Black bituminous paint

ravenol is a solvent-borne bituminous based coating.


  • Protective coating for metallic and cementitious surfaces
  • Suitable for drinking water tanks and piping
  • Protective coating for vehicle chassis
  • Economical
  • Provides protection
  • Easy to apply
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

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.


Practical coverage for estimating purposes: 8 m2/L depending upon surface texture and porosity. Where ravenol is applied to concrete 5°C to 40°C or other cementitious surfaces, the coverage will depend upon the porosity of the surface but will probably average about 4 m2/L.

Typical Physical Properties of Wet Material
Density (typical) 0,92 g/cm3
Colour Black
Finish Initially glossy Dulls on weathering
Flash point 38°C
Dilution White spirits or turps substitute
Consistency Medium viscosity liquid
Toxicity Solvents are toxic
Typical Physical Properties
Volume solids (typical) 50%
Fire resistance of wet film Flammable
Typical (brushed) dft/coat on steel 50 μm
Theoretical coverage for above dft 10m2/L on smooth surface
Wet film thickness at above 100 μm
Recommended no. of coats 2 coats minimum
Drying time @ 25 °C

Touch dry: 1 hour

Hard dry: 24 hours

Overcoating time @ 25 °C Minimum 2 hours
Typical Physical Properties of Dry Film

Maximum service temp

Dry Immersion

60 ºC 60 ºC
Weather resistance Chalks when exposed to sunlight
Distilled water resistance Good
Water resistance Good
Water tainting Non tainting
Solvent resistance Non resistant
Chemical resistance


10% ammonium hydroxide,

40% sodium hydroxide,

10% hydrochloric acid,

10% sulphuric acid and

domestic bleach


Application by brush, spray or dip. ravenol may be applied directly from the can. If used in a dipping bath, the bath should be as narrow as possible to present minimum surface area to the atmosphere and thus reduce volatile loss.

ravenol has limited corrosion inhibitive properties when applied to iron or steel.

Note: 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.

Temperature & Relative Humidity

Application temperature range: 5°C to 40°C 

Model Specification

Bituminous coating for steel. 

The coating will be ravenol, a one component, solvent-based, coating applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals. The coating will have a density of 0,92 g/cm3.


1L, 5L and 25L containers.

Handling & Storage

This product has a shelf life of 24 months from date of manufacture if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging and under cover. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.

Health & Safety

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. 

Important Notice

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