Categories: Primers & Sealers

What Is A Concrete Driveway Sealer?

Concrete driveway sealers are designed to provide additional durability and longevity to driveway surfaces. They can protect masonry, concrete and stone driveways from:

  • Water penetration
  • Ultra Violet radiation
  • Abrasion damage and physical impacts
  • Dust

Some sealers will also provide additional protection from chemical, oil, and petrol damage.

Concrete sealers are typically applied on top of a driveway to protect it. However, there are also low viscosity products which can be mixed with stone aggregate to create a new resin bound surface. There are also screed sealers which are used to protect epoxy and polyurethane resin floor screeds.

There are a several different formulations used to make concrete sealers, including two-part epoxy resin concrete sealers and one-part synthetic acrylic resin sealers.

It’s possible to purchase a concrete driveway sealer with colour or clear sealers, which showcase the quality of the stone aggregate, concrete, pavers, or natural stone slabs used to make up your driveway.

Some of our best selling concrete driveway sealers include:

  • CPR 900 – Clear Epoxy Concrete Sealer – UV Stable 
    CPR 900 is a clear concrete sealer ideal for concrete, natural stonework, and pavers. It is a solvent free sealer which is UV stable, low odour, and low viscosity. CPR 900 provides excellent adhesion and protection from UV, chemical and water damage. CPR 900 can also be used as a binder for coloured Quartz or natural stone aggregate.
    Can also be used in conjunction with the CPRL Self Levelling Screed flake system.
  • CPR 902 – PU Screed Sealer 
    CPR 902 is a single pack, water based, matt sealer. It provides epoxy and polyurethane resin floor screeds with excellent protection from chemical, abrasion and water damage. It is easy to apply, has excellent adhesive properties and dries quickly.
  • CPR 903 – Stain Resistant Stone & Concrete Sealer 
    CPR 903 is an all-purpose stone & concrete sealer that can be used to protect natural stone, concrete, marble, terracotta, paving stones, granite, clay, slate and unglazed tile. It can be used on driveways, paths, floors, and walls. It provides excellent water resistance and protection against oil, grease, dirt, weathering and ageing. It is a single pack product that is easy to apply and does not change the appearance of the substrate.
  • CPR 904 – Low Viscosity Concrete Sealer 
    This low viscosity sealer can be used as a sealer or surface hardener. It is ideal for dealing cementitious floors in factories, garages, engineering workshops, abattoirs and dairies. It is a two-pack epoxy solution which penetrates concrete surfaces very effectively. It hardens floors making them dust proof, water proof and chemical resistant.
  • CPR 905 – Clear Concrete Sealer & Surface Hardener 
    Perfect for sealing and hardening new concrete surfaces and extending their lifespan significantly. It can be used as a primer or sealer before top coats are added. Ideal for car parks, warehouses, industrial sites, and high traffic areas.
  • CPR 906 – Acrylic Resin Sealer 
    A single pack sealer that can be used to cure/seal new concrete, seal/dust proof old concrete and prime or seal floors before top coats are added. A versatile sealer which can be used in a wide variety of environments.
  • CPR 910 – Concrete Drive & Block Sealer 
  • The perfect product for sealing new or old concrete, block paving and natural stone driveways. It adds dust protection, water resistance and oil/petrol/chemical resistance.

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Categories: Primers & Sealers

What Are Metal Primers?

Metal primers are specially formulated primers that can adhere to heavy and dense metal substrates. They play two critical roles:

  1. Providing a surface to which paint can stick.
  2. Protecting the metal surface against oxidation, rust, chemical damage, abrasive damage, oil damage, water damage and so on.

There are three common types of metal primers available: epoxy metal primers, solvent based primers, and MMA metal primers. Each formulation has its own unique pros/con. We stock all three types, including:

CPR 410 – Metal Primer – Epoxy WB 

CPR 410 is a two pack primer that must be mixed before being used. It is a fast drying, non toxic primer with excellent adherence. It displays particularly good anti-corrosive and chemical resistance properties, is easily applied and dries quickly. CPR 410 is non toxic.

CPR 411 – Metal Primer – Solvented 

This solvent based primer is an excellent anti-corrosive for steel, galvanised steel and aluminium. It is capable of adhering to minimally prepared surfaces, which makes application much easier. It provides excellent water resistance, good adhesion, and is compatible with a range of top coats.

CPR 412 – MMA Metal Primer 

CPR 412 uses Methyl methacrylate (MMA), an all-natural compound found in many paints and primers. This particular primer can be used on both metal and ceramic objects, which makes it a versatile option. It is a rapid cure primer which provides excellent adhesion, water resistance, and excellent corrosion resistance.

What Are The Best Metal Primers?

