The applications for Antel PoolCoat System 10 are extensive and it can be used virtually anywhere, including concrete, marble or masonry requires protection or waterproofing. Provides a long lasting, great looking surface.
Antel PoolCoat System 10 is a three coat system, described as a 'PACK', consisting of two coats of colour, e.g. Aqua Blue, White, York Stone and one coat of clear, acting as a top coat to protect and seal the underlining colour while adding increased gloss, chalk resistance, chemical resistance and further enhancement of a 'smooth feel' finish.
A 'Pack' is supplied as 2 x 5 litres of colour and 1 x 3 litre of clear top coat. This will cover 35 m2 in 3 coats. Therefore as an illustration, if you have a 70 m2 pool area, then you require '2 Packs'.
The formulated epoxy resin technology used is the result of decades of experience in formulating, testing, manufacturing and supplying high spec, high tech products for easy and safe application, tailored for their specific environment and PoolCoat System 10 is no exception. Antel PoolCoat System 10 possesses most of the properties of conventional epoxy resins with many additional advantages, particularly its tolerance of damp application conditions, chemical resistance, prolonged UV stability and overall durability. It is applied as easy as ordinary emulsion paint and dries quickly to form a tough, easily cleaned coating, providing a waterproof barrier. The coating is non toxic, resistant to oil, and most mild chemicals. Subsequent over coating can be carried out after the original surface has been thoroughly degreased and cleaned.
The scope of applications for Antel PoolCoat System 10 is extensive and it can be used virtually anywhere that concrete or masonry requires protection or waterproofing.
Supplied as a 'pack' - 2 x 5 litres of colour and 1 x 3 litre of clear top coat.
The maintenance pack includes 2 x 1 litres of colour and 1 x 1 litre of clear top coat.
Depending on the substrate, coverage is approximately 35 square metres per 5 litres on a non porous, smooth surface. With rougher and more porous surfaces the coverage is reduced.
Although Antel PoolCoat System 10 will over coat some other finishes and paints, the best results are achieved when surfaces are clean and free of other finishes/coatings. Sanding and grit blasting are effective ways for removing paints, coatings and stains
All voids and surface imperfections must be carefully filled especially when using Antel PoolCoat System 10 Clear.
All leaks must be stopped using Antel Water Stop, Antel Epoxy Putty or Antel SBR Bonding Agent as appropriate. Damp substrates are acceptable but not to the point of saturation. Where damp or wet surfaces exist constantly, seek technical advice. Concrete substrates and cement based renders must be fully cured.
For pools that are already painted make good the surface and then sand and clean the existing paint or coating to ensure a sound base.
Particular attention should be made to degreasing surfaces before application.
The performance of the coating can be impaired if the following instructions are not strictly adhered to.
Stir the contents of the larger tin marked 'A Pack'. Pour the entire contents of the smaller container, marked 'B Pack' into the larger container making sure to scrape out as much as possible and mix thoroughly, using a mechanical mixer. A drill and paddle are ideal for this. When the mix is complete it is advisable to mix for a further 2-3 minutes to ensure complete dispersion of the 2 components.
The material is now ready to apply immediately to the prepared areas.
NOTE: - Because the coating is a chemically engineered system with two components which react, the coating has a pot life duration. The pot life is the time the applicator has to apply the coating before it becomes unusable. The pot life for this coating is 1.5 hours at 20°C. Warmer temperatures will reduce the pot life of the coating. Cease to apply the coating when application feels 'sticky' or the coating does not apply evenly. Once mixed, it is only possible to apply a single coat. Do not attempt to return to the mix to apply a second coat.
WARNING – DO NOT APPLY IN TEMPERATURES BELOW 10 °C
Once mixed Antel PoolCoat System 10 should be applied immediately. Application can be by brush, roller or spray, depending on the situation and extent of the works, in much the same manner as conventional emulsion paints. Apply the 1st and 2nd coloured coats with a good quality medium pile emulsion roller. Apply the 3rd Clear Sealer Coat with a Low thickness Foam Roller.
Note: The Clear Sealer Coat is used to protect the Coloured Coats. Failure to apply the Clear Sealer Coat over the entire pool will result in the unprotected colour coat fading - please click here for an example.
Antel can supply a special roller Application Kit. It contains the following products to make sure that your Pool or Pond gets the perfect application:
• Two Antel Medium Pile Rollers
• One Antel Foam Roller for the 3rd Sealer Coat
• One set of Disposable Application Clothing
• One Antel Roller Frame
Very Important information for user:
Apply the clear coat using a FOAM ROLLER. Apply sparingly. Do not over load the roller. Application in this way will ensure there are no paint 'runs' and full area/coverage is achieved. It cannot be sprayed. Once the clear coat is mixed, it should be poured in to at least two roller trays to maintain pot life and applied immedietely.
A three coat system is adequate for all but the most porous surfaces. In the case of a very porous substrate, a first priming coat of Antel PoolCoat System 10 Primer should be used followed by 2 coloured coats and 1 sealer coat.
8. DRYING & CURING
At 20°C and with reasonable ventilation, the coating is touch dry in 8 hours and hard dry in 24 hours. Therefore, following sound preparation, mix and apply the first coat of colour. Allowing a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 48 hours to dry, apply the second coat of colour. Again, Allowing a minimum of 24 hours and a maximum of 48 hours to dry, apply the third coat of Clear Sealer. This is important as it aids in the bonding of one coat to another and is considered good practice.
Do not apply subsequent coats of PoolCoat System 10 if the previous coat is 'tacky' to the touch or if the coating has been damaged by rain. Seek advice before continuing by calling Antel's Technical Dept.
In order to get the best possible adhesion, and Pot Life duration; (see Note) it is best to apply the coating in the morning when the temperature is cooler.
Finally, once all 3 coats have been applied, allow a minimum of 3 – 7 days for full cure to take place. Wash the pool down and drain. Then fill and treat as per manufacturer/Supplier instructions for treating your pool.
9. TECHNICAL DATA
Test Data @20°C:
Pot Life 1-1.5 hours
Touch dry 8 - 10 hours
Inter coat Period 24 – 48 hours
Foot traffic 24- 48 hours
Full Cure 3 – 7 days
Application Thickness 70 microns per coat
Ideal application temperature 15-20°C
Coverage 7 - 8m² per litre
% solids W/W 68
Viscosity @20°C spindle 3 20rpm 9.0 Pa.s
Specific Gravity @ 20°C 1.4
Maximum humidity for application 80%
Store in a cool, dry and frost free area in original containers. Protect from freezing. Keep out of the reach of children. A shelf life in excess of 12 months can be expected for unopened containers kept in the above conditions.
11. CLEANING EQUIPMENT
When using spray equipment a thorough rinsing with cold water every hour will prevent a buildup of cured material. Brushes and rollers should be washed with cold water and detergent and rinsed thoroughly in cold water.
Application equipment used to apply the 3rd Clear Sealer Coat should not be cleaned with water, but simply allowed to cure/harden and then disposed of.
12. HEALTH & SAFETY
Antel PoolCoat System 10 is much safer to handle than other resin systems; however, it is recommended that all skin contact is avoided and that if contact is made, are washed immediately with soap and warm water. It is advisable to use a barrier cream and gloves when applying.
FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE REFER TO HEALTH & SAFETY DATA SHEET.
A Note from Antel
We make every attempt to provide as much information as possible on the mixing and application of Antel's PoolCoat System 10. However, if there is something you are not sure of, or if you have a particular request or problem, please don't hesitate to contact us, we will only be too happy to help. Antel is committed to providing a superior before and after sales service.