DULUX AcraTex AcraSkin is an optimized crack bridging, Elastomeric Membrane coating applied by conventional nap roller or medium Texture Roller delivering a weatherproofing, highly flexible crack bridging coating. Specified in 300-350 micron dry film build specifications Available in Low Gloss only across the Dulux World of Colour range, pastel, extra bright base, deep and ultra-deep colour ranges, AcraSkin produces a low profile roller stipple appearance (dependant on roller type)

Features

  • High Solids - High Film Build
  • Flexibility
  • Crackbridging
  • Water Resistence
  • Vapour Permeabilty (Breathability)

Benefits

  • Exterior durability
  • 50% Volume Solids
  • 9 times Dry Film Thickness
  • 10.4% (Extremely low water transmission)
  • 54.8 g / 24 hr / sqm (Resistence to blistering)

Product code: 19485676


Surface preparation

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

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Surfaces
Concrete, Masonry, CSR Hebel Block, CSR Hebel Power Panel, Cement Rendered (sponged finish), Previously Textured, AAC, Brick & Block, Precast / Tilt up Concrete, Off Form Concrete, Previously painted
Type
Roll On
Range
AcraTex
Interior or Exterior
Exterior
Shelf Life
24 months maximium
Technology Type
100% Acrylic
NBR Coats
2
Application Method
Nap Roller,Medium Texture Roller, Brush, Airspray, Airless Spray
Clean Up Type
Water
How to Apply

Application Guide DULUX AcraTex AcraSkin is applied by either regular texture roller at 1.3 sq.m/l to produce a Low Profile texture. OR by Nap Roller at 4 sq. m/l per coat in a two coat application for a to a achieve semi smooth finish. For full details refer to individual Duspec Product and AcraTex Applicational Data Sheets.
Volume solids 50%
Toxicity Lead free. Forms a non toxic film. Conforms to AS1647.3
Notes Spread rates nominated are theoretical maximum rates required to achieve the specified film builds for technical performance.

Performance Guide

Performance Data

Test results Test method Unit of measure Results Comment
Water Transmission AS458.5/B g/24h/m2/kpa 10.4g/24h/m2/kPa Provides a barrier agianst water ingress when top coated with Acrashield Advance
Water Vapour Transmission AS458.5/C g/24h/m2 68g/24h/m2 Allows substrate to breath even when top coated with Acrashield Advance
Clyclone Testing (ASTM E514) Rating Scale Class E Highest rating-No water penetration
Elongation (ASTM D-412) % 750 Measures the coatings elasticity utiill it breaks.Results Relevant to DFT & temperature when tested .
Crack Bridging (AS 4548.5/F) DFT 6.0 times DFT Ability to bridge a forth coming crack maintianing coating perfomance during surface movement
Tensile Strengt (ASTM D-412) mPa 3.0 Demonstrates adhesion capabilities to substrate
Dirt Pick Up (AS 1580 481.14) (scale 0-5 with 0 is no dirt) 1 Excellent dirt ressistance
Caustic Soda diluted N/A N/A No reaction Full system application
Alchol N/A N/A No reaction Full system application
Diluted mineral acid N/A N/A No reaction Full system applicationt
Distilleed Water N/A N/A No reaction Full system application
Detergent Solution N/A N/A No reaction Full system application

VOC Level
< 75g/L untinted
Weatherability
Excellent resistance to cracking, flaking and chalking.
Heat Resistance
Up to 90C (dry). Meets Early Fire Hazard AS 1530.3. Ignitability 0, Spread 0, Heat 0, Smoke 1.
Salt Resistance
Resists salt spray.

Drying Characteristics

Touch Dry
60 Minutes
Full Cure
7 days (25°C,50%R.H.)
Re-Coat Time
2-4 hours when applied by nap roller (25°C,50%R.H.)
Dry Film Thickness
165 (Micron per coat by nap roller)
Wet Film Thickness
330 (Micron per coat by nap roller)

Specifications

Applied by conventional nap roller to produce a Mid Build, Highly Flexible barrier coat, AcraSkin is specified for facade protection where ultimate elingation and cracking bridging is required
AcraSkin can also be used a High Build Texture Barrier coat applied by medium cell (Black) Texture Roller to produce a low profile Textured Finish

Typical System Specification A AcraSkin (Nap Roller profile) for Facade Protection 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 10 100 25
Elastomeric Basecoat AcraSkin 3 330 165
Protective Barriercoat AcraSkin 3 330 165
Minimum system DFT 355

Typical System Specification B AcraSkin (Texture Profile) for Facade Protection Protection
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 10 100 25
Elastomeric Basecoat AcraSkin 2 500 250
Protective Barriercoat AcraSkin 4 250 125
Minimum system DFT 400
Notes TYPICAL specification examples - 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 technical performance

Health Safety

Clean Up
Clean all equipment with water.