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Watco ArmourGrip

The ultimate anti slip floor coating for inside and out

  • Will not wear through like a conventional coating
  • Unique Iron silicate anti slip top surface
  • Heavy duty, 100% solids epoxy resin base coat
  • Ultra-durable and low maintenance
  • Fast, one coat application

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Description

Watco ArmourGrip is a unique formulation which offers significant advantages over anti slip coatings. We’ve combined two of the toughest materials to produce the ultimate anti slip surface that can be used inside or out. The base layer includes one thick layer of heavy duty, high build epoxy resin coating. It’s then topped with an incredibly hard Iron Silicate grit (7.5 on the Mohs mineral hardness scale). This achieves a safety floor surface that will last for years with minimum maintenance.

The attractive, black, mid gloss finish takes constant forklift traffic, making it ideal for heavily used aisle ways, ramps or loading bays where a safe, non-slip surface is required. Its strength means that it will not wear away like a conventional floor coating. It would take many years of constant heavy traffic for signs of wear to show. This versatile formula can be applied to concrete, metal or wood, usually without any need for a primer.

Recommended areas of use

  • Very heavily trafficked floors
  • Loading bays
  • Ramps
  • Vehicle turning areas
  • Any wet, oily, slippery surface inside or out

Features

  • Unique, ultra-durable wearing surface
  • Low maintenance – will last for years
  • Utilises waste material
  • Attractive black, mid gloss finish
  • Will not wear through like a conventional paint coating
  • Fast, one coat application
  • Can be used at temperatures as low as 5°C
  • Heavy duty, 100% solids epoxy resin formulation
Curing TimesLight TrafficHeavy Traffic Full Chemical Resistance
5°C30 hours72 hours7 days
10°C24 hours48 hours7 days
20°C16 hours48 hours7 days
30°C8 hours16 hours7 days
Light Traffic: Foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift
Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles
Specification
Properties 94.5 PTV Wet: 80 PTV
Suitable for Concrete, wood, metal
Finish Mid gloss, textured
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior
Primer required Not usually – see section overleaf headed ‘Priming’.
Composition 2 part, 100% solids epoxy resin
Number of components 1 x Black Resin, 1 x Clear Curing Agent, 1 x 25kg unit of Black Iron Silicate grit.
Coverage 10m² per 4L
Number of coats 1
Application tools Medium pile roller plus spare sleeve. Cut in using a brush.
Wet film thickness 600 microns comprising 400 microns of epoxy resin coating and 200 microns of iron silicate grit.
Dry film thickness 600 microns
Curing time 16 hours at 10°C
Minimum application temperature 5°C
Pot life 20 minutes at 20°C, 30 minutes at 10°C.
Storage Between 15°C - 25°C for at least 8 hours prior to use.
Shelf life 24 months in unopened container.
Principle limitations Not suitable for use on aluminium, stainless steel or chequer plate. Most self-levelling screeds cannot be painted – please ask for details. Unsuitable for asphalt or damp surfaces. Textured ‘ gritty’ surfaces can make cleaning difficult in clean room areas.
Cleaning Normal industrial cleaners. Do not steam clean or subject to temperatures in excess of 60°C.
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 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 (if the application has to go ahead before this, use Watco New Concrete Primer). 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. 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).

Priming – is not usually required. If applying to hard, smooth, power floated concrete use Watco Powerfloat Primer.

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

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) and do not thin. 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.

Application

The black coating is to be applied to the substrate and the grit scattered onto the wet surface. The 4L of black coating should be applied to a total maximum area of 10m2. We recommend working in 1m wide strips, starting at the ‘back’ of the area and working backwards towards the entrance. Apply a 1m wide strip of coating using a medium pile roller, cutting in around the edges with a brush. Immediately scatter the grit into the wet coating. Aim for complete coverage (there is plenty of grit) until none of the coating can be seen. Use a clean, dry roller to roll over the top of the grit, bedding it down into the wet coating. It does not matter if there appears to be too much grit. Repeat the process on the next 1m side strip. After the coating has cured, use a stiff broom to sweep away loose, excess grit. The floor is now ready for use. 

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