Deckote White - Gallon
DESCRIPTION: Safecoat DecKote is a unique waterborne coating for use on dimensionally stable decks including concrete, magnesite, walkways, breezeways and patios. Safecoat DecKote dries to a hard, tough coating yet contains no offensive solvents, fumes or odors. It dries quickly, cleans up with water and provides a tough monolithic film for lasting protection on properly prepared surfaces. Standard in white, colors available on special order.
USE ON: Concrete and magnesite. Also suitable for properly primed metal.
Unpainted concrete/magnesite: New surfaces should age thirty days before coating for best results. Scrub surface with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and water. Use 6 oz. of Super Clean per gallon of water. Triple rinse to assure residue is completely removed. Use water with some pressure. For the very best adhesion, acid etching may be required, followed by completely neutralizing the surface. Use extreme caution when working with acid.
Metal: Surfaces must be primed before applying Safecoat DecKote. Use a safer metal primer such as AFM MetalCoat.
APPLICATION: Always have adequate ventilation. Apply in two uniform coats. The surface should be completely dry before application. Before using, stir well, then apply as is, using a high quality nylon or synthetic bristle brush or roller of appropriate nap (1/4”-3/8” nap recommended). For spraying, reduce with up to 1/2 pint of water per gallon. Use an airless sprayer, minimum 2000 p.s.i., with a .015-.017 tip. Use a 60 mesh filter. Always use a painter’s mask when spraying. Do not apply on cold, damp days or when the air or surface temperature is below 55 degrees F. No thinning is required. A small amount of water may be added to help in the application of thinner coats.
COVERAGE: One gallon of Safecoat DecKote covers approximately 350 square feet in one coat depending on surface porosity.
CLEAN-UP: Clean tools and equipment while they are still wet with a solution of SafeChoice Super Clean and warm water. If Safecoat DecKote is allowed to harden on tools, it will be necessary to use lacquer thinner or stronger solvents.
DRYING / CURING TIME: Under normal conditions, Safecoat DecKote dries to touch in 4-8 hours. Allow 24 hours between coats.
WARNING: Surfaces can become slippery when wet with water, oil or grease. Safecoat DecKote can be supplied with an inert mineral aggregate additive to reduce slipperiness. The aggregate itself is available and can be added separately. For greater safety in traffic areas, particularly on steps and stairs, it is important that aggregate be added to product or sprinkled on first coat of Safecoat DecKote while it is still wet. This will assist in providing a slip-resistant surface.