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Best Epoxy Floor Paint - Garage Epoxy Resin Systems

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OUR NO FRILLS SOLVENT FREE INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY,

A FAVORITE WITH THE PROS, IS YOUR BEST SOLVENT FREE FLOOR EPOXY OPTION

Big Floor Project? Our 100% solids INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY can be purchased in any gallon amount over 15 gal, packed in 5 gal pails and shipped direct from the factory. Our regular 1.5 gal kits are always in stock for immediate shipping. 15 gal covers about 2,000 sf. Find Industrial Floor Epoxy, with pricing, in the floor section of our catalog - or call 603 - 435 - 7199

 

Also Available - Epoxy Concrete Primer and Sealer (ESP 155 not for sale in CA) and Internal Concrete Sealer (Bio Vee Seal) leaves nothing on the surface. Do you need these under your epoxy floor coating? Just using the ESP 155 might be all you need.

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This is the two part floor epoxy  floor coating (mostly garage epoxy floors!) section (section b) of our industrial catalog. It includes epoxy and urethane options, as well as accessories, non slip grit options etc. Our coatings are the best commercial grade and professional grade products for the DIY garage epoxy market. This section is different from the sections for 'regular' epoxy paint and epoxy resin. Garage floor / cement floor areas are flat. For epoxy coating of cement, pits and sumps etc. see our epoxy paint section. Floor epoxies can be used on non-floor surfaces, however, they are generally more self leveling than other epoxy paints and are more likely to sag and drip on non-horizontal surfaces. The water-based Water Bond (tm) is an exception. It goes on thin and dries/cures even thinner (probably thinner than a coat of hardware store enamel). Being so thin, it tends not to drip or sag. It also yellows much less than 'regular' epoxies. The epoxies in the epoxy paint section can also be used on floors. Test your knowledge of epoxies and the suitability of your floor with this SELF TEST, before you commit!


 

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WARNING: Don't buy epoxy from any source  that doesn't have batch numbers or Date of Manufacture stamped on to  their products labels.. Like all primary source manufacturers and vendors, we track each each unit with a batch number or manufacturing date hand added to each container label. It is a labor intensive, hands-on process that marketing based companies and firms that just want to push product and take your money don't do. Most (maybe all) of out competitors don't track or provide this information. They don't know it, or they don't want to let you know how old their product is. Only buy your epoxy chemicals from vendors that label their epoxies with actual batch numbers or Date of Manufacture. Call before ordering and ask if that information will be on all containers shipped out. 


1) Solvent free floor epoxy (commercial grade) SEE INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY BELOW

 

2) Water based floor epoxy (commercial grade)  SEE WATER BOND EPOXY BELOW

what ever you do - DON'T buy and use the super low end, mass market

water-based floor epoxies sold in the big box stores! Us commercial grade epoxy

 

3) Epoxy floor paint with non skip mixed in SEE ROUGH COAT EPOXY BELOW

 


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Visit: FLOOR COATINGS FOR YOU  intro to epoxy floor coatings FloorCoatings.html

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Best advice from an Epoxy PRO on how to avoid a $$$ DIY epoxy floor disaster

(you won't learn this on any other epoxy floor site)

If any of the following apply or might apply to you:

1) no vapor barrier, or don't know if there is a vapor barrier under your slab; 2) suspect there might be moisture issues in/on the slab; 3) suspect the concrete was not 'vibrated down' and contains lots of air spaces (which can cause bubbles and blisters in the wet epoxy); 4) cannot professionally prep the floor (usually means a shot blast contractor); 5) any existing coating on the floor is peeling and lifting; 6) the concrete seems dusty, gritty, weak or crumbling; 7) you are worried about "hot tire pickup" lifting off your epoxy floor; 8) you have oil stains on the floor (especially OLD oil stains).......

If so, consider putting an inexpensive epoxy primer / sealer (such as ESP 155 - an Internet Favorite epoxy coating - not for sale in California) on the entire floor or over those potential trouble spots. Then wait a few weeks or months and see what happens. If everything looks great it is very likely that a 'fancy' epoxy top coat will be successful and probably issue free. You might even decide to just keep the sealed floor and skip the thicker mostly decorative (or at least thicker and pigmented) epoxy top coat (such as 0% VOC INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY).

If problems developed with the thin, nearly clear ESP 155 epoxy sealer, it is not that big a deal. No worse than having some deck/porch enamel paint lift and peel. You won't trip over it, it is not so 'in your face', and you saved big $$$ that you would have spent on the epoxy, paint chip, top coat. Some existing concrete surfaces are just not good candidates for an epoxy coating. QUESTIONS? email OR call 603 435 7199. Floor Links Page. Learn all about epoxy floors.

