Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat has been re-formulated to produce a ‘Best in Class’ water based epoxy resin. This tough, easy to use coating now dries faster to reduce downtime and lasts longer to save re-coating costs. The rapid drying formula also allows the application of two coats in one day. Our unique blend of the best resins available with a ‘diamond hard’ wax and ceramic additive provide an attractive, low maintenance, hard wearing floor finish which lasts and lasts.
All grades now carry CE Mark EN1504-2 and have impressive test results for abrasion, scratch and impact resistance, as well as for adhesion, hardness and flexibility. They are also breathable, chemical resistant and safe for food production areas. The range carries an A+ VOC emissions rating with a low level of VOC.
All tests have been undertaken to ISO standard where applicable and demonstrated this ‘Best Ever Formulation’ to be 40% harder wearing than previously.
|Curing Times||Recoat Time||Touch Dry||Light Traffic||Heavy Traffic||Full Chemical Resistance|
|10°C||6-8 hours||4 hours||16 hours||48 hours||7 days|
|20°C||4-6 hours||2 hours||12 hours||24 hours||7 days|
|30°C||14 hours||1 hour||12 hours||24 hours||7 days|
|Light Traffic: Foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift|
Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles
|Suitable for||Concrete, wood, sand and cement and existing well bonded paint. The moisture content of concrete should be less than 75% RH.|
|Appearance||Coloured, glossy, smooth.|
|Interior or Exterior||Interior. Can fade if used outside.|
|Primer required||Not usually. Use Watco Powerfloat Primer on very smooth surfaces.|
|Composition||Water based epoxy resin.|
|Number of components||1 x curing agent and 1 x resin.|
|Coverage||30m² per 5L per coat.|
|Number of coats||2|
|Mix ratio||100 parts curing agent: 120 parts resin.|
|Pot time (hours)||Up to 2 hours at 20°C.|
|Wet film thickness||160 microns.|
|Dry film thickness||100 microns.|
|Minimum application temperature||Air temperature 15°C, floor temperature 10°C.|
|Shelf life||12 months in unopened containers.|
|Cleaning tools||Warm soapy water.|
Can be applied to bare or previously painted surfaces providing the paint is well bonded.
Bare Concrete – remove surface laitance, dust and any light dirt or grease deposits using Watco Etch & Clean. Watco Etch & Clean also etches smooth, bare concrete surfaces to provide a key. Flush with clean water and allow surface to dry. If residual damp remains this is acceptable since Epoxy Gloss Coat is breathable.
Powerfloated or very smooth surfaces – Watco Powerfloat Primer should be used on very smooth or power floated surfaces.
New Concrete – new concrete should be left for four weeks to dry in the summer and six in the winter. The surface should then be prepared using Watco Etch & Clean and thoroughly rinsed away and left to dry prior to applying this coating.
Painted surfaces – abrade to remove loose paint. Check remaining paint is well bonded. Very smooth, glossy paint should be lightly abraded to provide a key. Watco Bio D can be used to remove grease and oil from painted surfaces. Watco Concroff is a very powerful degreaser for contaminated bare concrete (Concroff can soften paint).
Highly porous surfaces – a primer may be required for high suction surfaces such as sand and cement screed. Please contact us for advice.
Remove the two inner tins from the tall outer tin. Stir the contents of each tin thoroughly and pour all of the contents into the outer tin (scrape around the inside of the tins to remove any residue). Mix the components together thoroughly using a spatula or similar wide bladed tool (a piece of wooden batten is ideal). Continue mixing until an even colour and consistency are obtained. Do not mix more than one pack at a time. If a paint stirrer fitted to an electric drill is used, also use the spatula to blend in any unmixed material from the sides and bottom of the tin.
Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 15ºC), dry conditions with good ventilation. In very high temperatures (30ºC and above) it is recommended that bare concrete is lightly dampened first with water. Apply with a medium pile roller, working well into the surface of the concrete. Do not exceed the maximum coverage of 30m² per 5 litre pack, per coat. The product will darken slightly as curing commences and it should not be over rollered. The second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 4-6 hours) and should be applied within 5 days. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for seven days.
Britax, a Hampshire based company founded in the 1930s, have been ordering Watco’s products on a regular basis.
Midtown Cycle Vault
The Midtown cycle vault created by Cyclehoop were looking for an epoxy paint which would be long lasting and could cope well with heavy traffic.
A well-known kitchen appliance manufacturer chose Watco products as a solution to dusty concrete floors.
€130.90 (Ex VAT)
Our Epoxy Floor Paint needs to be applied in two coats. It’s supplied as a tin of resin and a tin of curing agent. And when you mix the contents of the two tins together, it starts a reaction which causes the paint to cure.
If you’re painting an area of up to 45m², you’ll need four 5L tins (because, once mixed, a 5L tin won't keep for the second coat).
Here’s how we work it out:
Our Coverage Calculator works this out for you – that way you know you’re buying exactly the paint you need and can use, without unnecessary waste.
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