Flooring used as wall coatings at Wellington Winery

by Ofentse Sefolo
Flooring used as wall coatings at Wellington Winery

Douglas Green Winery in Wellington in the Western Cape recently revamped 600m² of floors and 1 250m² of walling with a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ popular abecote finishes. What made this project unique, is that components of the flooring system were used for both new flooring and walls.

abecote primer was initially applied as floor primer by the a.b.e.-approved applicators, Walrus Coatings of Paarl. This solvent-free primer is a widely-used epoxy for the priming of flooring systems that are cost-effective, chemical resistant, have a low odour and are a non-slip finish.

Johnnie Emmerich, flooring technical sales consultant of a.b.e. in the Western Cape, comments: “After vacuum-grinding was completed, Walrus Coatings then applied abecote 441 to the floors. abecote 441 is a protective and decorative coating that can be applied to concrete, steel and timber surfaces. The clear material is non-toxic when dry and resists solvent stains – essential for an area where wines are stored. The coating will also not chalk, and has excellent water resistance.”

abecote 337 was then applied to the walls of the Douglas Green Winery warehouse, which is now used as a cellar. The product was diluted with 10% water and used as a primer. To ensure that all voids in the brickwork were covered, an airless spray was used on top of the primer.

This primer is usually applied to floors. It is a two-component, solvent-free, water-dispersed epoxy emulsion that produces a paint smooth finish, which at Douglas Green served ideally as a wall coating. Johnnie says that it is decorative and robust enough to be applied as protection for factory and warehouse floors throughout Southern Africa.

“Floors at chicken farms, dairies, motor workshops and even battery plants – with their acidic environment – are protected with abecote 337,” concludes Johnnie.

a.b.e. Construction Chemicals
Tel: 011 306 9000
Website: www.abe.co.za
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