 

 

Quick Start to Understanding Epoxy Floors

The most simple epoxy floor 'system' has you clean and sweep your floor, roll down the epoxy and perhaps throw down some colored chips on top (or some non-skid grit).  Most box store and internet epoxy floor  web sites fall into this category. The system generally works, but it is not how a professional contractor would do an epoxy floor.

At the other end of the extreme is the following:  renting a floor grinder to grind 'open' the floor and remove old coatings, or a shot-blast machine for the same thing. Other prep methods might include acid etching, high pressure water etc. These do nothing for grease and oil stains which you might never get clean enough for the epoxy to stick over them.

Next in the 'extremely professional' approach is  an optional concrete internal sealer to help control moisture in the concrete, followed by an optional epoxy primer (either a water based epoxy or a solvent thinned epoxy). Then the working coat of water or solvent free epoxy paint. Colored chips are added into a middle clear coat of either clear epoxy or clear polyurethane. Then a sealing coat of clear polyurethane (The best are 2 part polys with massive uv blockers to keep the epoxy (clear and pigmented) from yellowing in the UV light (these special 2 part polys - like our acrylic poly uv plus - are similar to auto clear coat and have uv blockers). Our acrylic poly UV plus cannot be sold in Calf . 99.9% of clear 1 and 2 part polyurethanes do not have substantial UV blockers.

Issues you have to consider include:

1) how much surface prep you are willing to do?

2) how much money and time (and layers of coatings) you are willing to deal with?

3) should you use a primer?

4) which kind of epoxy you want to use - water based, solvent free, (we offer the only epoxy floor coating with non skid grit mixed in). It may be too hot to apply some types in summer.

5) the amount, size, and colors of the colored paint chips if you go this route. (we are the only ones that send you to the 2 paint chip manufacturers to buy direct). How much of the floor do  you want covered in chips? 5%, 25 % 100%??? There are DIY alternatives to the chips such as flicking paint droplets onto the floor.

6) do you put the chips directly upon the colored epoxy or do you put them into a clear epoxy middle coat, or a 2 part poly middle coat? Clear epoxies will yellow so if you put paint chips into a thick clear epoxy middle coat )you need special uv protection on top. Using the clear epoxy puts the chips into a thick middle coat instead of thin middle coat giving a different look and texture.

7) many concrete surfaces are full of air and if you apply the epoxy at the wrong time the epoxy  will be covered with bubbles and popped bubbles with razor sharp edges. (usually only an issue when the cement was poured NOT by a professional concrete vendor who uses special machines to get the air out of the wet concrete). THIS CAN SOMETIMES BE A BIG ISSUE. IF THE OTHER VENDOR WEB SITES DON'T WARN YOU OF THIS - DON'T SUPPORT THEM WITH YOUR BUSINESS!

 8) the often used clear top coat is an issue too. Good ones cost too much for use in mass market floor kits and the 'auto clear coat' grade is hard to find and $$. Do you really need one?

9) hard working floors with forklifts and other heavy tools need an epoxy floor fully saturated with sand or aluminum oxide so that the quartz sand grains, and not the much softer epoxy resin, is supporting the load and drag of the heavy equipment. - this is the other extreme from an epoxy floor just to keep dust and dirt down and hide a few cracks.

All these issues, solutions, options, (prep issues, type of epoxies, quartz epoxy floors, where to get the paint chips, clear coat options etc) are all addressed with links to them in our EPOXY FLOOR LINKS PAGE.  Better still, just call us at 603-435-7199 anytime  for immediate answers and suggestions. A suggestion is to order a 48 oz test unit of our solvent free Industrial Floor epoxy (our most popular commercial grade floor epoxy available in light gray or beige) to test and play with in advance of your big project and climb a bit of the learning curve. (order at our simple web store - www.epoxyusa.com).  You may decide to skip then entire paint chip complication and just use the monochrome one color epoxy. Also be sure to see our floor epoxy section of our online epoxy catalog.

Top List of Reasons for using Our Floor Epoxies:

1) our solvent free, zero voc, Industrial Floor Epoxy is a commercial grade epoxy repackaged in 1.5 gal units for DIY customers (still available in 15 gal kits packed in 5 gal pails)

2) Water Bond water based floor epoxy is 2nd/3rd generation floor epoxy (unlike what is sold in the box stores)

3) Rough Coat epoxy is the only epoxy floor paint with non skid grit (boat decks /porches etc)

4) 24/7 phone and email support

5) honest and complete info (pro and con) on this site. You get the FULL story.

6) sold by an epoxy coating company and not a sales/marketing firm

7) made in the USA

8) a favorite with both experienced professionals and 1st time DIY individuals

9) our esp 155 epoxy sealer can be used under floor epoxies or as a cheap floor coating by itself

9) we appreciate your interest and thank you sincerely for your business!

