BioGrip Micro is an Organic, mineral primer paint that serves as a universal non-acrylic primer for interior and exterior surfaces. Its micro-fine aggregate makes it very versatile. It is an excellent primer for painted drywall, masonry repairs, & wood primer.
- Flat finish
- Superior durability & adhesion
- Excellent for high traffic areas to maximize durability and longevity for finish paint
- Ideal for residential & commercial
- No VOCs or solvents, Asthma-free & Hypoallergenic
- Odorless & naturally mold-resistant
- Meets highest standards in Material Health with C2C Silver Certification, A+ rating for French VOC Emissions, & passed CA1350
- Low carbon footprint with a concentrated formula
- Recommended for homes, offices, hospitals, and schools
|BioGrip Micro – Neutral Base only|
|PRE-PRIMER: Please review TDS for appropriate pre-primer, if necessary, for surface type and finish product.|
|EXTERIOR SURFACES: For exterior wood or masonry surfaces pre-painted with flat, matte, eggshell, or satin products, BioGrip Micro is an appropriate primer prior to application of Domus Mineral Paints.|
|INTERIOR SURFACES: For interior wood or masonry surfaces pre-painted with flat, matte, eggshell, or satin products, BioGrip Micro is an appropriate primer as required prior to application of Domus Mineral Paints where filling in or texture is desired.|
Now that you have selected BioGrip Micro for your project, here is what you need to get started painting.
Get Your Tools
BioGrip Micro can be applied with a brush, roller, or spray like any traditional paint. You will want tape, drop cloths, ladders or other items to prepare the surface. Get a separate mixing bucket to dilute with water before usage.
Mixing With Water
Domus Mineral Paints require water to be added prior to usage. Why?
- Allows for a cleaner product by not having to add toxic stabilizers, and
- Reduces our carbon footprint by up to 40%.
Mixing with water or diluting the product with water is as simple as pouring the concentrated paint into a separate, clean mixing bucket, adding the amount of water listed below (dilution rate), then using a paddle drill or a spatula to mix thoroughly. You should mix for 2-4 minutes until there is uniform consistency with no standing water.
|BioGrip Micro||Dilution Rate||1 Liter||2.5 Liter||5 Liter||15 Liter|
|Neutral Base||10%||100 ml||250 ml||500 ml||1.5 lt|
Prime the Surface
Properly prepare the surface and use the Recommended Pre-Primers, if necessary, for your surface type. More details can be find on the previous tab, product TDS or on the back of the bucket.
Paint your Walls
Start painting and give enough drying time in between coats, approximately 4 – 8 hours for BioGrip Micro. One coat is recommended for most applications.
Testing & Certification
Cradle To Cradle Certified™
ROMABIO is currently the only paint manufacturer with 13 products Cradle To Cradle™ (C2C) Certified v3.1 in the world. The C2C certification is stringent, transparent, and administered by a 3rd party. It measures continuous improvement of products based upon five attributes: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. ROMABIO chose C2C certification above other green programs because it sets the highest standard in the building industry for sustainability and environmental health across multiple categories and requires bi-annual renewal with continuous improvement.
Healthy Product Declaration™ (HPD)
Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a standard format for reporting product content and direct health hazards associated with exposure to its individual contents. An HPD for ROMABIO’s products can contribute to points for LEED v4 Materials and Resource Credit: Building product disclosure and optimization for Option 1: HPD must include Full Disclosure of Known Hazards for all intentional ingredients and residuals disclosed at least to 1,000 ppm.
Indoor Air Quality Test Results
ROMA has passed the following stringent, high standard testing to reveal negligible impact to your indoor air:
- CDPH SM V1.1-2010 (CA01350) Emissions Test (per Section 8.5)
- ASTM D5116 Emissions Test Report with CDPH SM V1.1-2010
- French VOC Label Small Chamber Emissions Test and met the French VOC Label “A+” Class criteria.
Toxicity Verification Report
ROMABIO utilized ToxServices, a 3rd party verification agency with more than a decade of expertise in toxicology, risk assessment, comparative hazard assessment, and the application of science to promote human health and environmental sustainability, to verify the following claims for 8 interior and 6 exterior mineral paint products:
- ROMABIO interior/exterior mineral paint product formulations do not contain the following ingredients:
- APEO (Alkylphenol Ethoxylates)
- HCHO (Formaldehyde)
- PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)
- PG (Propylene Glycol)
- ROMABIO interior/exterior mineral paint product formulations do not contain chemicals associated with Sick Building Syndrome (SBS).
- ROMABIO paint products contain very low or no VOC’s.
