What Are MMA Concrete Primers?
Methyl methacrylate (MMA) is an organic compound that is used in many paints, coatings, and adhesive resin formulations. It is a very useful additive as it enhances the durability, UV resistance, abrasion resistance, and strength of floor coatings.
MMA primers are similar to Sub-Zero primers, in that they can be used in low temp applications. They are fast drying, which is useful for commercial or industrial projects where you need to apply a new floor coating quickly for a fast return to service.
In addition to being used in concrete primers, you will find MMA in everything from floor polishes and adhesives to construction materials and inks.
There are several types of MMA concrete primers with different characteristics. They include:
- CPR 406 – MMA Concrete Primer
CPR 406 MMA Concrete Primer can be used as a primer for concrete, steel, masonry, and marine plywood.
- CPR 409 – MMA Primer for Oil Based Surfaces
MMA Primer for Oil Based Surfaces is typically used as a primer for Asphalt and Tarmac substrates. It is particularly useful for car parks, playgrounds, driveways, and other outdoor environments.
- CPR 408 – MMA Damp Tolerant Concrete Primer
CPR 408 MMA Damp Tolerant Concrete Primer has been developed as a primer for damp concrete and other masonry substrates. It is most useful for basements, swimming pool surrounds, and buildings which are sometimes exposed to damp.
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Benefits Of Using MMA Concrete Primers
There are several advantages to using an MMA concrete primer before applying paint. These advantages include:
Protects your concrete floor
Although concrete may seem like a durable surface it can be damaged by bacterial and chemical corrosion, fire, calcium leaching, physical damage, and chemical damage. Adding an MMA concrete primer and top coat of paint will protect the concrete by reducing its permeability. MMA paints are particularly good at resisting chemical corrosion which makes them an excellent choice for garages, factories, and carparks.
Floor coatings will last much longer
Concrete primers are useful for creating a tight bond between concrete and paint, ensuring proper adhesion of the top coat. This greatly improves the longevity of your painted surfaces.
Rapid cure even at low temperatures
MMA concrete primers will cure very quickly, which is useful of you are using it in a busy industrial or commercial operating environment. It can be applied in temperatures as low as -10°C and can be driven on within 2 hours of application.
Quick and easy to apply
The medium viscosity of MMA concrete primers make them very easy to apply. They can be brushed on like any normal paint.
What Is The Best MMA Concrete Primer?
There is no simple answer to the question “what is the best MMA concrete primer?”. The ideal product will vary based on your intended usage. So, if you are applying paint in your basement, you may benefit from using CPR 408 while a general purpose application could use CPR 406.
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