An exterior protective coating that can be applied to metal, wood and concrete surfaces. Ideal for use on metal pipes, tanks, structural steelwork, corrugated and flat galvanized roof sheets, bitumen based roofing felt, etc. Surfaces previously painted with bitumen-based paints can be overcoated with Crown Aluminium Bituminous Paint to produce a metallic, reflective finish.
Characteristics: Manufactured from a high-grade bitumen and leafing aluminium pigment, incorporated in a synthetic resin.
Advantages: Durable and extremely flexible. Reasonable chemical resistance to mild fumes or spillage. Good adhesion to most surfaces. Application on storage tanks will reduce evaporation losses. Easy to apply. The incorporation of the aluminium pigment improves the UV radiation resistance of the bitumen.
Finish: Metallic lustre.
Application: By brush or spray.
Thinning: Supplied ready for use by brush application. Thin with Crown White Spirit for spray application. Stir well before use.
Drying Times: Surface dry in 3-4 hours but will remain fairly soft for a few days. Re-coatable in 16 hours.
Spreading Capacity: 11-14 m2/l when applied by brush on smooth surfaces.
Equipment Cleaner: Crown White Spirit.
Colour range: Metallic Grey.
Pack Sizes: 4 litres and 20 litres.
Availability: From Crown Depots in Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu and through Crown Stockists.
General Purpose Use on Iron and Steelwork: Prepare surface (refer Data Sheet SP 3). Apply 1 coat (appropriate) metal primer to new and bare surfaces. Apply 2-3 coats Crown Aluminium Bituminous Paint.
Galvanized Iron Surfaces: New/unweathered G.I. should be thoroughly degreased (refer Data Sheet SP 3) and should then be coated with either Crown Etch Primer or Crown Zinc Phosphate Primer. Weathered G.I. does not require priming – normal surface preparation should be performed. Apply 2-3 coats Crown Aluminium Bituminous Paint.
Plaster, Cement: Prepare surface (refer Data Sheet SP 1). New and unpainted plaster etc, should be coated with 1 coat Crown Alkali-Resisting Primer ensuring that the surface is dry. Apply 2-3 coats Crown Aluminium Bituminous Paint.