Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat


Tough, hardwearing gloss epoxy floor finish for heavy wear areas in warehouses, workshops, production areas and showrooms. Fast curing - apply two coats in a day - and thoroughly tested for proven performance, with "Best Ever Formula" now 40% more durable than before.

  • Easy roller, low odour application
  • New colour formulations to RAL shades
  • Matt and Hygienic versions available
  • Class 1 fire rating
  • Tested safe for use in food production areas
  • Superior performance demonstrated by ISO testing to CE mark EN1504-2
  • Two-component
  • Apply to bare or previously painted surfaces including concrete, wood, sand and cement and existing well bonded paint
    • The moisture content of concrete should be less than 75% RH.

Note: While great care is taken with the colour samples shown, no guarantee can be given that they represent exactly the colours offered.

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Watco Epoxy Gloss Coat has been re-formulated to produce a ‘Best in Class’ water-based epoxy resin.

This tough, easy to use coating now dries faster to reduce downtime and lasts longer to save recoating costs. The rapid drying formula also allows the application of 2 coats in one day. Our unique blend of the best resins available with a ‘diamond hard’ wax and ceramic additive provide an attractive, low maintenance, hard wearing floor finish which lasts and lasts.

Epoxy Matt Coat is also available where a matt finish may be desirable to reduce glare or help hide minor imperfections in a worn concrete floor.

Hygienic grades incorporate Silver Ion technology and are ideal for areas where cleanliness and hygiene are as important as a hard wearing finish. Although the product tests as ‘low slip potential’, if positive traction is required, please specify Watco Safety Coat.

All grades now carry CE Mark EN1504-2 and have impressive test results for abrasion, scratch and impact resistance, as well as for adhesion, hardness and flexibility. They are also breathable, chemical resistant, safe for food production areas and have a Class 1 fire rating. The range carries an A+ VOC emissions rating with a low level of VOC.

All tests have been undertaken to ISO standard where applicable and demonstrated this ‘Best Ever Formulation’ to be 40% harder wearing than previously.

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Features & Benefits

  • Areas of use include:
    • Warehouse
    • Production Areas
    • Workshops
    • Showrooms
    • Most heavily trafficked floors
  • Tough, hard wearing floor finish for heavy wear areas
  • Apply to bare or previously painted surfaces
  • Easy roller, low odour application
  • Apply 2 coats in one day to reduce downtime
  • New colour formulations to RAL shades
  • Gloss, Matt, or Hygienic versions available
  • Class 1 fire rating
  • Tested safe for use in food production areas
  • Superior performance demonstrated by ISO testing to CE mark EN1504-2

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, fIush with clean water and allow the surface to dry. If residual damp remains this is acceptable since Epoxy Gloss Coat is breathable.

Powerfloated or very smooth surfacesWatco Powerfloat Primer should be used on very smooth or power floated surfaces.

New Concrete – new concrete should be left for four weeks to dry in the summer and six in the winter. 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 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 (Concroff can soften paint.)

Highly porous surfaces – a primer may be required for high suction surfaces such as sand and cement screed. Please contact us for advice.


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.


Best results are obtained in warm (minimum 15ºC), dry conditions with good ventilation. In very high temperatures (30ºC and above) it is recommended that bare concrete is lightly dampened first with water.

Apply with a medium pile roller, working well into the surface of the concrete. Do not exceed the maximum coverage of 30m2 per 5 litre pack, per coat.

The product will darken slightly as curing commences and it should not be over rollered.

The second coat can be applied as soon as the first coat is dry (generally 4-6 hours) and should be applied within 5 days. If more than 5 days elapse, the first coat should be lightly abraded before the second coat is applied. Avoid washing the surface for 7 days.

Test Results

  • Abrasion Resistance ISO 5470-1 - 57mg
  • Impact Resistance ISO 6272 - Class 3
  • Scratch Resistance ISO 4586-2 - 7N
  • Surface Spread of flame BS476 Part 7 - Class 1
  • Adhesion Test EN 1542 - 4.1MPa/Nmm2
  • Wolff-Wilborn Hardness Test - 9H
  • Flexibility ISO 1519 - 2mm
  • Gloss Value - 99
  • Good chemical resistance
    • Petrol
    • Diesel
    • Fuel
    • Methylated spirits
    • Xylene
    • Ammonia
    • White spirit
    • Bleach
    • Oil
    • Anti-freeze
    • Mineral hydraulic oil
    • Caustic soda
    • Detergents
    • Sugar solutions
    • At 5%: citric acid
  • Water Permeability EN 1062-3 - W3
  • Food Taint Test, Sensory Test Method (also EN71/3 Non-Toxic)
  • Slip Resistance BS7976-2 - 38 PTV

Standard Compliance

  • EN 1504-2
  • VOC LEVEL 30g/litre (low)
  • ISO 16000


Unsuitable for bare metal.

Most self-levelling compounds cannot be painted - contact our technical team for details on 0113 2455450 (option 2) or send a message to [email protected].

Product Details

Data sheet

For Use By
General Use
For Use By
Industrial Use
For Use By
Professional Use
Interior / Exterior Use
Interior (Can fade if used outside)
Water / Solvent Based
For Use On
For Use On
Application Method
Medium pile roller
Cut in using a brush
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
Mixing Ratio
100 parts curing agent : 120 parts resin
Pot Life (at 20°C)
Up to 2 hours
30m2 per 5L per coat
Recommended Thinner/Cleaner
Min. Application Temperature
Air temperature 15°C
Floor temperature 10°C
Touch Dry
10°C 4 hours
20°C 2 hours
30°C 1 hour
Recommended Dry Film Thickness
100 microns
Recommended Wet Film Thickness
160 microns
UN Number
Resistance to chemicals
7 days
Dry to Recoat
10°C 6-8 hours
20°C 4-6 hours
30°C 4 hours
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Suitable For Use On
Dry for Light Traffic
10°C 16 hours
20°C 12 hours
30°C 12 hours
Dry for Heavy Traffic
10°C 48 hours
20°C 24 hours
30°C 24 hours

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