Essential refurbishment cannot be avoided during the colder months. Putting temporary heaters in place is often of little use, especially in areas that are exposed to the cold, such as loading bays and warehouses with roller shutter doors. The heaters warm the air but not the floor, which is usually around 5-8°C lower than the air temperature. If a paint requires 10-15°C to dry the floor will be too cold for the project to be a success.
Read on to find out what can go wrong, and how you can do it right.
It has been possible for some years to modify a 100% solids epoxy to cope with temperatures down to 5°C. See our formulas below:
Watco has pioneered the use of polyaspartic resins in Europe. This is a new type of paint technology which has many benefits - one of them being the ability to dry at minus 10°C. In the Watco Specialist range we have high performance paints which do just that.
The polyaspartic resins are two-part products. The base resin and activator are mixed together at the point of use to begin the curing process. See our formulas below:
A thick virtually solvent free epoxy. One coat protection for heavily trafficked surfaces
From €228.05 (Ex VAT)
Our thick 'high build' anti slip coating for heavy traffic areas - with cold curing ability
From €233.80 (Ex VAT)
For resistance to aggressive chemicals in heavy traffic areas
From €228.55 (Ex VAT)
High build, one coat anti slip paint for concrete floors. Exceptional chemical resistance
From €236.00 (Ex VAT)
For loading bays, walkways and entrances incl wet, oil and heavily trafficked areas. Cures at 0°C
From €162.35 (Ex VAT)
Seals and waterproofs metal or concrete bund areas and pipes. Excellent chemical resistance
From €252.90 (Ex VAT)
For cold areas such as walk-in fridges, cold stores and loading bays. Highly wear resistant
From €166.90 (Ex VAT)
Fine textured high performance coating for cold stores, walk-in fridges. Dries at -10°C
From €172.75 (Ex VAT)