The thickness of the layer, and therefore the number of buckets to use, depends on the climate, the crop that needs to be protected, and the moment of application. The latter is also dependent on the desired actual period of shading. The thicker the layer the longer it remains. Users can find more information about the number of buckets to use from our product advice tool.
Application, a few tips
Eclipse LD is very suitable for spraying using your own equipment. It is important to apply Eclipse LD as uniformly as possible to the surface. Excess run-off should be avoided as the product that ends up in the gutter will not be on the roof and therefore reduce the level of shading.
- Spray during ‘quick-drying’ conditions in the morning: It takes longer for a layer to dry during wet and cold weather. The best weather conditions are sunshine, when the temperature is above 10ºC and little wind. Make sure the surface is dry at time of application.
- Check the weather forecast for the chance of precipitation, also for the rest of the day. If it rains on the day of application it’s possible that the still insufficiently dried solution will wash away.
- Do not spray when it’s windy. During wind the spray is blown into the surroundings resulting in unnecessary loss of the spray solution.
- In many countries it is common practice to mechanically apply the coating using a spray-boom. In the Netherlands there is a network of specialised contractors. Mechanical application is faster and more accurate. The result is also better.