Thermoguard Fire Varnish BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B s2 d0 System is a clear fire retardant varnish for interior and exterior timber surfaces. See further below for representations of available translucent wood stains - these are shown in the colour picker as solid colours Certificate Application
Thermoguard Wallcoat 30 & 60 Minute System for Plasterboard is a coloured intumescent paint system for interior plasterboard and cement board ceiling and wall surfaces. These packs have been created to help users ensure they are purchasing sufficient product for their project. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Wallcoat)...
Thermoguard Wallcoat BS Class 1/0 & EN Class B System is a coloured fire retardant paint system for interior plasterboard ceiling and wall surfaces. Each pack contains the correct amount of basecoat (Wallcoat) and topcoat (Wallcoat Smoke & Flame Retardant Topcoat) to ensure protection is achieved inline with the manufacturers...
Thermoguard Thermocoat W is a White Intumescent Paint for steel, structural steel and cast iron: Up to 120 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,...
Low Temperature Paints
Low temperature paints, primers and repair materials which can be applied at sub-zero temperatures as low as -35 °C are available to buy today at Rawlins Paints. These specialist products are also known as cold-set paints, cold weather, or winter grade coatings. Essentially and importantly, these paints can cure at low temperatures – such as in cold storage facilities, industrial, coastal structures, pulp and paper plants, bridges and offshore environments, food manufacturing plants, and strictly monitored temperatures at chemical handling facilities – where there are no options to climatize the environment to standard room temperature and where one-coat systems are preferred. This greatly reduces any downtime required when performing maintenance upgrades or repair work to flooring or metal structural surfaces.
There are some standard and commonly used floor paints at Rawlins Paints which are also available in winter grade versions – for a more uniformed colour finish across different environmental areas, such as walk in freezers and the accompanying restaurant kitchen floor.
In the same way that heat resistant paints need to protect surfaces and substrates in high temperatures, cold-weather, or winter grade paints need to do the same in much colder conditions – often in sub-zero, freezing internal and external locations. Extremely cold conditions can prevent standard paint from drying at all, as opposed to heat, which can dry it too quickly.
Rust-Oleum Mathys Noxyde Pegarust is a rust preventing coating that is the solvent-based version of Rust-Oleum Mathys Noxyde that can be applied by brush, roller or spray in cold temperatures down to 0°C or on damp surfaces by brush, roller or spray. Excellent corrosion protection and waterproofing Approved for corrosion class C5-M...
Rust-Oleum 9100 Winter Grade Epoxy coating for application at temperatures down to 0°C. Two-pack, glossy epoxy coating for metal, walls and floors. The most efficient epoxy system providing a very hard coating with high layer thickness for lasting results even with a single coat application. Available in 350+ colour options Single coat...
Rust-Oleum 9700 Coldmax Rapid (Wintergrade) is Rust-Oleum’s strongest coating ever, based on the latest rapid curing polyaspartic technology for inside or outside use. Overcoatable after just 4 hours Wintergrade version can be applied as low as -10°C Excellent chemical and wear resistance For indoor and outdoor use Coverage...
International Interseal 670HS (Winter Grade) is supplied with a winter grade curing agent to enable more rapid cure at lower temperatures. The product is still a low VOC, two component high build, high solids surface tolerant epoxy maintenance coating, for application to a wide variety of substrates including hand prepared rusty steel and a...
International Interzinc 52 (Winter Grade) is supplied with a winter grade curing agent to enable more rapid cure at lower temperatures. Two component Metallic zinc rich epoxy primer Complies with the composition and performance requirements of SSPC Paint 20 Coverage Calculator More Information **Available for delivery - see Delivery...
701 MMA Floor Coating is a two pack, fast curing coating designed to provide a dust-free, seamless floor finish with protective and decorative properties on concrete and steel surfaces. The inherent slip resistance of the coating may be enhanced by the incorporation of 504 Standard Anti Slip Aggregate. 4000+ colours available - RAL, BS and...
SikaSet 45 is a low temperature, rapid hardening repair/bedding mortar. SikaSet 45 is a one component magnesia phosphate based, rapid hardening and high early strength concrete repair and ironwork bedding mortar for use in temperatures as low as 0°C. Features and Benefits: Easy to use just add water Can be placed at low temperatures Good...
