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Watco Safety Grip

A tough, slip resistant coating ideal for steps and ramps

  • Extremely low slip potential
  • Slip resistant even when wet
  • One coat application
  • Heavy Duty - takes forklift traffic
Description

Watco Safety Grip is a heavy duty, coarse textured, anti slip, two pack epoxy resin coatings designed to provide a safe surface both inside and out. Using one high build coat of Safety Grip minimises the risk of accidents throughout the workplace, particularly for wet or oily areas. All grades now carry CE Mark EN 1504-2 and have test results for slip resistance, abrasion, scratch and impact resistance, as well as for adhesion and hardness. They are also chemical resistant and have an A+ VOC emissions rating with a low level of VOC.

Recommended areas of use

  • Slippery, hazardous, wet or oily areas
  • Around machinery
  • Steps, ramps/ disabled ramps, foot bridges
  • Loading bays, walkways and entrance ways
  • Car parks
  • Around vibrating machinery (see Safety Grip Flex)
 TemparatureRecoat TimeTouch DryLight TrafficHeavy Traffic
Safety Grip10°C
20°C
30°C
16 hours
12 hours
8 hours
12 hours
6 hours
4 hours
24 hours
16 hours
12 hours
36 hours
24 hours
24 hours
Safety Grip Rapid10°C
20°C
30°C
12 hours
8 hours
6 hours
8 hours
4 hours
3 hours
16 hours
8 hours
8 hours
36 hours
24 hours
24 hours
Safety Grip Cold Cure0°C
10°C
20°C
20 hours
12 hours
10 hours
12 hours
8 hours
6 hours
24 hours
16 hours
16 hours
48 hours
36 hours
24 hours
Safety Grip Flex10°C
20°C
30°C
12 hours
8 hours
6 hours
10 hours
6 hours
3 hours
16 hours
12 hours
12 hours
24 hours
24 hours
24 hours

Full Chemical Resistance: 7 days

Light Traffic: foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift

Heavy Traffic: regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles

Specifications
Suitable for Concrete, well bonded paint, most flat rigid metals and stone. Use Safety Grip Flex on wood or flexible metal and asphalt (must be 3 months old). The moisture content of concrete should be less than 75% RH.
Finish Heavily textured, glossy.
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior.
Primer required Not usually. See ‘Priming’ section in 'Application'.
Composition Safety Grip/Rapid/ Cold Cure: Anti slip, 100% solids epoxy resin. Safety Grip Flex: Anti slip, 100% solids polyurethane.
Number of components 1 x curing agent, 1 x resin and 1 x anti slip particles.
Coverage 5m².
Number of coats 1
Mix ratio Safety Grip/Cold Cure: Up to 30 minutes at 20°C. Rapid: Up to 20 minutes at 20°C. Flex: Up to 25 minutes at 25°C.
Minimum application temperature Air temperature 15°C, floor temperature 10°C (0°C for Cold Cure).
Shelf life 12 months in unopened containers.
Cleaning tools It is not practical to clean applicators and they should be discarded after use.
Application

Surface preparation

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 8 weeks to dry. The surface should then be prepared using Watco Etch & Clean, thoroughly rinsed and left to dry.

Priming – is not usually required, but for very porous high suction surfaces, such as sand and cement screed, use Watco 4 Hour Epoxy Primer. Concrete should be sufficiently porous to allow the paint to penetrate, so very smooth or power floated concrete is unsuitable unless first primed with Watco Powerfloat Primer.

Painted Surfaces – abrade to remove any weak or 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, (do not use on a previously painted surface since it can soften paint). A trial area is advisable to test compatibility with previous coatings.

Asphalt – new asphalt must be sound and at least 3 months old. If any residual oils remain, the surface should be washed using Watco Concroff. Painted asphalt should be cleaned with Watco Bio D (Concroff can soften paint), and a trial area is advisable to test compatibility with previous coatings.

Metal – remove any rust and 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.

Mixing and application

  • Individually stir the resin and curing agent using a Watco Paint Mixer, or a wooden batten at least 25mm wide is ideal
  • Pour the mixed components into the larger outer tin and stir thoroughly until uniform in colour
  • Pour the mixed resin and curing agent into a shallow roller tray
  • Apply the mixed resin and curing agent by medium pile roller (not foam) to a measured area of 5m². A paint brush may be used for cutting in around the edges
  • Immediately sprinkle the anti slip aggregate, uniformly, onto the wet coat to obtain the desired surface finish (total or light coverage)
  • Using the same roller that was used to apply the mixed resin and curing agent, roll over the sprinkled aggregate to bed in. Do not re-charge the roller with mixed resin and curing agent unless very heavy quantities of grit have been applied, since this will result in a loss of slip resistance
  • Avoid washing the surface for 7 days after application In exceptional temperature conditions advice should be obtained from Watco’s Technical Department

Maintenance

Remove dirt with a medium stiff broom or light scrubbing machine using detergents if necessary.

€112.20 (Ex VAT)

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