a water based, environment friendly, tuff, durable, single pack, liquid
applied, urethane / polymer, UV resistant anti - slip protective coating.
Virotuff incorporates special composite 'non-sharp' aggregates to provide good
traction against slip falls but also a pleasant underfoot feel, even with bare
feet. Virotuff provides a tough, abrasion resistant, semi-flexible trafficable
coating in an attractive textured finish - all in one can.
is a slip resistant floor protective coating for foot and vehicular traffic.
Virotuff is available in a range of colours.
has been formulated for application to in-door and outdoor areas where an
anti-slip coating is required. Although too numerous to list some areas and
& Recreational: Decks, balconies, patios. garages, steps, stairs,
entertaining areas, pool surrounds and driveways.
Parks & Public Areas: Playgrounds, demountable classrooms, walkways,
toilets and washrooms.
Kitchen areas, bar areas and storerooms.
& Construction: Anti-slip flooring, trafficable walkways, plant rooms,
steps, stairs, safety zones, decks, balconies, patios, equipment platforms.
Areas: Safety work areas, factory & warehouse floors, work platforms and
Boat decks, trailers, pontoons and marinas.
& Farming: Agriculture equipment, cherry picker platforms.
& Rail: Load areas of utes, trucks, vans, buses and stone damage protection
for caravans and other vehicles.
and curing of the product is affected by type, dryness and porosity of the
surface, temperature, humidity, ventilation, climate conditions and application
technique and therefore drying and curing can only be given as a guide.
is suitable for most properly prepared and primed and generally porous
concrete, cement render, cementitious levelling compounds, brick, block work,
masonry, timber including plywoord and particle board, FC and CFC sheeting,
porous tiles (excluding vitrified, non-porous and glazed tiles), metal etch
primed metal, soundly painted surfaces and fibreglass.
test areas to all surfaces and in particular doubtful surfaces.
information contained in this product data sheet is typical but does not
constitute a full specification as conditions and specific requirements may
vary from project to project. The instructions should be considered as a
minimum requirement but the applicator or contractor must use their skill,
knowledge and experience to carry out additional works as may be necessary to meet
the requirements of the project. Specification for specific projects should be
sought from the Company in writing.
Virotuff relies on the texture of the aggregate bound within the coat.
Therefore, a build up of fatty or greasy substances and grime will diminish or
negate the products effectiveness and it is not recommended that it be used in
Virotuff should be regarded as a general purpose anti-slip coating and is not
intended for areas demanding high anti-slip such as wet ramps, fat or oil build
up, slippery foot wear. Test areas should be applied and tested. The Company
makes no claim as to the suitability of the product for these areas and user
assumes all risk.
It is essential that the product be kept clean and free of dirt and grime
build-up. Chemical spills must be cleaned immediately.
The manner in which the product is applied will affect the degree of
'anti-slip'. Further, applied with a roller or applied too thick or patchy will
reduce the ant-slip properties.
The product must not be regarded as a waterproofing membrane but can be used as
a trafficable top coat over water based waterproofing membranes such as
Azcoflex and Fibrecryl.
Virotuff is semi-flexible and may not bridge live cracks, expansion joints,
joins and gaps.
Virotuff, being a trafficable floor coating, is subject to wear and tear and
its effective life is subject to its use and abuse. It should be periodically
inspected to assess its functionality and if required recoated.
an indication of the products excellent slip resistance and wearing properties,
the slip resistance rating of Virotuff has been independently tested according
to AS/NZ4586:2004 Appendix A (wet Pendulum Test) and achieved a BPN of up to 58
Class V. Further, an accelerated wearing test consisting 5000 cycles equating
to approximately 10 years of average wear the product slip rating was gradually
reduced to BPN of 44 Class W.
The manner in which the product is applied will affect its anti-slip rating and
may produce a lower result and the rate of wear is subject to use and abuse of
Benefits and Advantages:
pack - no mixing is required.
composite aggregates providing an easy to walk on feel.
to maintain and recoat.
roller or spray applied.
curing - generally overnight.
durable & semi-flexible.
& vibration resistant.
in food preparation areas.
for light to moderate traffic.
overcoated & repaired.
versatile with many and varied applications.
is water-based and considered as a non hazardous product. However, when using
the product common sense and good industrial hygiene should be observed. The
use of gloves and eye protection against splashes is recommended. If spraying,
a dust mask and goggles should be worn.
and Surface Preparation
preparation is essential. Surfaces must be sound, stable, dry, clean and free
of dust, loose, flaking, friable material and substances that may diminish
must be clean and dry. It is vital that all contaminants, particularly oils,
grease, waxes, acids and corrosive contaminants are removed which may require
cleansing with strong detergents, high pressure cleaning, acid wash or other to
ready the surface for application.
surface is made good with preparation , prime all surfaces with Primeseal MC at
the minimum rate of 4 sqm per litre per coat and allow to dry. Highly porous or
friable surface may require an additional coat of Primeseal MC. Note: In ideal
conditions, the product may be used without a primer but it is this Company's
recommendation that all areas be primed and if not primed it is at the risk of
the user. Test areas are recommended.
