Rapid setting, Industrial strength high build coating
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.
|Temparature||Recoat Time||Touch Dry||Light Traffic||Full Use|
|Epoxicote High Build & Anti Slip||10°C|
|Epoxicote Cold Cure||5°C|
|Epoxicote Rapid, Advanced, Advanced Anti Slip||10°C|
Full Chemical Resistance: 7 days
Light Traffic: Foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift
Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles
|Suitable for||Concrete, well bonded paint, some metals|
|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||8 hours at 20°C|
|Minimum application temperature||15°C|
|Pot life||20 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.|
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.
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).
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.
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:
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
if you are repairing an area where chemicals are stored or regularly used, you will need to ensure the repair material can stand up to chemical attack.All chemical resistance