The best metal primer for your project will vary based on your intended usage. Fortunately, CPRL makes it easy to find the ideal product by providing free expert advice. Just give Contact Us and we will offer a few recommendations. Whether you are interested in rusty metal primers, galvanised metal primers, or a general steel primer, we will help you find the best product.


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Penny Floor Resin & Sealer

A penny floor is a beautiful addition to any home. It adds a sense of character and charm, impressing guests and adding value to a property. It also gives you a chance to create a unique element within your home which showcases your artistic skills.

Penny floor resin, also called penny floor epoxy or penny floor epoxy resin, is a clear sealer which is applied to penny floors. Made from a combination of polymer resins and hardeners it creates an extremely smooth and shiny surface that highlights the quality of your pennies and brightens a space.

When it comes to epoxy coatings, there are two types of products to choose from:

  • Solvent based epoxy floor coatings
    The original type of epoxy hardener. Made from a solvent-based hardener with resin. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to using this type of epoxy including the emission of toxic fumes during application.
  • Water-based epoxy
    Delivers the same waterproof glossy finish as a solvent based epoxy, but it is 100% non-toxic. This is the most commonly used epoxy floor coating.

At CPRL, we stock several water-based products which are UV stable, non-toxic and ideal for creating coin cast flooring or penny floor designs. The most popular option for these types of floors is CPR 819 – Crystal Clear Epoxy Resin – UV Stable .

CPR 819 is designed for thick applications of epoxy where objects are encased. It is an extremely clear high-gloss epoxy which will highlight all of the features of your pennies. Its excellent UV resistance means it is suitable for areas which are exposed to a lot of sunlight.

This product is non-toxic and extremely safe to use. It adheres well to both concrete and stonework surfaces which makes application simple. Once dry, it provides excellent chemical resistance. It is a low odour product, which makes it suitable for penny floors installed in kitchens and small enclosed areas like bathrooms.

If you interested in installing a new penny floor in your property Contact Us and chat with the friendly team at CPRL. We stock the highest quality penny floor epoxy resins in the UK. 

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What Is A Rapid Cure Primer Concrete Primer?

Rapid cure concrete primers are fast setting primers designed for use on concrete and masonry surfaces. The faster cure rate means they can accept foot or vehicle traffic within 12 hours of being applied — which is particularly useful for busy commercial or industrial locations.

Rapid cure primers exhibit excellent adhesion on both new and old concrete, including surfaces that are cool or damp. They do an excellent job of sealing concrete surfaces, making the surface more resilient to damage from chemicals, bacteria, and abrasion.

Once a rapid cure primer has bonded, it provides an excellent surface for applying paint or another sealant. It will greatly increase the longevity of your top coat, ensuring painted or sealed surfaces look fantastic for many years to come.

Our quick dry epoxy products are a two pack, water dispersible solution, ideal for priming, sealing, or clear coating a surface. We also offer MMA quick dry primers, which have a thin viscosity which makes them easy to apply. All of our products are formulated to meet the technical and environmental requirements of modern buildings.

 Our products are also non-toxic, low odour, solvent free, and non-flammable. This makes them ideal for use in food preparation areas, schools, day care centres, laboratories, and virtually any other environment. Check out our range Rapid Cure Concrete Primers  which includes:

  • CPR 402 – Concrete Primer – Epoxy WB – Rapid Cure  – CPR 402 is a rapid cure clear sealer which is ideal for concrete and masonry surfaces. It is the perfect primer for other CPR coatings like the CPR 821 Waterproof Desk System and the CPR 808 Self Levelling Flexible Deck Coating. It works well on damp surfaces, making it ideal for food factories, dairies, laboratories, abattoirs, subways, chemical

If you are unsure which type of Quick dry primer to use Contact Us or send us an email.

Benefits Of Using Rapid Cure Concrete Primers

Here are a few of the advantages of using a rapid cure concrete primer:

Easily applied

All of our rapid cure concrete primers have a low-medium viscosity which makes easy to apply to concrete, steel, and timber surfaces. Because they dry quickly, you will be able to walk on or drive a freshly coated surface within a couple of hours. This makes rapid cure primers a great choice for busy commercial or industrial locations.

A great way to protect a concrete floor

Applying a rapid cure concrete primer can protect your floor against bacteria and chemical corrosion, fire, and physical damage. Concrete primers will also give your top coat of paint much more adherence and resilience, increasing its lifespan.

Excellent adhesion to both dry and damp surfaces

All rapid cure concrete primers have excellent adhesion on both dry and damp surfaces, which makes applying them even easier. There is also a speciality MMA Damp Tolerant Concrete Primer for very damp environments like basements, tunnels, and swimming pool surrounds.

Economical and versatile

Rapid cure concrete primers are affordable and can be used on a variety of materials. Applying a primer is a simple way to greatly improve the lifespan of surfaces.