Cement & Porous Tiles:
must be porous to allow the product to bond. The surface should be tested for
porosity by spilling droplets of water on it. The prompt absorption of the
droplets is a good indicator of a suitable substrate. If droplets show little
sign of being absorbed the surface should be considered as doubtful for bonding
purposes needing additional preparation. Examples of such doubtful surfaces
includes, steel trowelled, smooth, glassy or shiny or helicopter finished
concrete. These surfaces must be thoroughly acid etched, washed and neutralised
to provide a porous surface. This should be done in accordance with E.P.A.
requirements. If acid etching is not sufficient, surfaces may require
mechanical abrading or sand blasting.
concrete is deemed suitable, apply a priming coat of Primesea MC so that the
surface has a uniform, solid off-white
appearance and allow to dry.
exposed areas where entrapped water moisture may exist in the substrate (which
can lead to bubbling) the surface must be primed with Primeseal MC applied 3
sqm per litre.
metal must be treated for rust then etch primed and allowed to dry.
Surfaces( inclusive of vehicle paint, powder coats and baked-on enamels):
should be of good quality and must be firmly bonded to the substrate. Roughen
with sandpaper or wire brush ensuring gloss is removed. Clean or wipe with
Solvent allow to dry and apply Virotuff. If painted surface softens on contact
with Solvent do not continue. Allow paint to dry and harden and prime with
Primeseal MC. Allow to dry and then apply Virotuff.
to remove all gloss & clean with Solvent. When dry, prime with Primeseal
MC. Generally, Virotuff can be applied directly to the prepared fibreglass but
not advisable. Test areas should be done.
& Fibre-Cement Sheeting:
or wire brush then clean. Prime with Primeseal MC.
surface and apply Primeseal MC ensuring that the surface has a solid, uniform
off-white colour. If in doubt apply a second coat.
thoroughly before starting the application process, then intermittently.
by brush or suitable roller (black or medium texture) in coats of approximately
500 micons thick (0.5mm) until desired thickness is achieved. Rolling then
lightly brushing with a soft broom is an easy way to give a good result.
Rolling alone is not encouraged to uniformly disperse the aggregate. It is
important that the product's texturing is maintained with each coat. Coats
applied too thickly can cause unsatisfactory results. Spread onto surface as
evenly as possible. Subsequent coats should be applied at right angles to the
previous coats. Apply following coats as soon as possible after previous coat
off areas not intended to be coated. Usually sprayed without dilution but if
required Virotuff can be diluted with clean water up to a maximum of 5% by
volume. Suitable spraying techniques is via panel beater type gun, hopper gun
or airless spray. General recommendation, spray at lowest practical pressure
panel beater type gun and hopper gun - at approx. 80 psi (5.5 bar)
airless spray with 32 to 35 thou tip at 1000 to 2000 psi. Remove all filters in
up-take pipe and in the gun.
at approximately 500 micons thick per coat. It is important that the product's
texture is maintained with each coat. Apply following coats at right angles to
preceding cured coats as soon as previous coat is dry. To achieve best results,
masking tape, if used, should be removed after each coat when still wet. After
spraying, immediately clean equipment with water.
of application the dry coat thickness should be approximately 1mm.
Tear & Repair of Virotuff.
Virotuff is tough and durable the nature of the applications renders it subject
to wear & damage. It is important that the coating be monitored for wear
and tear and that appropriate maintenance should be carried out to retain the
products optimum performance.
apply a maintenance or rejuvenation coat, clean surface, wire brush, wipe with
Prep Solvent or MEK and allow solvent to evaporate. Then apply new coat/s of
Virotuff as follows:
Remove any damaged or loose areas.
Clean and roughen surface as well as surrounding areas.
Treat exposed areas as per preparation instructions.
Apply new Virotuff to area including 20mm onto the existing sound Virotuff
stated average coverage rate may vary depending upon type, condition, porosity,
texture of the surface and application technique.
2m2 to 2.25m2 per litre per coat applied in minimum of 2 coats. Heavy duty
areas should receive additional coat/s. On average the total coverage of a 15
litre pails is 15m2 to 18m2.
MC: Minimum of 1 litre per 4m2 per coat.
curing rates at 23 oC at 50% R.H.@ 500 micron thick:
dry: 2 to 6 hours.
Cure: 6 to 24 hours. Recoat after solid cure ensuring previous coat can be
walked on without damaging it.
Cure: 24 to 72 hours.
product is suitable for light loads after 36 hours & full load after 72
hours. The product attains full properties after 72 to 168 hours (3 to 7 days)
exposed, do not apply if rain is imminent. Coatings must be protected from
water until fully cured.
in cool, dry place, out of direct sunlight. Available in 1, 4 & 15 Pails.
Store in original labelled containers. Product is not flammable.
spills. They are difficult to clean particularly off porous surfaces. For wet
spills use an absorbent cloth and water. Equipment should be immediately
cleaned with water. Ensure product does not enter drains or waterways.
Topping or Top Coating N/A
is considered a non hazardous product but common sense and good industrial
hygiene should prevail. If spraying, the use of a suitable mask is recommended.
If swallowed do not induce vomiting, give plenty of water to drink. Seek urgent
medical advice. If in eyes, flush thoroughly with clean water, holding lid open
to ensure any trapped product may be flushed away. If on skin, remove
contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water. If inhaled, unlikely
due to viscosity of the product, remove person to fresh air and apply
artificial respiration if required and seek urgent medical attention. Ensure
full safety data refer to the products Material Safety Data Sheet. Observe
precautions as per label.
and Technical Data
Slip Resistance Rating:
Tested to AS/NZ 4586:2004 BPN up to 58. Appendix A - (Wet Pendulum): Class V
After 5000 cycles: BPN up to 44 Class X