Owatrol Owalak is an easy to apply, exceptional finish high gloss marine enamel for interior and exterior use on metals such as aluminium, steel and galvanised steel. Owalak is also ideal for painted surfaces, wood, gelcoat, previously painted surfaces painted with polyurethanes, epoxies, alkyds and acrylics. This product is ideal for pipes, machinery, superstructures, handrails and cabins.
Surfaces must be clean, dry, in sound condition and free of oil, grease and other surface contamination including any preparation residue e.g. blasting, sanding etc. before applying Owatrol Owalak. Prior to blasting or manually preparing the surface all salt contamination should be removed using fresh water and the surface allowed to dry. All oils, grease etc. must be thoroughly removed using a suitable cleaning solvent e.g. Owatrol Owaclean, Acetone. Deposits firmly adhered should first be removed by scraping and then cleaned using the solvent.
Conduct adhesion test using the Cross Hatch method.
Coating in Good Condition and Well Adhered - Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Sand surface with 80-100 grit abrasive paper feathering in any sharp edges. Dust off.
Coating in Poor Condition and Poorly Adhered
Uncoated Wooden Surfaces:
New: Treat with Owatrol Deep Cleaner, Neutralise with Owatrol Deck Cleaner. Alternatively sand surface with 80 grit (max) abrasive paper. Dust off and wipe surface with a cloth soaked in Acetone, Methylated Spirits, or similar (NOT White Spirit) to remove any remaining sanding residue and degrease the surface.
Weathered Wood: Clean with Owatrol Deck Cleaner or thoroughly sand with coarse abrasive paper to remove all signs of dead denatured wood fibres. Sand surface with 80-100 grit abrasive paper to smooth off. Dust off and wipe surface with a cloth soaked in Acetone, Methylated Spirits, or similar (NOT White Spirit) to remove any remaining sanding residue and degrease the surface. Prime, prepared new/weathered wood with Owatrol Owalak plus 25% Owatrol Oil. Allow to dry 24 hours.
New Metal Surfaces exc. Aluminium:
Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Blast, grind (P24-P36) or sand (40-120 grit) surface. Inaccessible areas may be prepared using diluted Owatrol Owayell. Prime surface with Owatrol PID 30 or Owatrol PID 60 Marine.
Rusted Metal Surfaces:
Light to Moderate Rust: Remove all loose and flaking rust. Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Saturate surface with Owatrol Oil.
Allow to dry 24 -72 hours.
Heavy to Severe Rust: Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or other suitable cleaning agent. Blast, grind (P24-P36) or sand (40-120 grit) to remove all rust back to bare clean metal. Inaccessible areas may be prepared using undiluted Owatrol Owayell. Prime surface with Owatrol PID 30 or Owatrol PID 60 Marine.
Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or Acetone. Blast or sand surface with 24-120 grit paper. Inaccessible areas may be prepared using diluted Owatrol Owayell
Prime with Owatrol PID 30 or Owatrol PID 60 Marine.
Remove all traces of silicone, wax, paraffin etc. with Acetone. Clean surface with Owatrol Owaclean or hot soapy water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry. Sand with 180-220 grit sanding discs. Prime surface with Owatrol PID 30 or Owatrol PID 60 Marine.
Stir product well before and during use. Do not thin unless otherwise indicated. Apply 2 or 3 even coats allowing drying time between each coat.
|Type:||Modified Alkyd Resin|
|Tintable:||Upon Request. White can be tinted with UV resistant colourants. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable.|
|VOC Content:||400.0g per Litre|
|Suitable Substrates:||For Metal (Aluminium, Steel, Galvanised steel, etc.), Painted surfaces, Wood, Gelcoat, previously painted surfaces with Polyurethane, Epoxy, Alkyd, Acrylic paints|
|Application Method:||Brush, Roller, Spray|
|Theoretical Coverage:||10 m2 per litre per coat|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||150 microns|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||90 microns|
|Touch Dry:||4 hours at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||8 - 12 hours at 20°C|
|Fully Cured:||12 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||White Spirit|
|Shelf Life:||24 months|
|Packaging:||Available in 1 and 2.5 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
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