Strongcoat - High Build Epoxy Paint
Vendor: Virtus Resins
Contractors Favourite. Strongcoat 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.
A smooth gloss finish in a range of attractive colours. Can have a textured finish with the addition of Anti-slip Aggregate.
5.00, 10.00 or 15.00 kg comprising a tin of resin and a tin of hardener.
Concrete, metal, polymer modified cementitious screeds.
- Fast Cure (faster drying times)
- Skydrol-resistant (ideal for aviation hangars where fuel leaks are likely to happen).
- 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.
- Car Parks
- 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
- Solvent free
- Will not support bacterial growth.
Can be made decorative with the addition of Virtus PVA Flakes 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)
20 square metres per 5kg. Coats Required: Two coats are usually required
Approx 0.5 mm (from 2 coats). Can be built up to a maximum of 1 mm thickness from the application of multiple coats.
Time In-between Coats: 16-36 hours between coats
Drying Time: Normally 8 - 24 hours at 20°C for foot traffic, 48 hours for vehicular traffic.
Hot water jet washing, detergents and mechanical scrubber dryers.
A primer is not normally required. However, on weak or porous concrete it is advisable to prime with Flowprime SF. For floors suffering from oil contamination, where oil has penetrated the slab, it is available to prime with Flowprime OCS. For floors where there is no damp proof membrane in the construction of the floor or if the concrete is new and has not had time to dry out thoroughly, it is advisable to use Flowprime DPM.
Surfaces to be treated must be clean, sound, free from oil or other contaminants, flaky paints, laitance and dust. Smooth and dense surfaces must be mechanically abraded to provide a key. Please read our Surface Preparation Datasheet.
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Strongcoat™ is a relatively viscous coating. Do not apply outside of the range 10 °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.
Concrete substrates must be a minimum of 28 days old, dry, clean and free of surface laitance and contaminants such as dirt, oil, grease, poorly bonded coatings and surface treatments. Inadequate preparation will lead to loss of adhesion and failure. In coatings, there is a tendency for the finish to mirror imperfections in the substrate. Grinding, or light vacuum-contained shot- blasting is therefore preferred over planing for these systems. Concrete must include a functional damp-proof membrane.
Strongcoat™ does not normally require a primer on dry substrates. When treating extremely porous or damp concrete, prime as follows: Substrate relative humidity <75%: Flowprime SF (Weak or porous) Substrate relative humidity >75%: Flowprime DPM (’green’ concrete)
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.
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. An anti-slip finish may be achieved by fully sprinkling the first coat with kiln dried silica sand at 3 - 4 kg/m². Allow the first coat to fully cure (24 hours at 15 ºC or longer in colder temperatures) then remove all excess sand with a stiff broom and vacuum and apply a second coat to encapsulate the grains. Coverage rate will depend on surface profile but will be significantly greater than for the first coat. As a guide:
Note: These coverage figures are approximate as silica sand grading can vary widely as can site conditions. If in doubt, order extra material to account for wastage or install a test area prior to starting works. The pendulum test values given above are derived from testing in a controlled laboratory environment and are given for guidance only. Results derived from testing field-applied samples may vary dependent upon site conditions and application technique. Slip resistance can reduce over time due to poor maintenance, general wear or surface contaminants. Good housekeeping practices should be observed.
Certain colours are subject to availability
|BLACK||CHARCOAL||MID GREY||DARK GREY|
|LIGHT GREEN||GREEN||CHELSEA BLUE||MIDNIGHT BLUE|
|SAFETY RED||TILE RED||SAHARA||YELLOW|
|LIGHT BLUE||MID BLUE||SAFETY YELLOW||BUFF|
Strongcoat Technical Data Sheet
Safety Data Sheets