Sika Sikagard® 552W Aquaprimer

Non Hazardous
A one component water dispersed adhesion promoting primer for water dispersed polymer paint coatings.
Available in 10 Litres
£87.72 £73.10
In stock
Product Description

Sikagard® 552 W Aquaprimer is a one component, water dispersed primer, offering excellent adhesion to water dispersed, polymer paint coatings, and complying with the requirements of EN 1504-2 for superior protection against water ingress.

Best Uses

Sikagard® 552 W Aquaprimer is best used in areas where moisture and humidity is a concern and works as part of a system that protects the substrate and ensures a long term protective solution. Ideal as a priming coat for concrete and dense mineral substrates like fibre cement, aerated concrete, gypsum and thin rendering such as Sika® MonoTop®-620 etc.

Sikagard®-552 W Aquaprimer can also be used as a primer on firmly adhering existing water based coatings or under cement resurfacing mortar to improve
the adhesion in case of concrete surface treated with hydrophobic impregnation. Sikagard®-552 W Aquaprimer is part of a system: Suitable for protection against ingress (Principle 1, method 1.3 of EN 1504-9), Suitable for moisture control (Principle 2, method 2.3 of EN 1504-9), Suitable for increasing the resistivity (Principle 8,
method 8.3 of EN 1504-9).

  • Water dispersed - solvent-free
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Water vapour permeable
  • Can be used as an adhesion promoter for coating or cement based resurfacing mortar


The substrate must be dense and free from loose and friable particles. Tensile strength of the substrate must be more than 1 N/mm2. Exposed concrete without existing coating. Suitable preparation methods are steam cleaning, high pressure water jetting or blastcleaning. New concrete must be at least 28 days old.

Thin layer rendering: If required, a levelling pore sealer/smoothing coat (e.g. Sika® MonoTop®-620, Sikagard®-545 W Elastofill, etc.) shall be applied – refer to the respective product data sheet. For cement based products, allow a curing time of at least 4 days before priming. Exposed concrete with existing coating
Existing coatings must be tested to confirm their adhesion to the substrate - adhesion test average: > 1.0 N/mm2 with no single value below 0.7 N/mm2 for subsequent top rigid coating; > 0.8 N/mm2 with no single value below 0.5 N/mm2 for subsequent top elastic coating respectively.

  • For water based coating, use Sikagard®-552 W Aquaprimer as primer
  • For solvent based coating, use Sikagard®-551 S Elastic Primer - refer to separate data sheet
  • If coating type is unknown, carry out adherence testing to determine which primer is most suitable - wait at least 2 weeks after application prior to conduct the adhesion test as per EN 1542

Surface and Environment

Sikagard® 552 W Aquaprimer has been designed for application to concrete, and dense mineral substrates such as, fibre cement, aerated concrete, gypsum and smooth coatings like Sika Monotop 610.

Technical Details


  • Test report from IBAC Aachen dd 07.04.1993 in combination with Sikagard®-545 W Elastofill
  • Test report acc. ZTV-SIB OS DII from the Polymer Institutedd 16.10.0; Nr. P 2703/01-125
  • Protective coating according to EN 1504-2, DoP 02 0303 06 002 0 000002 1125; certified by Factory Production Control Body: 0921; certificate 0921-BPR-
    2046 and provided with the CE-marking

Technical Info

Components: One Part
Type: Water dispersed adhesion promoting primer
Stock Colours: Milky white liquid
Tintable: No
VOC Content: 30.0g per Litre
Volume Solids: 20%
Suitable Substrates: For concrete and dense mineral substrates like fibre cement, aerated concrete, gypsum
Application Method: Brush, Roller or Airless Spray
Theoretical Coverage: 0.10 - 0.12 Kg per m2 depending on substrate
Wet Film Thickness (WFT):
Dry Film Thickness (DFT):
Induction Time: -
Pot Life: -
Touch Dry:
Overcoatable: 5 hours at 20°C. When application is on existing coating, waiting time prior to overcoat
the primer will increase by 100%.
Fully Cured: Sikagard®-552 W Aquaprimer does not require any special curing but must
be protected from rain for at least 30 minutes at +20°C
Cleaner / Thinner: Do not dilute
Shelf Life: 24 months from date of production if stored properly in undamaged and unopened original sealed packaging
Packaging: Available in 10 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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