- ROMABIO paint products do not contain any chemicals listed on the Declare Red List (Living Building Challenge).
|TVOC & VOC (including tint pigments)||2004/42/CE Max. Value, 40g/l (2010), Exterior Wall Paint for Masonry, DIN EN ISO 11890-1/2||0.00||g/l|
|Water Absorption Coefficient||EN 1062-3 – DIN 52617||> 0.62||kg/(m²•√h)|
|Vapor Permeability||DIN 53122||< 150 m Sd 0.14 Good||g/m² (24 h)|
|Surface Retention Smog/Dirt||EN 10795||High||> 21|
|Drying Time at Low Temperature||UNI 10793||> 5||°C|
|Application on Damp Cement NHL 3.5/5.0||UNI EN 13300||Ideal||–|
|Exterior Paint With Mineral Finish||DIN 18363 Paragraph 2.4.1||Yes||–|
|Application Quality||UNI 10794||Good||–|
|Hide and Cover Capacity||ISO 6504-3 M.U. 1631 (RC 100 μm Humid)||Class 2||< 96 – < 98|
|pH Value||DIN 19266||12 – 13||–|
|Natural Resistance to Mold||DIN 19266||Excellent||–|
|Alkaline Resistance||UNI 10795||Excellent||–|
|Specific Gravity (23°C)||EN ISO 2811-2||1.7||g/ml|
|Granulation||DIN 19643 – EN 21524||0.125||mm|
|Gloss level||UNI EN ISO 2813||< 5||Very Flat|
|Reaction to Fire||EN 13501-1:2002||A 1||Incombustible|
|APEO (Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylates)||–||0%||–|
|PEG (Polyethylene Glycol)||–||0%||–|
|PG (Propylene Glycol)||–||0%||–|
Does not contain chemicals that can aggravate or cause asthma, see NIH Asthma Report 2012.
1 Identification of the Substance/Mixture & 0f the Company/Undertaking
1.1 Product identifier
Product Name BioGrip Micro
1.2 Relevant Identified Uses of the Substance or Mixture & Uses Advised Against
Intended Use Paint For Interior
1.3 Details of the Supplier of the Safety Data Sheet
- Name ROMA – Eco-Sustainable Building Technologies
- Full Address 554 North Avenue NW, Suite B
- District & Country Atlanta, GA 30318 | United States of America (USA)
1.4 Emergency Telephone Number
For Urgent Inquiries refer to Call 911 if you have a poison emergency.
Call the CDC if swallowed but person is alert 1-800-222-122
2 Hazards Identification
2.1 Classification of the Substance or Mixture
The product is classified as hazardous pursuant to the provisions set forth in Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and/or EC Regulation 1272/2008 (CLP) (and subsequent amendments and supplements). The product thus requires a safety data sheet that complies with the provisions of EC Regulation 1907/2006 and subsequent amendments.
Any additional information concerning the risks for health and/or the environment are given in sections 11 and 12 of this sheet.
- Danger Symbols Xi
- R Phrases 36/38
The full wording of the Risk (R) and hazard (H) phrases is given in section 16 of the sheet.
2.2 Label Elements
Hazard labeling pursuant to Directives 67/548/EEC and 1999/45/EC and subsequent amendments and supplements.
- R36/38 Irritating to Eyes and Skin.
- S2 Keep Out of the Reach of Children.
- S25 Avoid Contact with Eyes.
- S26 In Cases of Contact with Eyes, Rinse Immediately with Plenty of Water and Seek Medical Advice.
- S37 Wear Suitable Gloves.
- S46 If Swallowed, Seek Medical Advice Immediately and Show this Container or Label.
- CONTAINS CALCIUM HYDROXIDE
2.3 Other Hazards
Information not available.
3 Composition/Information on Ingredients
Information not relevant.
|Identification||Conc. %||Class. 67/548/EEC||Class. 1272/2008 (CLP)|
|SILICIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT|
|CAS 1312-76-1||5 – 5.5||Xi R36/38||Skin Corr. 1B H314, Skin Irrit. 2 H315|
|Reg. NO. 01-2119456888-17|
T+ = Very Toxic (T+), T = Toxic(T), Xn = Harmful (Xn), C = Corrosive (C), Xi = Irritant (Xi), O = Oxidizing (O), E = Explosive(E), F+ = Extremely Flammable(F+), F = Highly Flammable(F), N = Dangerous for the Environment (N)
The full wording of the Risk (R) and hazard (H) phrases is given in section 16 of the sheet.
4 First Aid Measures
4.1 Description of First Aid Measures
No harm to the staff authorized to use has been reported. However, in case of contact, inhalation or ingestion, the following general measures provided for a first aid shall be taken.
- EYES & SKIN Wash with plenty of water; if the irritation persists, seek medical advice.
- INHALATION Remove to open air. If respiration is difficult, administer artificial respiration and seek medical advice.
- INGESTION Seek medical attention. Induce vomiting only if indicated by the doctor. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.
4.2 Most Important Symptoms & Effects, Both Acute & Delayed
No episodes of damage to health ascribable to the product have been reported.
4.3 Indication of Any Immediate Medical Attention & Special Treatment Needed
Follow doctor’s orders.
5 Firefighting Measures
5.1 Extinguishing Media
SUITABLE EXTINGUISHING MEDIA
The extinction equipment should be of the conventional kind: Carbon Dioxide, Foam, Powder and Nebulized Water.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA WHICH SHALL NOT BE USED FOR SAFETY REASONS
None in particular.
