Applying Overkote to Asbestos

How to apply the Overkote roofing system to waterproof Asbestos roofing


Surface preparation

Any dirt, soil or other contaminants must be removed from the roof’s surface before installing the Overkoat system. After the initial clean, the surface should now be power washed and rinsed to remove all residual dirt and contaminates after which the surface should be dried.

Fill any splits in the Asbestos will Sharkseal filler, applying the product to all seams and around all fixings.

Applying the primer

This surface requires the use of the Overkote high-performance porosity primer. Once the surface is dry apply the primer at a coverage rate of 100gms per square metre

Once the primer has been applied, allow 5 hours for the layer to cure before applying the Overkote system.

In damp conditions, a moister tolerant primer needs to be applied which is a two-part mix. This is applied to the surface at 125gm per square metre and will need a minimum of 5 hours to fully cure.


Applying the Overkote

Once the primer has cured you apply the Overcoat system with a standard roller or brush at a rate of approximately 1 kg per square metre. The Overcoat layer will become instantly watertight and can immediately withstand rainfall. After 24 hours the surface can take foot traffic and a full cure of the system will take around 7 days.