Sherwin-Williams Acrolon C137V2

Sherwin-Williams Acrolon C137V2 (formerly Resistex C137V2) is a high performance, fast drying acrylic urethane gloss finish for use where long term exterior gloss and colour retention characteristics are required. Acrolon C137V2 is suitable for use as a final coat(s) in conjunction with epoxy or polyurethane based protective systems for new...

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Thermoguard Thermocoat W

Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a White Intumescent Paint for steel, structural steel and cast iron:  Up to 90 minutes’ fire resistance Can be overcoated with compatible decorative topcoat Water-based Low odour Environmentally friendly Cost effective for large projects Certificate of supply available on request Can be applied by brush,...

Price £46.80 Regular price £52.00
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Zinsser B-I-N

The ultimate performance shellac-based primer-sealer and stain killer for interior and spot exterior use. Offers unparalleled adhesion to glossy surfaces (including glass) without the need for scuff sanding and blocks stubborn and persistent stains. Available in more than 90 colours from RAL and BS shades (1L, 2.5L, 5L only). • Ultimate...

Price £37.25 Regular price £43.21
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Rust-Oleum 7100NS Anti-Slip Floor Coating

Rust-Oleum 7100NS Anti-Slip Floor Coating is an easy to apply, solvent based anti-slip floor coating: For foot traffic, interior and exterior Anti-slip additive is premixed in the coating For use on old concrete (>2 yrs), metal and wood Unique uniform appearance, high gloss Touch dry: 6 hours, coverage: 8m² per litre Available in...

Price £34.36 Regular price £38.18
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Chemical Resistant Coatings

Our chemical resistant paint and coatings offer protection to concrete, cementitious mortars and rendering, metal, timber, asbestos, and more in a wide range of chemical processing environments and industries. Protection against chemicals comes in various guises around the workplace every day, from protective clothing, storage of chemicals, protecting bunded areas from accidental spillage, etc. These products help provide a solution for our customers to protect different surfaces where necessary from a vast range of chemicals, whether it be chemical and acid resistance for floor areas, tanks (internally and externally), bunds, walls, and more. The superior technology used in our products means that even some of the harshest chemicals at high concentration can be protected against with minimal effort and cost.

For chemically resistant tank and pipe linings, Rawlins Paints have set up a specialist category, which focuses on a range of metal and concrete coatings for the marine, offshore and processing plant sectors.

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International Intergard 410

International Intergard 410 is a high build, high performance, two component epoxy with excellent chemical and abrasion resistance suitable for use as part of a high performance coating system to provide an anti-corrosive barrier in areas where aggressive corrosion conditions prevail. Coverage Calculator

Price £81.51
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Rust-Oleum 9600 Rust-O-Thane Polyurethane

Rust-Oleum 9600 Rust-O-Thane Polyurethane is a solvent based, flexible polyurethane topcoat leaving a high gloss finish. Resistant to ponding water, UV and chemicals Rust-Oleum 9600 Rust-O-Thane Polyurethane is available in almost any colour and does not fade. Ideal for gutters, pipes, exterior metal (fences, railings, etc.), floors and other...

Price £37.59
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Sikagard 63 N

Sikagard 63 N is a two part epoxy protective coating with high chemical resistance. It is an abrasion resistant, universal coating material for use on concrete, cementitious mortars and rendering, epoxy mortars (including Sika EpoCem), steel and aluminium designed for normal to highly aggressive chemical environments. Features and Benefits...

Price £232.00
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International Interline 955

International Interline 955 is a two component, heavy duty vinyl ester coating reinforced with glass flake to increase chemical and abrasion resistance. International Interline 955 is a chemically resistant, vinyl ester coating which can be applied using standard airless spray equipment at material temperatures up to 35°C (95°F). Coverage...

Price £791.79
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Jotun Chemflake Special

Jotun Chemflake Special is specially designed as an internal lining for offshore, onshore and buried tanks and pipes such as chemical tanks, flue gas ducts, cooling towers, funnels, pipes, waste water, grey water, concrete bound, pressure vessels, etc.  Recommended for areas subject to extreme chemical exposure and mechanical wear and where...

Price £491.12
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Jotun Chemflake CV

Jotun Chemflake CV is a glass flake reinforced conductive unsaturated vinyl ester coating. It is an ultra high build, chemical resistant and fast curing barrier coating that can be used as primer, mid coat or finish coat in atmospheric and immersed environments. Suitable for properly prepared carbon steel substrates. Coverage Calculator

Price £533.43
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Rust-Oleum 5500 Solvent Free Epoxy

Rust-Oleum 5500 Solvent Free Epoxy is a high build, solvent-free epoxy floor paint for garages, warehouses, showrooms, corridors, indoor car parks, workshops etc. Optimal protection in only one or two layers. High build coating (150 microns), very durable Suitable for frequent (chemical) cleaning Excellent resistance against immersion...