702 MMA Flexible Floor Coating is a two pack, fast curing flexible coating usually for Tarmac and Asphalt surfaces. Concrete surfaces may also be treated, following suitable preparation and priming. Ideal for use on surfaces such as parking bays, ramps, cycle paths, driveways, steps, etc. 4000+ colours Tough and abrasion resistant Colour...
Sikafloor 10 Pronto is a 4-part, low-viscosity, fast curing primer based on reactive acrylic resins with enhanced substrate adhesion for the Sikafloor Pronto Modular System. Very fast curing, even at low temperatures Enhanced adhesion for ceramic substrates or metal Solvent-free Part of a complete modular system Sikafloor 10 Pronto...
Blackfriar Liquid Driers are specially formulated to reduce the drying time of most gloss and oil-based paints and varnishes in very cold or wintry conditions. Product Features Speeds up drying. For use in oil (solvent) based decorative paintsand varnishes. For use in winter or in very cold exposed positions. No added lead. More...
703 MMA Flexible Anti Slip Coating is a two pack, fast curing flexible coating usually for tarmac and asphalt surfaces. Provides a slip resistant, seamless floor finish with protective and decorative properties. Can also be used on correctly prepared concrete and steel surfaces. Ideal for delineating parking bays, car parks, balconies, etc....
Sikafloor 11 Pronto is a two part, medium-viscosity, fast curing primer based on reactive acrylic resins for the Sikafloor Pronto Modular System. Fast curing, medium viscosity primer to achieve a pore free cementitious substrate. Fast curing, even at low temperatures Solvent-free Part of a complete modular system Sikafloor 11 Pronto...
These specialist coatings differ from common interpretations of cold-weather paints, which are designed to be applied to masonry, for example, in the winter months. Manufactured by Rust-Oleum, Jotun, Coo-Var, Sika, and Sherwin-Williams, amongst others, for industrial purposes, these coatings are some of the highest performing and protective coatings available at Rawlins Paints.
Curing at Low Temperatures
Some common drying and performance problems encountered when painting in colder conditions include:
- Poor colour uniformity
- Poor adhesion
- Reduced durability
- Reduced stain/chemical resistance
- The paint film cracking, poor touch-up or improper curing
- Leads to creation of powdery film
- Extended paint mixing time or the added requirement of paint additives
- Longer periods of time between coats
- Greatly reduced paint coverage.
Paints and coatings which aren't specifically manufactured and developed with low temperature application in mind can have disastrous results if used in environments which are too cold for them. Not only can the product become thicker and difficult to apply, it can impair the overall performance of the product long term. Therefore, it is advised that a purpose-made low temperature paint is used to get the full benefits from a new floor paint system.
Small drops in temperature can extend the recoat times of many paints. Winter grade, or low temperature paints, are specifically designed to improve and reduce the time between recoats. They are also designed to offer:
- Improved consistency
- Better flow properties
- Adhesion properties
- Single coat application
- Minimal surface preparation
- Easy mixing
- Chemical resistance
- Suitability for early immersion
- Outstanding durability
- Improved flexibility
- Anti-corrosive protection in high-humidity environments
- Wide colour range options
- Improved colour to areas where the temperature may differ from different areas on the same structure
- This is more noticeable on metal
- Anti-slip properties for flooring
- Abrasion resistance against vehicular activities
- Improved gloss finish
- UV radiation
- Certified for direct food contact
Suitable Use of Low Temperature Paints
A common ‘problem’ with cold storage units is the lack of ventilation. Many products we offer are solvent free for this reason, however all coating application will require a degree of personal protection and breathing apparatus and it must be used when advised to do so in a product’s data sheets. The moisture content of a substrate and the dew-point can also affect drying times and application temperament. Dew-point meters are available at Rawlins Paints to check the environmental conditions before beginning any works.
Surfaces, locations and substrates that low temperature paints are suitable for, include:
- Polymer screeds
- Concrete beams
- Offshore structures
- Weigh bridge decks
- Cold rooms and stores
- Walk-in fridges and freezers
- Interior and exterior use
- Loading bays
- Porous substrates
- Repairing damaged concrete
- Indoor car-parks
- Suitably prepared rusted steel
- Ceramic tiles
A number of Jotun products meet the requirements of UK Highway Agency Item 115 and 116 for use on bridges and highway infrastructure. These exterior coatings can be used as a primer, mid coat or finish coat in single coat systems, and applied as in sub-zero temperatures in properly prepared carbon steel, galvanised steel, stainless steel, aluminium, concrete, and a range of aged coating surfaces.