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Fontefloor EP Primer

A two-component water-borne epoxy primer, used mostly for dust binding and priming of untreated concrete floors.

The paint is suitable for interior floorsThe paint is water-borne
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Universal primer

Fontefloor EP Primer seals the concrete surface and provides adhesion to all Temafloor coatings and screeds, and Fontefloor paints. It can be also used for patching cracks and holes in concrete.

Fast-drying varnish

Fontefloor EP Primer dries in 6 hours for overcoating. This varnish  is also used for priming of damp concrete with relative humidity over 97% prior to Fontefloor EP 100 epoxy paint.    

Complete water-borne system for concrete floor

Now we are offering complete environmental- and user-friendly Fontefloor EP coating system for concrete floors. A significant advantage of this system is that you need only one hardener or the same EP Hardener can be used for all Fontefloor EP products.

Replacing solvent-borne coatings with high-performance water-borne alternatives can offer many advantages:

  • Reduced solvent exposure and associated health risks
  • Fewer concerns with flammability and the impact on insurance costs
  • Easy soap-and-water clean-up
  • Less hazardous waste disposal and associated cost

Application instruction of Fontefloor EP water-borne coating system

Prime the surface with 20–40 % thinned Fontefloor EP Primer or 0-30 % thinned Fontefloor EP 100 epoxy paint.

Overcoating may be carried out 16-24 hour after priming by applying Fontefloor EP 100 thinned 0-30 % with water.

Topcoating with varnish is done with unthinned or 5-10% thinned Fontefloor EP Clear.

Anti-slipping performance of the varnish can be enhanced by adding Tikkurila anti-slip agent. Furthermore, design and mosaic floors can be created.

Fontefloor EP Primer is widely used for:

(Previous date 04.09.2015)

Fontefloor EP Primer - Epoxy primer

Fontefloor EP Primer
DESCRIPTION A two-component water-borne epoxy primer.

Used for dust binding and priming of untreated concrete floors.

Seals the concrete surface and confirms adhesion prior to Temafloor coatings and screeds and Fontefloor paints.

Suitable for priming of damp concrete (relative humidity of the concrete over 97%) surfaces prior to Fontefloor EP 100 epoxy paint.

Can be used for patching cracks and holes in concrete.
Recommended uses Concrete floor.

Features • Good water vapour permeability.
• The M1 classification for low-emitting building materials has been granted by the Finnish Building Information Foundation RTS.
Gloss groups Semi-gloss
Building material emission class M1

Coverage on concrete floors is on the average:


Priming  5–7 m2/l


Practical coverage depends on the porosity and evenness of the substrate and on the application method.
Thinner Water
Mixing ratio Base 1.5 parts by volume 008 4570
Hardener 1 part by volume 008 4571
Pot-life (+23°C) Approx. 40 min after mixing (50% thinned).
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

Dust dry after 5 hours

Recoatable after 6 hours

Fully cured after 7 days


Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.
Solids volume approx. 66%.
Density 1.1 kg / l (mixed).
Product code Base 008 4570 and hardener 008 4571

Application conditions The relative humidity of the concrete should not exceed 97%. The temperature of the ambient air, surface or coating should not fall below +15ºC during application or drying. Relative humidity of air should not exceed 80%.
Preparation New concrete
Remove laitance by power grinding or hydrochloric acid etching. Choose the method best suited for the premises. After grinding remove dust carefully with a vacuum cleaner. Hydrochloric acid etching is carried out with diluted hydrochloric acid (1 part concentrated hydrochloric acid, 4 parts water). Rinse with plenty of water. Dry the floor.

Old concrete
Remove all grease, oil, chemicals and other impurities by Maalipesu detergent. Remove old peeling paint layer by grinding. Clean out pot-holes removing all loose friable material. Open cracks with e.g. an abrasive tool. Remove loose material and dust.
Priming Prime using 30–50% thinned Fontefloor EP Primer. Pour the mixture onto the floor, apply with a rubber trowel and level with a roller. If necessary, repeat priming to get a non-porous surface. A porous priming coat will result in holes and air bubbles in the finished coating.
Patching Patch pot-holes and cracks with a mixture of unthinned Fontefloor EP Primer and dry, clean sand. Mixing ratio e.g. 1 part by volume of varnish mixture and 1–2 parts by volume of sand of grain size 0.1–0.6 mm. Sand the patched areas before overcoating, if necessary.

Note! Concrete surface should always be primed before patching.
Finishing Overcoating should be done within 6 hrs after priming. If the primed surface is not overcoated within 48 hrs, it should be abraded.Pour the mixture onto the floor and apply it with a trowel and level with a roller.

Note! Fontefloor EP Primer adheres also to wet concrete. If there is constant moisture rising from the concrete and Fontefloor EP Primer is topcoated with a non-breathing coating or screed, there is a risk of failure between the primer and topcoat.

Mixing of components First stir base and hardener separately. Mix the correct proportions of base and hardener thoroughly (approx. 3 minutes to get homogenous mixture) by using a low speed industrial hand drill with a paddle. Insufficient mixing or incorrect mixing ratio will result in uneven drying of the surface, weaken the properties of the coating and risk the success of the application.
Cleaning of tools Water. Equipment should be cleaned immediately after use before the paint has dried.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value VOC 2004/42/EC (cat A/j) 140 g/l (2010)
Fontefloor EP Primer: max. VOC < 140 g/l

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Containers are provided with safety labels, which should be observed. Further information about hazardous influences and protection are detailed in individual health and safety data sheets. A health and safety data sheet is available on request from Tikkurila Oyj.
Safety data sheetFontefloor EP Primer
Hardener safety data sheetFontefloor EP Primer

DECLARATION OF PERFORMANCE Declaration of Performance EN1504-2

The European harmonized productstandard EN 1504-2:2004 defines the requirements for surface protection systems for concrete.

This product is tested and CE-labelled in accordance with the tables 1d, and 1f in the
appendix ZA.
CE logo
Tikkurila Oyj
Kuninkaalantie 1
EN 1504-2:2004
Product for protection and repair of concrete structures – Coating
Abrasion resistance
According to the top coat
Permeability to CO2
According to the top coat
Impact resistance
According to the top coat
Release of dangerous substances
Permeability to water vapour
Class I, sD < 5 m
Capillary absorption and permeability to water
w < 0,1 kg/m² ∙ h0,5
Adhesion strength by pull off test
≥ 2,0 N/mm²
Reaction to fire

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