Capalac Dickschichtlack

High solid, anti-corrosive metal protective enamel for priming, intermediate and finishing coats. For exterior and interior use.
Certified corrosion protection for steel and galvanised steel according to DIN EN ISO 12944-6.

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    Field of Application

    1-pot-enamel for protective thick-film coatings and colourful designing of building components made of iron, steel, zinc, galvanised steel, aluminium, copper, unplastizised (rigid) PVC, wooden parts interiors and dimensionally stable exterior wood components. Corrosion protection for iron and steel. Unsuitable for coatings on roofing and anodised aluminium. Do not use white colour shades on heating systems in order to avoid yellowing (apply Capalac Heizkörperlack /radiator enamel).

    Material Properties

    • Excellent adhesion.
    • High opacity (hiding/covering power) on component surfaces and edges.
    • Durable protection due to excellent weather resistance.
    • High solids content allows a better dry film thickness.
    • 1-Pot-Enamel System: Facilitates priming, intermediate and finishing coats with one product.
    • Test report for corrosiveness category C4, duration of conservation "long” on steel and galvanised steel according to DIN EN ISO 12944 part 6.
    • Available as enamel and mica types.
    • Tintable via ColorExpress in numerous colour shades.
    • Free of aromatic hydrocarbons.

    Material Base / Vehicle

    Epoxy ester with non-aromatic solvents.

    Packaging/Package Size

    • White, Mica and RAL 9006:
      750 ml, 2.5 litres, 10 litres and 35 kg
    • ColorExpress:
      1 litre, 2.5 litres and 10 litres


    • Standard:
      Enamel: White 
      Mica types: Mica and approx. RAL 9006
    • ColorExpress:
      A multitude of enamel and mica tones can be tinted via the ColorExpress stations, e.g. RAL 9007.

    When colour shades with a lower opacity (hiding/covering power) are used, e.g. red, orange or yellow, it is advisable to apply a first (priming) coat of product, tinted in a matching priming system colour, available via ColorExpress.
    Note: If necessary, apply one transparent sealing coat of Capalac Kunstharz-Klarlack (clear coat) on intensively or dark tinted Capalac Dickschichtlack coatings to avoid a slight abrasion of pigments.
    Mica types are corrosion-inhibiting coatings. Their surface is matt and semi-rough according to RAL and German National Railways Standard (TL/TP-KOR). 
    Only suitable for interior use:An additional transparent sealing coat of Capalac Kunstharz-Klarlack leads to a more stressable interior surface and cleaning is facilitated.

    Colour Changes Occur With Mica Types:
    In comparison to printed colour fan decks. Between Mica types of different manufacturers. In case of repairs. When different coating methods are used (e.g. paint brush, roller or spray application, powder coating and liquid coating).

    Colour Resistance according to BFS Data Sheet No. 26:
    Binder: Class B
    Pigmentation: Group 1 to 3, depending on the colour.

    Gloss Level

    • Enamel types:
      Silk-matt/semi-gloss (mid sheen)
    • Mica shades:
      Matt (flat)


    Keep in a cool place, in tightly closed cans.


    Approx. 1.3 g/cm³

    Suitability according to Technical Information No. 606 Definition of Application Areas

    Interior 1Interior 2Interior 3Exterior 1Exterior 2
    (–) inapplicable / (○) of limited suitability / (+) suitable

    Suitable Substrates

    Dimensionally stable wood component parts, iron, steel, zinc, aluminium, unplastizised (rigid) PVC, and sound existing paint coatings.
    The substrate must be clean, sound/stable, dry, and free all materials that may prevent good adhesion. 
    Maximum permissible moisture content in dimensionally stable wood: 13 %. 
    Do not use for coatings on roofing and anodised aluminium.

    Substrate Preparation

    Wooden Parts:
    Sand the surface in fibre direction, clean thoroughly, remove exuding wood extractives, e.g. wood resin/rosin and resin galls, cut sharp edges (see BFS Data Sheet No. 18).

