Sherwin-Williams Provides Flooring Applicators Fast Return to Service with Slower-Set Polyaspartic Coating

Sherwin-Williams Elladur™ 4850 floor coating offers extended open time to meet the needs of any size project

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CLEVELAND, OHIO (January 17, 2017) - Giving flooring applicators greater flexibility with an extended open time, Sherwin-Williams introduces its Elladur™ 4850 Polyaspartic Floor Coating SS. The product is specifically designed to meet the needs of those looking for a coating that dries fast for quick return to service, but that also has a longer working time and recoat window for increased application ease and flexibility.

Sherwin-Williams now offers a complete line of polyaspartic coatings that will cover any size flooring job and create an attractive, level appearance – even on larger floors.

Casey Ball

Global Market Director, Flooring

With a working time of 15 to 20 minutes, 4850 coating allows applicators to specify the product for their larger flooring projects without concern that the coating will set too quickly on the substrate.

4850 coating will expand the Sherwin-Williams polyaspartic coatings line, which currently includes the faster-set 4844 – one of the first polyaspartic floor coatings released to the market.

“With the addition of 4850, Sherwin-Williams is fulfilling a market need for a high-solids polyaspartic floor coating with a longer working time,” said Casey Ball, Regional Marketing Director – Flooring, Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring. “Sherwin-Williams now offers a complete line of polyaspartic coatings that will cover any size flooring job and create an attractive, level appearance – even on larger floors.”

The new product also offers improved flow and leveling characteristics to further minimize the potential for roller marks, enabling its applicators to create a uniform, smooth finish. It offers good chemical resistance, mechanical strength, and low-temperature cure, along with excellent UV stability and chemical resistance.

Unique to Sherwin-Williams, 4850 coating has a broad recoat window of six to 36 hours, which also allows for more scheduling flexibility as applicators can apply a second coat up to two days after application began.

Despite its slower-set characteristics, this polyaspartic coating still enables a faster return to service than typical urethane or epoxy flooring systems, as it can handle foot traffic within six hours of application. Intended for use as both a solid or decorative finish, 4850 coating can be squeegee- or roll-applied directly to concrete substrates and is available in clear and standard packaged colors.

4850 is recommended for use in a wide variety of markets and applications, including areas experiencing impacts and abrasions. Recommended usage includes food and beverage and pharmaceutical processing areas, cold storage areas, restrooms, locker rooms and hallways/corridors. It is acceptable for use in USDA-inspected and Canadian food processing facilities.

It is also recommended for use in the healthcare market, as well as the general industrial and commercial infrastructure markets for use in warehouses, showrooms, aircraft hangars and more.

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is a global portfolio of seamless, resinous flooring systems that combine durability with design aesthetics in applications across various industries – including airports, automotive showrooms, airplane hangars, convention centers, data centers, healthcare facilities, sports arenas, schools and universities, and manufacturing facilities. These durable flooring systems include options that enhance design and enhance ergonomics, while promoting compliance with cleanliness standards. Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring is part of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine, which delivers smart asset protection and unmatched commercial, technical and specification service to customers in a wide array of markets, including Oil & Gas, Water & Wastewater, Bridge & Highway, Steel Fabrication, Flooring, Manufacturing & Processing, Mining, Rail, Marine, Power Generation and Fire Protection. Our world-class product portfolio is delivered across 4,700+ company-owned North America locations and a rapidly growing international distribution footprint. Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paints, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers in more than 120 countries in the world. For more information, visit

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