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CCS Armourthane is a two part high solids, high build, modified, solvent based polyurethane sealer coating formulated to provide a smooth hard wearing surface for concrete.

CCS Armourthane contains special ingredients to provide an attractive, clear, non-yellowing finish with durability, flexibility and excellent chemical, stain and wear resistance.

Available in Gloss (Standard Product) and Satin when CCS PU Flatting Additive is added.

Recommended Uses
  • Domestic and retail flooring
  • CCS Platinum Polished or Honed concrete system
  • Final coating over the CCS Galaxy Epoxy Coating System
  • Garage and workshop floors
  • An anti-graffiti coating on concrete and rendered walls
  • Warehouse and factory floors
  • High traffic areas
  • Exposed and decorative concrete in domestic situations.
  • Restaurants and Café’s
  • Brick and block walls
  • Commercial Kitchens
  • Cool rooms
  • Car Parks
Performance Properties
AppearanceLiquid
ColourLight Straw Coloured
FinishGloss
Volume Solids45% Gloss; 40% Satin
Specific GravityApprox. 0.98 @ 25ºC 
Drying Time Gloss#2.5 hours @ 25ºC 65% RH
Drying Time Matt#6 hours @ 25OC 65% RH
Re-coat Time#4 - 24 hours @ 25ºC 65% RH
Full Cure#7 days @ 25ºC 65% RH
Performance Properties: Note

These times depend upon relative humidity, air circulation, temperature and film thickness. Actual times will vary according to combinations of these variables.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces to be treated should be clean and structurally sound. All previous coatings, adhesives, efflorescence or laitance should be removed by mechanical grinding or abrasive blast cleaning, high pressure water blasting, mechanical scrubbing or other suitable means.

Existing Concrete

To ensure all surface contaminants are removed, apply CCS HD Degreaser or CCS Citric Cleaner to the surface, removing any oil stains. Scrub the surface with auto scrubbing equipment or use a high pressure water cleaner to remove contaminants, ensuring all traces of the degreaser are thoroughly removed.

Holes, non-structural cracks and other surface deformities should be repaired using CCS Epoxy Repair Kit in accordance with the technical data sheets.

Over New Concrete

Fresh concrete should be left to cure for a minimum of 28 days prior to application of sealer.

Remove all oil, grease and dirt using CCS HD Degreaser, then thoroughly wash the surface using auto scrubbing equipment or a commercial high pressure water cleaner.

Where efflorescence or laitance is present, a mild wash using CCS Citric Cleaner.

Use CCS Citric Cleaner as per the label and data sheet instructions.

Resealing CCS Armourthane

Remove all dirt and dust from the surface using HD Degreaser. Re-application of the product requires surfaces previously sealed with CCS Armourthane to be lightly grinded or sanded to provide an adequate ‘key’ for the new sealer.

Apply one undiluted coat of sealer as per guidelines. Allow the surface to cure for at least 24 hours before subjecting it to pedestrian traffic, and 96 hours before allowing light vehicular traffic over it. Allow five to seven days before subjecting the surface to chemical attack or severe abrasion.

Application Guidelines

All concrete surfaces must be thoroughly dry before applying any sealer.

CCS Armourthane should be applied with a good quality roller or brush.

  1. Premix Part A and Part B of the kit separately to form a homogeneous paste.
  2. Join the two components by mixing one part of Part B with three parts of Part A. Mix thoroughly for a minimum of five minutes until well blended. Then allow the product to sit for five minutes before applying it to the surface.
    For a Satin finish, mix 1 litre of CCS PU Flatting Additive into the combined mixture (Part A +B).
    Note: Only mix as much as might be used within the pot life of the product (i.e. the pot life of the product is approximately 45 minutes to one hour depending on climatic conditions).
  3. Avoid trapping air during mixing as this may cause later ‘pin holing’ in the coating during application

Apply the first coat of CCS Armourthane at the rate of 6m2/litre on smooth concrete and 6m2/litre for Galaxy Flake Floors in a uniform manner to ensure adequate cover and a smooth finish. The first coat of CCS Armourthane can be diluted 5–10% with CCS Armourthane Solvent for very dense substrates.

For smooth surfaces such as honed concrete a lamb’s wool or mohair roller are the best application tools. When applying the product, it is important to maintain an even wet edge with the least amount of agitation or aeration.

Do not work the coating excessively or apply the coating too thick as this may result in air bubbles being trapped and a soft cloudy film.

Allow the first coat to dry for a minimum of three to four hours dependant on climatic conditions before applying the second coat.

Apply the second coat of CCS Armourthane at the rate of 8m2/litre on smooth concrete and 8m2/litre for Galaxy Flake Floors and allow to dry overnight. The second coat should be applied undiluted at right angles to the previous coat.

For commercial and other high traffic areas a third coat is recommended.

