Three components of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals’ popular abe.®cote flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls at the Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape.

a.b.e.® is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group.

Johnie Emmerich, flooring technical sales consultant for a.b.e.® in the Western Cape, says abe.®cote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.®-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl.  Solvent-free abe.®cote primer is a widely-used epoxy for the priming of flooring systems. Among its varied advantages are economy, non-slip finishing, chemical resistance, and low odour.

“After vacuum-grinding was completed, Walrus Coatings then applied abe.®cote 441 to the floors. abe.®cote 441 is a protective and decorative coating that can be applied to concrete, steel and timber surfaces. The clear material is non-toxic when dry and resists solvent stains – essential for an area where wines are stored. The coating will also not chalk, and has excellent water resistance,” Emmerich says.

Finally, abe.®cote 337 was applied to the walls of the Douglas Green Winery warehouse now to be used as a cellar after the same product – diluted with 10% water – was used as primer. An airless spray was used to ensure that all voids in the brickwork were covered.

“Usually applied to floors, abe.®cote 337 is a two component, solvent-free, water-dispersed epoxy emulsion that produces a paint smooth finish which at Douglas Green served ideally as a wall coating. abe.®cote 337 is not only decorative but robust enough to have been applied as protection for factory and warehouse floors throughout Southern Africa. Floors at chicken farms, dairies, motor workshops and even battery plants – with their acidic environment – are protected with abe.®cote 337,” Emmerich explains.

A total of 600 square metres of floors and 1 250 square metres of walling were covered by the abe.®cote finishes.