Polarcoat Refrigeration and Cleanroom Coating


Polarcoat can be applied and will cure without raising the temperatures in cold rooms and without having to remove sensitive merchandise or refrigerated foods for fear of contamination by evaporated solvents or paint odors. It forms a high gloss tough monolithic surface minimizing the potential for germ or bacteria growth. Polarcoat was developed specifically for use in Cold rooms, walk in freezers and cold storage facilities, medical facilities and cleanrooms where an easy to clean surface really matters. Polarcoat offers virtual renewal without the disruption and expense of replacing of wall or ceiling panels. Polarcoat is foodsafe and carries InS accreditation – see Polarcoat Technical Data Sheet


  • Cold Rooms and Cold Storage Warehouses.
  • Food Handling and Food Processing Rooms e.g. Abattoirs, Bakeries, Supermarket Preparation Areas, Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens.
  • Cleanrooms in electronic manufacturing and testing facilities.
  • Hospital departments designated as a Cleanrooms such as operating rooms, laboratories and nuclear medicine facilities.
  • Coating inside refrigerated boxes on delivery and transport vehicles.


  • Withstands daily mandatory cleaning using aggressive cleaners and pressure water jets at 160ᵒF.
  • Odorless. 100% Solvent Free.
  • Contains no solvents. Non Toxic.
  • Single Component. No Mixing.
  • Applies easily using brush, roller or spray.
  • Open containers can be resealed for later use avoiding significant waste.
  • Applies to Glass, Ceramic Tiles, Concrete, Metal including Stainless Steel, GRP, Wood and many other surfaces.
  • Will cure in temperatures below freezing.
  • Seals apertures in walls and ceilings without having to introduce other trades.
  • Will create a complete monolithic enclosure when used with jointing fabric and Surefloor.
  • Retards bacterial growth.
  • Cures to a high gloss, smooth finish.
  • Environmentally friendly.

Technical Data Sheet

Polarcoat is a single component, 100% solids, solvent free coating which contains no solvents. It forms an extremely smooth and highly durable abrasion, impact and chemical resistant surface. The properties of Polarcoat create optimal conditions to resist the growth and accumulation of bacteria on the easy to clean surface of the coating. Also, the ability to apply the product at low temperatures is setting new standards for this application.

In corners and junctions Polarcoat used in conjunction with Smarttech Fabric creates a monolithic surface, leaving no crevices for the formation of bacteria. Resistant to most aggressive chemicals and solvents and Ultra Violet attack.


Solvent Free 1 component Synthetic Polymer

Shelf life and storage conditions

unopened 12 Months, Storage Temp. +40 – 90°F

Application Temperature

32 – 110°F (Ambient), 32 – 95°F (Surface)

Total Thickness (smooth surface)

20 mils

Total weight



Spread Rate Per Coat: 10 mils Wet
10 mils Dry
Coverage Per Coat: 160 ft2/gal
Minimum Thickness required: 20mils
Minimum coats required: 2
Surface Roughness, unevenness and high absorbency will consume more product to achieve desired thickness.

Drying time (touch dry)

2 hours at 38°F and 50% rel. humidity

Full Cure

after approx. 14 days

Moisture Vapor Transmission ASTM E96

4.2 Perms @ 20mils

Food Contact Safe: InS R1

InS Services, Registration #1796973

Container Size / Article - Packaging - Color

Polarcoat – 1 gallon Bucket. – Bright White
Smarttech Fabric – 4″ x 300ft roll


Polarcoat is successfully used on the interior surface walls, ceilings together with Surefloor for floors of:

  • Cold Rooms
  • Cold Storage warehouses
  • In food handling and food pro-cessing rooms, e.g. Abattoirs, Bak-eries, Supermarket Preparation Ar-eas, Restaurants and Commercial Kitchens
  • Clean rooms, hospitals, healthcare and pharmaceutical facilities


  • Metal (including Stainless steel)
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Glass, Ceramic & Ceramic tiles
  • GRP Panels(Glass Reinforced Polyester)
  • Wood *
  • Gypsum*

* These surfaces may need priming since they are usually quite porous.


Polarcoat offers the following ad-vantages:

  • 1-component
  • Ready to use
  • Solvent free
  • Containers can be resealed for future use
  • Can be applied to damp surfaces
  • No 28 day wait on new concrete & masonry surfaces
  • Seamless and joint free, monolithic surface
  • No joints, seamless monolithic surface
  • No locations for bacteria or germs to lodge
  • Odorless – allowing application in close proximity to food products
  • Fast curing from +23°F
  • After curing it is resistant to animal fats, blood and aggressive cleaning chemicals with 160ºF plus hot water pressure rinsing
  • Contains no solvents
  • Contains no isocyanates, reducing health concerns
  • Adheres to most building surfaces without priming


Bright White, Other colors available upon request.
Note: Slight variations in color can occur between batches.


