Aqua Prime

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$32.00

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  • Cost From

    $0.40 per m2

  • Re-Coat

    12 hrs

  • UV Stable

    Yes

  • Coverage

    6-8m2 per ltr

  • Coats

    1

  • Equipment

    Roller/Broom

  • Dilution

    Yes 1-9

  • Clean Up

    Water

Features

  • Water-based primer/sealer concentrate
  • Penetrates concrete and masonry surfaces
  • Forms a barrier to eliminate sink back of subsequent top coats
  • Fast-drying & non flammable
  • Odourless & biodegradable

 

*Used as a primer for the following Right Choice products:

12L Non-Slip Paint

10L Water Based Epoxy Floor Coating System

Decorative Polymer Flake Epoxy Floor Coating Kit

Product Description

Aqua Prime is a water based acrylic concentrate designed for use as a primer under the Right Choice Non Slip Paint, Water Based Epoxy or the Epoxy Flake Flooring Kit. It is a water based primer that is used to penetrate concrete and masonry surfaces and form a barrier to eliminate sink back of subsequent top coats. Aqua Prime can be used on plain concrete, concrete pavers, sandstone and limestone.

Ideal For

  • Epoxy Flake Flooring Kit
  • Water Based Epoxy
  • Non-Slip Paint

Coverage Rates

The concentrate is mixed with water at a 1:9 ratio. Hence, 1 litre of concentrate is enough primer for 60m2 – 80m2 of substrate (porosity dependent).

Coverage rates will be determined by how porous the concrete is (how easily water soaks in). The easier and quicker that water soaks in, the more porous the concrete is and the more product you will use.

Surface Porosity

  • Ensure the concrete has sufficient porosity for the sealer to penetrate.
  • Dip a finger into a glass of water and apply 2-3 drops to the surface.
  • Time the amount of time it takes for the water to soak into the concrete.
  • For sufficient porosity to apply a sealer, this should be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Repeat the test over multiple sections of the concrete substrate.
  • If under 90 seconds then the concrete has sufficient porosity for application of the sealer.
  • If longer than 90 seconds, then it may be necessary to either acid wash or diamond grind the concrete to open it up and create the required porosity.

Quantity Estimator

Enter the dimensions of your surface area to estimate how many tins of product you may need:

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* The estimated number of tins is based on the average coverage per square metre and is to be used as a guide only, as there are many variables when estimating (ie, porosity). Please ensure you check your calculations as Right Choice Coatings cannot be held responsible if the incorrect quantity.

Information Guides

  1. Download: Technical Data Sheet
  2. Download: Preparation Guide

PREPARATION:

Surface Porosity

  • Ensure the concrete has sufficient porosity for the primer to penetrate.
  • Dip a finger into a glass of water and apply 2-3 drops to the surface.
  • Time the amount of time it takes for the water to soak into the concrete.
  • For sufficient porosity to apply a sealer, this should be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Repeat the test over multiple sections of the concrete substrate.
  • If under 90 seconds then the concrete has sufficient porosity for application of the sealer.
  • If longer than 90 seconds, then it may be necessary to either acid wash or diamond grind the concrete to open it up and create the required porosity.

Moisture

  • The substrate must be dry and free from any rising moisture.
  • Ideally use a concrete moisture meter to determine the moisture content. If this is not available, proceed using the method below.
  • To test for moisture, cut a piece of thick black plastic into 1m².
  • Ensure that it is free from any tears or pinholes (this would render the test useless).
  • Attach the plastic to a section of the substrate (repeat in other areas) & duct tape the edges.
  • It is important that the plastic is completely sealed around all edges and free from holes.
  • After 24 hours, remove the plastic. If the concrete has darkened or there is condensation under the plastic, then the concrete is not sufficiently dry to apply a sealer or coating.
  • If the substrate is not dry enough then either wait a few more days & repeat the test or it may be necessary to use a concrete moisture barrier. Contact Right Choice for advice.

Contamination

  • All substrates must be clean and free of contamination i.e. oil, grease, bird droppings etc.
  • Many of these contaminates are easily removed using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner.
  • In some cases it may be necessary to use a concrete grinder or a light acid wash.
  • Basically, if water does not penetrate through the contamination then neither will a sealer or a coating.

Acid Etching

  • If required, the concrete can be lightly acid etched prior to sealing. This will help to remove any contamination and create a more porous surface.
  • Use extreme caution and safe handling methods when using hydrochloric acid.
  • Dilute the hydrochloric acid with water at a rate of 10% (1 part acid to 10 parts water).
  • Apply the diluted solution evenly to the surface using a watering can.
  • Allow the acid to bubble on the concrete for up to 15 mins.
  • Once the bubbling has ceased, thoroughly hose the surface off (abide by local laws for disposal).
  • Neutralise the surface using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (highly alkaline). Allow the surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

APPLICATION:

Aqua Prime only requires 1 coat and can be applied by brush, roller, broom, or pump up sprayer, however the best results are achieved using a roller. Aqua Prime can be poured directly onto the surface or into a roller tray. Ensure the entire surface it wet, avoid applying the primer/sealer too thick or having it pool on the surface.

Allow the primer to completely touch dry before applying a subsequent sealer or coating. A minimum of 3 hours drying time is required, weather dependent.

Ensure that the subsequent sealer or coating is applied within 12 hours of the initial application of the Aqua Prime. The surface must be completely dry before applying any topcoat. Please consult the relevant TDS for topcoat application details.

Specifications

Product Name: Aqua Prime

Material: Water-based primer/sealer

Pack Size: 1 Litre

1 review for Aqua Prime

  1. Ana

    Great product! Thank you

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