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Aquepoxy - Waterbased Epoxy

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Aquepoxy is a 2 pack waterbased Epoxy System, cured films are non-glossy and exhibit exceptional adhesion, chemical and water resistance.

Aquepoxy has a proven ability to bond to damp surfaces, along with holding back 21 kgs of Hydrostactic Pressure for waterproofing damp concrete flooring and other substrates before conventional paints.


  • Totally waterbased - ease of application - clean up with water
  • Environmentally friendly - no toxic solvent fumes
  • Outstanding adhesion to a wide variety of substrates
  • Exceptional toughness, flexibility, abrasion and chemical resistance
  • Holds back Hydrostatic Pressure (up to 21 kgs) - excellent for waterproofing concrete
  • Exceptional adhesion to 48 hour old green concrete
  • Aquepoxy compares favourably with Solvent Epoxy Systems


Aquepoxy should be used over all types of substrates where hardwearing low dirt pick-up properties, along wth additional durability, abrasion, scrubbability and chemical resistance are required.

For use on concrete, blockwork, Floorkote systems, concrete floors, concrete pots, Hardiflex, fibre cement.

For waterproofing under tiled bathroom shower units in multi-storey complexes, hotels, flats, hospitals, schools, freezing works, dairy companies, fish and meat food processing plants, shopping complexes, commercial buildings, retaining walls, basements, below ground.  For graffiti protection and surfaces that require regular high pressure or steam cleaning.


Mix A and B 1 to 1 - equal parts by volume.  In hot climates, dilute first coats applied to concrete with 10-25% water.

Pot Life:

1½- 2 hours at 20°C at higher temperature pot life will be reduced.  (do not use after exceeding pot life)

Dry Times:

At 20°C touch dry 20 minutes - 1½ hours,  8-24 hours to full cure depending on ambient temperature.

Substrate Temperatures:

Do not apply below 10°C, unless additions of activator are incorporated.  contact Special Finishes Ltd.


By brush, roller, conventional or airless spray - dilute with 10-25% water for spraying.


6-8 m² per litre per coat

For waterproofing:

  • Use minimum 3 coats
  • Apply at 200 microns wet film build
  • Allow 4 hours between coats

Clean up:

Using water - for best results use detergent and warm water.

Safety & Health:

Keep skin clean at all times - Use barrier creams on hands before use.  Wear protective overalls and gloves.  Use goggles and approved organic vapour cartridge respirator when spraying.

Eye contact: Flush with copious amounts of water or dilute boric acid solution - seek immediate medical aid.  Skin Contact:  Wash thoroughly with soap and warm water.

Dangerous goods:

Not Applicable - non-flammable - waterbased


Observe new Occupational Safety & Health (O.S.H.) Instructions

Warranty / Liability

Special Finishes (NZ) Ltd provides all the enclosed information in good faith but without warrantee and is to assist your application. However the use of this product being used is beyond their control. The manufacturers can accept no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or failure arising from its application or use. It is totally the responsibility of the user to insure that the product is suitable for its intended use.