PhilaPhen Phenolic Undercoat & Finish


A high-build special Phenolic epoxy paint for interior surfaces of tanks and where chemical, solvent and sea water resistance are required, especially cargo tanks of product carriers. Remarkable resistance to chemicals, solvents and sea water, durable with methanol and EDC, excellent high-build applicability, excellent anti-abrasion and impact-resistant properties. PhilaPhen Phenolic Epoxy Undercoat & Finish displays very good compatibility with various well-known producers.


Specialty coatings for high build applications with long over coating intervals, crude oils, product cargos, and ballast. Can be coated over many generic types of paints.


Sheen: Glossy

Color: Light Green, Light Gray, Flame Red

Solids: 47 ± 2

Coverage: 5.58 sq. m/Lit at 125 microns dry / 197 microns wet

Thickness: Over 125 microns dry per coat

Flashpoint: Mixed product > 27 °C

Application Data

Mixing Ratio: Two pack (Base/Hardener = 85/15 by wt.)

Thinner: Not recommended. The material is ready for use, under special conditions use Thinner for Epoxy PH 300, max 5% by volume.

Painting Method: Airless spraying is our recommendation, brush and spray follows. Tip range 0.48mm-0.66mm (21 thou), blowing pressure shouldn’t less than 100kg/cm2 (2000psi). Maybe required to add thinner. Use the proper equipment. Actual safety measures and precautions are very important from the selected method and environment work. Emergency Contact Numbers are available world wide upon any request.

Cleaning: Power tool cleaning and Cleaners with Universal Thinner

Drying and Over-Coating Conditions

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Coating Specification

If local temperatures are around freezing, there is a long overcoat period. The systems, actual existing film esp. over coated epoxy layer, proper surface preparation, and coating application procedures should be selected and then tested in a controlled laboratory. Design factors, statements, specific recommendations should always be valued. Please consult with Phila Coatings (USA) Inc. Technical Department.

Surface Preparation

All surfaces should be clean, dry and free from contamination. High pressure fresh water wash should be applied prior to the treatment of the application. Steel products with mill scale: shot blasting or grit blasting should meet the requirements of Sa1 grade in Sweden derusting standard at least. Steel products without mill scale: to be grinded by dynamic tools to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. Steel products painted with plant primer: use slight grit blasting or dynamic tools to carry out secondary surface preparation to meet the requirements of St3 grade in Sweden derusting standard. For other surface treatments, please consult with Phila Coatings (USA) Inc.


Circa 18 months at 25°C, stored in a dry, shaded and ventilated condition. The container/paint, must be kept sealed and away from heat and ignition.

Pack Size

Basis 4 Gal. (16 Lit) pail, agent 1 Gal (3,785 Lit) tin. If other packing specifications are needed, please consult with Phila Coatings (USA) Inc.

Health and Safety

Prior to use, obtain, consult and follow the Material Safety Data Sheet for this product concerning health and safety information. Read carefully and conform to precautions on MSDS and packing vessels. To avoid eye and skin contact, tools such as gloves, goggles and face mask etc. should be used during work with product (proper safety measures should be taken according to construction methods and circumstances). All work with the product must be carried out according to all relevant national health, safety and environment standards and codes. This product is for professional use only.

Limitation of liability

All information is given for guidance only and is subject to regional variation depending upon local climate and environmental condition. An excessive film thickness delays the final curing and creates sagging. Over coating interval will increase with the number of paint layers and the thickness of the paint film. For recommended paints at special circumstances, please consult with our Phila Coatings (USA) Inc. Apply in good weather. The relative humidity must not exceed 80% temperature of the surface to be coated must be at least 3°C above the dew point. All data from the tests is obtained under lab conditions, so Phila Coatings (USA) Inc. won’t bear any liabilities from the condition whether the data could reflect the objective status of the actual application circumstance or not.


The information in the product manual is based on our experiences from tests and practice. For the application without our knowledge, we could only make sure that our products themselves are warranted. We may modify the data in this product manual according to our continuous development and experience accumulation without advanced notice.