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Estop Skimcoat


Acrylic Emulsion Bonding Agent

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Estop Skimcoat

A Ready-Mixed Polymer Modified Cementitious Plaster

Description

Estop Skimcoat is supplied as a ready to use blend of dry powder which requires only the site addition of clean water to produce a highly consistent cementitious skimming mortar.

The material is based on a blend of cements, graded  aggregates, special fillers and chemical additives to provide the material with good handling characteristic, while minimizing water demand.

The product exhibits excellent thermal compatibility with concrete.

Uses

Estop Skimcoat is designed for use as a skim finish on walls and ceilings. It is widely used in today Hotel, condominium, Bungalow, Luxury Apartment and detached houses etc.

Advantages 

  • Correcting imperfect concrete surface or cement/sand plaster before
  • Easy to use – good
  • Excellent adhesion to the concrete
  • No primer and curing
  • Contains no chloride
  • Smooth and superior
  • Non-cracking,
  • Non-combustible.

Standards Compliance

  • BS5980 : 1980
  • ASTM C587 – 68
  • BS1881 Part 122

 

Product Performance

Wet Density Base Coat Finish Coat  

1.7 kg/L

1.5 kg/L

Bond Strength (G30 Concrete) BS5980 : 1980 0.50 N/mm2
Pot Life (at 20°C) 1 – 2 hours
Skin Time 5 – 10 Minutes
Cure Time Before Painting Base Coat

Finish Coat

 

1 – 3 days

1 – 3 days

pH > 7
Impact Test ASTM C587 – 68 Conform
Water Absorption BS1881 Part 122 Conform
Colour Grey White
Thickness Base Coat Finish Coat  

0.5 – 5 mm 0.1 – 0.5 mm

 


Application Instructions

Surface Preparation

Clean the surface and remove any dust, unsound material, concrete laitance, oil, paint, grease, corrosion deposits or algae.

Slightly wet the surface prior to receive Estop Skimcoat. Mixing

Care should be taken to ensure that Estop Skimcoat is thoroughly mixed.

Estop Skimcoat should be mixed in accordance to recommend mixing water until a smooth, creamy, lump free consistency is obtained. Mixing water is approx 7.00 – 7.50 litres per 25 kg for Estop Skimcoat (Base Coat) and 7.50 – 8.00 litres per 25 kg for Estop Skimcoat (Finish Coat).

Application

(A)Base Coat

Apply the mixed Base Coat to substrate by steel trowel from featheredge up to 5 mm thickness.

It should apply with minimum of working and trowel to an even and smooth surface.

(B) Finish Coat

If a very smooth finish is required, Finish Coat shall apply to provide the desired finishes prior to allowing the skimming coats to cure.

Curing

Estop Skimcoat does not require curing.

Cleaning

Estop Skimcoat should be removed from tools, equipment and mixers with clean water immediately after use. Cured material can only be removed mechanically.

Limitation

Estop Skimcoat should not be used when the temperature is below 5°C and falling.

Do not proceed with the application when rainfall is imminent unless in a sheltered or protected situation.

The product should not be exposed to moving water during and after application, before final set of Estop Skimcoat.

 

Packing & Size

Estop Skimcoat (Base Coat) 25 kg bag
Estop Skimcoat

   (Finish Coat)                                                                              

25 kg bag

 

Yield

Estop Skimcoat (Base Coat) 19.0 litres per 25 kg bag
Estop Skimcoat

   (Finish Coat)                                                                              

22.0 litres per 25 kg bag

 

Coverage

Estop Skimcoat (Base Coat) 3.8 – 38 m2 per 25 kg for thickness 0.5 – 5.0 mm
Estop Skimcoat

   (Finish Coat)                    

44  – 220 m2  per 25 kg for  thickness 0.1 – 0.5 mm                  

 

Technical Support

Estop offers a technical support package to specifiers, end-users and contractors, as well as on-site technical assistance.

Storage

Store in dry and covered condition. Estop Skimcoat has a shelf life of 12 months in an unopened container.

If stored in extreme heat condition, the shelf life may be reduced.

Precaution

Estop Skimcoat contains cement powders which might be harmful to the skin. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, eye protection and respiratory protective equipment.

In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical advice. If swallowed. Seek  medical attention immediately do not induce vomiting.

Additional Information

Estop manufactures and offers a wide range of complementary products, which includes waterstops, waterproofing products, grouts, anchors, specialized flooring products. In addition, a wide range of products formulated for repair and refurbishment of spalled concrete are available.