Series 280


Generic Type

Modified Polyamine Epoxy

Common Usage

A glaze-like corrosion resistant coating for walls, ceilings, floors and other surfaces; resistant to frequent pressurized hot water and detergent cleaning. Used as a topcoat/sealer for heavy duty wall and floor systems or in a stand-alone high-performance function. Excellent chemical, stain- and abrasion-resistance for a variety of substrates.

Special Qualifications

Series 280 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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Concrete: Self-priming or Series 201, 205, 208, 233, 237, 238, 241.
CMU: Self-priming over filled CMU
Wall board, Wood & Drywall: Self-priming or Series 151, 201, 233. Note: For taping joints on wall board or drywall in areas that will be frequently wet, subject to chemical cleaning, thermal shock, impact, and VHP (or similar) cleaning, use Sheetrock brand Durabond 90. For taping joints on wood or cement board, use Series 273 Part D fiberglass tape and Series 215 as taping compound. Reference Technical Bulletin 21-118.


Series 130, 215, 218, 1254. Note: A repair kit of 201, with Part C fumed silica or Series 280 with fumed silica, is available for small patching/surfacing repairs. For more extensive repairs and additional information, contact your Tnemec representative or Tnemec Technical Services.

Curing Time

Temperature To Topcoat To Place in Service
75°F (24°C) 8-72 hours 24 hours

Note: If more than 72 hours have elapsed between coats, the coated surface must be mechanically abraded before topcoating.

Volume Solids

100% (mixed) †

Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B (2 Parts A to 1 Part B by volume)

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 0.16 lbs/gallon (19 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 2 Thinner): 0.52 lbs/gallon (63 grams/litre)
Thinned 5% (No. 42 Thinner): 0.50 lbs/gallon (59 grams/litre) †

Recommended DFT

Horizontal: 6.0 to 12.0 mils (150 to 305 microns) per coat.
Vertical: 4.0 to 8.0 mils (100 to 205 microns) per coat
Additional coats may be required for appearance or hiding.

Theoretical Coverage

1,604 mil sq ft/gal (39.4 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †


Series 206, 210, N222, 233, 237, 237SC, 238, 241, 242, 245, 270, 273, 280, 280FC


Gloss. (Roller application provides an orange peel finish.)


Series 73, 113, 114, 247, 248, 280, 280FC, V290, 297, 1080, 1081

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