 

 


Basic Two Part Epoxy Floor Coating info needed for making an informed epoxy floor decision.

Water based floor epoxies are two part coatings that provide epoxy properties in a latex type two part formulation. The 'water' in them helps them penetrate into surfaces, thus sort of a de facto primer for itself or under thicker solvent free floor epoxies. On the downside they are very thin and don't hide imperfections. The other big option is a thicker solvent free floor epoxy. These are thicker and smoother but it is 100% surface bonding, so a good surface is critical. Some contractors/users start with a primer coat - either a water based epoxy or by adding solvent to the solvent free epoxies (as a first come primer but sometimes in the one and only coat being applied). The addition of solvent does a few things - extends working time (pot life), will degrade some of the epoxy properties, will thin the epoxy and make application easier, help the epoxy (in theory) penetrate a little bit into the surface.


It is important that you know the following. Two part epoxies (especially solvent free epoxies) have a working time of 5 to 60 minutes or so. Working time will very with the epoxy but is also GREATLY AFFECTED by temperature (warmer temps mean shorting working time) and the amount mixed (large batches have a shorter working time). Never mix more than you can use in about 20 minutes. In colder weather the epoxies are much thicker and harder to work with, they get thinner as the temperature increases.

Epoxies yellow in sunlight, some worse than others (the water based epoxies don't yellow a whole lot). Light gray turns to a light green gray. Clear epoxies and white epoxies turn yellow. Light blue becomes light aqua. Dark colors or colors with a lot of yellow in them (black, beige, dark green) don't show the yellowing (even though they do yellow!). Yellowing is stopped or prevented by avoiding direct sunlight, painting with an enamel, poly, or latex, or top coating with a good UV blocker (our 2 part Acrylic Poly UV plus).


The primary differences between floor epoxy paints and 'regular' epoxy paints are the following: Floor epoxies are thinner and have less 'body' so that they will flow out nicely and quickly self level. On a vertical surface they are more likely to drip and sag. Secondly, floor epoxies tend to have short or shorter working times (pot life). You cannot have a long pot life and a quick cure (hardening) of the epoxy. People want or need to use their floors as soon as possible so the trade-off is a shorter pot life. This is balanced by the reality that many epoxy floors are applied in summertime. In a perfect world there would be 'cold, average and hot' weather versions of the floor epoxy... Someday........

 

Using 'Regular' epoxies as concrete floor epoxy coating - paint.

Often adding about 10-15% solvent to a solvent free epoxy paint will thin it enough to self level nicely, as a 'floor epoxy' would. This increases your epoxy floor options. Note that this will extend the working time and also the time it takes for the epoxy to harden completely. On the plus side it will help the epoxy bond to the surface.

Our Water Gard 300 is a high end epoxy paint available in white or light blue (watch out for the epoxy yellowing).

 





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INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY (tm)

  ----  solvent free commercial grade floor epoxy paint - This is the high end, no frills product the pros use now repackaged from 5 gal pails into metal paint cans for consumers.

more basic floor two part epoxy  info at: http://www.epoxyproducts.com/floorcoatings.html

 

This is a commercial product group/type generally not available to the consumer marketplace. Not the epoxy you get at the box stores or the slick homeowner directed web site.

Working time in summer can be just 5 -15 minutes per batch. We are the only company to offer a special slow summer cure for our 100% solids (0 VOC) Industrial Floor Epoxy

BEST COMMERCIAL GRADE SOLVENT FREE FLOOR EPOXY

WHY THIS IS THE BEST SOLVENT FREE FLOOR EPOXY AVAILABLE

 

Big Floor Project? Our 100% solids INDUSTRIAL FLOOR EPOXY can be purchased in any gallon amount over 15 gal, packed in 5 gal pails and shipped direct from the factory. Our regular 1.5 gal kits are always in stock for immediate shipping. 15 gal covers about 2,000 sf. Find Industrial Floor Epoxy, with pricing, in the floor section of our catalog - or call 603 - 435 - 7199

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PRO Best Commercial grade 100% solids floor epoxy, seamless glass like finish, thick coat
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This is a top-of-the-line  (best) professional contractor grade product - Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm), repackaged in smaller units for a larger market. Perfect for use over vinyl asbestos tile (VAT), vinyl composite tile (VCT), wood or concrete. Application by short nap roller or squeegee and short nap roller. A top quality, solvent-free, general epoxy floor paint. Not for use on vertical surfaces. Coverage is approximately 175 squ feet per 1.5 gallon unit. Easy 2:1 mix by vol (1: 0.39 by weight). Colors: Beige, Light Gray.

