Installation Instructions for 100% solids Epoxy Coatings
- Brushes for cutting in edges
- 10 mil 18” roller sleeves plus cage with pole attachment
- Rubber push squeegee 24”
- Drill with mixing paddle
- Mixing pails & measuring pails; small pail for use with brush to do edges
- Shop vac
- Gloves for mixing and coating
- Spiked shoes
- Garbage bags
- Small tarp for mixing station
- Paint sticks
1. Prepare surface for proper bonding by diamond grinding, shot blasting or acid etching. If going over an
existing coating that is well adhered to the concrete, then the floor should be sanded using 80 grit sandpaper.
2. Vacuum floor to ensure all dust is removed (this is critical for adhesion of the coating to the concrete).
3. Prepare all tools necessary for coating (drill, squeegee, pails, brush, rollers, tray, gloves, etc)
4. Mix desired amounts of parts A and B following the correct mix ratio of 2 parts A to 1 part B in a clean mixing
pail for 2 minutes at approx 800 rpm. Avoid pulling the mixing paddle in and out of the product as it allows air
into the coating. Remember, this product, if left in the pail will catalyze quickly and harden, making
5. Pour all mixed product on the floor in ribbons saving some for cutting in and use squeegee to spread the
product leaving only enough to cover the floor. Push or pull the flat squeegee at an even speed with a
downward pressure. The first coat should be approximately 5-6 mils (180-220 square feet per gallon). Back
rolling is necessary even if coat is applied thin and even and make sure to not leave puddles or high spots.
Never mix more product than you can apply in a 15-20 minute period. Have someone else cut in around the
perimeter and around poles or equipment with a brush.
The cutting in can be done before you start the main part of the floor by mixing up just enough epoxy to cut in
all the edges.
6. Once the coating is spread out, back roll the product using the 18” roller to a smooth and uniform
appearance. Avoid leaving any puddles.
7. Remember you must maintain a wet edge at all times – do not let an area start to dry otherwise you will end
up with lines where the wet and the dry product meets.
8. If a second coat is needed, use the same steps as in the first coat. Re-coat window is 6 hours to 3 days
depending on the temperature. Please refer to tech data sheet.
** The thinner epoxy prime coat may ‘fill’ some holes. It also helps to eliminate outgassing and
creates a seal coat to ensure an even solid color coat.
** Remember to always check to see what the mix ratio is before mixing