5.2 Special Hazards Arising From the Substance or Mixture
HAZARDS CAUSED BY EXPOSURE IN THE EVENT OF FIRE
Do not breathe combustion products (Carbon Oxide, Toxic Pyrolysis Products, etc.).
5.3 Advice for Firefighters
Use jets of water to cool the containers to prevent product decomposition and the development of substances potentially hazardous for health. Always wear full fire prevention gear. Collect extinguishing water to prevent it from draining into the sewer system. Dispose of contaminated water used for extinction and the remains of the fire according to applicable regulations.
SPECIAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT FOR FIRE-FIGHTERS
Hardhat with visor, fireproof clothing (fireproof jacket and trousers with straps around arms, legs and waist), work gloves (fireproof, cut proof and antistatic), a depressurized mask with facemask covering the whole of the operator’s face or a self-respirator (self-protector) in the event of large quantities of fume.
6 Accidental Release Measures
6.1 Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment & Emergency Procedures
Eliminate all sources of ignition (cigarettes, flames, sparks, etc.) from the leakage site. If there are no contraindications, spray solid products with water to prevent the formation of dust. Use breathing equipment if fumes or powders are released into the air. Block the leakage if there is no hazard. Do not handle damaged containers or the leaked product before donning appropriate protective gear. For information on risks for the environmental and health, respiratory tract protection, ventilation and personal protection equipment, see the other sections of this sheet. These indications apply for both processing staff and those involved in emergency procedures.
6.2 Environmental Precautions
The product must not penetrate the sewers, surface water, ground water and neighboring areas.
6.3 Methods & Material for Containment & Cleaning Up
Use inert absorbent material (sand, vermiculite, diatomaceous earth, Kieselguhr, etc.) to soak up leaked product. Collect the majority of the remaining material and deposit it in containers for disposal. If there are no contraindications, use jets of water to eliminate product residues. Make sure the leakage site is well aired. Contaminated material should be disposed of in compliance with the provisions set forth in point 13.
6.4 Reference to Other Sections
Any information on personal protection and disposal is given in sections 8 and 13.
7 Handling & Storage
7.1 Precautions for Safe Handling
Do not smoke while handling and use.
7.2 Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities
Store in a well-ventilated place; keep far away from sources of heat, bright flames and sparks and other sources of ignition.
7.3 Specific End Use(s)
Information not available.
8 Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
8.1 Control Parameters
8.2 Exposure Controls
As the use of adequate technical equipment must always take priority over personal protection equipment, make sure that the workplace is well aired through effective local aspiration or bad air vent. If such operations do not make it possible to keep the concentration of the product below the permitted workplace exposure thresholds a suitable respiratory tract protection must be used. See product label for hazard details during use. Ask your chemical substance suppliers for advice when choosing personal protection equipment. Personal protection equipment must comply with the rules in force indicated below.
Protect hands with category III (Ref. Directive 89/686/EEC and Standard EN 374) work gloves, such as those in PVA, butyl, fluoroelastomer or equivalent. The following should be considered when choosing work glove material: degradation, breakage times and permeation. Work glove resistance to preparations should be checked before use, as it can be unpredictable. Gloves` limit depends on the duration of exposure.
Wear hood visor or protective visor together with airtight goggles (Ref. Standard EN 166).
Wear category III professional long-sleeved overalls and safety footwear (Ref. Directive 89/686/CEE and Standard EN 344). Wash body with soap and water after removing overalls.
If the threshold value (if available) for one or more of the substances present in the preparation for daily exposure in the workplace or to a fraction established by the company’s prevention and protection service is exceeded, wear a mask with an B or universal filter, the class (1, 2 or 3) of which must be chosen according to the limit concentration of use (ref. Standard EN 141).
The use of respiratory tract protection equipment, such as masks like that indicated above, is necessary to reduce worker exposure in the absence of technical measures. The protection provided by masks is in any case limited.
9 Physical & Chemical Properties
9.1 Information on Basic Physical & Chemical Properties
|pH||12 – 13|
|Melting or Freezing Point||–|
|Flash Point||> 61°C|
|Flammability of Solids & Gases||–|
|Lower Inflammability Limit||–|
|Upper Explosive Limit||–|
|Lower Explosive Limit||–|
|Specific Gravity||1,700 Kg/l|
|Partition Coefficient: Octanol/Water||–|
9.2 Other information
|VOC (Directive 2004/42/EC)||5.83 g/lt|
Matt coatings for interior walls and ceilings. EU limit value for this product
(cat. A/a): 75 g/lt (2007) / 30 g/lt (2010).
10 Stability & Reactivity
There are no particular risks of reaction with other substances in normal conditions of use.
CALCIUM CARBONATE Decomposes at temperatures above 800°C.
10.2 Chemical Stability
The product is stable in normal conditions of use and storage.
10.3 Possibility of Hazardous Reactions
No hazardous reactions are foreseeable in normal conditions of use and storage.
10.4 Conditions to Avoid
None in particular, however the usual precautions used for chemical products should be respected.
