Series 48

Multi-Purpose Epoxy

Generic Type

Polyamide Epoxy

Common Usage

A multi-purpose epoxy coating with fast-cure and low temperature application properties. An excellent choice for shop and field application when rapid curing for fast turn-around is needed. Can be applied to a variety of substrates including steel, concrete, and CMU, as well as previously painted surfaces. Accepts a range of primers and topcoats for complete system selection.

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Steel: Self-priming or Series 1, 90-97, 135, 394
Concrete or CMU: Self-priming or Series 215, 218, 1254, 130

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 2.36 lbs/gallon (282 grams/litre)
Thinned 10% (No. 60 Thinner): 2.83 lbs/gallon (339 grams/litre)
Thinned 10% (No. 4 Thinner): 2.83 lbs/gallon (339 grams/litre) †


Unthinned: 2.59 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 10% (No. 60 Thinner): 2.59 lbs/gal solids
Thinned 10% (No. 4 Thinner): 3.54 lbs/gal solids


Series 73, 1026, 1028, 1029, 1074, 1075, 1095

Note: Other primer and topcoat options may be available. Contact your Tnemec Coatings Consultant for more information.

Curing Time

Temperature To Touch To Handle To Recoat
75°F (24°C) 1/2 hour 2 hours 3 hours
65°F (18°C) 3/4 hour 4 hours 5-6 hours
55°F (11°C) 1 hour 4-5 hours 6-8 hours
45°F (7°C) 1-2 hours 6-8 hours 9-12 hours
35°F (2°C) 2-3 hours 9-12 hours 12-15 hours

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

Volume Solids

58.0 ± 2.0% (mixed) †

Theoretical Coverage

930 mil sq ft/gal (22.8 m²/L at 25 microns). See APPLICATION for coverage rates. †



Number of Components

Two: Part A and Part B

Recommended DFT

4.0 to 6.0 mils (100 to 150 microns) per coat. Note: Number of coats and thickness requirements will vary with substrate, application method and exposure. Contact your Tnemec representative.

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