NEO BITUMEN BLACK
    PRODUCT CODE: BB00
    TECHNICAL DATA SHEET NO. 06-Specialised Products
    JULY 2009

  1. Product Description

    Classic, bitumen based, long-life, high water resistant black coating for a wide range of substrate/objects that need a highly water and humidity resistant but cost effective finish.
  2. Application Areas

    • Interior and exterior use.
    • Primed metal and other substrates/roofs, especially in humid coastal areas.
    • The product is for use on plaster, concrete, fibre cement and steel.
    • NEO Bitumen Black is a cost effective waterproofing material for waterproofing house foundations, retaining walls and similar structures.
    • For use on steel, concrete and fibre cement pipes underground.
    • NEO Bitumen Black is used to revive old, weathered roofing felt.
  3. Product Features

    • Highly durable and humidity resistant for the harsh Namibian climate.
    • Excellent adhesion to a range of properly prepared substrates.
    • Very cost effective.
    • NEO Bitumen Black is used to saturate and revive roofing felt, which has been exposed to the environment for some time. Roofs prepared this way can later be recoated with NEO Heat Reflective Roof Paint (arh00).
    • Two coats of NEO Bitumen Black are used for best results. 
    • For objects such as retaining walls three to four coats of NEO Bitumen Black are recommended.
  4. Product Data

    Resin Base Bitumen
    Drying Time Touch dry: ± 1 hour
    Hard dry: 2-3 hours
    Solid Matter by Content By volume: 51,5% 
    By mass: 60%
    Film Thickness 30-40 microns
    Spreading Rate 5-8 square metres per litre.
    Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 5-7 square metres per litre for the first coat and 6-8 square metres per litre for subsequent coats and when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    Surface Appearance Glossy black finish
  5. Application Details

    • Mixing Always stir well before use with a flat paddle.
    • Application Method Brush, roller or airless spray.
    • Thinning Only for spray application, thin 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Cleaning NEO Mineral Turpentine (mt00) or NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    • Application • Stir well before use.
    • Two coats of NEO Bitumen Black are used for best results. For objects such as retaining walls three to four coats are recommended.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Black. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • NEO Bitumen Black is ready for use un-thinned; thinning will reduce its effectiveness.
    • Although the spreading rate will vary with porosity and type of substrate, for uncoated new surfaces work on 5-7 square metres per litre for the first coat and 6-8 square metres per litre for subsequent coats and when applied to sealed, previously painted substrates.
    • Only apply in well ventilated areas and keep away from all ignition sources, flames and sparks.
    • Clean up application equipment with NEO Mineral Turpentine (mt00) or NEO Enamel Thinner (et01).
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke while applying.
    • Do not apply before 09:00 and after 16:00 in the winter.
    • Do not apply exterior if it looks like rain will occur within 4-6 hours of application.
  6. Surface Preparation

    • Mild Steel (Renovation) • Remove any rust, mill scale and greasy substances from metal surface.
    • Sand blast back to bright metal and spot prim with NEO Corroguard (cg00). Use two coats of NEO Corroguard (cg00) in coastal regions.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Black. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Mild Steel (New) • Degrease surfaces with NEO Metal Conditioner (mc00) to remove the manufacturer’s grease protective layer. This process is repeated until the surface is water break free.
    • After drying the whole substrate is coated with NEO Corroguard (cg00). Use two coats of NEO Corroguard (cg00) in coastal regions.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Black. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • Plaster, Concrete, Fibre Cement Surfaces and Roofing Felt • Plaster must be firm and solid.
    • Remove any flaking, peeling and loose paint from the surface.
    • Wash off dust and mica particles with a hosepipe and by scrubbing with a hard broom.
    • Carry out repairs if required.
    • Allow to dry.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Black. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
    • No primer coat is required.
    • Primed Metal and Previously Painted Surfaces • Make sure old paint coatings are firm and solid.
    • Remove all loose, flaking and bubbling paint.
    • Remove all dust, grease, foreign material, fungal and algae growth preferably with a high pressure cleaner.
    • After drying the whole substrate is coated with NEO Corroguard (cg00). Use two coats of NEO Corroguard (cg00) in coastal regions.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a generous coat of NEO Bitumen Black. Thin for spray 20% with NEO Enamel Thinner (et01) or NEO Quick Enamel Thinner (qe00).
    • Allow to dry 4-6 hours before recoating.
    • With brush, roller or airless spray, apply a second generous coat.
  7. Colour Range and Quantities

    • NEO Bitumen Black is available in Black only.
    • Available in 1 litre, 5 litres, 20 litres, and 200 litres.
  8. Precautions

    • NEO Bitumen Black is highly flammable and has a flashpoint of 37 degrees Celsius.
    • Only apply in well ventilated areas.
    • Do not eat, drink or smoke while applying.
    • Avoid inhalation of solvent vapours.
    • Do not use for objects that contain drinking water.
  9. Disclaimer

    NEO Paints can not be held liable if the product fails due to improper surface preparation or application.