Strongcoat Clear - High Build Coating
Vendor: Virtus Resins
Contractors Favourite. Strongcoat Clear is a two pack, solvent free, very hard wearing, epoxy floor paint for use in heavy duty areas where a hard wearing and chemical resistant surface is required.
Concrete, metal, polymer modified cementitious screeds.
- Processing and manufacturing plants.
- Frequent fork lift truck traffic areas
- Factories and warehousing
- Food preparation, food storage areas and breweries.
- Commercial garages, vehicle repair and maintenance depots, aircraft hangers
- Chemical plant storage areas.
- Even on rough and uneven floors, it will cure to give a smooth, easy to clean surface.
- Excellent chemical resistance.
- Hygienic, seamless floor finish.
- Low odour
- Will not support bacterial growth.
Can be made decorative with the addition of Virtus PVA Flakes or Glitter scattered into the wet resin, once dry, sand down any protruding or Flake edges and seal with Strongcoat Clear. Can be made anti-slip with the addition of Virtus Anti -Slip Aggregate scattered into the first coat of wet resin.
Indoor (some colour change would occur if used outdoors).
A wide range of acids and other chemicals.
20 m² per 5kg.
Two coats are usually required.
Normally 16 hours at 20°C for foot traffic.
Hot water jet washing, detergents and mechanical scrubber dryers.
Up to 1 mm.
A primer is not normally required.
Strongcoat Clear is a relatively viscous coating. Do not apply outside of the range 15 °C to 25 °C. Localised heating or cooling equipment may be required outside this range to achieve ideal temperature conditions. To reduce the risk of “blooming” caused by condensation, the climate above the uncured floor should be maintained at least 3°C above the dew point for at least 48 hours after application.
The surface to be coated must be clean, dry and free from oil, grease and loose material or any other contamination that may impair adhesion or wetting out.
When applied to a smooth resin finish, it is possible that Strongcoat Clear may reticulate or fish-eye doe to surface tension. Lightly abrading the surface followed by solvent wiping may cure this problem. If in doubt, apply a trial area of the system before specifying.
Best results are obtained in warm conditions (minimum 15 ºC ). Apply with a medium pile simulated sheepskin roller working well into the surface taking care not to exceed the coverage rate. Edges and difficult to reach areas may be applied thinly by brush. Plan the work area to maintain a wet edge and work within the working time of the material.
Materials should be stored at 15 ºC to 25 ºC for a minimum of 8 hours prior to use. Pre-mix the coloured resin component before use. Add the hardener component to the coloured resin component and mix using a low speed electric mixer (200 - 500 rpm) for at least 3 minutes until homogeneous. Use a spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing vessel several times as unmixed material will result in uncured patches in the final finish.
Mixed material must be used immediately. When mixed, a chemical chain reaction takes place which creates heat and further reduces pot life. High ambient temperatures will reduce pot life.
Important: Both liquids are pre-weighed and designed to be mixed together in their entirety. It is essential that the full amounts are mixed together and until homogenous to ensure the product cures correctly and to the desired finish.
Strongcoat Clear Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheets
Strongcoat Clear Resin
Strongcoat Clear Hardener