    Iron, Steel:
    Derust according to industry standard SA 2 ½ (blasting) as per DIN EN ISO 12944-4. At low stress conditions (e.g. indoors – without condensation water or aggressive influences) the surface may thoroughly be derusted to purity grade ST 3, either mechanically or manually.

    Zinc, Galvanised Steel:
    Wash with Multistar cleaner using sanding pad or with light ammonia solution or by sweep spraying according to BFS Data Sheet No. 5.

    Unplastizised (Rigid) PVC:
    Wash with Multistar cleaner using sanding pad or with light ammonia solution according to BFS Data Sheet No. 22.

    Wash with Multistar cleaner using sanding pad or with nitro-thinner or phosphoric acid solution using sanding pad according to BFS Data Sheet No. 6.

    Wash with Multistar cleaner using sanding pad.

    Existing Enamel Coatings:
    Roughen (sand) the surface slightly and/or treat with alkali. Remove unsound/unstable coatings.

    Method of Application

    Guidelines for Spray Application:

    Ø NozzlePressureAdvice
    AirlessEnamel0.009 – 0.013 inch180 – 200 barMembrane pump and piston pump
    Mica0.015 – 0.019 inch180 – 200 barOnly to be used with piston pump

    Surface Coating System

    SubstrateUseSubstrate PreparationImpregnationPriming CoatIntermediate CoatFinishing Coat
    Wood, derived timber productsinteriorrougheningCapalac
    if required
    Capalac Dickschichtlack
    Dimensionally stable woodexteriorBFS Nr. 18Capalac Holz-Imprägniergrund
    Iron, steelinterior/exteriorderust/degrease
    (galvanised substrates)
    interior/exteriorBFS Nr. 5
    Aluminiuminterior/exteriorBFS Nr. 6
    Copperinterior/exteriorMultistar/sanding pad-
    Unplasticised/rigid PVCinterior/exteriorBFS Nr. 22
    Sound existing coats of paint1)interior/exteriorroughening/alkali treatmentPrepare and prime defects according to the substrate
    Advice: Adhesion must be tested in advance for powder coatings, coil coatings and other critical substrates by a trial coating.

    Capalac Dickschichtlack can be applied by brush, roller or spraying equipment. Stir well before use and thin with white spirit, if necessary. Mica paints should be applied with spraying equipment in order to achieve an even surface. A blushing effect may occur on large areas, e.g. when application is divided into multiple work steps.

    Corrosion Protection on Steel with Capalac Dickschichtlack:
    Coating systems for corrosiveness categories C2, C3, C4 according to DIN EN ISO 12944-5 
    Surface preparation: Blasting to purity grade SA 2½ (DIN EN ISO 12944-4)


    Priming Coat


    Intermediate Coat


    Finishing Coat


    Total Reference Coating Thickness
    Corrosiveness Category
    1Capalac- Dickschichtlack e.g. RAL 703660Capalac-Dickschichtlack 
    e.g. RAL 7036
    2Capalac-Dickschichtlack Mica80Capalac-Dickschichtlack 
    e.g. RAL 7036
    e.g. RAL 7036
    e.g. RAL 7036
    e.g. RAL 7036
    e.g. RAL 7036


    1)Reference layer thickness
    2)Explanations for corrosiveness categories see below.
    3)With verification of suitability (Test Report) according to DIN EN ISO 12944 part 6 for system No. 5.
    White =Unsuitable

    Corrosion Protection on Galvanised Steel with Capalac Dickschichtlack (Duplex System):
    Coating system for corrosiveness category C2, C3, C4 according to DIN EN ISO 12944-5 
    Surface preparation: "Sweepen” · slightly grit/shot- blasting (DIN EN ISO 12944-4)



    µm1)Intermediate CoatµmFinishing CoatµmTotal
    Reference Coating
    Corrosiveness Category
    e.g. RAL 5010
    e.g. RAL 5010
    With verification of suitability (Test Report) according to DIN EN ISO 12944 part 6.

