plant based alternative. It can remove dried, built up paint from brushes without the use of harsh chemicals and dangerous fumes. It contains natural solvents and vegetable derived detergents which are not hazardous to humans, animals or the ecosystem. It is free-rinsing and will not corrode brush ferrules.

Both Derivan Brush & Hand Cleaner and Derivan Brush Restorer are grey water and septic tank safe, and completely biodegradable without effluent treatment processes.