*PPG Sigma AquaCover 200

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Product Description

Please note this product is now discontinued. Please contact our Technical Team on 01462 421333 to discuss a suitable alternative.

PPG Sigma AquaCover 200 is a water-based primer available in RAL 1015 that provides a protective system for structural steel that is exposed to adverse atmospheric conditions.

Sigma AquaCover 200 is a two component polyamide cured waterborne epoxy primer which is particularly suitable when solvents are not permitted, for health and safety reasons. Sigma AquaCover 200 works well as part of a protective system used on structural steel exposed to adverse atmospheric conditions.

Best Uses

PPG Sigma AquaCover 200 is a priming coating best used to offer excellent adhesion to surfaces ready for an overcoating with Sigma Topcoats. AquaCover 200 can be overcoated with most dispersion and alkyd paints to create a durable finish.


Sigma AquaCover 200 can be applied using an airless spray, long haired brush or roller with rounder edges and has an ultra fast drying time of just 1.5 hours to touch at 20°C and is ready for an overcoat after just 2 hours. Sigma AquaCover 200 has a theoretical coverage rate of 7.1m2 per litre and is available in a selection of shades suitable for use on metal.

Surface and Environment

Sigma AquaCover 200 is designed for use in industrial or coastal exposures where weathering can be a massive factor in causing damage to surfaces. Sigma AquaCover 200 has excellent rust preventing properties and is ideal for use on steel and galvanised steel.

Technical Details


  • LuL APR No. 1256 - For use in below ground stations, for internal locations and for use on steel only. This paint system consists of an epoxy primer and an epoxy finish coat. It complies with LU Standard 1-085 'Fire Safety Performance of Materials' when applied to a steel substrate. It is not for masonry substrates.
  • ISO 12944-6 Systems For Steel - C3 Medium at 75 microns DFT


  • General purpose epoxy primer in protective coating systems for steel
  • Structures in atmospheric exposure
  • Particularly suitable when solvents are not permitted because of health and safety reasons
  • Excellent rust preventing properties in industrial or coastal atmospheres
  • Good adhesion to steel and galvanised steel
  • Free from lead and chromate containing pigments
  • Can be overcoated with most dispersion and alkyd paints and 2 component
  • Durable finishes

Technical Info

Components: Two Components
Type: Waterborne Epoxy Primer
Finish: Eggshell
Stock Colours: Light Ivory RAL 1015, (Grey RAL7038 no longer produced)
Tintable: No
VOC Content: max 5.0 g/kg
Volume Solids: 53+/-2%
Suitable Substrates: Steel
Application Method: Brush, Roller or Airless Spray 
Theoretical Coverage: 7.1 m2 per litre at 75 microns, 5.3 m2 per litre at 100 microns
Wet Film Thickness (WFT): -
Dry Film Thickness (DFT): 75-100 microns (3.0-4.0 mils depending on system
Induction Time: None
Pot Life: 3 hours at 20°C
Touch Dry: 1.5 hours at 20°C
Overcoatable: Minimum 2 hours, maximum 6 months
Fully Cured: 4 days at 20°C
Cleaner / Thinner: Tap water and Thinner 70-05
Shelf Life: Base at least 12 months when stored cool & dry. Hardener at least 6 months when stored cool & dry
Packaging: Available in 16 Litres

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