A new floor paint recently launched and applied in a commercial building has proven how durable it is and how it can withstand any commercial demands.

Coating the floors of a Build It hardware outlet in Ballito was one of the first major commercial projects to be completed with a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ new abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint.

According to Peter Jones, a.b.e.’s National Sales Manager: Flooring, this new durable floor paint was recently applied over 200m² of concrete floors at Siyakha Build It in the Ballito Business Park. Siyakha Build It, previously trading as Amandla Build It, was relaunched earlier this year after a change of ownership.

“For the refurbishment of the floors of the Build It store, a.b.e. first prepared the floors using a 3mm scraper coat of a.b.e. flooring resin and silica sand, before applying two coats of abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint,” explains Peter. “Sea Grey was selected as the ideal functional colour.”

Launched a few months ago, abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint is a single-component, waterborne polyurethane (PU) floor paint for interior and exterior concrete surfaces. The new product complements a.b.e.’s current offering of abecote Tough Epoxy Paint and abecote Clear Polyurethane Paint.

“The new water-based polyurethane floor paint provides an exceptionally attractive satin finish on concrete floors,” enthuses Peter. “It is simple to use and can be applied to any domestic concrete surface, and is also suitable for light commercial and industrial  renovation applications, such as that of Siyakha Build It. Two coats – with 10% diluted abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint as primer – are sufficient to provide a durable finish.”

This new product is solvent-free and easy to use with a water-based satin finish. It offers excellent scratch, scuff and wear, chemical and stain resistance. In addition, it is resistant to hot tyre pick-up marks while being colourfast and non-yellowing.

Furthermore, abecote Tough Polyurethane Paint is supplied in five-litre containers and is available in eight colours and Clear suited for any desired application, making it not only durable but beautiful as well.

For more information visit www.abe.co.za