Tile Magic Premium Base Kote

Technical Data Sheet

Tile Magic Premium Base Kote

Standard Setting High Strength Cementous Based Primer for Surface Preparation.

TILE MAGIC / DARICK - PREMIUM BASE KOTE is designed to provide an excellent surface preparation for smooth, previously painted/bitumen coated, wood and flexible surfaces prior to tiling taking place. This product can also be used in general building as a basecoat for screeds, plasters as well as skimming plasters.

Typical Applications

TILE MAGIC  /DARICK - PREMIUM BASE KOTE is suitable for INTERIOR and EXTERIOR applications on both WALL and FLOOR, specially formulated to provide excellent water-resistance prior to the use of TILE MAGIC / DARICK -TILE ADHESIVES.


Technical Data
Mix Ratio 2:1
Open Time Approx. 30 Minutes at 23 oC at 50% humidity
Correction Time Approx. 35 Minutes at 23 oC at 50% humidity
Application Temperature Approx. 10 to 30 oC
Operating Temperature 0 to 100 oC
Pot Life Approx. 1 hour at 23 oC
Flash Point Nil
Final Set 12 hours
Flexibility Excellent
Resistance to Damp Excellent
Tensile Adhesive Strength 28 Days
Storage Life 9 Months when stored in dry conditions

Surface Preparation

  • New floor and wall surfaces must be allowed to cure for the minimum periods as tabled below to ensure that movement due to shrinkage does not affect the tiling.
    • New Concrete – 6 weeks
    • New Plaster – 2 weeks
    • New Screed – 4 weeks
    • New Render – 2 weeks
  • The substrate must have a moisture content of 5% or less before tiling commenced.
  • Ensure that the surface is clean, dry and free of all traces of laitance and contamination such as loose particles, oil, dust, waxes, bitumen, paint, grease, weak cement screeds, weak renders, sealing compounds, previous adhesives etc.
  • Enamel and PVA painted surfaces, gypsum, bitumen and existing tiles that are not soundly bedded, vinyl and novilon must be removed.  Approximately 80% of the surface must be chipped before applying the adhesive OR primed with a mixture of TILE MAGIC / DARICK PRIMER KEY KOTE mixed with TILE MAGIC / DARICK GOLDEN 5 HOUR FAST SET to form a slurry. Apply with a builders block brush, allow to dry prior to applying the tile adhesive. (1-part Tile Magic / Darick - Primer/Key kote to 2 parts Tile Magic / Darick - Golden 5 Hour Fast Set tile adhesive or 1.5 parts ordinary Portland cement (by volume).
  • Organic growth must be killed and removed using an effective fungicide.
  • Dense, smooth off shutter and power floated concrete and smooth plastered walls should be acid etched to obtain a sound keying mechanism.
  • Rinse surface thoroughly with clean water after etching.
  • Note. When experiencing problem surfaces as described above, these areas must be primed with our TILE MAGIC / DARICK -  PREMIUM BASE KOTE (2 parts) mixed with TILE MAGIC / DARICK - PRIMER / KEY KOTE (Keying agent) (1 part) before proceeding with the tiling application.

Directions for Use


  • Add approximately 2 parts of TILE MAGIC / DARICK - PREMIUM BASE KOTE to 1 part TILE MAGIC / DARICK - TILE PRIMER / KEY KOTE.
  • Mix thoroughly to a paintable consistency and allow to stand for 5 to 10 minutes. Stir again WITHOUT mixing more liquid and use immediately.


  • Spread with a builders block brush or a large paint brush to a minimum bed thickness of 1.5mm.
  • When using as a waterproofing primer, it is essential to apply a second coat at right angle to the first coat.
  • Allow to dry for at least 24 hours before tiling commences.


A 20kg bag of TILE MAGIC / DARICK PREMIUM BASE KOTE will cover approximately 24 square meters at 1.5 – 2mm thickness.


  • Ensure that the above instructions are adhered to at all times and not adulterate the product in any way as this could cause failure.
  • People with sensitive skin should wear rubber gloves.  Seek medical attention if irritation or discomfort persists after contamination with adhesive.  In case of eye contact, wash well with clean water and obtain medical assistance if discomfort persists.
  • Do not ingest.
  • Do not discharge into drains.
  • Keep away from children and pets.
  • Clean all equipment immediately after use with potable water.
  • Structural movement joints must be respected and joints must be provided for.


TILE MAGIC/DARICK - PREMIUM BASE KOTE – is supplied in 20kg and 5 kg double lined bags.


TILE MAGIC/DARICK - PREMIUM BASE KOTE – is guaranteed when used in accordance with correct product application and instruction procedures.