Clear Epoxy Seal or Topcoat
abecote® 436 is a two-component solvent-borne, polyamine-cured epoxy coating.
abecote® 436 is a sealer for porous cementitious substrates.
abecote® 436 may also be used as a clear seal coat for abescreed.
- Good sealing characteristics
- Easy to apply
- Non-toxic when cured
Properties of Wet Material
|Mixing ratio||4 base to 1 activator by volume|
|Density (typical)||0,96 g/cm3|
|Consistency||Low viscosity liquid|
Properties of Dry Film
Properties During Application
|Pot life||8 hrs/5L @ 25°C|
|Induction period||Allow to stand for 20 minutes in shade after mixing|
|Volume solids (typical)||32%|
|Recommended average dft per coat||25 μm|
|Theoretical cover for above dft||12 m2/L on smooth surface|
|Approx. cover for estimating purposes||10 m2/L|
|Recommended number of coats||Primer: 1 or 2 Sealer: typically one (more will render system glossy and slippery)|
Drying time @ 25ºC
Touch dry: 2 hrs
Hard dry: 12 hrs
Full cure: 7 days
|Over-coating time @ 25°C||
Minimum: 12 hrs
Maximum: 48 hrs
|Application temperature range||10ºC to 40ºC|
|Do NOT apply||If humidity in excess of 85%|
|Do NOT apply||If surface is less than 2°C above dew point.|
Cementitious substrates only:
The substrate must be dry before application Electronic moisture content tests must be conducted prior to application of the priming system. Maximum moisture 4-5% max. (e.g. Protimeter Survey Master or equivalent)
Dynamic Calcium Chloride moisture “weight gain” over 24 hours
(a practical overnight “plastic sheet test” is also advisable approx. 1m2 masked down on surface).
Bonding / Priming
Stir the contents of each container. Add activator to base and stir together for at least five minutes using a flat paddle. It has been found that mechanical mixing gives better dispersion than manual mixing. A suitable mixing method would be a slow-speed electric drill (approximately 200 rpm) fitted with a paddle.
The mixed material must be left to stand for 20 minutes prior to application.
If only part of a kit is to be used add one volume of activator to 4 volumes of base. Measuring must be accurate and separate stirrers and containers used for proportioning each component.
abecote® 436 may be applied by brush, short-fibre roller or airless spray. Spraying would be through a tip of approximately 250 μm. abecote® 436 should not be applied if the ambient temperature is below 10°C. The curing reaction will not proceed at low temperature. If surfaces are not at least 2°C above the dew point a film of condensed moisture may be present. This will undermine adhesion of the coating.
Provide adequate ventilation during application and ensure that there are no sources of ignition in the vicinity.
10 to 12 m2/L (smooth surfaces).
Cleaning of Equipment
abe® super brush cleaner before setting.
Protection / Maintenance on Completion
Protect surface against traffic and spillage until cured. Most epoxies chalk and degrade in extensive sunlight.
Two-component solvent based epoxy resin floor coating. The coating will be abecote® 436; a two-component epoxy resin coating system applied in accordance with a.b.e.® recommendations.
abecote® 436 is supplied in 1L and 5L yield metal containers.
Handling & Storage
All abecote® 436 related products have a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry, cool store in the original, unopened packs. If stored at high temperatures and/or high humidity conditions, the shelf life may be reduced.
Health & Safety
Product safety information required for safe use is not included. Before handling, read product and safety data sheets and container labels for safe use, physical and health hazard information. The safety data sheet is available from your local a.b.e.® sales representative.
This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and howa.b.e.®productsare applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use ofa.b.e.®products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation or information given by the company.
Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.