Watson Coatings has introduced two new additions to its anti-graffiti line: Aqua-Shield Anti-Graffiti Sacrificial Coating and Armorex Anti-Graffiti Non-Sacrificial Coating.
Both are designed for multiple applications “as a first-line defense against the costly defacement of property and vandalism,” the manufacturer reports.
Features and Characteristics
Aqua-Shield (WAC2040006) is a paraffin/water-based acrylic that is designed to wash off of surfaces with 150°F water.
“You simply apply another coat and move on,” says the manufacturer. Aqua-Shield is suitable for new or previously painted bridges, tanks, sound barriers, building exteriors or any other structure with ground-level access.
Non-sacrificial Armorex (TP-402HS) is a solvent-based, catalyzed two-component polyurethane designed for excellent UV resistance.
The system is designed to last through several graffiti removals, which require only a 1,500+ psi power washer and ambient-temperature water (no graffiti cleaner). The coating is suitable for any new or previously painted surface, but a test patch over old coatings is recommended to check for compatibility.
Both products can be applied by brush, roll or spray, and Watson says both have undergone extensive lab and field testing on concrete, metal and painted surfaces.
Based in St. Louis, MO, Watson Coatings Inc. (WCI) is a family-owned and -operated manufacturer of industrial coatings. The company specializes in waterborne alkyds, acrylics, epoxies, urethane, anti-graffiti and solvent-based Calcium Sulfonate Alkyd (CSA) Coatings for a wide range of markets.
More information: www.watsoncoatings.com.