A flexible coating for floors subject to vibration and movement
Watco Flexicoat is a polyaspartic formulation designed for floors which may be subject to slight movement or cracking. Flexicoat also has excellent waterproofing and chemical resistant properties, making it the ideal coating for plant, boiler rooms or bund areas, where equipment may leak.
Polyaspartic paint technology means coatings deliver higher performance such as improved durability (strength, flexibility, and resistance), the ability for the paint to dry at extremely low temperatures, and to cure very rapidly too. Other performance benefits include outstanding scratch and chemical resistance and exceptional resistance to UV fading. And unlike epoxy coatings, polyaspartics have increased flexible properties making them the right choice for industrial floors needing incredibly strong and long-lasting protection.
|Suitable for||Concrete, wood, metal, 6 month old asphalt|
|Interior or Exterior||Exterior, Interior|
|Composition||Two part Polyaspartic formulation|
|Number of components||1 x curing agent, 1 x resin|
|Coverage||20m² per 2.5L|
|Recommended number of coats||1|
|Application tools||Simulated sheepskin roller, paint brush for cutting in|
|Curing time (at 15°C)||12 hours|
|Minimum application temperature||15°C|
|Pot life||Up to 20 minutes at 20°C|
|Storage||Between 15°C - 25°C for at least 8 hours prior to use|
|Shelf life||12 months in unopened container|
|Principle limitations||Watco Heavy Duty Traffic Paint is intended as a decorative finish only, and will not bind or fill weak or defective asphalt surfaces. Although Heavy Duty Traffic Paint is resistant to degradation by UV rays, after intense or prolonged exposure to sunlight, some weathering may occur such as loss of gloss or slight fading – the strength and mechanical properties will not be affected. Do not apply to damp surfaces. Wood – If a small wooden section needs painting, providing it is sound, clean and dry and is not allowed to flex, this coating would be suitable. However, it should not be used on large wooden areas or decking. Unsuitable for Mastic Asphalt.|
|Cleaning||Resistant to the normal range of industrial cleaners. Strong degreasants should be tested first. Generally a mild detergent is sufficient, used with a broom or scrubbing machine|
Concrete - concrete to be treated must be at least four weeks old, completely dry and free of surface laitance (a weak dusty layer on concrete), contaminants and any previous poorly bonded coatings. All traces of grease or oil should be removed with Watco Bio D (or similar degreasant) and the area thoroughly washed off and allowed to dry. Very smooth concrete or concrete with surface laitance should be etched with Watco Etch & Clean to ensure adequate adhesion. The concrete should be thoroughly washed down and allowed to dry after treatment with Watco Etch & Clean.
Stone - stone should be dry and free of all loose surface material and contaminants.
Painted Surfaces - Diamond grind the surface prior to application to achieve a consistently rough profile, and ensure all weakly bonded material is removed. Glossy or inadequately prepared surfaces may cause adhesion issues, so a thorough inspection is recommended to ensure no areas are missed, a bristle blaster can be used in any hard-to-reach areas. Thoroughly sweep the area following grinding; any loose material or dust can compromise adhesion. Bio-D can be used to remove any grease and oil from the surface following the grinding process, however, surfaces washed with Watco Bio D must be then thoroughly rinsed with water and allowed to dry fully, prior to coating.
Bare 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 - a solvent free degreaser. Allow the metal to dry before coating. Galvanised metal should be treated with Watco Galvaprime or similar galvanised metal primer.
The tall outer tin contains a tin of Resin and a tin of Activator. Remove these two tins and stir the contents of each thoroughly (A Paint Mixer is ideal for mixing two part products). Decant both tins into the tall outer tin. The two components should then be very thoroughly mixed together using a wide bladed stirrer. A wooden batten at least 25mm wide is ideal. Mix for 2-3 minutes until an even colour and consistency are obtained.
Best results are achieved in warm (minimum 10°C – 15°C) dry conditions with good ventilation. Apply by simulated sheepskin roller. A paint brush may be used for cutting in. Leave approx. 8-12 hours if recoating is required. If appearance is critical we recommend the application of a small trial area first.