Series 156


Generic Type

Modified Waterborne Acrylate

Common Usage

Flexible, breathable coating primarily for concrete and masonry that can fill and bridge minor hairline cracks. Excellent elastomeric protection against driving rain, alternate freezing-thawing and UV light. Series 156 can also be used as a low cohesive stress overcoat for aged oil or alkyd systems.

Special Qualifications

Series 156 was tested in accordance with, and passed, the California Dept. of Public Health (CDPH) Standard Method v1.2 and meets the requirements of LEED v4.1 Low-Emitting Materials, Collaborative for High Performance Schools-Paints & Coatings, Living Building Challenge Materials Petal 10, and WELL Building Standard v2 X06 VOC Restrictions.

Series 156 meets air barrier (A.B.) requirements of Massachusetts' Energy Code, 780 CMR Chapter 13.

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Theoretical Coverage

816 mil sq ft/gal (19.9 m²/L at 25 microns).
Actual coverage will vary from about 100 to 200 sq ft (9.3 to 18.6 m²) per gallon dependent upon product, substrate and coating thickness. †


Concrete, Masonry and Wood: Self-priming or Series 151-1051
Plaster and Stucco: Series 151-1051
Split-Face and Split-Fluted Block: Self-priming or Series 130-6602, 1254
Steel: Series 37H, 66, N69, N69F, L69, L69F, V69, V69F, 90-97, H90-97, 90G-1K97, 94-H₂O, 135, L140, L140F
Galvanized Steel & Non-Ferrous Metal: Series 66, L69, N69, V69, 115, V115, 135, 1224. Note: For special galvanized surface preparation instructions, consult the latest version of Tnemec Technical Bulletin 10-78.
Other: Series 151 on treated or stained wood, drywall, highly absorbent surfaces and recommended sound existing coatings.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 0.41 lbs/gallon (49 grams/litre) †

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C 0% Relative Humidity 1/2 hour 1-2 hours 1 1/4 hours

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

Recommended DFT

4.0 to 8.0 mils (100 to 205 microns) per coat.

Volume Solids

50.9 ± 2.0% †


Matte — Smooth

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