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Euro Min Silicate Paint

Technical Data Sheet____________________________

The data and information provided in this technical data sheet are binding. If it is necessary to deviate from these provisions, the application Technology Department of BIOFA must be consulted in advance. The general rules for structural engineering are to be complied with. With publication of this technical data sheet all previous data sheets regarding this product are no longer valid.
BIOFA Naturprodukte W. Hahn GmbH Status: 01.03.07 Page 2 of 3, Art. No. 1405


Dispersion Silicate Paint according to DIN 18363
Art. No. 1405

Ready-to-use mineral paint made from potassium silicate, inorganic pigments and fillers with small amount of added organic auxiliaries according to DIN 18363/2.4.1. Suitable for uncoated lime plaster, lime-cement plaster, loam plaster, concrete, lime sand bricks and similar mineral substrates as well as old, well adhering whitewash and silicate paint coatings.

Attention! Do not use on dispersion paints and water-repellent substrates.

Water, chalk, potassium silicate, titanium dioxide, mineral powder from chlorite, mica and quartz, pigments depending on colour shade, pure acrylate, organic ammonium compound, fatty acid polyether derivate, sodium phosphorates, polysaccharide/starch, potassium
methyl siliconate, polysiloxane.

Instructions for use:
1. Pre-treatment
Substrates must be solid, stable, in good condition, absorptive and clean. If necessary, clean with a high pressure cleaner. Remove dispersion, latex, oils and synthetic resin coatings entirely.
Cover alkali-sensitive surfaces!

Repair hair cracks, shrinkage cracks and other plaster damage with mineral filling compound . Remove formwork release oil residues with respective cleaner. Sand off calc-sinter layers.
Pre-treat highly absorptive and crumbling substrates with EUROMIN Fixative.
Remove all soiling, mould, fungus growth, moss and algae thoroughly from old façade surfaces by means of a high pressure cleaner prior to painting. Remove all plant parts and sucking pollen (encroaching and adhesive roots) entirely from infested facades mechanically and/or by scorching. Otherwise these organic remains may cause bleeding, discolouring or flaking of the paint in these areas at a later point of time.
For suitable coating systems on the different substrates, see the table below.

Important note: When coating different substrates with aqueous, open-pored coating systems, certain substances such as lignin, nicotine, rust, various salts and moisture may bleed through from the substrate or lead to discolouring or colour differences. This is why it is absolutely necessary to check the substrates for suitability and carry out preliminary tests (sample surfaces). Observe Australian Standard 2311 – Guide to the painting
Of buildings.

2. Basecoat
Stir BIOFA EUROMIN silicate paint thoroughly and apply by roller, brush or airless spraying. The first coat can be diluted up to 10% with EUROMIN Fixative 1420 on normally absorptive plaster substrates. Dried paint particles crumbling from the container rim or lid can be removed from the paint by sieving after dilution with fixative.
3. Topcoat
The second coat can be diluted up to 5% with EUROMIN Fixative 1420.

Attention! Do not apply at temperatures below 5°C, in heat (above 35°C in the shade) or in strong sunlight. As of 30°C, it is recommended pre-wetting the substrates before applying the first coat.

4. Cleaning of tools
Clean with water and soap immediately after use.

This dispersion silicate paint can be tinted
according to RAL or NCS with BIOFA Silicate-tints.
Re-coating after 24 hours.

Spreading rate per coat
140-170ml/m² or 6-7 L/m² on normally absorbent substrates.
Cool, dry, above freezing point and sealed
airtight. Use up opened containers soon.
Minimum shelf life: 12 months.
Attention: Risk of thickening if stored too warm!
Container size
4 l / 10 l PE or PP containers.
Safety instructions
Keep out of the reach of children. Protect eyes and skin from paint splashes. After contact with eyes, skin or other alkali-sensitive substrates such as varnish, wood, metal, plastic, glass, natural stone, clinker, ceramics etc.,rinse with plenty of water immediately. When spraying, do not breathe spray mist. Do not empty into drains, aquatic environment or soil.

Dispose of liquid product residues at collection points for old paints/varnishes or dispose of according to locally applicable regulations. Small quantities of residue and soaked work materials can be disposed of along with domestic waste after drying. Only recycle cleaned or completely empty container with cured deposits or dispose of according to locally applicable legal regulations! Uncleanable packaging and packaging not emptied appropriately must be treated and disposed of like the product!
VOC identification according to Decopaint
Directive and Chem VOC Farb V (Directive on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds due to the use of organic solvents in paints and varnishes):
EU limits value (cat. A/c): 75 g/l (2007)

1405 contains 0 g/l VOC.

Waste Code according to European Waste
Catalogue: 08 01 12

Instruction for use on mineral surfaces:

1)New, fine, highly absorbent
a)  Rinse with water
b)  One coat with Fixative
c)  Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint only

2) New, coarse, highly absorbent
a) Rinse with water
b) One coat with Fixative 
c) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint only

3) New, fine, slightly absorbent
a) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
b) Silicate Paint only

4) New, coarse, slightly absorbent
a) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
b) Silicate Paint only

5) Plaster, highly absorbent and highly crumbling
a) If necessary rinse with water
b) 5o% Fixative, 50% water
c) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint only

6) Old, with hair cracks
a) Fixative with 10-20 % water
b) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
c) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint only

7) Old with hair and shrinkage cracks and severe damage
a) fill larger cracks with special patching plaster
b) 50% Fixative, 50% water
c) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
e) Silicate Paint only
8) Old with textural difference
a) Fixative 50%. Water 50%
b) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
c) Silicate Paint with 10% Fixative
d) Silicate Paint only

Note:                Observe drying times before treating new concrete or plaster:
Concrete: 30 days of drying
Plaster:    10 days of drying