Series 1080


Generic Type

Waterborne Acrylic Polyurethane

Common Usage

A waterborne polyurethane coating that provides color and gloss retention for applications to steel, concrete and other miscellaneous substrates. It features low VOC content, low odor, high gloss finish and easy cleanup.

Special Qualifications

Series 1080 was tested in accordance with, and passed, the California Department of Public Health CDPH/EHLB/Standard Method Version 1.1, 2010 emissions testing and meets qualifications of LEED v4, Collaborative for High Performance Schools, and Living Building Challenge.

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    This product is available in 294 colors.

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Gloss - Note: Final gloss level of topcoat can vary depending on number of coats applied. One coat will generally result in a lower sheen than two coats of the material.

Volume Solids

58.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †

Recommended DFT

2.0 to 3.0 mils (50 to 75 microns) per coat. Note: Number of coats and thickness requirements will vary with substrate, application method and exposure. Caution: Application of coating below minimum or above maximum recommended dry film thicknesses may adversely affect coating aesthetics and performance. Excessive film thicknesses will cause microbubbling. Contact your Tnemec representative.


Series 113, 114, 115, 280, 287, 1028, 1029


Steel: Series 20, 22, 27, 27WB, 66, N69, N69F, L69, L69F, V69, V69F, 104, 115, 135, N140, N140F, L140, L140F, V140, V140F, 141, 161, 287
Galvanized Steel and Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 66, N69, L69, V69, 115, 135, 1224. Note: For special galvanized surface preparation instructions, consult the latest version of Tnemec Technical Bulletin 10-78.
Concrete: Series 20, 66, N69, N69F, L69, L69F, V69, V69F, 104, 141, 161, 270, 273, 280, 287, 1254
CMU: L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, 130, 287, 1254.

Note: Intermediate coat required (any of the above primers for concrete). Note: Epoxy primers exterior exposed for more than 30 days require an epoxy intermediate coat or scarification prior to topcoating with Series 1080. A minimum recoat of 24 hours at 75°F (24°C) applies when using Series 27WB. Reference the Series 27WB product data sheet for additional cure information. More than one finish coat of Series 1080 is required when used over Series 27WB to achieve uniform and desired gloss level.

Theoretical Coverage

930 mil sq ft/gal (24.4 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 0.81 lbs/gallon (97 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (Water): 0.81 lbs/gallon (97 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 66 Thinner): 1.31 lbs/gallon (158 grams/litre) †

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B


Unthinned: 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (Water): 0 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 5% (No. 66 Thinner): 0 lbs/gal solids

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 45 minutes 6 hours 6 hours

Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness.

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