Series 1096


Generic Type

Aliphatic Acrylic Polyurethane

Common Usage

A user friendly, low VOC, aliphatic polyurethane coating that provides excellent color and gloss retention for exterior applications to steel, concrete and other substrates in commercial, industrial, and marine environments. Can be applied by brush, roller or spray. Direct-to-Metal capability allows for a labor-saving, high-build, single coat application.

Special Qualifications

Series 1096 meets the requirements of LEED-Low-Emitting Materials, Collaborative for High Performance Schools-Paints & Coatings, WELL Building Standard-VOC Restrictions , and Living Building Challenge–Healthy Interior Performance. Contact your Tnemec representative for more information.

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Unthinned: 0.01 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 15% (No. 10 Thinner): 0.04 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 15% (No. 46 Thinner): 0.10 lbs/gal solids

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.15 lbs/gallon (257 grams/litre)
Unthinned: 0.72 lbs/gallon (86 grams/litre) (TBAc exempt)
Thinned 15% (No. 10 Thinner): 2.98 lbs/gallon (357 grams/litre)
Thinned 15% (No. 10 Thinner): 1.99 lbs/gallon (239 grams/litre) (TBAc exempt)
Thinned 15% (No. 46 Thinner): 2.20 lbs/gallon (263 grams/litre)
Thinned 15% (No. 46 Thinner): 0.80 lbs/gallon (96 grams/litre) (TBAc exempt)

Theoretical Coverage

978 mil sq ft/gal (24.0 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 1-2 hours 9 hours 10-12 hours

To resist moisture: 8 hours. Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity and film thickness. Note: For faster cure in temperatures down to 35°F (2°C), add No. 44-456 Urethane Accelerator, see separate product data sheet for cure information. Note: The use of Series 44-456 accelerator is not recommended when temperatures exceed 75°F (24°C).


Steel: Self-priming or Series 1, 27, 27WB, 66, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, 90-97, 90G-1K97, 91-H²O, 94-H²O, 118, 132, 133, 135, 138, L140, L140F, N140, N140F, V140, V140F, 141, 161, 394, 1224
Galvanized Steel & Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 27WB, 66, L69, N69, V69, 1224. Note: For special galvanized surface preparation instructions, consult the latest version of Tnemec Technical Bulletin 10-78.
Concrete: Series 27WB, 66, L69, L69F, N69, N69F, V69, V69F, L140, L140F, N140, N140F, V140, V140F, 141, 161, 1224, 1254
CMU: Series 1254
Note: The following maximum recoat times apply; Series L69F, N69F, V69F, L140F, N140F, V140F or 141, 14 days; Series L69, N69, V69, L140, N140 or V140, 21 days; Series 1, 27, 66, 118, 135, 161, 1254, 30 days; Series 132, 133, 138; 90 days, Series 27WB, 394, 1224, 12 months. Series 90-97, 90G-1K97, 91-H²O, 94-H²O, unlimited. Contact your Tnemec representative for specific recommendations.

Recommended DFT

Topcoat Service: 2.0 to 5.0 mils (51 to 127 microns) per coat.
Direct-to-Metal; over Zinc or MIO-Zinc: 3.0 to 6.0 mils (76 to 154 microns)
Note: Number of coats and thickness requirements will vary with substrate, application method and exposure. For DTM or applications over zinc or MIO-zinc, consult the latest version of Tnemec Technical Bulletin 13-100 or contact your Tnemec representative.

Volume Solids

61.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B



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