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Floor Paint

Tough, excellent value single pack paint for concrete floors

  • From only £1.19 per m2, per coat
  • 5L covers approx. 40m²
  • Tough, easy to apply and excellent value for money
  • Glossy, easy clean surface
  • Resistant to grease and oils
  • Great for stopping dust

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Description

Watco Basics Floor Paint is based on a tough solvent based polyurethane formula which makes it ideal for general use. It can be applied over existing well bonded paint, or onto bare concrete, making cleaning easier. A separate unit of aggregate is supplied with Anti Slip Floor Paint, which is mixed into the paint to provide a finely textured slip resistant surface. For heavier wear areas, or areas where vehicles will be parked, we recommend a Epoxy Resin Floor Paint to resist ‘picking’ under parked car tyres.

Recommended areas of use

  • Any concrete floor subject to light-medium use.
  • Can also be applied to wood and metal.
Specification
Suitable for Any concrete floor subject to light-medium use. Can also be applied to wood and metal.
Appearance Coloured. Glossy. Smooth.
Finish Glossy.
Interior or Exterior Interior.
Number of components 1
Coverage 2.5L: 20m², 5L: 40m².
Number of coats 2
Drying time 10 hours at 15-20°C.
Curing time 24 hours at 15-20°C for light traffic. Full use at 36 hours.
Storage Avoid extremes of temperature.
Shelf life 24 months in unopened containers.
Cleaning tools Clean tools with White Spirit.
Application

Surface preparation

Clean and prepare bare concrete using Watco Basics Acid Etcher.  This will remove light grease and oil deposits.
To remove heavier grease and oil use Watco Basics Floor Cleaner.  This can also be used to remove grease from existing paint. 
If over coating existing paint, please ensure it is well bonded.  Remove any flaking or poorly bonded paint using a floor scraper for smaller areas or hire a grinder for larger areas. Smooth, glossy paint should be lightly abraded to provide a key.
Make sure the surface is clean and dust free before continuing. 
Bare concrete must be porous to allow the first coat of paint to penetrate and key.  If in doubt pour a small amount of water on the floor.  If it soaks in, the concrete can be painted.  If it beads up because the concrete is very smooth and dense, perhaps power floated, do not proceed, but refer instead to Watco Powerfloat Primer
New concrete should be at least 2 months old and the Acid Etcher used to reduce alkalinity.

Repair

Holes in excess of 5mm deep can be filled with Watco Basics Floor Repair Mortar, or providing the floor is level, Watco Pourable Repair Mortar.
For repairs which need to be ‘feather edged’ to nothing, or for repairs to damaged joint edges, please refer to Watco Concrex epoxy resin repair mortar.  This should also be used if repairing broken kerb edges or step nosings.

Application

Check the air temperature is around 15°C and the floor temperature at least 10°C. 
The surface must be dry.
Stir the paint thoroughly. 
If using the Anti Slip Floor Paint, add the whole tin of aggregate to the 5L paint size, or half the tin to the 2.5L. Stir the aggregate thoroughly into the paint.
Apply using a roller.  Do not apply thickly.
Use the roller to work the paint into the surface of bare concrete.
A brush can be used for cutting in around the edges.

Limitations

Avoid applying in cold (below 15°C) conditions, instead see Watco Cold Set Coating.
Do not use in areas where vehicles are parked, instead see Watco Basics Epoxy Resin Floor Paint, or Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat Best Ever Formula.
In areas of chemical spillage, please refer to Watco Chemi Coat.
Unsuitable for outside application, instead use Watco Fastcoat.
Do not use in very slippery, wet, oily areas, instead see Watco Safety Grip.

Data sheets

Safety data sheets

Safety Data Sheet

Technical data sheets

Technical Data Sheet

£30.50 (Ex VAT)

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Tools and accessories

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Acid Etcher

Acid Etcher

Cheap floor preparation essential for painting

£21.00  (Ex VAT)

New
Floor Cleaner

Floor Cleaner

Budget-friendly dirt and grease remover

From £21.00  (Ex VAT)

12" Roller Frame & Handle

12" Roller Frame & Handle

A sturdy roller applying floor coatings

From £7.70  (Ex VAT)

Paint Brush

Paint Brush

Professional paint brushes suitable for all coatings

From £2.20  (Ex VAT)

Watco Painting Kit

Watco Painting Kit

Everything you need to help with floor painting

From £41.00  (Ex VAT)

Wire Brush & Scraper

Wire Brush & Scraper

A useful tool for removing rust and old coatings

£2.50  (Ex VAT)

Help & Advice

Contact our friendly and professional Technical Advisors for expert help and advice for your project. You can give us a call on 01483 418 418 or email sales@watco.co.uk

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