    Corrosiveness categories (see DIN EN ISO 12944 part 2)
    Category/LoadsExamples for typical environmental conditions or loads in moderate climate.
    C2 LowAtmospheres with low pollution. In the majority of cases rural areas.Unheated buildings where condensation may occur, e.g. storehouses, sports halls.
    C3 Middle (Moderate)Atmosphere in cities and industrial areas, moderate pollution caused by sulphur dioxide. Coastal areas with low salt loads.Production rooms with a high humidity and some air pollution, e.g. facilities for the production of foods, laundries, breweries, creameries.
    C4 HighIndustrial areas and coastal areas with moderate salt loads.

    Chemical facilities, swimming pools, boathouses above sea water.

    Duration of Protective Effect:
    (See DIN EN ISO 12944 part 1 and part 5)
    Duration of protective effect: This means the lifetime of a coating system up to the first repair. The time spans, mentioned below, are based on experience. They enable the customer to specify a repair program under economic factors. Duration of protective effect in years (no warranty time !)

    Time PeriodDuration of protective effect (years)
    Low (L)2–5
    Middle (M)5–15
    High (H)over 15


    Consumption / Coating Thickness:
    Used ToolsMaterial TypeConsumption/m2Average 
    Average Wet 
    Film Thickness
    Average Dry 
    Film Thickness
    Brush / RollerEnamel type (unicoloured)100–125 mlapprox. 115 mlapprox. 115 µmapprox. 65 µm
    Mica and DB colours125–160 mlapprox. 140 mlapprox. 140 µmapprox. 80 µm
    RAL 9006100–125 mlapprox. 115 mlapprox. 115 µmapprox. 60 µm
    Spraying EquipmentEnamel type (unicoloured)100–125 mlapprox. 115 mlapprox. 115 µmapprox. 65 µm
    Mica and DB colours150–180 mlapprox. 160 mlapprox. 160 µmapprox. 80 µm
    RAL 9006125–150 mlapprox. 135 mlapprox. 135 µmapprox. 70 µm

    These reference values for consumption and layer thickness may vary depending on the nature and condition of the substrate. The exact consumption is best established by a trial coating (test area) on site.

    Application Conditions

    Lower Temperature Limit for Application and Drying:
    +5 °C for product, substrate and ambient air.

    Drying/Drying Time

    at 20 °C and 65% relative humidity
    dust drytouch dryrecoatablecompletely dry
    after hours4824approx. 5 days

    Lower temperatures and higher humidity extend the drying time. Adding 5% by volume of Capalac PU-Härter (hardener) leads to accelerated drying and stressability of the coating.

    Tool Cleaning

    Immediately after use with white spirit.

    Special Risks (Hazard Note) / Safety Advice (Status as at Date of Publication)

    Capalac Dickschichtlack base white and transparent:
    Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Do not breathe vapours/ spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release to the environment. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Bis(1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl)sebacate, Cobalto-neodecanato, Methyl 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl sebacate.

    Capalac Dickschichtlack base EG:

    Flammable liquid and vapour. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness or cracking. Keep away from heat, hot surfaces, sparks, open flames and other ignition sources. No smoking. Do not breathe vapours/ spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Avoid release to the environment. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Contains Bis(1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl)sebacate, Methyl 1,2,2,6,6-pentamethyl-4-piperidyl sebacate. May produce an allergic reaction.


    Materials and all related packaging must be disposed of in a safe way in accordance with the full requirements of the local authorities. Particular attention should be made to removing wastage from site in compliance with standard construction site procedures. 
    In Germany: Only completely emptied clean cans/containers should be given for recycling. Dispose containers with residues of liquid product via waste collection point accepting old paints and enamels. Dispose dried/hardened product residues as construction site/demolition/municipal or domestic waste.

    EU limit value for the VOC content

    of this product (category A/i): 500 g/l (2010). This product contains max. 500 g/l VOC.

    Product Code Paints and Enamels


    Substances of Content - Declaration

    Epoxy resin ester, titanium dioxide, coloured pigments, metal effect pigments, mineral fillers, aliphatics, glycol ether, additives.

    Further Details

    See Safety Data Sheet (MSDS).

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