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Sportcoat Base Coat

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Scope
This document sets out the description of and information regarding, Sportcoat Acrylic Base Coat, which is a pigmented liquid coating designed to be applied over Sportcoat filler coats as part of the Sportcoat surface System.

Material Description
Sportcoat Base is a coating, more highly bound and pigmented than filler coats, with selected washed and classified silica sand, and other inert mineral fillers, designed with enhanced levelling properties to dry to a dense uniformly coloured receiving coat for Sportcoat top coats.

Purpose
Tennis Courts, and other playing courts and recreational areas, as an overlay for Sportcoat filler coats. The material has a high volume solids content and does continue the filling process to reduce the effects of the surface texture of substrata. However, it is not designed to be used as a filler coat. The surface is not ready for Sportcoat base until a uniform thickness coat can be applied.

Application
Asphalt surfaces should cure a minimum of 14 days under normal summer conditions, longer during cooler weather. Concrete should cure a minimum of 28 days. All surfaces must be clean and free of grease, dirt, oil or other foreign matter. Sportcoat filler coats must have been allowed to dry through prior to over coating with Sportcoat base. The surface of the filler coat should have been inspected, scraped and stoned prior to commencement of base application Dilute material with water, 4-5 parts Sportcoat : 1 part water and stir mixture thoroughly. If mixed material is allowed to stand for prolonged periods, settlement may occur and re-stirring is necessary. Pour mixed material in a row across the surface on one end of the area to be coated and spread with a rubber bladed squeegee, working back and forth across the court, moving approx. 300mm forward on each pass. Fresh material should be continually added to the row until the far end of the area is reached. To achieve good levelling, the removal of ridges and even coating, a second operator’s squeegee should follow immediately behind the first. Each coat should be examined when dry and any nibs, ridges etc. removed by scraping and/or stoning with a Carborundum stone. Drying depends upon thickness applied and weather conditions. Thin applications by squeegee or trowel will dry in approximately one hour. Thick applications, up to 20mm, will require a minimum of eight hours. All Sportcoat bases should be allowed to cure 24 hours before continuing with Sportcoat top coats.

Caution
Remove all spilled material immediately. Clean all equipment with water immediately after use. Do not apply when temperature is below 10 deg C or with rain, or high humidity is imminent. Do not apply if surface temperature is above 40 deg C. Keep containers tightly closed when not in use. Keep from freezing. Do not store in direct sunlight. Do not take internally. Keep out of reach of children.

Packaging
The material is packed in 20L and 200L Drums