Allow the surface to cure for at least 24 hours before subjecting it to pedestrian traffic, and 96 hours before allowing light vehicular traffic over it. Allow five to seven days before subjecting the surface to chemical attack or severe abrasion.

Decorative and Polished Concrete

Apply two coats of CCS Armourthane at right angles to each other.

To reduce the wear and tear of CCS Armourthane we recommend that our sealer polish system, CCS Sheen, be applied. (See Technical Data Sheet for further information.)

CCS Armourthane should be allowed to cure for a minimum of 24 hours before applying CCS Sheen.

Precautions

CCS Armourthane should not be applied to surfaces subject to hydro static pressure or rising dampness. Prior to using CCS Armourthane the manufacturer should be consulted if the following conditions exist:

  • The concrete substrate is porous or in poor condition
  • The surface is subjected to unusually cold conditions (i.e. below 10ºC)
  • The surface is above ambient temperatures whilst in service (e.g. floors subjected to hot or boiling water)
  • The floor is subjected to severe chemical attack.
Appropriate Surface Texture

As a general statement, the application of a coating to concrete will reduce the existing slip resistance of that surface. Consequently, care must be taken before sealing concrete to ensure that the surface texture has sufficient profile to provide adequate traction. To aid traction, mix a satchel of CCS Sealer Grip additive into the sealer prior to application of the final coat. However, as the sealer wears, the traction additives will also diminish in effectiveness.

CCS Glass Beads can also be added to aid traction. CCS Glass Beads should be applied during the application of the first coat by casting it onto the surface in a uniform manner. A second coat of CCS Armourthane should then be applied over the glass beads.

Tyre Resistance

* Note: If there is friction between the tyre and the floor surface, a black mark sometimes appears.

This is a residue of carbon black which is a filler in rubber tyres that has been deposited onto the floor surface and is the result of a mechanical action and deposition.

However, yellow to brown stains can occur after certain types of tyre have been in direct contact with a light  coloured floor coating over a period of time.

This stain is due to the presence of one or more additives used in the manufacture of certain tyres. The tendency and extent of the tyre to stain will depend on both the type of tyre and the type of floor coating.

Armourthane has proven over field service life to display good tyre stain resistance properties to the majority of tyre brands. However, due to potential choices of sub-coatings and extremes in weather and drying conditions during the curing of the floor coating, it is recommended not to leave car tyres directly in contact with the floor for a minimum 7 days after application and then no longer than overnight for another two weeks.

If a vehicle is to be left in contact with the floor for extended periods of time (i.e. greater than 4 weeks), place a mat or other material (not made of rubber) on the floor area where the tyre is most likely to rest to prevent the tyre from making contact with the floor coating.

Clean Up

Clean all equipment immediately with CCS Armourthane Solvent. Cured material can be removed using CCS Enviro Stripper or by mechanical means.

Storage

Protect containers from physical damage. Store in a cool, dry well-ventilated location away from any area where the fire hazard may be acute. Avoid excessive heat, ignition sources and contamination with dirt and other foreign materials. Avoid contamination or inappropriate mixing with strong oxidising agents, peroxides, strongly caustic materials and metal corrosion products including rust. Store away from foodstuffs. Keep containers closed at all times.

Fire Safety

CCS Armourthane is a flammable liquid.

Contact with strong oxidisers may cause fire. Sensitive to static discharge. DO NOT smoke or use any ignition devices near the product.

Features and Benefits
  • Non yellowing formula
  • Can be used internally and externally
  • Maintains an adequate wet edge
  • Levels well and has excellent bubble release
  • Excellent adhesion to most substrates
  • Durable and easily maintained with good resistance to most chemicals and solvents
  • Clear finish ideal for honed concrete
  • Provides an attractive gloss or satin finish
  • Excellent stain resistance (incl. Tyres)*
  • Excellent water and abrasion resistance
  • Retards yellowing of epoxy primers and base coats when used as a finish coat

Note: Due to efflorescence and the varying composition of bricks and other masonry substrates, it is recommended a test area be carried to assess adhesion and performance.

Packaging

CCS Armourthane is available in a 20 litre kit consisting of:

  • Part A (Base): 15 litres
    Part B (Hardener): 5 litres

Also available:

  • CCS PU Flatting Additive: 1 litre
    CCS Armourthane Solvent is available in a 5 litre drum.

For further information consult the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and read the Technical Data Sheet (TDS) carefully before use. SDS and TDS documents are available in the Resources section of this website and by contacting ACS Customer Service support line on 07 3412 8111 or 1800 077 744.

At ACS, our focus is on providing practical solutions and improving the application, life and performance properties of our products to not only meet specifications, but the ever increasing demands and safety requirements of the industries in which we operate. Using state of the art equipment, all products are a part of a continuous program of laboratory and field trials, research and standards testing. ACS also has a unique focus on high performance tailored formulations – developed at our Brisbane based R&D laboratory.

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