Surface Preparation
Surfaces must be sound, clean, free of dust and loosely adhering particles, oil,  all traces of corrosion, fats, mildew and algae.

Concrete and masonry surfaces should ideally not have a moisture content above 8%. Surfaces should be free of laitance and efflorescence as well as any other deposits that may interfere with the bond to the concrete or masonry. Before applying Polarcoat, surfaces must be wiped down with a cleaning fluid such as denatured alcohol or other appropriate cleaning method ensuring that no residue remains.

The product must be gently stirred be-fore use, taking care not to entrain air as this will create air bubbles in the coating which may form small craters on curing. Should this occur allow product to stand with lid in place for for 5 to 10 minutes to allow air to escape.


Metal, Concrete and Masonry, Glass or Ceramic require no priming.
On wood or gypsum surfaces prime surface with Smarttech Primer. This will prevent any tannin bleed from the wood and will also preseal the porous nature of the surface.
For other substrates not mentioned above contact the customer service line.

Application Instructions

At all junctions between panels, dissimilar substrates, pipe or conduit penetrations and at plane junctions, apply Smarttech Fabric to reinforce these locations.
Apply a moderate coat of Polarcoat by brush or roller symmetrically over the joints covering approximately 2” each side of the junctions (e.g. corners, panel joints, floor to wall and wall to ceiling junctions). Lay in the 4” wide fabric symmetrically over the joint and embed using a brush or roller. Make sure that no bubbles or creases appear in the fabric. At the same time apply a moderate coat of Polarcoat over the entire area to be treated. Allow to become touch dry (about 2 hours at 38ºF). At this stage any unacceptable surface imperfections related to the fabric application maybe lightly sanded before applying the final coat.
Once touch dry apply a second moderate coat over the entire area. Do not over apply coating to avoid runs on the surface. This will complete the monolithic lining of the treated surfaces.
Wall surfaces will be serviceable in 4 hours.
The coverage of Polarcoat will be approximately 160ft ²/gal. per coat of 10 mils wet film thickness. Two coats are required. Consumption will depend upon porosity and smoothness of the substrate. (see “Coverage“ in Technical Data Table below)


Complete System:
Smooth surfaces 80ft²/gal.
This includes total coverage for both coats.

Resistance to Chemicals

Chemical resistance tests show that cured Polarcoat is resistant to many solvents, acids and alkalis like:

  • Acetone
  • Butanol
  • MEK (methyl ethyl ketone)
  • White spirits
  • Sulfuric Acid 5%
  • Sodium hydroxide 5%
  • Animal Fats and Blood
  • Commercial cleaning chemicals

It is advisable to allow 48 hours cure before subjecting surfaces to aggressive cleaning chemicals.

Application Conditions

Ambient Temperature 23°F to + 110 °F
Surface Temperature 23°F to + 95 °F
Note: Do not apply over frozen matter!

Curing Times

Touch dry after 2 hours at 32°F and 50% RH
Trafficable after 8 hours at 38°F and 50% RH
Fully cured after 14 days.


Uncured Polarcoat can be removed with White Spirits. Cured Polarcoat can only be removed mechanically.


Carefully read the Safety Data Sheet for Polarcoat before use. Avoid contact with eyes and skin as this may cause irritation. Should contact with eyes occur rinse for 15 minutes under running water. If swallowed do not induce vomiting and seek the advice of a physician.


Unopened containers: 12 months from manufacture date.
Opened unused Material: Replace lid on container firmly. When reopening for further use, remove any skin that might have developed on the surface and mix gently to create a homogeneous liquid without entraining air bubbles.


The information contained in this technical data sheet is based upon our experience and is therefore not binding. All data are laboratory values, which may differ in practice. Therefore, these represent no assurance of characteristics. This data is given in order to allow compliance with respective local specificities. The variety of possibilities and the specific project details in combination with the products cannot be handled within the framework of this data sheet. If you have questions, please contact us.
It is the user’s responsibility to be informed about the characteristics of the products as well as the technical information and proper processing. Please take careful note of all manufacturers’ specifications, e.g. information on surface pretreatment. A specific result cannot be guaranteed due to differing prevailing individual conditions, which can lead to differing result. Preliminary tests are advised to test for the desired result.