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Fontezinc 85

A two-component, water-borne, zinc-rich epoxy paint. Good water-borne solution for bridges, cranes and steel frameworks and equipment in the forest and chemical industries, when low VOC is required.

The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Offers cathodic protection of steel

The only water-borne zinc-rich primer in Tikkurila range, which provides cathodic protection for steel surfaces, as bridges, steel frameworks, cranes and etc.

For paint systems in severe environments

Mostly used as a primer in epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic systems for steel surfaces exposed to severe climatic conditions up to C5.

Fontezinc 85 can be used for


Fontezinc 85 - Water-borne zinc-rich epoxy paint

Fontezinc 85
DESCRIPTION A two-component, water-borne zinc-rich epoxy paint.
PRODUCT FEATURES Used as a primer in epoxy, polyurethane and acrylic systems for steel surfaces exposed to severe climatic conditions. Can be used without a topcoat on surfaces exposed to weathering.
Recommended uses Recommended for bridges, cranes and steel frameworks as well as steelwork and equipment in the forest and chemical industries; such as tubular bridges, conveyors etc.

Features Can be used without a topcoat on surfaces exposed to weathering. Offers cathodic protection of steel.
Colour Range Reddish grey.
Gloss groups Matt

Recommended film thicknesses

Theoretical coverage




40 µm

85 µm

11.6 m2/l

80 µm

170 µm

5.8 m2/l

Practical coverage depends on the application method, painting conditions and the shape and roughness of the surface to be coated.
Can sizes Base 4.3 parts by volume 930 5080
Hardener 1.0 part by volume 930 2760
Water 2.0 part by volume (see overleaf: "Application")
Application method By airless spray or brush.
Pot-life (+23°C) 4 hours.
Drying times

DFT 40 µm

+ 10 ºC

+ 23 ºC

+ 35 ºC

Dust dry, after

1 h

½ h

20 min

Touch dry, after

2 h

1 h

½ h

Recoatable with waterborne paints, after

5 h

2 h

1 h

Recoatable with solventborne paints, after

48 h

24 h

12 h

Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.
Solids volume 44 ± 2 % volume (thinned 40 vol %)
Density 2.4 kg / l (mixed and thinned 40%)
Product code 930 5080

Application conditions All surfaces must be dry. The temperature of the ambient air, surface or paint should not fall below +10 ºC during application and drying. Relative humidity should not exceed 80 %. The surface temperature of the steel should remain at least 3 ºC above the dew point.
Preparation Oil, grease, salts and dirt are removed by appropriate means. (ISO 12944-4)

Steel surfaces: Blast clean to grade Sa2½. (ISO 8501-1)
Finishing Fontedur HB 80, Fontecoat EP 50, Temacoat GPL-S Primer, Temacoat GPL-S MIO, Temacoat RM 40 and Temanyl MS Primer.
Painting By airless spray or brush. Agitate during application. Depending on the application method the paint can be thinned 20 - 50 % by volume. Airless spray nozzle tip 0.013" - 0.019" and nozzle pressure 160 - 200 bar. Spray angle shall be chosen according to the shape of the object. Sharp edges, corners, weld seams and other areas difficult to cover properly by spray application should be coated by brush before the spray application. At brush application the paint should be thinned according to the circumstancies.
Mixing of components First stir base and hardener separately. The correct proportions of base and hardener must be mixed thoroughly before use. Use Temaspeed Squirrel Mixer for mixing.
Cleaning of tools Water and Thinner 1029.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value The Volatile Organic Compounds amount to 180 ± 20 g/litre of paint mix thinned 40 % by volume.

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. For industrial use only.
Safety data sheetFontezinc 85
Hardener safety data sheetFontezinc 85