Bi-O-Plex W/R Enamel

Water reducible enamel topcoat


A water-reducible enamel topcoat that dries faster than normal water-reducible coatings. 


  • Does not require a primer. 
  • Water clean-up and low odor. 
  • Wide range of colors and metallic effects.  
  • Low VOC – under 50 grams/liter. 
  • Fast air drying. 
  • One coat protection, or use with optional water reducible primer. 
  • Recommended Use
    Applications needing a fast drying, water reducible topcoat with a wide color range and glossy appearance. 
  • Physical Constants

    Color/Shade code: Black/19990 (other colors available) 

    Finish: High gloss, glossy, semi-gloss, semi-flat or flat 

    Volume solids: 35% ± 1 

    Theoretical spreading rate: 375 ft²/US gallon [9.2 m²/liter] – 1.5 mils [38 microns] 

    Specific gravity: 10.0 lbs/US gallon [1.2 kg/liter]

    Touch dry: 15 – 20 minutes, 68°F/20°C

    Through dry: 30 minutes, 68°F/20°C 

    VOC content: < 50 g/liter [< 0.4 lbs/US gallon]

     The physical constants stated are nominal data according to the Hempel Group's approved formulas. VOC may be dependent on color. 

  • Application

    Application method: Airless spray / Air spray 

    Thinner (max. vol.): Not required, apply as packaged. May be reduced up to 5% with deionized water.

    Nozzle orifice: 0.011" – 0.015", airless 

    Nozzle pressure: 2,500 psi [172 bar] (Airless spray data are indicative and subject to adjustment) 

    Cleaning of tools: Soap and water. If product has dried, add 1 part butyl cellosolve to 5 parts water. 

    Indicated film thickness, dry: 1 – 2 mils [25 – 50 microns] 

    Indicated film thickness, wet: 2.75 – 5.9 mils [70 – 150 microns] 

    Overcoat interval, min: 1 hour, 68°F/20°C 

  • Thinners, Additives, and Reducers

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