10.5 Incompatible Materials
CALCIUM CARBONATE Acids
10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Products
In the event of thermal decomposition or fire, vapours potentially dangerous to health may be released.
CALCIUM CARBONATE Calcium Oxides, Carbon Oxides.
11 Toxicological Information
According to currently available data, this product has not yet produced health damages. Anyway, it must be handled according to good industrial practices.
11.1 Information on Toxicological Effects
Acute Effects: stinging eyes. Symptoms may include: rubescence, edema, pain and lachrymation. Contact with skin may cause: irritation, erythema, edema, dryness and chapped skin. Vapor inhalation may slightly irritate the upper respiratory tract. Ingestion may cause health disorders, including stomach pain and sting, nausea and sickness.
12 Ecological Information
Use this product according to good working practices. Avoid littering. Inform the competent authorities, should the product reach waterways or sewers or contaminate soil or vegetation.
SILICIC ACID, POTASSIUM SALT
- LD50 (Oral) > 2000 mg/kg Rat
- LD50 (Oral) 6450 mg/kg Rat
- LD50 (Oral) > 10000 mg/kg Rat
No specific data are available for this product. Handle it according to good working practices. Avoid littering. Do not contaminate soil, sewers and waterways. Inform the competent authorities, should the product reach waterways or sewers or contaminate soil or vegetation. Please take all the proper measures to reduce harmful effects on aquifers.
12.2 Persistence & Degradability
Information not available.
12.3 Bioaccumulative Potential
Information not available.
12.4 Mobility in Soil
Information not available.
12.5 Results of PBT & vPvB assessment
Information not available.
12.6 Other Adverse Effects
Information not available.
13 Disposal considerations
13.1 Waste Treatment Methods
Reuse, when possible. Product residues should be considered special hazardous waste. The hazard level of waste containing this product should be evaluated according to applicable regulations.
Disposal must be performed through an authorized waste management firm, in compliance with national and local regulations.
Contaminated packaging must be recovered or disposed of in compliance with national waste management regulations.
14 Transport Information
The product is not dangerous under current provisions of the Code of International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) and by Rail (RID), of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG), and of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations.
15 Regulatory Information
15.1 Safety, Health & Environmental Regulations/Legislation Specific for the Substance or Mixture
SEVESO CATEGORY None
RESTRICTIONS RELATING TO THE PRODUCT OR CONTAINED SUBSTANCES PURSUANT TO ANNEX XVII TO EC REGULATION 1907/2006.
SUBSTANCES IN CANDIDATE LIST (ART. 59 REACH)
SUBSTANCES SUBJECT TO AUTHORIZATION (ANNEX XIV REACH)
Workers exposed to this chemical agent must not undergo health checks, provided that available risk-assessment data prove that the risks related to the workers’ health and safety are modest and that the 98/24/EC directive is respected.
15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment
No chemical safety assessment has been processed for the mixture and the substances it contains.
16 Other Information
Text of hazard (H) indications mentioned in section 2 – 3 of the sheet.
- EYE IRRIT. 2 Eye Irritation, Category 2.
- SKIN IRRIT. 2 Skin Irritation, Category 2.
- H319 Causes Serious Eye Irritation.
- H315 Causes Skin Irritation.
Text of hazard (R) phases mentioned in section 2 – 3 of the sheet.
- R36/38 Irritating to Eyes and Skin.
- Directive 1999/45/EC and following amendments
- Directive 67/548/EEC and following amendments and adjustments
- Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 (REACH) of the European Parliament
- Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) of the European Parliament
- Regulation (EC) 790/2009 (I Atp. CLP) of the European Parliament
- Regulation (EC) 453/2010 of the European Parliament
- The Merck Index. – 10th Edition
- Handling Chemical Safety
- Niosh – Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances
- INRS – Fiche Toxicology (toxicological sheet)
- Patty – Industrial Hygiene & Toxicology
- N.I. Sax – Dangerous properties of Industrial Materials-7, 1989 Edition
Note For Users
The information contained in the present sheet are based on our own knowledge on the date of the last version. Users must verify the suitability & thoroughness of provided information according to each specific use of the product.
This document must not be regarded as a guarantee on any specific product property.
The use of this product is not subject to our direct control; therefore, users must, under their own responsibility, comply with the current health & safety laws & regulations. The producer is relieved from any liability arising from improper uses.
FIELDS OF APPLICATION
BioGrip Medium is an excellent one (1) coat non-acrylic large aggregate primer paint for interior and exterior surfaces. BioGrip Medium provides an anchor and consolidation coat for mineral paints, lime paints, silossanic paints, and slaked lime plasters, when they are being applied to portland cement surfaces and sheetrock.
BioGrip Medium, as with all the Domus line mineral paints, is designed to be diluted with water, providing a paint applicator optimal ranges of dilution to adjust the paint’s thickness and density as per job site application may require. Dilution rates for applications for walls may be adjusted from 20 – 35% according to type of coverage or finish required.
