Watco Epoxy Gloss & Matt Coat Hygienic grade incorporates Silver Ion technology and are ideal for areas where cleanliness and hygiene are as important as a hard wearing finish. It 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.
Watco Epoxy Gloss & Matt Coat is available if a hygienic finish is not a priority.
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:
- Production Areas
- Most heavily trafficked floors
- Reduces bacteria growth - incorporates Silver Ion technology
- 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
- Standard Gloss and Matt 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
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 surfaces – Watco 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.
- 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
- Matt - 4
- Good chemical resistance
- Methylated spirits
- White spirit
- Mineral hydraulic oil
- Caustic soda
- 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
- EN 1504-2
- BREEAM COMPLIANT
- VOC LEVEL 30g/litre (low)
- ISO 16000
- REACH COMPLIANT
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].