Super Laykold

Print Friendly


super laykold is a rubberised bitumen emulsion, which is used together with abe® membrane to provide a liquid waterproofing system. super laykold is koi fish friendly.

super laykold is recommended in various areas:

  • Flashings
  • Parapet walls
  • Flat roof waterproofing areas
  • Sealing joints, laps and roofing screws on corrugated roofs
  • May be used in areas of total water immersion

Download PDF

Request MSDS


  • super laykold is an all-in-one system. There is no need for separate primers (apart from metal surfaces).
  • It has excellent adhesion and is tough, flexible and non-toxic.
  • Suitable for use in potable water conditions.
  • Ideal for use in koi ponds.


All surface to be clean, dry, sound, free of all laitance, grease, oil, fungal growth, or loose and flaking particles.


All surfaces (except metal): 

Mix one part super laykold with one part clean water and prime the total area to be covered. As a guide 0,25L of the diluted primer will cover 1 m•. Allow to dry.

Metal surfaces only: 

New galvanised iron – prime with bitu.®prime solvent-based primer and allow to dry. Old galvanised iron and steel to be primed with solvent based metal etch primer.

Density 1,02 g/cm³
Colour Black
Finish Matt
Flash point None
Dilution Water only
Toxicity Non-toxic
Volume solids 47%
Consistency Thixotropic paste
Elastic recovery (typical) 65%
Drying time @ 25°C Touch dry: ± 1 hour
Hard dry: ± 24 hours
Full cure: ± 7 days



Stir well before use.


2,1L m² full system.


First coat (all surfaces after priming): 

Brush or roll on a thick coat (0,75L/m²) and embed the abe® membrane well into the wet coating. On flat surfaces, it is recommended to use a fluted aluminium roller for this purpose. Membrane overlaps should be a minimum of 100mm on end laps and 75mm on side laps.

Second coat: 

When the first coat has dried sufficiently to take working traffic (2-3 hours), apply a second coat of super laykold (0,75L/m²) to ensure the membrane is completely saturated, and allow to dry.


Third coat: 

Apply a final coat of super laykold (0,6L/m²) to give a smooth finish.

Note: If super laykold is used in a koi pond or dam, allow to dry for 14 days. Flush with clean water before filling.


Tools, brushes and mixing equipment should be cleaned immediately after use and before material has set with abe® super brush cleaner followed by washing with soap and water.


Allow the system to dry for 7-10 days and then overcoat exposed areas with silvakote. 


Do not apply if temperature is below 5°C.


Rubberised bitumen emulsion waterproofing system.

The waterproofing/flashing system will be super laykold, a single-pack, elastic, rubberised bitumen compound applied in accordance with the recommendations of a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals, including abe® membrane, bitu.®prime or 4 metal primer and a protective coating of silvakote where necessary.


1L, 5L, 20L and 200L containers.


This product has a shelf life of 12 months if kept in a dry cool place in the original packaging. In more extreme conditions this period might be shortened.


super laykold is mildly caustic and should not be allowed contact with skin and eyes or ingested. The use of gloves and eye protection is advised. Splashes into eyes should be washed immediately with plenty of clean water and medical advice sought.

Cured super laykold is inert and harmless.


This data sheet is issued as a guide to the use of the product(s) concerned. Whilst a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals endeavours to ensure that any advice, recommendation, specification or information is accurate and correct, the company cannot – because a.b.e.® has no direct or continuous control over where and how a.b.e.® products are applied – accept any liability either directly or indirectly arising from the use of a.b.e.® products, whether or not in accordance with any advice, specification, recommendation, or information given by the company.


Where other products are to be used in conjunction with this material, the relevant technical data sheets should be consulted to determine total requirements. a.b.e.® Construction Chemicals has a wealth of technical and practical experience built up over years in the company’s pursuit of excellence in building and construction technology.