BioGrip Medium primer is formulated to adhere to all wall surfaces, interior and exterior, permitting application of specific BioCements & Plasters to be used in interior/exterior finishes. BioGrip Medium, a potassium silicate paint, provides superior adhesion than typical acrylic or waterborne paints. Extreme durability in all environmental conditions and climates.
BioGrip Medium can be used as a primer for virgin and painted drywall, new masonry stucco, masonry repairs, and as a decorative finish paint for wall and ceilings. BioGrip Medium is a medium fine granulated potassium silicate paint that increases adhesion and durability, particularly for use as a base primer coat for the application of BioCement GF, BioMarmorino and Grassello Bio slaked lime plasters. Medium size granulation is visible when covered with one (1) coat of BioDomus SuperFlat or EcoDomus Matte, or thin plasters, such as Grassello Bio High Gloss or BioMarmorino Gloss. In this case the medium granulation can be used as a decorative element to create desired effects.
A 93% natural mineral product, completely permeable, breathable, absorbs CO2, provides good anchoring power to mineral surfaces by petrifaction (water glass); for smooth and rough surfaces. Provides protection against the formation of bacteria that forms mold. Product is considered an organic product, ideal for use in homes, schools, and hospitals, and work sensitive areas.
This primer product is not an oil proof, washable finish, and can be damaged by foods, greases, body oils, color crayons, or washable colored markers. Oils or greases can be removed using a mild detergent, lightly scrubbing with a rag or sponge, and dry with a clean rag or paper towel. Domus line mineral paints (potassium silicates) require an average 14 days to fully cure, and will continue to micro-crystallize for 7 – 8 years. Care must be given for newly painted surfaces to minimize damages resulting from soiling, over zealous cleaning and tape masking.
BioGrip Medium can be tinted with natural oxide earth tints and 0% VOC colorants, offering superior adhesion when required, with minimal impact to the environment, providing toxic free air quality for indoors. BioGrip Medium is an organic paint material as described in the Bio Category description.
TYPE OF PRODUCT
Silicate coating according to DIN 18363, based on potassium silicate with 7% organic stabilizers. No acrylic binders used.
White. Color tint up to 3% maximum. Product is not ideal for correct color tinting, only for approximate coloration as a primer.
GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
BRUSH AND ROLLER APPLICATIONS
1ST COAT PRIMER: Dilute BioGrip Medium with 30% water, or 4.5 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket. On porous surfaces apply product abundantly so as to penetrate sufficiently to consolidate and bond correctly. On slightly porous surfaces apply product evenly as needed to cover surface completely, being careful not to leave voids or unpainted surfaces. Diluted material must be stirred constantly to permit suspension of granules and not permit settling at bottom of paint buckets during application. Allow at least 8 – 12 hours drying time before applying any type of finish paint or plaster product.
2ND COAT: No 2nd coat is needed unless product was improperly applied, or unless old or worn surfaces have absorbed excessive material and may require an additional application. Plastic rounded corner bead may need to be painted several times, using a maximum dilution of 20% when applying slaked lime cement or plasters.
PRIMER COAT: Dilute BioGrip Medium with 30% water, or 4.5 liters of water per one (1) 15-liter bucket. Use an approved sprayer for aggregate, a correct spray tip and filter as may be required to apply granulated paint material. Failure to follow paint sprayer recommendations for granulated paint may cause serious or permanent damage to sprayer or spray tip. Airless sprayers are considered more ideal for this type of paint product. Follow dilution and application instructions as indicated for brush and roller applications. Care must be taken during spraying time that diluted paint material is stirred often so that paint solution and granules are consumed correctly during spraying.
2ND COAT: No 2nd coat is needed unless product was not sufficiently applied during spraying.
SPRAY TIP USAGE: BioGrip Medium is a fine aggregate primer and can create difficulties using an airless sprayer unless the sprayer is a high compression sprayer, using no filters, applying product with a # 0.023 – 0.025 inches (0.58 – 0.64mm) size Titanium spray tip. Consult paint sprayer manufacturer always before spraying aggregate paints.
GRAIN SIZE: 0.125 mm
MIXING PAINT & WATER
ROMA’s Domus line mineral paint formulas are concentrated and require water to be added to them for proper use. This concentrated formula means more coverage in each bucket, decreasing the cost for transport, and reducing our carbon footprint. We do not have to add toxic preservatives or anti-microbial to increase shelf life like most acrylic paint products.
Mix paint and water with an electric drill and paint paddle, or mix well by hand! If water is sitting on the top of your mixture, the paint is not properly mixed!
Apply with brush, roller or with an appropriate sprayer.
Sprayer, brush, roller, rags, or sponges should be cleaned immediately after use with water and a mild detergent or dish soap.
Ideal drying time is at least 8 – 12 hours. With lower temperature and humidity more time may be needed.
Do not apply BioGrip Medium on the exterior if there is a risk of thunder storms or showers during the 12 hour drying time needed for product to dry and carbonize correctly.
CONSUMPTION / COVERAGE
Approximately 1,300 ft2 / 121 mt2 – 1,800 ft2 / 167 mt2 per 15 liter bucket. On rough or porous surfaces predict higher consumption. Determine exact consumption by performing a test on the surface to be treated.