Price £133.66
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Teamac Chlorvar Chlorinated Rubber Paint

Teamac Chlorvar Chlorinated Rubber Paint, is a versatile product to provide outstanding protection against chemicals, acids and aqueous solutions on metal, wood and asbestos. Advantages Ideal for swimming pools Acid resistant Chemical resistant Salt water resistant Interior or exterior Click to jump down to Technical Data...

Price £61.86
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Jotun Hardtop CA

Jotun Hardtop CA is a two component cross linked acrylic coating that does not contain isocyanates. It has a gloss finish with good gloss retention and is a high solids product. The product has good application properties with low dry spray which makes it ideal to be used as topcoat in atmospheric environments. Coverage Calculator

Price £74.51
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Jotun Hardtop AX

Jotun Hardtop AX is a two component chemically curing aliphatic acrylic polyurethane coating that has a high gloss finish with very good gloss retention. It has good chemical resistance and is a high solids product. It should be used as a topcoat in atmospheric environments. Jotun Hardtop AX is recommended for topside, deck and superstructure...

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SikaCor EG 5

SikaCor EG 5 is a two-pack topcoat based on polyurethane with good gloss and colour retention.  By adding 1% b.w. of SikaCor PUR Accelerator (see product data sheet for more information) a faster touch-drying and full curing will be achieved. Features and Benefits Combined with 2-pack epoxy primer and intermediate coats: Very good...

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International Interfine 878

International Interfine 878 is a high performance, two component, high solids finish which contains no free isocyanates, offers compliance to current VOC legislation, and affords extended lifetime to first maintenance when utilised as part of a high performance anticorrosive system. Coverage Calculator

Price £285.57
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Chemical and acid resistant paints and coatings are designed to offer a lot more protection than standard coatings, which generally protect surfaces from day-to-day contact with hydraulic fluids, petrol, oil, and grease. The coatings available here are for high-end requirements:

  • Buried metal and concrete structures
  • Bund walls
  • Cladding
  • Railings
  • Machinery and processing equipment
  • Flue gas ducts
  • Funnels
  • Cooling towers
  • Nuclear facilities
  • Traffic and industrial fumes
  • Liquid spillages
  • Excellent flexibility
  • Improved resistance against chemical attacks to a surface or substrate from long-periods of storage and transportation – typically from two-component coatings, like epoxy, polyurethane, methacrylate, and vinyl ester resins
  • Corrosive petrol, diesel, acids, alkalis and solvents in industrial processing facilities where minimal surface cleaning is attainable
  • Enhanced surface lubrication is required
  • Improved component life from durable topcoats
  • Surface heat and low-temperature handling capabilities
  • Storage of high temperature chemicals
  • Extreme protection in high humidity areas where high rates of salt water corrosion may be typical
  • Improved resistance to anti-galling lubricants
  • Protects marine environment surfaces from
    • Salt spray
    • Excessive moisture
    • Oxidation and rust
    • Other environmental chemicals
  • Resilience against chemical compounds and corrosive materials
  • Improved colour retention
  • Extended surface and substrate lifespan
  • High-gloss finishes
  • Cost-effective long-term coating solutions for flooring in heavy machinery plants
  • Abrasion resistance
  • Thin film coating requirements that offer extended protection to the underlying surface or substrate
  • And more

The chemical resistance of a coating will depend on a variety of criteria, including:

  • The type of chemical
    • Its concentration
    • Temperature – environment and substance
    • Level of exposure – full/partial, occasional contact
    • Length of time exposed to the chemical
  • The full paint system specifications
    • Has there been any maintenance or repair work conducted?
  • Interior or exterior location
  • Substrate type
    • Concrete
    • Metal
  • Submerged, underground / under-soil location
  • Will the surface be subject to abrasion and vehicular use?
  • Cleaning regimes
  • Humidity
  • Required lifespan
  • Substrate or surface preparation
  • Stain resistance
  • Weather protection characteristics
  • How porous is the substrate?
    • Surface exposure rate
    • Walls
    • Floors
    • Ceilings

Chemically Resistant Epoxy Coatings

Please refer to product datasheets always, as scenarios given are not reflective of all products.

Epoxy coatings provide outstanding protection against caustic fluids, fuels including oil and petrol, fatty acids, salt or sugar solutions in food processing or pharmaceutical facilities, chemical cleaning and related cleaning detergents or product spillage.

Environments and surfaces specialist epoxy coatings may be used in include swimming pools, large floor areas, indoor car parks, garage floors, warehouse floors, workshops, showrooms, etc.

An aesthetical feature of epoxy paints is that they can produce a long-lasting super gloss or wet look. This may be preferred in environments where a facility is open to inspection, lectures, tours and showcase demonstrations.

In aggressive and extreme environments, a two component epoxy coating, like that found within International's Intergard 410, delivers as an anti-corrosive barrier for high-build sites and on external tanks. As with many Rawlins Paints' products, it comes available in a wide range of colours (see here for more detail).

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If you need any advice or guidance with your chemical resistant paint project, call our Technical Team to discuss what product(s) will be best for you. Site visits can be carried out for larger projects so a full specification can be produced in writing, which will be tailored to meet the projects requirements. Data sheets and advice are always freely available to help you with your project.