DULUX AcraTex 953 Membrane 103

Code: 194-20827

Approvals: APAS-0117/3, APAS-0118/3 (system approval)

DULUX AcraTex 953 103 Membrane is a High Build Elastomeric Membrane coating applied by medium cell Texture Roller delivering a weatherproofing, highly flexible crack bridging coating with a light relief Texture Profile. Specified in 400-500 micron dry film build specifications. Tintable across Dulux World of Colour pastel and deep colour selections, Membrane 103 is specified in system with AcraShield Topcoat for extended lifecycle and full colour range.

Features

  • 10 year warranty when applied as full Acra-Tex system
  • High water tigh barrier coating
  • Flexible & crack bridging ability
  • Resists carbon dioxide

Benefits

  • Guaranteed long term exterior durability.
  • Excellent water resistance and protection.
  • Resists substrate thermal epxansion & contraction
  • Ideal protective coating for spalled concrete.

Performance Guide

Weatherability] Excellent resistance to cracking, flaking and chalking as part of full system.
Heat Resistance] Up to 90C (dry). Meets Early Fire Hazard AS 1530.3. Ignitability 0, Spread 0, Heat 0, Smoke 1.
Abrasion Resistance] Good resistance to abrasion.
Solvent Resistance] Resists alcohol and aliphatic hydrocarbons. Sensitive to other strong solvents.
Acid Resistance] Slightly softening with dilute acids.
Alkaline Resistance] Slightly softening with dilute alkali. Inert when topoated with DULUX AcraTex 955 AcraShield.
Salt Resistance] Resists salt spray.Inert when topoated with DULUX AcraTex 955 AcraShield.

Application

Roller, Airspray

Surface Preparation

Relative to Project Substrate and Specified Finish - refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and AcraTex Substrate Guide

Clean Up

Clean all equipment with water.

Sizes

15L

Bases

Tintable to Pastel & Deep colours. Max 1y per litre tint.

Use and typical specification

Typically applied by medium cell Texure Roller to produce a highly flexible, Weatherproofing Membrane-Texture Finish for Commercial facades
953 Membrane 103 can also be applied by Airless Spray producing a High Build smooth (paint like) appearance, or Spray Stipple for a decorative stipple effect
953 Membrane 103 is specified in system with AcraPrime and AcraShield
Typical System Specification 953 Membrane 103 specified in a full AcraTex 3-step Texture system
Substrate Preperation Relative to Project Substrate and Specified Finish - refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and AcraTex Substrate Guide
Product Spread Rate (Sqm/L) WFT (Micron) DFT (Micron)
Primer AcraPrime 501/1 10 100 25
Texture / Body Coat 953 Membrane 103 1.3 750 370
Protective Barriercoat 955 AcraShield 6 166 75
Minimum system DFT 470
Notes TYPICAL specification example over a levelled substrate - for full detail refer to Project Specific Duspec Specification and individual Product Data Sheets
Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technicalperformance

System performance data

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Test results Test method Unit of measure Results Comment
Water Transmission AS458.5/B g/24h/m2/kpa <1.0g/24h/m2/kPa Provides a barrier agianst water ingress when top coated with 955 Acrashield
Water Vapour Transmission AS458.5/C g/24h/m2 20g/24h/m2 Allows substrate to breath even when top coated with 955 Acrashield
Carbon Dioxide Diffusion (AS 4548.5/D) Air Equivilant(m) Concrete Cover(cm) (371m) (93cm) Excellent barrier agianst carbon dioxide when applied as a full Acra-Tex system)
Chloride Ion Diffusion (AS 4548.5/E) (m2/sec) 9.7 x 10-14 Excellent barrier agianst Chloride Ino's when applied as a full Acra-Tex system)
Clyclone Testing (ASTM E514) Rating Scale Class E Highest rating-No water penetration
Elongation (ASTM D-412) % 530 Measures the coatings elasticity utiill it breaks.Results Relevant to DFT & temperature when tested .
Crack Bridging (AS 4548.5/F) DFT 5 times DFT Ability to bridge a forth coming crack maintianing coating perfomance during surface movement
Tensile Strengt (ASTM D-412) mPa 2.8 Demonstrates adhesion capabilities to substrate
Dirt Pick Up (AS 1580 481.14) (scale 0-5 with 0 is no dirt) 1 Excellent dirt ressistance when top coated with 955 Acrashield
Caustic Soda diluted N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coa
AlcholN/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coat
Diluted mineral acid N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coat
Distilleed Water N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coat
Detergent Solution N/A N/A No reaction Test resulst are with 955 Acrashield top coat

Typical properties and application data

Application Guide Dulux AcraTex 953 Membrane 103: Low Profile Finish: Apply using a regular texture roller at 1.3 sq.m/l. High Profile Finish: Apply using a coarse texture roller at 1.1 sq.m/l. Stipple Finish: Apply using a hopper gun at 1.3 sq.m/l Smooth Finish: Apply using airless spray roller at 1.1 sq.m/l. For full details refer to individual Duspec Product and AcraTex Applicational Data Sheets. For full details refer to individual Duspec Product and AcraTex Applicational Data Sheets.
Technology Type 100% Acrylic
Volume solids 47%
Number of coats 1
WFT (Micron per coat by tetxure roller) 750
DTF (Micron per coat by nap roller) 370
Spread Rate Sqm/L Per coat 1.3 by texture roller
Touch Dry 60 Minutes
VOC content <35g/L untinted
Toxicity Lead free. Forms a non toxic film. Conforms to AS1647.3
Application Texture Roller or Airless Spray
Clean up Water
Recoat Time (25°C,50%R.H.) 24 hours when applied by texture roller
Full Cure (25°C,50%R.H.) 7 days
Shelf Life 24 months maximium
Sizes 15 Litres
Notes Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technical performance

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