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Watco Fastcoat

The fastest drying performance coating you can buy

  • Minimise downtime
  • A second coat in 2 hours saves time and costs
  • Two-part polyaspartic resin technology
  • Excellent abrasion, chemical and UV resistance
Description

Watco Fastcoat is a new type of resin formulation that allows you to have your floor cleaned, prepared and painted within a single day.

Uniquely developed by Watco’s paint chemists, Fastcoat is a revolution in floor coatings that has only been made possible by recent developments in polyaspartic resin technology. Our unique formulation uses this incredibly versatile resin to produce a high grade, high performance paint for heavily used areas both inside and outside.

Recommended areas of use

  • Production Areas
  • Warehouses

Features

  • Revolutionary, high performance, two part, polyaspartic resin formulation
  • Exceptionally fast curing - apply 2 coats in one day to reduce downtime
  • Extremely strong – easily copes with very heavy traffic
  • Superior abrasion and scratch and resistance
  • Can be applied at low temperatures as low as -10°C and as high as 25°C
  • Excellent resistance to UV and weathering
  • Superior performance demonstrated by ISO testing to CE Mark EN1504-2
Curing TimesRecoat TimeTouch DryLight TrafficHeavy TrafficFull Chemical Resistance
-10°C24 hours16 hours30 hours72 hours 14 days
0°C12 hours8 hours16 hours30 hours14 days
10°C6 hours4 hour8 hours16 hours7 days
20°C4 hours2 hour6 hours16 hours7 days
Light Traffic: Foot, trolley, pallet truck, occasional forklift
Heavy Traffic: Regular forklift, heavy footfall, parked vehicles
Specifications
Suitable for Concrete, asphalt (3 months old), sand and cement screeds, well bonded paint, some metals and wood. The moisture content of concrete should be less than 75% RH.
Finish Coloured, high gloss, smooth.
Interior or Exterior Interior and exterior.
Primer required Not usually. See ‘Priming’ section in 'Application'.
Composition High solids, polyaspartic resin.
Number of components 1 x curing agent and 1 x resin.
Coverage 25m² per coat onto a non-porous surface. 10-15m² onto a porous or textured surface. If applying in temperatures below 0°C coverage may be reduced.
Number of coats 2
Mix ratio 20 parts curing agent : 100 parts resin.
Pot time (hours) 15°C = 25 minutes. Less than 15°C = 30 minutes.
Wet film thickness 100 microns.
Dry film thickness 85 microns.
Minimum application temperature Air temperature -10°C, floor temperature -10°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 the 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. 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 and check remaining paint is well bonded. 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).

Application in low temperatures – if applying in cold conditions the mixed components should be used immediately, and ideally stored in a warm room at least 8 hours prior to use. Below 5°C it may be necessary to avoid processes which involve wetting the floor due to the difficulty in drying. A good sweep or mechanical brushing may be sufficient. The viscosity will be somewhat thicker at very low temperatures, reducing coverage a little. All surfaces must be -10°C or above and free from ice or water.

Priming – is not usually required, but for open textured, or very porous high suction surfaces, such as sand and cement screed, use Watco Fastcoat Primer to ensure a uniform finish and to prevent air entrapment bubbles. Very smooth or power floated concrete should also be primed with Watco Fastcoat Primer.

Metal – remove any rust or 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.

Wood – must be sound, clean and dry. Unsuitable for ridged decking.

Mixing

Mix between 10°C and 25°C. Remove the two inner tins from the tall outer tin. Stir 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 side and bottom of the tin. Do not dilute.

Application

Apply between -10°C and 25°C. Empty the mixed components into a paint tray and apply to the floor using a short pile roller, (not a medium pile or foam), ‘working out’ the coating into a thin paint film. A paint brush can be used for cutting in. Do not apply the paint too thickly since this will result in reduced coverage. A feature of polyaspartic coatings is that they should be applied as a thin film. If using Fastcoat Anti Slip, sprinkle the anti slip aggregate onto the wet first coat as you go and lightly re-roller. The second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 4 hours at 20°C), and should be applied within 5 days. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be slightly abraded, (or to avoid abrading, use one coat of Cold Set Primer) before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for 7 days.

Safety

Material Safety Data Sheets are available.

Ordering

Available direct from Watco UK Limited and through agents worldwide. All Watco products are sold subject to the Company’s Standard Conditions of Sale. The Company and its representatives are often asked to comment on potential uses of Watco products which differ from those described in the Company’s data sheets. Whilst in such cases the Company and its representatives will always try to offer helpful and constructive advice, the Company cannot be held responsible for the results of such uses unless they are specifically confirmed in writing by Watco.

£112.00 (Ex VAT)

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Useful information

Fastcoat needs to be applied in two coats. It’s supplied as a tin of resin and a tin of curing agent. And when you mix the contents of the two tins together, it starts a reaction which causes the paint to cure.

If you’re painting an area of 30m², you’ll need four 2.5L tins (because, once mixed, a tin won't keep for the second coat).

Here’s how we work it out:

  • Area to be painted: 30m² with two coats (we recommend two coats for the best result)
  • Tins needed: 4 x 2.5L
  • Why: Use 2 x 2.5L for the first coat; and the same again for the second

Our Coverage Calculator works this out for you – that way you know you’re buying exactly the paint you need and can use, without unnecessary waste.

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