Product Applications

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.

Metals

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.

Flooring

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 having an issue at the joins.

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.

Miscellaneous Applications

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: Ited in the same coating with the same lifespan of the product. For level crossings we always suggest purchasing with the accelerator to speed the curing time.
Roofs: If a roof needs coating perhaps to extend its lifespan Safekote or Protectakote 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: Protecakote has been used to coat the suspension cables due to the amazing flexibility and lifespan of the polyurethane base plus Protectakote has been used due to its antislip properties on areas requiring extra safety.

Other Substrates

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.

Automotive

  • Pick-up bed liners
  • Tail hoists
  • Under body spray
  • Tollbooth road protection and colouring
  • Roadway demarcation
  • Coating for wooden interiors

Marine

  • Deck Coatings
  • Aircraft carriers - wet areas
  • Jetties and quays
  • Cabin and machine room walls
  • Sump and battery areas

Aviation

  • Jet fuel storage areas
  • Abrasion resistance for wing tips, etc.
  • Concrete runway coatings
  • Hangar flooring

Plant & Industrial

  • Bunding coatings
  • Wet areas
  • Food processing tables and floors
  • Cold rooms

Flooring

  • Anti-slip safety flooring
  • Demarcations
  • Wooden deck coatings
  • Steps
  • Gangways

Protective Coatings

  • Steel protection
  • Industrial piping lagging topcoat
  • Concrete protection and sealing
  • Tank lining for abrasive slurries

Infrastructure

  • Bridges
  • Driveways
  • Railings
  • Level crossing paint

Polar Exploration

  • Flexible coating for low temperatures
  • Snow mobile steps and running boards
  • Snow ploughs

Notable locations using Smartkote products

  • USS Nimitz (CVN-68) is a supercarrier of the United States Navy, and the lead ship of its class. One of the largest warships in the world, it was laid down, launched and commissioned as CVAN-68 but was redesignated CVN 68 (nuclear-powered multimission aircraft carrier) on 30 June 1975 as part of the fleet realignment.
  • USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71) Aircraft Carrier
  • Disneyland Paris: Anti-slip coatings on stairways and walkways.
  • Italian Autostrade: Toll booths and road markings.
  • Italian Airforce C271 and other Italian Military aircraft.
  • Military Cargo Planes.