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Epilux 78

A high-performance, corrosion-resistant epoxy primer designed for aggressive industrial environments.

Epilux 78 is a two-pack, high-build, high-performance epoxy primer containing zinc phosphate pigments. It is perfect for corrosion prevention in tank exteriors, structural steelwork, chemical plant pipelines and cranes. It can also be used for intumescent fire-resistant coatings.

Features

Abrasion-resistantHigh corrosion resistanceSingle coat high-build application
Finishes -Slight Sheen

Surface preparation Blast clean and remove wax, oil and grease with a solvent cleaner. Remove weld spatter if necessary, rounding off all rough weld seams and sharp edges till surface is smooth. Fill or treat surface defects. Make sure the surface to be coated is clean and dry.

Application procedure Apply Epilux 78 with an airless spray, after mixing base and hardener in the ratio 4:1. Overcoat with a recommended coating as per the system chosen. Use an airless spray or conventional spray. Use a brush or roller only for difficult shapes or for touching up.

Tips Stir the contents thoroughly and apply evenly.  Use the thinned mixture immediately.

Tools you will need

Brush
Airless Spray
Conventional Spray
Roller

Available Packs

Berger Epilux 78 Corrosion Resistent Epoxy Based Industrial Primer
4 Ltr

Berger Epilux 78 Corrosion Resistent Epoxy Based Industrial Primer
16 Ltr

1 Coat
7.6 m2/Ltr @ 75 Micron DFT**

Coverage

On well-prepared surfaces, as per the painting system recommended. Please refer to the Product Data Sheet for surface preparation and method of application.

** Actual coverage may vary from the quoted coverage due to factors such as method and condition of application, surface roughness, and porosity.

Volume Solids


57% +/- 2%

Solve Potential Paint Problems

1Why does the paint on my wall look wrinkled?

Wrinkling is when a painted surface looks rough and crinkled, which usually occurs when uncured paint forms a skin.

What are the possible causes?

  • Applying paint, especially if it is oil-based, too thickly
  • Uneven paint drying – paint film dries faster on top if you paint when it’s either very hot, or cold and damp
  • Uncured paint is exposed to high humidity
  • Exposing uncured paint to rain, dew
  • Top coat is applied in conditions of high humidity
  • Applying the top coat of paint to an insufficiently dried first coat
  • Painting over dirty or waxy surfaces

How can I fix the problem?

  • Repaint in the right conditions, avoiding high temperatures and extreme humidity
  • Remove wrinkled coating before repainting by scraping or sanding substrate. Apply primer and allow it to dry completely before applying topcoat
  • Use a high quality top coat and apply it evenly and in the right concentration
  • In exterior situations, scrape or sand substrate to remove wrinkled paint and repaint with a high quality exterior finish.
  • Apply at manufacturer’s recommended spread rate. Do remember that two coats at the right spread rate are better than one thick coat.
  • If you’re painting during very hot, cold or damp conditions, give the paint extra drying time between coats.

We recommend you use this painting system to avoid this problem the next time around:

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  • Alkali Resistant Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Luxury Silk Emulsion
  • Alkali Resistant Primer
  • Value Stucco
  • Royale Superflat Emulsion
  • Epilux 78
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