Plastic buckets of 1, 5 and 15 liters.
APPLICATION CYCLES ON DIFFERENT TYPES OF BASES
Make sure base is solid, dry and well cleaned, prepared with skill. It is recommended to observe the rule VOB DIN 18 363, Part C, paragraph 3.
PRIMER: When applying slaked lime paints, cements, and plasters, virgin drywall should be consolidated with EcoForte Consolidator, diluted with 100% with water, or 10 liters of water per one (1) 10 liter bucket. Apply EcoForte Consolidator with a brush, roller, or sprayer and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours.
Apply BioGrip Medium diluted at 30% as the anchor coat prior to application of mineral paints or plasters. Brush, roll, or use an appropriate sprayer. Allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours.
Another option for consolidation of new sheetrock is to roll or spray one (1) coat of BioDomus SuperFlat diluted with water at 20% and allow to dry 4 – 8 hours before application of BioGrip Medium. BioGrip Medium can also be used as a tinted paint base for application for BioCalce lime paints, BioDomus I & II, and when used as a decorative finish underlayment for mineral paints or plasters.
PLASTER APPLICATIONS ON NEW DRYWALL: EcoForte Consolidator cannot be used as a consolidator for use on blue or green board drywall for the application of slaked lime plasters or lime paint products. Use BioDomus SuperFlat for consolidation on these types of drywall before proceeding with the application of BioGrip Medium. When using plastic rounded corner mold, apply 2 -3 coats abundantly, allowing primer to dry between coats.
For walls that have been over-sprayed with Semi-gloss or Gloss paints, oil or latex, BioGrip Micro should be applied prior to application of any type of mineral plaster. With oil paint oversprays on new sheetrock, attention must be made to verify that oil products do not bleed through mineral paint primers or paints. Tests should be done on over-spray prior to wall application system to verify stable coverage.
Apply BioGrip Medium according to instructions. For walls that have been painted with semi-gloss or gloss paints, oil or latex, it is recommended to sand surfaces so as to increase adherence. Apply one (1) coat of BioGrip Medium primer diluted 30% with water, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours prior to application of mineral paints, slaked lime paints, cements, and plasters. BioGrip primers may be tinted from light to medium colors. Apply 1 coat of BioGrip Medium as indicated in GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: BioGrip Medium is usually not recommended for exterior surface applications when applying on wood. Sand all wood surfaces as required to provide a smooth surface and lightly wipe wood surfaces with a damp cloth or tack cloth to remove all traces of dust. Fill all nail and screw holes with non-oil type putty or wood filler. Apply water based caulk as needed to fill all voids and cracks. Caulked areas may need at least 12 hours to properly dry. Apply one (1) coat of BioGrip Medium primer with a brush, roller, or an approved paint sprayer for fine aggregate, and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. For best use, apply two (2) coats of BioDomus I & II, two (2) coats for according to instructions.
BioGrip Medium can be applied to all types of wood surfaces, interior and exterior, best used as a decorative undercoat for texture.
AUTOCLAVED AERATED CONCRETE
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: BioGrip Medium is an excellent consolidator and primer paint for all types of Aerated Concrete Blocks which permits the application of BioDomus and EcoDomus paints, BioCement Stucco products, and Slaked Lime plasters such as BioMarmorino and Grassello Bio. BioGrip Medium will penetrate deep into the pours of Aerated Concrete Blocks to strengthen and consolidate the surface to provide dust and particle free hardened surface. Apply at least two (2) coats of BioGrip Medium, primer diluted 30% with water, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours prior to application of mineral paints, slaked lime paints, lime cements, and plasters. BioGrip Medium primer will also permit applications of most types of portland cement stucco material to adhere to the surface of Aerated Concrete Blocks. Apply BioGrip Medium diluted with water at 30%, two (2) coats, before applying finish materials to the block.
SPECIAL NOTE: It is recommended to apply one (1) coat of Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water, or 10 liters of water per one (1) 10 liter bucket, applying wet on wet, applying 2 – 3 coats in rapid succession, until aerated concrete has completely and evenly absorbed the Potassium Silicate Concentrate concrete has completely and evenly absorbed the Potassium Silicate Concentrate into surface. This process will double the strength and durability of the surfaces of aerated concrete, as well as increase adhesion of any type of applied material. Apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate with a brush, roller, or sprayer and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours.
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: BioGrip Medium is an excellent consolidator and primer paint for mud brick walls, interior and exterior, which permits the application of BioDomus and EcoDomus paints, BioCement Stucco products, and Slaked Lime plasters such as BioMarmorino and Grassello Bio. BioGrip Medium will penetrate deep into the pours of Adobe or Mud Brick walls to strengthen and consolidate the surface to provide dust and particle free hardened surface.
