Carboline Carboguard 1209


Carboline Carboguard 1209 is a dense, highly impermeable glass flake-filled coating used for protecting steel and concrete. This versatile coating provides an impenetrable film for severe exposures in marine, offshore, petrochemical, pulp and paper and other aggressive environments. Optional use of light or course grit fillers provides non-skid properties.

  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Outstanding impermeability
  • Single coat, self-priming capabilities
  • VOC compliant to current AIM regulations
  • Non-skid surface (optional)
  • Flat finish

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Carboline Carboguard 1209 is a high-build zinc- phosphate primer for new constructions and maintenance. Gives a good corrosion protection, excellent adhesion and increased application tolerance to a wide range of environmental conditions.

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Features & Benefits

  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent chemical resistance
  • Outstanding impermeability
  • Single coat, self-priming capabilities
  • VOC compliant to current AIM regulations
  • Non-skid surface (optional)
  • Flat finish

Product Specification

Technical Data
Carboline Carboguard 1209
Volume Solids: 88% +/- 2%
Dry Temperature Resistance: Continuous: 180°F (82°C)
Non-Continuous: 250°F (121°C)
Discoloration and loss of gloss is observed above 180 F (82 C)
Theoretrical Coverage Rate: 1412 ft²/gal at 1.0 mils (34.6 m²/l at 25 microns)
141 ft²/gal at 10.0 mils (3.5 m²/l at 250 microns)
35 ft²/gal at 40.0 mils (0.9 m²/l at 1000 microns)
Allow for loss in mixing and application.
Dry Film Thickness: 10 - 40 mils (254 - 1016 microns) per coat - Applied in 1-3 coats depending on service.
Limitations: Epoxies lose gloss, discolor and eventually chalk in sunlight exposure
When modified with non-skid fillers, do not use for immersion service
Topcoats: May be coated with Polyurethanes depending on exposure and need.
Primer: Self-priming
May be applied over certain Carboline epoxy holding primers
Shelf Life: Part A & B: Min. 36 months at 75°F (24°C)
Storage Temperature & Humidity: 40° -110°F (4°-43°C), 0-100% Relative Humidity
Flash Point: Part A: 83°F (28°C)
Part B: >200°F (93°C)
Fillers: NA

Drying Times

Curing Schedule
Surface Temp Dry to Handle Dry to Topcoat Final Cure General Maximum Recoat Time w/ Polyurethanes
60°F (16°C) 16 Hours 32 Hours 14 Days 45 Days
75°F (24°C) 8 Hours 16 Hours 7 Days 30 Days
100°F (38°C) 2 Hours 4 Hours 2 Days 10 Days

  • These times are based on a 20.0 mil (500 micron) dry film thickness.
  • Higher film thickness, insufficient ventilation or cooler temperatures will require longer cure times and could result in solvent entrapment and premature failure.
  • Excessive humidity or condensation on the surface during curing can interfere with the cure, can cause discoloration and may result in a surface haze.
  • Any haze or blush must be removed by water washing before recoating.
  • During high humidity conditions, it is recommended that the application be done while temperatures are increasing.
  • If the maximum recoat time is exceeded, the surface must be abraded by sweep blasting before the application of additional coats.

Surface Preparation


  • Surface must be clean and dry.
  • Employ adequate methods to remove dirt, dust, oil and all other contaminants that could interfere with adhesion of the coating.


  • Immersion: SSPC-SP10
  • Non-Immersion: SSPC-SP6
  • Surface Profile: 3.0 mils min. (75 microns)

Concrete or CMU

  • Concrete must be cured 28 days at 75°F (24°C) and 50% relative humidity or equivalent.
  • Prepare surfaces in accordance with ASTM D4258 Surface Cleaning of Concrete and ASTM D4259 Abrading Concrete.
  • Voids in concrete may require surfacing.

Application Methods

Product Information
Mixing: Power mix separately, then combine and power mix. When non-skid fillers are used, slowly mix into the mixed materials with the power mixer running. Allow a 15 minute induction time at 75°F (24°C) before application. Mixing time should be considered part of induction time. DO NOT MIX PARTIAL KITS.
Ratio: 3:1 Ratio (A to B)
Thinning: 6-19 oz/gal with Thinner #213 after induction time. Exact amount of thinner will depend on job site conditions. Add only enough to assure uniform flow. For horizontal application (i.e. Platform decks) only may be thinned with Thinner #2. Use of thinners other than those supplied or recommended by Carboline may adversely affect product performance and void product warranty, whether expressed or implied.
Pot Life: 12 Hours at 24°C.
Pot life ends when coating loses body and begins to sag.
Conventional Spray: Note: This is mandatory equipment when non-skid fillers are used. Bottom Feed pressure pot equipped with dual regulators, mechanical agitator and a water trap. Use ¾” I.D. minimum material hose with a maximum length of 25', 3/8" I.D. air hose. Use a ¼" fluid tip with a ¼" round or slotted internal mix air cap. A Binks 7E2 or similar gun from Graco or DeVilbiss is suggested
Airless Spray: Pump Ratio: 45:1 (min.)
GPM Output: 3.0 (min.)
Material Hose: ½” I.D. (min.)
Tip Size: .035-.041"
Output PSI: 2200-2500
Filter Size: Not recommended
Brush: Not recommended
Roller: A "nylon loop" roller may be used but will result in a rougher surface with a more pronounced nonskid surface when one of the optional fillers is used. When using a roller, do not pour the material on the surface. Dip the roller into a 5 gallon pail and roll out evenly. Keep the roller wet.

Application Conditions

Product Conditions
Condition Material Surface Ambient Humidity
Minimum 50°F (10°C) 50°F (10°C) 50°F (10°C) 0%
Maximum 100°F (38°C) 140°F (60°C) 100°F (38°C) 95%

  • This product simply requires the substrate temperature to be 3°C above the dew point.
  • Condensation due to substrate temperatures below the dew point can cause flash rusting on prepared steel and interfere with proper adhesion to the substrate.
  • Special application techniques may be required above or below normal application conditions.

Health & Safety

Clean Up

  • Use Thinner 2, Thinner or Acetone
  • In case of spillage, absorb and dispose of in accordance with local applicable regulations.


  • Read and follow all caution statements on this product data sheet and on the MSDS for this product.
  • Employ normal workmanlike safety precautions.
  • Hypersensitive persons should wear protective clothing, gloves and use protective cream on face, hands and all exposed areas.


  • When used in enclosed areas and product is thinned, thorough air circulation must be used during and after application until the coating is cured.
  • The ventilation system should be capable of preventing the solvent vapor concentration from reaching the lower explosion limit for the solvents used.
  • User should test and monitor exposure levels to insure all personnel are below guidelines.


  • This product contains flammable solvents
  • Keep away from sparks and open flames
  • All electrical equipment and installations should be made and grounded in accordance with applicable regulations.
  • In areas where explosion hazards exist, workmen should be required to use nonferrous tools and wear conductive and non-sparking shoes.
  • Refer to the safety data sheet in the attachments section above for further details.
Product Details

Data sheet

For Use On
Steel, Concrete
Application Method
Brush, Roller, Spray
Standard / Ready Mixed
VOC Levels
Low (50-149 g/l)
Single, Two or Three Pack
Pack Size
UN Number (Activator)
UN Number (Base)

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