CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER is a zero VOC, water clear, two-component, waterborne aliphatic polyaspartic polyurethane. This unique non-yellowing coating produces an exceptionally hard finish with high level abrasion and very good stain resistance. CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER remains non-chalking, has superior UV resistance, provides excellent long-lasting protection from many chemicals and offers superior wear through durability while producing no strong odors during application or curing.
CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER is an ideal protective finish coat for ROCK-TRED’s standard and decorative floor and wall systems. Its excellent durability and abrasion resistance makes CHEMTHANE WBP LOW LUSTER a perfect finish coat across industries such as pharmaceutical, healthcare, warehousing and manufacturing. This waterborne product is easy to apply, environmentally safe and meets all USDA/FDA guidelines for installation in federally inspected facilities.
CHEM-THANE WBP Low Luster is typically applied between 5-6 mils WFT unreduced or at approximately 4 mils WFT when fully reduced with 15% potable water.
|Volume mix ratio||Mix entire kit - do not split kit|
|Viscosity (mixed)||280 - 350 CPS Typical|
|Solids Content (%)||51% (ASTM D-2697)|
|Hardness||2H Pencil Hardness|
|VOC||0 g/l EPA method 24)|
|Application Temps||60° – 85° F|
|Gel time||35 minutes @ 75° F|
|Dry to Touch (recoat withcompatible products)||1-2 hours (min.) @ 75° F|
|Through Cure||2-4 hours @ @ 75° F|
|Open for light traffic/use||24 hours (min.) @ 75° F|
|Shelf Life||6 months in unopened containers|
Limitations & For Best Results
- Do not apply when Humidity exceeds 70% or when the substrate temperature is 5˚F above dew point and falling.
- Allow each coat to dry to completely prior to re-coat.
- If applying a 2nd coat, the first coat of CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER must be lightly sanded to promote inter-coat adhesion and the 2nd coat must be applied within 24 hours of completing the previous coat.
- May be applied directly to dry, prepared concrete, but an appropriate ROCK-TRED primer or base system is recommended.
- Do not apply this product heavier / thicker than the recommended spread rate / mil thickness or foaming or discoloration may occur.
- Do not split kits - full unit mixing is very critical to product performance.
- Do not entrain air when mixing or applying.
- Thinning with up to 15% clean water is recommended when applying to floors.
Apply via dip and roll using a 5/16” microfiber roller. Vertical applications may be made via airless sprayer and back rolling (contact ROCK-TRED for more information on spray applications). ROCK-TRED product test data is based on temperatures of 75˚F. Viscosity and working time are affected by temperatures – always consider the ambient, surface, and product temperature at the time and place of installation.
Color and Textures
CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER is manufactured in clear only. It is not recommended for use with ROCK-TRED Universal Colorants. Most ROCK-TRED products are available in a wide range of textures using an appropriate broadcast aggregate, but aggregate larger than 240 mesh may not remain in CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER under use. Approximately 1.42 pounds of ROCK-TRED’s 240 grit Aluminum Oxide powder may be added into 1 gallon of CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER at the time of mixing to increase abrasion resistance and the cured coating’s coefficient of friction. Adding AO powder will leave a superfine grain texture in the finish and will reduce light reflectivity. Repeatedly stirring the product during application to avoid the AO settling and then careful and even application is needed to avoid roller marks when AO powder has been added.
Always refer to ROCK-TRED’s chemical resistance chart for specific information on each product / system or contact ROCK-TRED directly.
DO NOT allow ROCK-TRED products to freeze. All ROCK-TRED products should be properly stored above the floor on pallets or shelves, and in an area that has a constant minimum temperature of 50˚F. SURFACE PREPARATION: Always apply ROCK-TRED products to a clean / sound substrate that is free of laitance, grease, oils, debris, and curing compounds. Concrete substrates should be cured for a minimum of 28 days prior to application of product [except as otherwise noted on the individual Product Data Sheet]. Whenever possible, remove existing coatings and/or flooring systems completely; if complete removal is not possible always perform tests to determine adhesion and compatibility to the existing flooring. Mechanical preparation by means of a diamond grinding machine to a minimum CSP-2 profile followed by application of an appropriate ROCK-TRED primer or base system is the best and recommended installation method for CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER applications. If the substrate is not properly prepared and the appropriate profile is not achieved, failure of the product to adhere to the substrate may occur.
Always apply ROCK-TRED products to a clean / sound substrate that is free of laitance, grease, oils, debris, and curing compounds. Concrete substrates should be cured for a minimum of 28 days prior to application of product [except as otherwise noted on the individual Product Data Sheet]. Whenever possible, remove existing coatings and/or flooring systems completely; if complete removal is not possible always perform tests to determine adhesion and compatibility to the existing flooring. Mechanical preparation by means of a diamond grinding machine to a minimum CSP-2 profile followed by application of an appropriate ROCK-TRED primer or base system is the best and recommended installation method for CHEM-THANE WBP LOW LUSTER applications, but this coating may be applied directly to the prepared concrete. If the substrate is not properly prepared and the appropriate profile is not achieved, failure of the product to adhere to the substrate may occur.
Application tools and equipment can be cleaned with soap and water immediately after use, or with solvent once the product has begun to cure.
Product containers will contain product residue and must be disposed of properly. Label warnings must be observed at all times. All containers must be disposed in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Always read and acquaint yourself with ROCK-TRED’s Product Data Sheet, SDS [safety data sheet], and product labels for each individual product prior to mixing and prior to use. For further assistance, product questions, additional information and/or unexpected or unusual installation conditions – contact your Area Sales Representative or ROCK-TRED directly for recommendations. Kit components are pre-measured for optimal performance. Catalyzation errors due to incorrect mixing in the field voids product warranty.
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