Apply one (1) coat of Potassium Silicate Concentrate diluted with water 100%, applying product in one area at a time till the Adobe Brick has completely absorbed the diluted material. Allow to dry for 12 hours before applying BioGrip Medium. Apply BioGrip Medium diluted with water at 30%, two (2) coats, allowing 8 hours drying between coats, and allow final coat to dry 12 hours before applying mineral paints, stucco, or platers to the block.
CEMENTITIOUS BOARD | MGO
Apply 1 coat of EcoForte Consolidator diluted 100% with water, or 10 liters of water per one (1) 10 liter bucket. Apply with brush, roller or sprayer and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours. Apply 1 coat of BioGrip Micro diluted 30%, tinted if desired, and allow to dry for 8 – 12 hours before applying mineral paints, stucco, or platers to the block.
NEW CEMENT STUCCOS
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: New portland cement stucco should not be painted for about 21 – 28 days to ensure proper curing, anchoring and drying. Apply one (1) coat of EcoForte Consolidator and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply one (1) coat of BioGrip Medium with 30% water and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply mineral paints or plasters as directions require.
New portland cement stuccos should be tested for pH using Phenolphthalein, also sold as an “alkalinity test kit”. This product should be spot tested on all new portland cement stucco prior to the application of any type of finish, paint or stucco product. Concrete has a naturally high pH due to the calcium hydroxide formed when portland cement reacts with water. As the concrete reacts with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, pH decreases to 8.5 – 10.5. When a 1% phenolphthalein solution is applied to uncured concrete, it turns bright pink/purple; if it remains colorless, it shows that the concrete has undergone correct carbonation. When the test indicates bright pink or purple, this indicates that no paint or plaster product of any type should be applied to the concrete until carbonization has been completed, which usually occurs after 21 – 28 days after final installation.
REINFORCED CONCRETE SURFACES
New cement surfaces should not be painted for about 28 days to ensure proper curing and drying. Follow instructions as indicated above for new cement stuccos. In many cases it may be recommended to apply TerraMare line products for ‘best use’ application of paint on reinforced concrete surfaces.
DECAYING OR CRUMBLING STUCCOS OR POWDERY SURFACES
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: Chalking surfaces, which could prevent the proper anchoring of the base coating must have damaged and chalky portions be removed by pressure washing and scraping. Apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water (1:1) on all damaged surfaces, applying wet on wet, applying 2 – 3 coats in rapid succession, until substrate has arrived at full absorption, and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Apply 1 coat EcoForte Consolidator, allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply one (1) coat of BioGrip Medium according to instructions, and then 1 – 2 coats of subsequent finish products of mineral paint, stucco, or plaster. For severe cases of deterioration, follow guidelines as indicated in BRICK SURFACES, taking into consideration the repair and replacement of damaged stucco in its entirety. Cement stuccos existing prior to 1940 are probably made of NHL 3.5 or 5.0 (Natural Hydrated Lime Cement) and careful inspection and attention needs to be taken to ensure proper replacement and repairs. At all costs, avoid using portland based cements for restoration or repairs on NHL cements.
COATINGS WITH EFFLORESCENCE
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: Cement surfaces showing efflorescence should be aggressively cleaned with a high pressure washer, and then the efflorescence should be treated using a diluted muriatic acid, 1 part muriatic acid and 6 – 7 parts water, and allow to react for 3 – 5 minutes. Thoroughly rinse treated areas with water. Apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water (1:1) on all damaged surfaces and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Apply 1 coat EcoForte Consolidator (diluted according to instructions), and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. For best use apply BioGrip Medium, diluted with water 30%, and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply mineral paints, stucco, or plasters as provided in GENERAL APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. For coatings on surfaces damaged by the saltpeter or efflorescence no guarantees can be provided.
AGED CEMENT STUCCOS
INTERIOR / EXTERIOR: When new stucco repairs are performed on older cement stuccos, apply EcoForte Consolidator diluted 100% with water (1:1), to older surfaces prior to applying new cement stucco. Apply EcoForte Consolidator on new repairs and allow to dry to 8 – 12 hours. Dirty and/or contaminated surfaces should be cleaned. Stucco damaged by algae or mold should be treated with EcoDis. Apply 1 coat of BioGrip Medium with 30% water and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply mineral paints or plasters as directions require.
See Aged CEMENT STUCCOS above.
MINERAL PAINTS OR LIME WASH
Potassium Silicate Concentrate or EcoForte Consolidator can be applied on existing Mineral Paints or Lime Washes to consolidate worn or powdery bases prior to applying BioGrip Medium. Apply either consolidator product, diluted 100% with water (1:1), and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Apply 1 coat of BioGrip Medium with 30% water and allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply mineral paints or plasters as directions require.
