The Smartkote range has a high adhesion rate to a wide variety of substrates and primers. All non-porous substrates with the exception of painted surfaces usually need a primer. All substrates must be thoroughly clean, dry and free from contaminants such as rust, salt, algae and grease prior to application. As with all paints and coatings the best adhesion is achieved if the substrate is correctly prepared. Once fully cured the Smartkote coatings are strong, flexible and unreactive ensuring a substantially longer life span than other antislip alternatives.
Unpainted, painted or galvanized metals including stainless steel, aluminium and iron can be painted with Smartkote products. Protecakote and Safekote can be applied directly onto motor vehicles, rails, suspension cables, level crossing parts and more as long as the correct preparation work has been done.
Interior and exterior surfaces can be coated in the Smartkote range with excellent results that last for years. The products will adhere to the majority of surfaces including but non-exhaustively Concrete, Tarmac, Wood, Laminate, Ceramic Tiles, Stone, Glazed Tiles and Wood. Protectakote and Smartkote will also adhere to themselves so floors can be painted in multiple colours to denote areas or safety lines without any bleeding.
Painted or Previously Coated Surfaces
Substrates that already have been painted or coated can usually have one of the Smartkote products applied without issue as long as they are prepared correctly. Most need to be lightly abraded and well cleaned with a solvent wipe so it is free from all contaminants. Paints including gloss, varnish and powder coated surfaces can all be covered as long as the correct preparation instructions have been followed.
Due to the Smartkote range adhering to a huge range of surfaces and having the impressive properties it has the list of applications is almost endless, here are a few:
Road/Rail: Toll booths, truck beds, tail lifts and many others some of which are noted below.. For level crossings we always suggest using an accelerator to speed up the curing time.
Roofs: If a roof needs coating to extend its lifespan Safekote or Protecta-kote UVR are the perfect products. It can be easily applied with a roller across the expanse and provides a high level of weather resistance.
Bridges: Protecta-kote has been used to coat the suspension cables due to the amazing flexibility and lifespan of the polyurethane used in Protecta-kote. The rust, resistance to salt water and corrosion properties are essential for this purpose.
The adhesion to a huge variety of substrates is possible including but not exclusively Fibre-glass, Rubber (nitrile or chloroprene), Epoxy, PVC and Plastics.
Application instructions for each of the products can be found on the Datasheets.