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Watco Epoxicote High Build

Industrial strength 100% solids epoxy resin

  • Heavy duty protection for floors
  • Thick, glossy and strong
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • One coat high build application

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Description

Watco has developed a highly advanced formulation that puts Epoxicote High Build into a class of its own. This one coat, high build, virtually solvent free epoxy resin floor coating, guarantees exceptional wear and offers superior protection for concrete floors. The ‘rapid’ versions cure within just 8 hours to withstand light traffic saving on downtime, whilst the ‘anti slip’ versions provide a good level of slip resistance where needed.

All grades now carry CE Mark EN1504-2 and have impressive test results for hardness, abrasion, scratch and impact resistance, as well as for adhesion, slip resistance and flexibility. They also offer superior chemical resistance, and have an A+ VOC emissions rating with a low level of VOC.

Recommended areas of use

  • Very heavily trafficked floors
  • Production areas
  • Showrooms
  • Warehouses
  • Garages
  • Receptions
  • Oil & chemical areas

Features

  • Versions available: Epoxicote High Build, Epoxicote High Build Rapid, Epoxicote High Build Anti Slip, Epoxicote High Build Anti Slip Rapid, Epoxicote High Build Cold Cure, Epoxicote High Build Cold Cure Anti Slip, Epoxicote High Build Advanced, Epoxicote High Build Advanced Anti Slip
  • One coat, high build epoxy resin coating: gives excellent wear and abrasion resistance with just one coat
  • Glossy, attractive, easily cleaned finish
  • Excellent resistance to oil and chemicals
  • Low odour: safe to use in confined spaces
  • Cures within 8 hours to withstand light traffic (see ‘Rapid’ versions)
  • Superior performance demonstrated by ISO testing to CE Mark EN1504-2
     
 TemperatureRecoat TimeTouch DryLight TrafficFull Use
Epoxicote High Build & Anti Slip10°C
20°C
30°C
16 hours
10 hours
6 hours
12 hours
6 hours
4 hours
24 hours
16 hours
8 hours
48 hours
48 hours
16 hours
Epoxicote Cold Cure5°C
10°C
20°C
30°C
24 hours
16 hours
12 hours
6 hours
16 hours
12 hours
6 hours
4 hours
30 hours
24 hours
16 hours
8 hours
72 hours
48 hours
48 hours
16 hours
Epoxicote Rapid, Advanced, Advanced Anti Slip10°C
20°C
30°C
12 hours
6 hours
4 hours
8 hours
4 hours
3 hours
16hours
8 hours
6 hours
48 hours
16hours
16 hours

Full Chemical Resistance: 7 days

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

Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles

Specification
Suitable for Concrete, well bonded paint, some metals
Finish Glossy, smooth
Interior or Exterior Interior
Primer required On bare concrete. See ‘Priming’ section in ‘Application’.
Composition 2 part, 100% solids epoxy resin
Number of components 1 x curing agent and 1 x resin.
Coverage 18m² per 4L
Number of coats 1
Mix ratio 100 parts resin : 24 parts curing agent.
Wet film thickness 220 microns.
Dry film thickness 220 microns
Curing time 16 hours at 20°C
Minimum application temperature 15°C
Pot life 25 minutes at 20°C.
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 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.

Priming – Watco Epoxicote High Build Primer is recommended for bare concrete surfaces. It prevents air bubbles forming in Epoxicote High Build when painting open textured or porous concrete. Using this primer also promotes good adhesion when painting hard, smooth or power floated concrete.  

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.

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. In the anti slip versions the slip resistant particles are already pre-blended (in the Curing Agent).

Application

Important - once the contents of the pack have been mixed, a chemical reaction takes place which creates heat. The product should therefore be decanted into a shallow tray to avoid reducing the pot life and used straight away. Best results are obtained in warm (minimum of 15°C), dry conditions with good ventilation. Apply one coat with a medium pile roller, (not foam), working well into the surface of the concrete. On vertical surfaces 2 thin coats are recommended. Do not exceed the maximum coverage of 18m² per 4L pack. Do not wash or allow water to lie on the surface for at least 7 days.

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Test results

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.

The test results for Epoxicote High build really do put it in a class of its own:

  • Adhesion test: using the Cross-Cut test method, Epoxicote High Build is class 1. (class 0 is the highest, class 5 is lowest)
  • Wolff Wilborn Hardness Test: Epoxicote High Build is rated 9H (the hardest)
  • Gloss Value: 98 - Measured on an Optical Glossmeter, +85% is High Gloss
  • Chemical resistance: Excellent chemical resistance against the most common chemicals.
  • Excellent slip resistance in wet conditions when tested to BS7976-2: Epoxicote High Build Anti Slip’s PTV is 66 and Epoxicote High Build Advanced Anti Slip is 57. A number above 36 indicates a low slip value

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

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