Cobalt is a primary oxidizing drier. Used alone and in thick applications of paint it has a tendency to cause wrinkling. Cobalt is generally used in combination with lead, zirconium, calcium or combination of these metals as a drying initiator.
Typically, 0.01% to 0.2% of cobalt metal is added to oil and alkyd paint based on the weight of the binder.Directions
Add one drop per 10 ml (about 2 teaspoons) of paint. Suggested use levels should be verified with tests.Health and Safety
WARNING! CONTAINS: PETROLEUM DISTILLATES. Exposure may cause skin and eye irritation. Overexposure will cause dizziness, drowsiness, headache, nausea and cracking or drying of skin. Avoid contact with skin. Avoid breathing mist or vapor. Wear safety glasses, protective clothing and chemical resistant rubber gloves when handling. Wash thoroughly after handling. Do not take internally.
Eye Contact: Flush eyes at once with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, while holding lids open. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Wash clothes and shoes before reuse. If irritation persists, get medical attention.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention.