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PrimeKote

PrimeKote

PrimeKote is a water-based primer comprising of acrylic emulsion polymers, graded fine fillers, white pigments & additives. It has an efflorescent barrier mechanism. With exceptional adhesion and slip resistance, it is great for exterior & interior application on walls before the application of other water-based paints/waterproofing coatings.

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Suitable For: Any surface where efflorescence may take place like concrete surfaces, plastered walls/cement sheets and false ceilings, mortar joined brick or block walls, etc. Interior & exterior application. Size: 4 Ltr Pail

Features

Excellent Efflorescent Barrier Mechanism

Excellent Efflorescent Barrier Mechanism

Provides excellent efflorescence resistance due to its chemical inertness

Alkali Resistant

Alkali Resistant

Based on chemically inert polymers hence suitable for high alkaline substrates

Bonding

Bonding

Good binding of chalky or porous substrates and over coating

Deep Penetration

Deep Penetration

Provides deep penetration thus imparts excellent substrate adhesion

Technical Specification

PARAMETERS SPECIFICATIONS
Appearance Liquid White Tinted Primer
Specific Gravity 1.28±0.01 (@27° C)
Solid Content >50%
Tensile Strength 2.0 N/mm², >2.0 N/mm² (ASTM D412)
Efflorescence Resistance No Efflorescence Observed On Paint Film
Applicable Standard ASTM D 1227-87
Complies with IS 9862 1981 Type - 3

Knowledge Base

FAQs

Which waterproofing is best?

Opting for the best waterproofing solution for your building is crucial to ensure its integrity and well-being. The ideal waterproofing should entirely block the entry of pressurized water into your structure. Magicrete offers distinctive waterproofing solutions tailored for various application areas. We recommend selecting the finest waterproofing solutions from options such as Unimix IW, Unibond SBR, BathPRO Advanced, RoofPRO Advanced, WallPRO, PrimeKote, and CrackPRO.

Which material is used for waterproofing?

A range of waterproofing materials is utilized across various construction sectors to shield structures from water damage. The commonly employed and most effective waterproofing materials comprise Cementitious Coating, Bituminous-based Membrane, Polyurethane Liquid Membrane, Rubberized Asphalt, EDPM Rubber, Thermoplastic, and PVC Waterproofing Membrane.

What are waterproofing methods?

Selecting an appropriate waterproofing method for your specific application is crucial. The following are various techniques for waterproofing: 

1. Cementitious Waterproofing 

2. Liquid Waterproofing Membrane 

3. Bituminous Membrane Waterproofing Method 

4. Polyurethane Waterproofing 

5. Bituminous Coating Waterproofing

What are the four steps to waterproofing?

Ensuring proper waterproofing for your structure is imperative. The four fundamental steps in the waterproofing process are as follows: 

1. Clean and smooth the substrate. 

2. Prepare the sub-surface adequately. 

3. Apply the primer. 

4. Apply the waterproofing membrane.

Does grout possess waterproof qualities?

If you select an unsuitable grout for your specific area or conduct improper grouting, you may observe cracks in the grout, enabling water infiltration. For areas prone to water exposure, it is advisable to use epoxy-based grouts. Epoxy grouts are inherently waterproof and non-porous, exhibiting high bonding strength. They are resistant to cracking, staining, or shrinking when exposed to water.

What is waterproofing roof?

It becomes crucial to enhance the protection of your rooftop through waterproofing. The application of waterproofing materials on your roof helps prevent leaks and, concurrently, safeguards your walls and support beams from potential rot caused by water damage. Magicrete recommends opting for -RoofPRO Advanced to ensure a robust and watertight roof.

How long should waterproofing last?

Opting for high-quality waterproofing ensures a durability of at least ten years for your structure. Conversely, selecting subpar waterproofing can lead to future issues for your building. It is advisable to steer clear of inferior workmanship and low-quality waterproofing products. Instead, we recommend selecting from Magicrete's extensive range of waterproofing products, designed to provide longer-lasting protection.

What is a bituminous membrane?

Bituminous membranes are widely recognized as the most suitable waterproofing material for structures. These hydrophobic sheets ensure that water is effectively kept out of your building when installed. Bituminous sheets serve as a protective barrier for roofs, guarding against water infiltration. Additionally, these membranes function as water repellents for basements, bridges, and various other structures.

How can I effectively waterproof my walls?

Ensuring proper waterproofing for your walls is crucial to prevent water-related issues. Choose a high-quality waterproofing product for this purpose. Before initiating the waterproofing process, it's necessary to remove the existing putty. Subsequently, use a metal brush to smoothen the subsurface. We recommend applying a minimum of two coats of the chosen waterproofing solution, creating a thick layer that covers all wall cracks and provides protection against mold or mildew growth. Following the wall waterproofing, apply a layer of putty, a primer, and complete the process with two coats of your selected waterproofing paint. For optimal results, consider using Magicrete's innovative WallPRO Waterproofing solution for your walls.

What type of cement is recommended for waterproofing?

The optimal choice for waterproofing is water repellent cement. This hydrophobic concrete incorporates Portland cement with top-notch additives. By acting as a protective waterproofing shield, water repellent cement enhances the strength of your structure. Utilizing waterproofing cement ensures prevention of water seepage.