Extremely weathered ‘spalled’ brick, deteriorating brick, or deteriorating brick mortar will usually indicate the presence of water absorption into mortar joints or brick surfaces that become damaged during freeze/thaw conditions in fall and spring. Low-fire brick usually will chalk when rubbing your finger across the surface, easily chip, be fragile and be overly porous. Both of these conditions require special attention to substrate repairs prior to any type of painting or stucco application. Such substrates will need to be consolidated using pure Potassium Silicate diluted according to instructions to stabilize and reinforce the molecular composition of the substrate. In very severe conditions, replacement of damaged brick and the necessity of brick joint tucking will be required in addition to substrate consolidation. Only once the substrate has been remedied can EcoDomus Consolidator be applied to the brick surface to enhance the performance and adhesion of a primer coat of BioGrip Medium primer. In these cases apply Potassium Silicate Concentrate, diluted 100% with water (1:1) on all damaged surfaces, applying wet on wet, applying 2 – 3 coats in rapid succession, until substrate has arrived at full absorption, and allow to dry for at least 12 hours. Apply 1 coat EcoForte Consolidator, allow to dry for at least 8 – 12 hours. Apply one (1) coat of BioGrip Medium according to instructions, and then two (2) coats of subsequent finish products of mineral paint, stucco, or plaster.
In worse case scenarios to prevent further water absorption into brick surfaces after repairs will require the application of a hydro-repellent sealer and paint such as TerraMare Sealer, Grip, and TerraMare I. In this case a potassium silicate base paint (Domus line products) would not be used as the final finish, but rather a rubber silicone base paint product (TerraMare line products).
In most cases, healthy brick does not require the need for EcoForte Consolidator unless the property is located in a coastal salt environment. In such cases it is highly recommended to follow instructions as indicated in COASTAL AREAS (EcoForte Consolidator), i.e., wash surfaces with a pressure washer thoroughly all brick surfaces, then apply white vinegar or diluted muriatic acid for 3 – 5 minutes, then wash off carefully with clean water all treated surfaces. Allow to thoroughly dry before proceeding with subsequent product applications.
For normal brick conditions BioGrip Medium primer can be applied directly to brick surfaces with one (1) coat. For brick that has slick or sheened surfaces, or very high density extruded bricks (low water absorption), it will be required to apply BioGrip Medium prior to the application of BioDomus I or II. In most cases BioGrip Medium is not used as a base primer for the application of mineral paints on brick unless applicator desires heavy grain finish as a decorative effect.
Store in a cool, dry and protected from frost. Close the open containers with care. Store liquids only in plastic buckets.
Do not apply any products in direct exposure to strong/hot sunlight, rain, mist, high humidity (> 80%), at dew-point formation, or in the presence of strong wind. Beware of the danger of frost overnight. If applied by roller or sprayer, protect surrounding surfaces as necessary. Protect eyes and skin from splashes of paint. Cover glass, ceramic, natural stone, brick, metal, wood, painted surfaces and glazed tiles. Clean affected areas immediately with water. Prominent elements of the building (cornices, parapets, etc.,) should be treated with skill, covering flashings, gutters, copper coatings, etc. …
Do not work in air temperature lower than 13°C / 55°F and not above 31°C / 88°F. Clean work tools with water immediately after use. Keep out of reach of children. In case of contact with eyes and skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. In cases of consumption, consult a Doctor or call the CDC Poison Center (see Safety Data Sheet).
In case of contact with eyes and skin, wash immediately with plenty of water and/or a saline solution. Always keep a good supply of saline solution for eyes and use abundant amounts to wash eyes. Do not rub eye lids or physically touch your cornea or surrounding area prior to and during washing. Consult a Doctor immediately in cases of irritation or severe burning sensation. In cases of consumption, consult a Doctor or call the CDC Poison Center (see Safety Data Sheet). Keep out of reach of children.
WATER CONTAMINATION HAZARD
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations (CPR) and the MSDS contains all of information required by the CPR, and it is classified as a non-hazardous material.
PRODUCT CONTAMINATION HAZARD
CODE CER / NORMATIVE EAC / Decision commuted by the Commission n. 2000/532/CE
The directive 75/442/CEE, 08 01 production, disposal, formulation, supply, use, and removal of paints and varnishes: 10 13 04 for removal of paints and varnishes; 10 13 04 disposal of lime and hydrated lime products.
Do not enter product in its original concentration into drains or open waters. Do not store at public waste disposal sites. In case of conduction into adapted biological purification plants no disturbances need be expected. The preparation has been estimated by conventional method (calculated procedure) of EG directive 1999/45/EG) and is classified as non-hazardous for the environment.
Dispose according to local regulations. Paint waste code 080,103 (waste paint and water-based glazes). Empty cans should be disposed of according to local regulations; plastic buckets are 100% PBS, NO. 5, approved for food storage; 100% recyclable if cleaned thoroughly prior to recycling.
This Technical Sheet lists data collected on the basis of technique and experience. Given the multiplicity of use of the product they cannot be binding and the user can not refrain from using common sense and experience for the individual case. This information shall not constitute any legal obligation and no obligation from the seller or point of purchase, or any agreements inferred by employees who sale this product. Insurance or guarantees issued by our employees or employees should always be confirmed separately in writing. Any information about product adaptability and use of the product, must be verified by user prior to purchase. Check the exact consumption of product for the surface where product may be applied to determine amount of products needed. The color matching must be verified by the user before starting work.
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