Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 27.06.2013)

Akvacoat Epoxy Paint

M1 classified two-component waterborne epoxy paint.
Product features

Two-component waterborne epoxy paint, suitable for new and old untreated concrete floors in addition to concrete floors previously painted with epoxy coatings. Akvacoat is also suitable for application to interior concrete that is not flooring, brick and mineral board surfaces.

Recommended uses
Industrial, repairshop and storage floors, which are subject to light mechanical and chemical stress. Also suitable for floors of garages, balconies, cellars, etc. Only for professional use.

The paint is suitable for interior floors The paint is glossy The paint is water-borne Tool: roller Tool: brush Työväline: teräslasta
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
A and CP
Colour Range
Tikkurila Floor Paint colour card
Gloss grade

Priming 5 - 7 m2/l

Finishing 7 - 10 m2/l

The practical coverage is depending on the roughness and absorption capacity of the surface.

Can sizes
0.9 l, 2,7 l, 9 l (content of double cans in total)
Mixing ratio
3:1 (by volume)
Plastic part, tintable: 3 volume parts
Hardener: 1 volume part
Application method
Brush, roller or spatula.
Pot-life (+23°C)
Approx. 1 hour
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Dust dry after 6 hours, recoatable after 16 hours, fully hardened after 7 days.
Solids volume
Approx. 60 %
1.3 kg/l, ready to use compound, ISO 2811
Protect from frost.
Product code
101_6001/203 008_4041

Application conditions
The relative humidity of the concrete must be less than 97 %. During painting and drying, the temperature of the air, surface and paint should be at least +15ºC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
New concrete surfaces:
Remove the laitance layer from new concrete surfaces by surface sanding or by hydrochloric acid pickling. Remove laitance dust carefully after sanding. Do the pickling with thinned hydrochloric acid solution (1 part concentrated hydrochloric acid, 4 parts water). Rinse carefully with water.

The substrate has to be dry, firm and solid before finishing.

Old concrete floors:
Clean the floor and remove grease, oil, chemicals and other impurities with Tikkurila Maalipesu Cleaning Agent by sanding or blast-cleaning. Remove old loose paint film by sanding. Open cracks, holes and hollows until sound concrete with e.g. edge grinder. Remove loose material and dust. Fill cracks, opened hollows and holes with e.g. a cement based filler or with an epoxy filler. Sand the filled spots to the same level as the surrounding surface before painting.
The components are mixed mechanically and separately 1-2 minutes before adding the B-part into the A-part. Add the hardener to the paint (3:1 by volume) and mix using a paint mixer attached to a power drill (mixing time approx. 3-5 min). Use a slow rotation speed. Careless mixing or an incorrect mixing ratio may put the work at risk. Prime with Akvacoat epoxy paint diluted 30-40 % with water. The thinner is added into the ready compound and mixed carefully. Finishing can be done at the earliest 16 hours after priming. The finishing paint can be diluted with water max. 10-35 %.
Non-Slip treatment: Improve grip on painted surfaces by adding Non-Slip Agent to Akvacoat Epoxy Paint. Begin by applying the first coat normally according to instructions. When it is dry enough to withstand walking (within 24 hrs), apply a non-slip coating as follows: Dilute Akvacoat Epoxy Paint with 20 vol-% water. Mix thoroughly with a paint blender and electric drill. Add 1 can (0.3 l) of Non-Slip powder to 10 litres Akvacoat Epoxy Paint. Mix thoroughly with a paint blender and power drill. With a short-pile roller, apply the “non-slip paint” to the entire floor area or parts of it marked off with tape. If the non-slip treatment appears insufficient, improve it by applying a new coat after 2 hours drying time. Note that during application, thick coats of paint will not dry properly, but will instead remain in a jelly-like form.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water and synthetic cleaning agent. Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner) is recommended to be used for cleaning a bit hardened paint from tools.
Maintenance instructions
The painted surface will achieve its final durability and chemical resistance after 2 weeks. Avoid cleaning during this time. Clean the surface with a brush, mop or cloth. Very dirty surfaces can be cleaned with cleaning equipment moistened with neutral (pH 6-8) detergent.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(Cat A/j) 140g/l(2010).
Akvacoat contains VOC max. 140 g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Hardener: Contains: epoxy resin (bisphenol A and F, mw < 700); oxirane, mono[(C12-14-alkyloxy)methyl] derivatives. Warning. Causes serious eye irritation. Causes skin irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Avoid breathing vapor. Wear protective gloves/ clothing and eye/ face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. Avoid release to the environment. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. Plastic part: Contains: oxirane, reaction products with ammonia, N-benzyl derivative; polyoxypropylenediamine. Danger. Causes serious eye damage. Causes skin irritation. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Contains 2,4,6-tris(dimethylaminomethyl)phenol. May produce an allergic reaction. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. Avoid release to the environment. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician. A Material Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety Data Sheet - Akvacoat 100 plastic part


Avoid spillage into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste. Ympäristöseloste
Hardener: 9 III Plastic part: not classified
sre180815 / akk200815 / lwi250308 / 1016001-620

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Kuninkaalantie 1
FI-01300 Vantaa
EN 1504-2:2004
Product for protection and repair of concrete structures – Coating
Abrasion resistance
< 3000 mg
Resistance to severe chemical attack
Class II
Permeability to CO2
CO2sD > 50 m
Water absorption
w < 0,1 kg/m²∙h0,5
Impact resistance
Class I: ≥ 4 Nm
Release of dangerous substances
Permeability to water vapour
Class I, sD < 5 m
Adhesion strength by pull off test
≥ 2,0 N/mm²
Reaction to fire