A solvent-borne, bituminous black paint.
Leaking roof? Want to damp proof a wall? Or need to protect metal from water and rust? Then why not try our BITUMEN PAINT.
This great product has a wide variety of uses as it provides an effective waterproof, weatherproof, chemical and corrosion resistant protective coating.
It is solvent-based, fast drying and can be used to protect numerous materials including ferrous and non-ferrous metals, concrete, roofing felt, fibre/cement,corrugated iron, asphalt and wood. It is also often used as a primer or sealant on rough, porous or friable surfaces when using flashing tape to ensure a good seal. In addition, since Bitumen Paint forms an odourless and taint-free film it can even be used on drinking water tanks.
This fantastic, easy to use, straight from the can product dries to a black finish in just 6 hours (depending on temperature and conditions).
Shelf Life: Minimum of 5 years under good storage conditions in original unopened containers.
Most Suited For:
- Metal protection: corrugated iron sheds, fire escapes, stairways, ladders, storage tanks, gutters, down-pipes, fences, railings, gates, etc.
- Protecting drinking water tanks.
- Providing a protective and waterproof coating for concrete structures, stone, brick, concrete screeds and sand/cement surfaces.
Not Suited For: Do not use over tar based products or if surface temperatures can rise above 65°C.
Required H&S Products:
- PVC or Nitrile Gloves.
- Safety Goggles / Glasses.
- Thoroughly clean surfaces to be treated.
- Surfaces to be treated must be completely free of water.
- Bitumen paint is supplied ready for use.
- Apply at least two coats by brush or spray allowing each coat to dry before applying the next coat.
This is only a short overview on how to use the product and does not cover all the necessary points. Therefore, please click the 'Product Information Sheet' link below for more information.
- Flammable: Keep away from sources of ignition including pilot lights and sparks.
- Skin Contact: Contains solvents that cause de-fatting of the skin and, in extreme circumstances, dermatitis. Avoid contact by careful working and use of a barrier cream on hands, arms and other exposed areas or wear gloves. Remove skin contamination immediately with a proprietary hand cleaner and wash with soap and water.
- Eye Contact: Avoid contact. Could have an irritating effect in the event of accidental contact, wash eyes immediately with clean water for 15 minutes and obtain medical attention.
- Inhalation: Contains solvent. Stand upwind of the work to avoid inhalation. Switch off all working ventilation inlets prior to using this material; leave covered until there is no odour of the solvent in the vicinity. In the event of discomfort as a result of inhalation move person to fresh air. If discomfort persists seek medical advice.
- Oral Ingestion: With proper handling this should not occur. The possibility can be minimised by not consuming food in the working environment and by washing hands thoroughly before eating, drinking or smoking.
- Spillage: Spilt material should be mopped up immediately with an inert absorbent material, such as sand, and disposed of in accordance with regulations.
Please click link below for a more in-depth safety analysis.
How should I clean my tools after using the Bitumen Paint?
You can clean tools or any spills with paraffin (kerosene) or white spirit.
How long does it take for the Bitumen Paint to dry?
It takes approximately 6 hours depending on the drying conditions.
Can I thin the Bitumen Paint?
No, our Bitumen Paint is sold as a ready to use product.
How many coats of Bitumen Paint should I apply?
You need to apply a minimum of 2 coats.
Does Bitumen Paint provide a matt or gloss finish?
Our Bitumen Paint weathers to a matt black finish.
Can I paint over the Bitumen Paint?
No, this product cannot be directly overcoated with conventional oil based paints. However, potentially, you could use a primer before painting over the Bitumen coating but you would need to discuss with the paint manufacturer which primer would work best.
Can I use Bitumen Paint to waterproof my pond?
No, this paint is not suitable for use in fish ponds. Why not try our Hydrobloc+ Tanking instead.
What is Bitumen Paint typically used for?
This product is generally used for metal protection (corrugated iron sheds, fire escapes, stairways, ladders, storage tanks, gutters, down-pipes, fences, railings, gates etc.), protecting drinking water tanks and providing a protective coating for concrete structures, stone, brick, concrete screeds and sand/cement surfaces.
How should I prepare metal surfaces before using Bitumen Paint?
If you are painting metal with a bitumen coating you will first need to remove any rust with a wire brush. Where long term protection is required, an initial treatment of a rust inhibitive product such as red lead or zinc phosphate should also be used.
When should I use Bitumen Primer?
If you are painting Bitumen Paint onto concrete or stone you should also buy Bitumen primer. Since these surfaces are porous the primer will help with the ease of application and also increase the effectiveness of the Paint.
Standard delivery rates and times apply for this product.