Black Coal Tar Paint

provonite is a solvent-borne blend of coal tar.


provonite is a multi-purpose coating that retards the rusting of metal and the degradation of wood. For use on all structural steel, tanks and fences. It is not suitable for use with equipment in the food industry and should not come into contact with potable water.

  • Economical. 
  • Prevents rust. 
  • Prevents wood degrading. 
  • Easy to apply.
Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be clean, dry and sound.


No primer required.


Stir well before use. provonite may be thinned with Xylol.


A minimum two coats at approximately 6 m2/L per coat (this is dependent upon surface texture and porosity). 


provonite may be applied directly from the can by brush or roller.


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.

Typical Properties of Wet Material


1,12 g/cm3 




Thin liquid 



Typical Physical Properties During Application

 Drying time @ 25OC 

Touch dry: 6 hrs

Hard dry: 24 hrs (Depending on film thickness and surface) 

Typical Physical Properties of Dry Film


 Max. service temp.






Water tainting 

Taints water 




Model Specification

Solvent-based coal tar coating for the protection of steel and timber. 

The coating will be provonite, a one-component, solvent-based, coal tar compound applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals. The coating will have a density of 1,12 g/cm3


5L and 25L containers.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

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 sales representative.

Important Notice

This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavors 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 how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.

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