Reflect-Tec Tile Coating

Reflect-Tec® is a high-performance roof and wall coating system formulated to withstand the harshest climates while offering high solar reflectivity and emis-sivity so that roof surfaces stay cooler. This water based Kynar Aquatec® / acrylic coating is breathable, yet offers superior resistance to UV, rain, wind, dirt, mold and mildew. REFLECT-TEC® re-duces the amount of heat transfer into buildings by reflecting away the sun’s infrared energy. This highly reflective coating can reduce peak cooling loads by as much as 25%, even in darker colors. Available in semi-gloss finish only.

  • Designed for application to tile and metal roofing surfaces.
  • Designed for application to metal wall surfaces when smooth finish is desired.
  • Consists of REFLECT-TEC™ TEXBOND™ Primer and REFLECT-TEC™ Heat-Reflective Finish
  • Metal applications with bare or corroded metal must be spot-primed with REFLECT-TEC™ METAL-PRIME™.
  • Offered in a wide range of heat reflective colors
  • Mildew and Dirt Resistant
  • For installation information, contact an AWS representative


TEX•COTE® REFLECT-TEC® can be applied by brush, roller, or commercial grade airless. Commercial grade airless tip size .013 to .015.

Surface Preparation:

All surfaces must be sound, clean, dry, and free of contam-ination such as mildew, dirt, grease, oils, chalk and any other contamination that may affect adhesion prior to application of the TEX•COTE® REFLECT-TEC® system. All loose, flaking or oxidized paint shall be removed from surface by sand blasting, water blasting, wire brush-ing or scraping. Mold, mildew, and fungi must be completely and thoroughly re-moved using bleach solution prior to ap-plying any coatings. Priming is required on all surfaces prior to application of the REFLECT-TEC® System.


Previously Finished Metal: TCA TEX-BOND™ Primer is recommended on hard, slick, or weathered coatings as a bonding coat. If in sound condition, apply a test area of the primer and allow to cure overnight, then test adhesion by cross-hatch method. If adhesion is poor, then mechanical abrasion such as sand-ing may be necessary followed by retest-ing the adhesion of primer. Apply at 350-400 square feet per gallon, making sure that a white, opaque primed surface is achieved.

Bare Metal:

TCA METAL-PRIME™ Cor-rosion Resistant Primer is recommended over bare galvanized, aluminum, gal-valum , or cold rolled steel surfaces. All rust should be removed by sandblasting or other mechanical means. Apply at 300-400 square feet per gallon.

S Style Roofing Tiles:

TCA TEX-BOND™ Primer is recommended at a spread rate of 250-350 square feet per gallon, mak-ing sure that all pores are adequately sealed and a white, opaque primed sur-face is achieved. Two primer coats may be required depending upon the porosity of the surface.

REFLECT-TEC® Application Rate: Over-all coverage rate will be between 175-200 square feet per gallon Two coats are rec-ommended at 400 square feet per gallon, depending on surface porosity to create a pin hole free finish. Deep tone colors require application in two coats at a mini-mum of 300-350 square feet per gallon each. Some deep tone colors may re-quire more product depending on the color. An actual mock-up should be done prior to application to determine proper square footage per gallon for the color chosen. Apply by airless spray recom-mended. Back rolling be required de-pending on the porosity of the substrate.

REFLECT-TEC® Application:

Over a dry, clean, properly prepared surface, apply REFLECT-TEC® Heat-Reflective Finish at the specified application rate. Applica-tion shall be at uniform film thickness over the entire roof surface. A wet edge shall be maintained during application at all times. To prevent lap marks, avoid starting and stopping midway on surfac-es. Two people spraying simultane-ously may be required to avoid lap marks and inconsistent spray patterns.

Drying/Curing Times:

To touch: ~2 hrs. Hardness: 24 hrs.

* Percentage of cooling costs and surface tempera-ture reductions will vary based on color chosen, geographical location, climate condition, and sub-strate type. In some climates there may be a heating penalty. For more information, visit

Renovation & Retrofit: Metal Walls & Roofs / Tile Roofs


Product Information: Application Instructions & Data Sheet | Material Safety Data Sheet