Protective Bitumen Paint

ravenol is a solvent borne bituminous based coating.


abe Construction Chemicals ravenol Applications


  • Protective coating for metallic and cementitious surfaces.
  • Suitable for drinking water tanks and piping.
  • Protective coating for vehicle chassis.
  • Economical.
  • Provides protection.
  • Easy-to-use.
  • Solvent based.
  • Good water resistance.
  • Non water tainting.
  • Chemical resistance: 10% ammonium hydroxide, 40% sodium hydroxide, 10% hydrochloric acid, 10% sulphuric acid, domestic bleach.
  • Maximum service temperature: Dry immersion 60 ºC.
Surface Preparation

Any surface to which ravenol is to be applied must be clean, mechanically sound and dry. Surfaces should be free of oil, grease, loose material and old paint.


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Bonding / Priming

No priming required.


Stir well before use. For spray application through conventional equipment, some 10 – 15% by volume dilution with white spirits or turpentine substitute will be needed.  If used in a dipping bath, the viscosity should be reduced to some 20 sec BSB4.


abe Construction Chemicals ravenol Properties


8 – 10 m2/L on smooth surfaces. Minimum of two coats must be applied.

Typical (brushed) dft/coat (steel): 50 µm.

Wet film thickness at above: 100 µm


ravenol can be applied by brush, spray or dipping. ravenol may be applied directly from the container.

Minimum requirements for airless application – 23:1 airless pump such as the Graco Monarch with 5 – 6 bar inlet air pressure.

Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.
Protection / Maintenance on completion



1 L, 5 L and 25 L containers.

Handling & Storage

Shelf life of 24 months, but shorter if in extreme conditions.  Keep tightly sealed in a dry cool place in the original packaging


Fire resistance of wet material: Flammable.

Toxicity: Solvents are toxic.

Ventilate working area well during application and drying.  Avoid flames in vicinity. Always wear gloves when working with the material and avoid excessive inhalation and skin contact.  If material is splashed in the eye, wash with plenty of clean water and seek medical attention.

Cured ravenol is inert and harmless.

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.® Construction Chemicals branch.