Resist GTI

Product description

Resist GTI is a two-pack, moisture curing, ethyl silicate based zinc-rich coating that complies with the compositional requirements for SSPC Paint 20 level 1 and ISO 12944. Resist GTI is supplied with ASTM D520 Type II zinc dust.

Recommended use

As a lining for protection of chemical tanks.

Resist GTI can also be used as a general purpose, heavy duty, anti-corrosive primer:

  1. As the first coat in a multiple layer system.

  2. As a single coating for long term protection of steel exposed to moderately to severely corrosive environment.

Resistant to cyclic dry temperatures up to 400°C.

Film thickness and spreading rate

                                                                            Minimum                     Maximum                       Typical

Film thickness, dry (µm)                                  50                                  100                                 75

Film thickness, wet (µm)                                 75                                  135                                115

Theoretical spreading rate (m²/l)                 13,4                                 7,4                                 8,9


There is a risk of mud-cracking if the film thickness exceeds 120 µm.

Hong Kong rules: Category of paints - Inorganic zinc coatings; VOC 447 gms/ltr HK EPD method (Ready to use); Exempt compound - N/A; Specific gravity: 2.62 (A+B);

Both VOC and Specific gravity values provided are typical values, subject to changes when

different colour involved.

Physical properties

Colour Greenish grey

Solids (vol %)* 67 ± 2

Flash point 16ºC ± 2 (Setaflash)

VOC 458 gms/ltr UK-PG6/23(97). Appendix 3

Gloss Flat

Water resistance Very good

Abrasion resistance Excellent

Solvent resistance Excellent

Chemical resistance Excellent within pH-range 6-10

Flexibility Limited

*Measured according to OCCA Monograph No. 4

Surface preparation

All surfaces should be clean, dry and free from contamination. The surface should be assessed and treated in accordance with ISO 8504.

Bare steel

Cleanliness: Blast cleaning to Sa 2½ (ISO 8501-1:2007). Roughness: using abrasives suitable to achieve grade Fine to Medium G (30-85 µm, Ry5) (ISO 8503-2)

Other surfaces

The coating may be used on other substrates. Please contact your local Jotun office for more information.

Condition during application

The temperature of the substrate should be min. 5°C and at least 3°C above the dew point of the air, temperature and relative humidity measured in the vicinity of the substrate. Zinc silicate paints in general requires moisture for curing. At low humidity the curing will be improved by gently sprinkling fresh water over the paint film, and/or by artificial humidification of the surrounding atmosphere. The paint must be completely cured before topcoating, otherwise the adhesion of the subsequent coat will be unsatisfactory. Use Methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) test according to ASTM D 4752- 87 to verify the curing time before topcoating. Unweathered zinc silicate films are porous and the porosity may vary according to the weather condition during application and the application technique. When overcoating, the air in the pores will escape through the new coat of paint and may cause blisters or pinholes ("popping") in the coat just after application. To avoid this a mist coat/full coat technique is recommended: First apply a thin coat to fill the pores in the zinc silicate film and a few minutes later apply to full specified film thickness. In difficult cases it may be necessary to thin the next coat, or use Penguard Tie Coat 100 as first overcoat.

Application methods

Spray Use airless spray or conventional spray

Brush Recommended for stripe coating and small areas, care must be taken to achieve the specified dry film thickness.

Application data

Mixing ratio (volume) 10:4,5

Mixing 4,5 Litres (28.5 kg) Resist GTI Comp. B (zinc powder) to be poured slowly into 10 litres Comp. A (Base) during mechanical mixing. Stir until lump free and pass through a 60 mesh sieve.

Pot life (23°C) 8-12 hours. (Reduced at higher temp.)

Thinner/Cleaner Jotun Thinner No. 4/25

Guiding data airless spray

Pressure at nozzle 10 MPa (100 kp/cm², 1400 psi)

Nozzle tip 0.46-0.58 mm (0.018-0.023")

Spray angle 30-80°

Filter Check to ensure that filters are clean.


Note Adjusting spray pattern and drying may sometimes become necessary. Use max 5% Jotun Thinner No. 4 (fast evaporation) when temperature is low and Jotun Thinner No. 25 (slow evaporation) when temperature is high.

Stripe coating / touch up shall be done after the full coat is applied, never before the full coat. One shall aim at obtaining the specified Dry Film Thickness on all areas during the full coat application.

REMARKS: Thinner should be added after mixing components.

Drying time

Drying times are generally related to air circulation, temperature, film thickness and number of coats, and will be affected correspondingly. The figures given in the table are typical with:

  • Good ventilation (Outdoor exposure or free circulation of air)

  • Typical film thickness

  • One coat on top of inert substrate

  • Relative humidity at 80%

Substrate temperature





Surface dry





Through dry





Cured 1

Dry to recoat, minimum 2

36 h


36 h

24 h


24 h

12 h


12 h





Dry to recoat, minimum 2

Dry to recoat, maximum 3, 4


1. Curing time to be verified by MEK test (ASTM D 4752-87)

  1. Recommended data given for recoating with epoxy. Resist GTI shall not be overcoated with itself.

  2. Touch up with itself should be thinned 15% with Jotun Thinner no. 25.

  3. Provided the surface is free from zinc salts and other contamination there is normally no touch up overcoating time limit. Best intercoat adhesion occurs, however, when the touch up coat is applied before the preceding coat has dried.

The given data must be considered as guidelines only. The actual drying time/times before recoating may be shorter or longer, depending on film thickness, ventilation, humidity, underlying paint system, requirement for early handling and mechanical strength etc. A complete system can be described on a system sheet, where all parameters and special conditions could be included.

Typical paint system


For interior of tanks:


Resist GTI

1 x 100 µm

(Dry Film Thickness)

When overcoated:

Resist GTI

Topcoat with an epoxy system.


1 x 75 µm


(Dry Film Thickness)

Other systems may be specified, depending on area of use


When Resist GTI is used as a one coat system for the interior of tanks the paint must be completely cured. In order to achieve this the following procedures can be used:

Apply 100 µm Resist GTI

Let the paint dry/cure with good ventilation for 4 hours at 80-90% relative humidity and minimum 5 degrees C Spray water (seawater is preferred) on the coating and leave the tank closed. Repeat the water spraying 3 - 4 times during a 48 hours perio

Remove the water and let the tank dry

Check the curing by scraping the coating with a coin. The coin shall produce a shiny mark without any loosened zinc


The product must be stored in accordance with national regulations. Storage conditions are to keep the containers in a dry, cool, well ventilated space and away from source of heat and ignition. Containers must be kept tightly closed. The component A must be stored below 25°C. The product component B is zinc dust and has no strict limitation's for storage. SHELF LIFE: 6 months at 23°C for Comp. A. , 4 years for comp. B, subject to re-inspection thereafter. Higher temperatures during storage may reduce the shelf life and may lead to gelling in the tin.


Handle with care. Stir well before use. Continuous stirring during application will prevent the heavy zinc pigment from settling.

Packing size

14,5 litre unit: 10 litres Resist GTI Comp. A (base) in a 10 litre container and 4,5L (28.5 kg) Resist GTI, Comp. B (zinc powder) in a 20 litre container.

Health and safety

Please observe the precautionary notices displayed on the container. Use under well ventilated conditions. Do not breathe or inhale mist. Avoid skin contact. Spillage on the skin should immediately be removed with suitable cleanser, soap and water. Eyes should be well flushed with water and medical attention sought immediately.