Series N222


Generic Type

Colored Quartz-Filled Modified Polyamine Epoxy

Common Usage

A low ambering, multi-purpose epoxy coating with enhanced UV stability and resistance to yellowing. Series N222 can be used as a primer, broadcast, slurry/broadcast, mortar, grout coat, metallic color coat, and topcoat. It provides excellent application properties with good flow and self-leveling characteristics. It protects concrete surfaces from impact and abrasion and has excellent chemical resistance with an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Special Qualifications

Series N222 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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Gloss. Decorative quartz—multi-colored appearance. The finished appearance and texture depend on the type, film thickness, and the number of clear finish coats selected.

Curing Time

Temperature To Topcoat/Broadcast To Place in Service
75°F (24°C) 12 to 72 hours 24 hours

Note: If more than 72 hours have elapsed between coats, the coated surface must be mechanically abraded before topcoating. Note: There is no maximum recoat time if aggregate has been broadcast to refusal into the preceding coat. Curing time varies with surface temperature, air movement, humidity, and film thickness.

Volatile Organic Compounds

Unthinned: 0.13 lbs/gallon (15 grams/litre)


Series 206, 215. Note: A repair kit of 201, with Part C fumed silica or Series N222 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.


Concrete: Self-priming or Series 201, 208, 233, 237, 238, 241.

Volume Solids

100% (mixed)

Recommended DFT

Primer: 6.0 to 12.0 (150-305 microns) per coat.
Broadcast: 1/16" to 1/8" (double broadcast or slurry broadcast required to achieve 1/8")
Mortar: 3/16" to 1/4” (minimum of 1/8”, maximum of 1”)
Grout coat: 8.0 to 16.0 mils (203 to 406 microns)
Intermediate or Topcoat: 8.0 to 16.0 mils (203 to 406 microns)

Number of Components

Two Liquids: Part A and Part B (2 Parts A to 1 Part B by volume).
Colored Quartz: Series 222 Part C colored quartz (ChromaQuartz) is available from Tnemec or can be purchased from a different supplier.
Optional Field Colorant: Series 820

Theoretical Coverage

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


Series N222, 230ESD, 233, 238, 247, 248, 249ESD, 256, 257, 280, 280FC, 281, 282, N284, N285, 286, V290, 296, 297. Note: If Series 247, 248, 249ESD, N285, 296, or 297 is selected for the finish coat, an intermediate coat of Series N284 is required. Note: Series N222 must be broadcast to refusal with silica sand, colored quartz, or flake prior to topcoating with Series 256 or 257.

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