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Watco Food Safe Coating

Specialist polyaspartic resin coating ideal for use in food storage or preparation environments

  • Meets requirements for EN14/3 (Food taint test)
  • Rapid drying - 2 coats in a day
  • Can be applied at a temperature range of minus 10-30°C
  • Excellent abrasion and UV resistance
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Watco Food Safe Coating uses the latest polyaspartic resin technology for a high quality, highly wear resistant coating that has been tested and has EN71/3 and taint test certification. It is ideal for normal food preparation environments as well as cold food storage areas such as walk-in fridges. It will cure in refrigerated areas (down to -10ºC) where other conventional paints will fail to dry. 


  • Tested to EN71/3 as a non-toxic product
  • Takes heavy wear and tear
  • Fast curing, re-coatable in only 5 hours
  • Can be applied between -10ºC and 30ºC
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Steam cleanable


Suitable for Concrete, old asphalt/tarmac, well bonded paint, some metals, wood
Finish Glossy, smooth
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior
Composition 2 part polyaspartic resin
Coverage 25m² per 2.5L per coat
Number of coats 2
Pot time (hours) 25-30 minutes at 15ºC.
Dry film thickness 85 microns
Curing time 6 hours at 20°C
Minimum application temperature Minus 10°C


Surface preparation

All surfaces must be -10°C or above and free from ice or water. Concrete to be treated must be at least four weeks old, completely dry and free of contaminants. Grease or oil should be removed with Watco Bio-D (or a similar emulsifying degreasant) and the area thoroughly washed off and allowed to dry.

Very smooth concrete or concrete with surface laitance (a weak dusty layer) should be abraded or etched with Watco Etch & Clean to ensure adequate adhesion. The concrete should be thoroughly washed down and allowed to dry after treatment with Watco Etch & Clean.

Watco Powerfloat Primer is recommended on powerfloated surfaces but it must be fully cured before overcoating. Previously painted surfaces should be thoroughly abraded by sanding to improve adhesion and to remove any weak or loose material. A trial area is advisable to test compatibility with previous coatings.

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.


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 a 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, use the spatula to blend in any unmixed material from the sides and bottom of the tin. Do not dilute.


If appearance is critical we recommend the application of a small trial area first.

Apply between -10°C and +30°C. The viscosity will be somewhat thicker at lower temperatures, reducing the coverage rates. The product should be worked out with a short pile roller to maximise the coverage and get the best performance from the product.

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€166.90 (Ex VAT)

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Our Food Safe Coating 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 25m², you’ll need six 2.5L tins (because, once mixed, a tin won't keep for the second coat).

Here’s how we work it out:

  • Area to be painted: 25m² with two coats (we recommend two coats for the best result)
  • Tins needed: 6 x 2.5L
  • Why: Use 3 x 2.5L for the first coat; and the same again for the second

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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