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Watco Epoxicote High Build Primer

Epoxy resin primer for preparing bare concrete for painting

  • Primes hard, smooth concrete ready for painting
  • One coat application – quick and easy to apply
  • Low odour, two-part, water-based epoxy resin
  • Overcoat with Watco Epoxicote High Build
  • Seals porous concrete to prevent bubbling in new paint

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Description

Watco Epoxicote High Build Primer is specially designed for use with Watco Epoxicote High Build. Epoxicote High Build is a high performance 100% solids epoxy resin coating, which benefits from the use of this primer on bare concrete surfaces. Use the primer on hard, smooth, power floated concrete which would otherwise reject a paint coating. This eliminates the need for grinding or costly shot blasting. Also use on weaker, porous bare concrete surfaces. If a high build coating such as Watco Epoxicote High Build is applied to a porous unsealed concrete surface, air can become trapped in the coating during application and cure leading to bubbles in the finished floor. This primer prevents this from happening.

Recommended areas of use

  • Priming any bare concrete surface before applying Watco Epoxicote High Build

Features of Epoxicote High Build Primer

  • Primes hard, smooth or power floated concrete ready for painting
  • Seals porous concrete to prevent air entrapment (bubbles) in new paint coating
  • One coat application – quick and easy to apply
  • Low odour, two-part, water-based epoxy resin
  • Ready for overcoating with Watco Epoxicote High Build after 12 hours at 20°C
Curing timeTouch dryOvercoating
10°C12 hours24 hours
20°C6 hours12 hours
Specification
Suitable for Bare, unsealed concrete
Finish Matt, smooth
Interior or Exterior Interior
Composition 2 part, water based epoxy resin
Number of components 1 x curing agent and 1 x resin.
Coverage 18m² per 3L
Number of coats 1
Mix ratio 100 parts curing agent : 20 parts resin.
Application tools Medium pile roller. Cut in using a brush.
Wet film thickness 160 microns.
Dry film thickness 120 microns.
Curing time 12 hours at 20°C
Minimum application temperature 15°C
Maximum application temperature Air Temperature 15°C.
Pot life Up to 2 hours at 20°C.
Storage Between 15°C-25°C for at least 8 hours prior to use. Do not allow to freeze.
Shelf life 24 months in unopened containers.
Principle limitations Unsuitable for bare metal. Most self-levelling compounds cannot be painted – please ask for details. Use only with Watco Epoxicote High Build.
Cleaning tools Warm soapy water.
Application

Surface preparation 

Bare concrete – if surface laitance is present remove using Watco Etch & Clean. Flush with clean water and allow the surface to dry. If residual damp remains this is acceptable as Epoxicote High Build Primer is breathable.

New concrete – should be left for four weeks to dry in the summer and six in the winter. Should surface laitance be present, prepare the floor using Watco Etch & Clean. Flush with clean water and allow the surface to dry.

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). 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 

Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 15°C), dry conditions with good ventilation. Apply with a medium pile roller, working well into the surface of the concrete. Do not exceed the maximum coverage of 18m2 per 3 litre pack, per coat.

 

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