The fastest drying anti slip coating you can buy
Watco Fastcoat is a new type of resin formulation that allows you to have your floor cleaned, prepared and painted within a single day.
Uniquely developed by Watco’s paint chemists, Fastcoat is a revolution in floor coatings that has only been made possible by recent developments in polyaspartic resin technology. Our unique formulation uses this incredibly versatile resin to produce a high grade, high performance paint for heavily used areas both inside and outside.
The anti slip particles are pre-blended (in the resin) which makes it easier to clean and to achieve a uniform finish. Both Fastcoat and Fastcoat Anti Slip carry CE Mark EN1504-2 and have impressive test results for abrasion and impact resistance, as well as for adhesion and hardness.
|Curing Times||Recoat Time||Touch Dry||Light Traffic||Heavy Traffic||Full Chemical Resistance|
|-10°C||24 hours||16 hours||30 hours||72 hours||14 days|
|0°C||12 hours||8 hours||16 hours||30 hours||14 days|
|10°C||6 hours||4 hour||8 hours||16 hours||7 days|
|20°C||4 hours||2 hour||6 hours||16 hours||7 days|
|Light Traffic: Foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift|
Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles
|Suitable for||Concrete, old asphalt/tarmac, well bonded paint, some metals, wood|
|Interior or Exterior||Interior and exterior|
|Primer required||Not usually. See ‘Priming’ section in 'Application'.|
|Composition||2 part polyaspartic resin|
|Number of components||1 x curing agent and 1 x resin.|
|Coverage||25m² per 2.5L per coat|
|Number of coats||2|
|Mix ratio||20 parts curing agent : 100 parts resin.|
|Pot time (hours)||15°C = 25 minutes. Less than 15°C = 30 minutes.|
|Wet film thickness||100 microns.|
|Dry film thickness||85 microns|
|Curing time||6 hours at 20°C|
|Minimum application temperature||Minus 10°C|
|Shelf life||12 months in unopened containers.|
|Cleaning tools||It is not practical to clean applicators and they should be discarded after use.|
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 the surface to dry. For the removal of heavier deposits of oil and grease we recommend Watco Concroff, again, flush with clean water and allow the surface to dry.
New concrete – as a guide, new concrete should be left for eight weeks to dry. 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 any weak or loose paint and check remaining paint is well bonded. 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, (do not use on a previously painted surface since it can soften paint).
Application in low temperatures – if applying in cold conditions the mixed components should be used immediately, and ideally stored in a warm room at least 8 hours prior to use. Below 5°C it may be necessary to avoid processes which involve wetting the floor due to the difficulty in drying. A good sweep or mechanical brushing may be sufficient. The viscosity will be somewhat thicker at very low temperatures, reducing coverage a little. All surfaces must be -10°C or above and free from ice or water.
Priming – is not usually required, but for open textured, or very porous high suction surfaces, such as sand and cement screed, use Watco Polyaspartic Primer to ensure a uniform finish and to prevent air entrapment bubbles. Very smooth or power floated concrete should also be primed with Watco Polyaspartic Primer.
Metal – remove any rust or flaking material by disc grinding or wire brushing. Apply the coating immediately after preparation to the clean metal surface. Grease or oil can be removed using Watco Bio D. Allow the metal to dry before coating.
Galvanised Metal – Watco Galvaprime must be used to prepare galvanised metal.
Non-ferrous Metals – for advice, please contact our Technical Department.
Wood – must be sound, clean and dry. Unsuitable for ridged decking.
Mix between 10°C and 25°C. Remove the two inner tins from the tall outer tin. Stir 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 side and bottom of the tin. Do not dilute.
Apply between -10°C and 25°C. Empty the mixed components into a paint tray and apply to the floor using a short pile roller, (not a medium pile or foam), ‘working out’ the coating into a thin paint film. A paint brush can be used for cutting in. Do not apply the paint too thickly since this will result in reduced coverage. A feature of polyaspartic coatings is that they should be applied as a thin film. If using Fastcoat Anti Slip, sprinkle the anti slip aggregate onto the wet first coat as you go and lightly re-roller. The second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 4 hours at 20°C), and should be applied within 5 days. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be slightly abraded, (or to avoid abrading, use one coat of Cold Set Primer) before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for 7 days.
Material Safety Data Sheets are available.
Available direct from Watco UK Limited and through agents worldwide. All Watco products are sold subject to the Company’s Standard Conditions of Sale. The Company and its representatives are often asked to comment on potential uses of Watco products which differ from those described in the Company’s data sheets. Whilst in such cases the Company and its representatives will always try to offer helpful and constructive advice, the Company cannot be held responsible for the results of such uses unless they are specifically confirmed in writing by Watco.
Extensive testing is what makes us the most highly qualified paint and repair manufacturer on the market. Our tests cover just about everything you might want to know about a floor coating – how well it bonds to the floor, how durable it is, how well it stands up to scratching and much more.
Our key tests for Fastcoat:
Learn more about the tests we carry out and how to read the results here
Full test results can be found on the Technical Data Sheet
€147.70 (Ex VAT)
Fastcoat 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 30m², you’ll need four 2.5L tins (because, once mixed, a 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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