Acrylic primer for self-levelling screeds

abeprime SLC acrylic primer is an acrylic emulsion-based primer for abescreed SLC cement-based self-levelling screeds.


For priming concrete screed sub-floors and impermeable surfaces (tiles and terrazzo) prior to the application of abescreed SLCP self-levelling screeds.



• Improves adhesion to substrate

• Reduces surface absorbency

• Seals the substrate, preventing air bubbles migrating to the surface of the screed

Temperature & Relative Humidity

Do not apply primer if humidity is in excess of 85% @ 21 ºC or 75% @ 10 ºC.

Do not apply primer if the substrate temperature is at least 3 ºC (5 ºC is better) above dew point.

Surface Preparation

The base must be a firm and thoroughly cleaned concrete or screed. For a high degree of bond in heavily trafficked areas, use enclosed shot-blasting or grinding. All residues must be removed including vacuum cleaning to provide a dry, dustfree, open textured surface free from excessive laitance, old adhesives and other contamination. Densely troweled concrete surfaces should be similarly prepared to ensure good adhesion.

Impermeable surfaces such as tiles and terrazzo are to be abraded (diamond grinder) to remove any seals or polishes and thoroughly vacuum cleaned.


It is always advisable to give the product a thorough stir prior to application.


Apply by brush or roller at the coverage rate provided to totally cover the area. Two coats are normally required for application to concrete and to other self-levellers.

On non-absorbent surfaces, apply by roller and one coat may suffice. Brush out thoroughly to ensure full wetting of the surface. Allow the primer to dry between coats, typically by leaving it overnight but the first coat might dry in 1 to 3 hours dependent on absorbency of the base, temperature and relative humidity.

Note: Do not allow the primer to pond and ensure that it is completely dry before the application of the screed.


5 m2 per litre per coat (0.2 litres/m2).

Two coats are recommended, for non-absorbent surface one coat may suffice.

Cleaning of Equipment

Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned with water immediately after use and before material has dried. Dried material can be removed using abe® super brush cleaner.

Model Specification

abeprime SLC acrylic primer to be supplied by a.b.e.®. Installation should be carried out by a suitably qualified applicator.


abeprime SLC acrylic primer is supplied in containers of:

5 L (Code: 50113005) and

25 L (Code: 50113025)

Handling & Storage

Stored unopened in dry conditions at 5 – 25°C, the shelf life will be 12 months minimum. Do not expose to frost.

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.

Important Note

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 accept any liability for application – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied.

Further Information

Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total

a.b.e.® has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over the years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction