Liquid Roof Waterproofer Basecoat
Polyshield Basecoat is part of a high performance two-part liquid roof membrane designed for waterproofing a range of roof substrates. When used in conjunction with Polyshield Topcoat, it creates a rubber-based waterproof roof coating that bonds to virtually any primed substrate to provide a smooth and seamless waterproofing system. It is designed for ease of application and to last longer than other roof waterproofing methods.
IMPORTANT NOTE: POLYSHIELD BASECOAT MUST BE USED IN COMBINATION WITH POLYSHIELD TOPCOAT (SOLD SEPARATELY). PLEASE NOTE THE COVERAGE RATES DIFFER SLIGHTLY.
Polyshield’s extremely durable and long-lasting two-coat roof waterproofing system always requires a primer. It is ideal as a primary waterproofing layer for green roof systems.
Liquid Roof Membrane Uses
Polyshield Basecoat when combined with Polyshield Topcoat (sold separately) can be used to create a liquid roof membrane in the following scenarios:
- Green Roof - prior to the installation of a green roof system on both pitched and flat roofs
- Flat roof waterproofer - an ideal long-lasting waterproof membrane for flat roofs
This seamless rubber waterproof coating can be used on the following substrates:
- Weathered Asphalt & bituminous Surfaces
- Concrete, Brickwork, Fibreglass and GRP
- Wood - weathered Plys, OSB/Plywood, Wooden Substrates
Green Roof Waterproofer
Polyshield’s two-part system is ideal for green roofs as a primary waterproofing layer. It has been developed specifically for overlay applications where a longer life expectancy is required. It can waterproof both wood and concrete surfaces along with existing felts. Simply install the liquid roof membrane before adding the root barrier.
Installing a liquid roof membrane Basecoat
As a two-coat system, you need to apply the Basecoat followed by reinforcing scrim to the entire surface area. You can then apply the Topcoat to create long-lasting waterproofing. Internal/external corners and any protrusions would require some extra preparation by cutting and installing sections of the reinforcement scrim, as per downloadable drawings.
Make sure you are wearing suitable protective clothing including gloves and goggles.
Start your preparation by cleaning out any splits or cracks in the roof substrate, and repairing as required with reinforcing roofing scrim. Brush the surface with a stiff bristle brush.
All substrates will need to be primed with Polyshield Roof Primer before applying the Polyshield Basecoat and Topcoat. Consult manufacturer’s data sheet for specific information.
Basecoat: minimum of 1Kg/m2 | 1 litre/m2
Applying the liquid roof waterproofer basecoat
Stir the liquid roof waterproofer Basecoat well before use. You can now apply a generous coat of the Polyshield Basecoat to the roof by brush or roller. This is applied in sections to suit the width of the Reinforcing Scrim.
Reinforcing Scrim is embedded into the wet Polyshield basecoat. Make sure you avoid any creasing of the scrim. Adjacent lengths of the scrim must overlap by 75mm.
When the Basecoat is dry (usually 8 hours or overnight), you can apply the Polyshield Topcoat (sold separately) over the scrimmed area.
Important note: Do not apply on a frozen or damp surface or in hot direct sunlight. You should apply at temperatures between 5°C and 25°C. Always check for any missed areas and pinholes.
Drying time for Basecoat is up to 8 hours or overnight depending on temperature and condition. Full cure up to 7 days. The liquid roof membrane is water repellent to rainfall immediately after application. However, this only acts as a back-up due to sudden, unforeseen rain. Polyshield must be applied in dry weather.
Note: For cleaning use White Spirit.
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Permagard are pleased to stock this reliable and easy to apply two-part liquid roof membrane system. If you have questions about green roof systems and roof waterproofing contact our team.
- Long-lasting seamless finish
- Works instantly
- Flexible and highly elastic
- 15 year guarantee
- No wastage
- British made for quality
- Cold applied so no hot works on roof
Model: GRPBC5 SKU GRPBC5 Manufacturer: Britannia Packaging: 5 Litre Tin Size: 5 Litres Dilution: Ready to use Coverage: Single coat: minimum of 1 litre/m² Colour Light Grey Country of Manufacture: United Kingdom
Polyshield Liquid Roof Membrane Basecoat 5L (348.9 KB)
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