Mapei Mapelastic Aquadefense Tanking Kit - 7.5kg tub and 10m tape
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A ready to use kit for the rapid waterproofing of bathrooms, wet rooms and showers to receive tiles after 4 hours.
The Kit consists of:
- 1 x 7.5kg Aquadefense Bucket
- 1 x 10m Roll of Mapeband PE120
The tanking kit comprises of Mapelastic AquaDefense and Mapeband PE 120, which is used to form waterproofing layers before applying ceramic, stone and mosaic coatings to areas in contact with moisture and running water.
Where to use:
- To form waterproofing layers before applying ceramic, stone and mosaic coatings in:
- Bathrooms and shower cubicles
- Wet rooms
Mapelastic AquaDefense Tanking Kit may be applied to:
- Cementitious screeds and screeds made using special binders (Topcem, Topcem Pronto, Mapecem or Mapecem Pronto)
- Plasterboard (for internal applications only)
- Existing coatings in ceramic, terrazzo and stone
- Cementitious render
- Tilebacker boards.
Preparation of the substrate:
Substrates must be well-cured, sound, clean, dry and free of oil, grease, cement laitance, paint and any other substance which could compromise the bond.
Cementitious substrates must be stable and dry with no rising damp.
Surface dust must be completely removed.
Uneven surfaces may be prepared using a suitable MAPEI levelling/ smoothing compound.
On old ceramic floors with hollowed or empty tile joints, or whenever slopes on surfaces need to be levelled out before spreading on Mapelastic
AquaDefense, we recommend applying a smoothing and levelling layer.
Substrates in this condition must be thoroughly checked and all coatings, such as wax, water-repellent treatments, etc. must be removed from the surface with a suitable cleaning product such as one from the Mapei UltraCare range and/ or by abrasion.
Before applying Mapelastic AquaDefense, pay particular attention to expansion joints and fillet joints between horizontal and vertical surfaces. In such cases, apply Mapeband PE 120 bonded in place with Mapelastic AquaDefense.
Before applying Mapelastic AquaDefense on old ceramic and natural stone floors, use Eco Prim Grip Plus primer.
Application of the product:
Mapelastic AquaDefense must be applied in two even, coats (approx. 0.4 mm per coat) with a long-haired roller, brush or trowel.
Wait until the first coat is dry, making sure the product becomes darker with a matt finish, before applying the second coat diagonally to the first (approximately 1 hour at +23°C and 50% relative humidity of the air and with substrates having residual humidity lower than 3%).
The final thickness of the two coats of Mapelastic AquaDefense must be at least 0.8 mm in order to create a robust, flexible and continuous film.
Make sure there are no interruptions in the film caused by imperfections in the substrate.
If Mapelastic AquaDefense is applied to form an anti-fracture membrane on cracked substrates, we recommend inserting Mapetex 50 reinforcement in to the first coat while it is still fresh. Mapetex 50 must be pressed down with a bubblebreaker roller on the first coat of Mapelastic AquaDefense while it is still fresh.
Wait until the first coat is dry then apply the second coat in order to completely embed Mapetex 50.
Drying times may increase as Mapetex 50 insertion increases the final thickness of the applied film.
In bathrooms, a water-tightness test may be carried out 12 hours after applying the final coat of Mapelastic AquaDefense.
Ceramic, stone and mosaic tiles may be laid 4 hours after applying the second coat (at +23°C and 50% relative humidity of the air) using a C2-class MAPEI adhesive according to EN 12004 standards, to be selected according to the final use of the floor. As an example, for quickly laying tiles use Keraquick S1 (class C2FT S1) or rapid setting products from the Ultralite range. Grout tile joints with a special cementitious grout (such as Ultracolor Plus) or epoxy grout (for example Kerapoxy, Kerapoxy Easy Design or Kerapoxy CQ - class RG). Seal expansion joints with a special MAPEI sealant (such as Mapesil AC or Mapesil LM according to requirements). For full technical data tables please refer to the latest Technical Data Sheets Mapelastic AquaDefense and Mapeband PE 120.
Mapelastic AquaDefense may be removed easily from tools and surfaces while still fresh with water.
Mapelastic AquaDefense: 1 kg/m² for two coats.
• 7.5 kg Mapelastic AquaDefense (liquid waterproofing membrane ready to use from the tub);
• 10 m Mapeband PE 120 (PVC waterproof tape).