Consider using Bio Vee Seal as a concrete pre-treatment step prior to applying this floor epoxy. Bio Vee Seal is listed below. Top coating with our Acrylic Poly UV Plus (lots of UV blockers - (More on UV blockers) will keep the new shiny look longer and help keep the epoxies from yellowing (note yellowing not very visible with the beige, but the gray will turn to a greenish gray in direct sun.). The beige doesn't hide quite as well as the light gray. One coat generally covers but if your cement is 'multi-colored stained' or you've really rolled out the beige (instead of putting it on sort of thick) you might want two coats of beige.

Also used as a base layer for colored chips or commercial sand/colored sand broadcast epoxy floor systems. see epoxyproducts.com/floorcoatings.html for links to information on colored chips and broadcast sand floor options).

 

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Note that solvent free floor epoxies only have a working time - pot life of about 15 - 20 minutes at temps from about 55 - 75 degrees (typical temperatures for industrial contractors working inside commercial facilities). For homeowners coating garages in summer (temps in the 80s) pot life could be about 10 minutes. We've introduced a 'slow summer' version of our commercial Industrial Floor Epoxy, that returns the 20 minutes or so pot life to our solvent free floor epoxy. No one else offers anything like this (I've searched the internet). Use this product if your application temperature are over about 80 degrees or if you just want a slower pot life (and slower cure).

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15 gal unit - $1175 

packed in 5 gal pails (shipped from factory  - 2000 sf coverage  - cannot order online - call or email to order ) -  if your 'other' vendor doesn't offer their floor epoxy in large 5-gal pail packages, they are not selling 'commercial' grade floor epoxy.

1.5 gal unit - $128

48 oz sample kit (0.375 gal) $64 (regular cure only)  - know what too expect!

1.5 gal unit - slow summer version - $135

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Email Customer Feedback

Subject: Thanks
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 18:38:01 -0400
From: "Martha & Mark" <xxxxxx@comcast.net>

Hi,

Just wanted to say Thanks for the great product (Industrial Floor Epoxy) and service on my Garage floor project. It set up great and once I got the knack for Pot Life times, I was off and running laying down the mixture!!

I should have taken before and after photos but it really came out great and most important, I can see the strength of the Epoxy as a protective barrier. I look forward to winter now with all it's wrath! This time I'm ready!

Hope to be in touch soon for other projects.

Mark


Dear Sir, We applied the Industrial Floor Epoxy in our work trailer yesterday, and I swept off the excess sand today. We are very pleased with the results. None of us had any particular experience with this kind of application, but we followed the instructions, had a fairly cool morning to do the work, and managed to complete the application in about 90 minutes, dividing the work and mixing epoxy in three sections. I would recommend this material to friends looking to do similar work. Thank you for your assistance, the all-purpose sand was quite adequate for our needs.

R.C. - Virginia Transportation Research Council (9/2010)


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Brent L. emailed:

> Paul,
>
> A few weeks ago I ordered epoxy, color chips and UV
> Poly top coat for my garage (1700sqft). You may or may
> not remember an order of 15gal of epoxy to Bismarck,
> North Dakota....
>
> Anyway, I have half the floor done (half because
> of moving everything in my garage from one side
> to the other) and the floor looks awesome. People
> that have seen it are astounded, they've never
> seen anything like it because no one around here
> supplies industrial epoxy.
>
> In high school (Calgary, Alberta) I used to work for
> a company that specialized in epoxy patching of
> concrete, so I am somewhat familiar with epoxies.
> I spent many months researching on the Internet what
> products are available and their cost. The product
> you have supplied is top notch and I have passed on
> your name to anyone that is interested.
>
> Also, today my garage furnace stopped working so
> I put in a service call and the fellow had to reset
> my draft interlock. Seems that having the garage door
> open and the furnace running to help cure and air-out
> my floor reversed the flow in the flu. Anyway, the
> service guy was so impressed with my floor he wants
> to try to convince his boss to do their shop floor.
> If you hear from Advanced Mechanical in Bismarck,
> it came from me.
>
> I can barely wait until we do our daughter's graduation
> party in our garage next month!
>
> Brent


>
>
Brent -

Thanks for the delightful email! It really made our day here. There are lots of places in the process
that a first time user can mess up and we hear about all of them!

regards

paul


12/08 Great site, don't let anyone get you down by saying its not professional or whatever. Lots of good things to learn here. I bought you garage floor epoxy about 8 years ago. Lots of abuse but its still holding together.

Thanks - Daniel

 


A few more tips for novices: (from April 2013 customer):
 


1) Patch all cracks and holes; the industrial epoxy paint will pull chunks of concrete out of the holes and dump them on surface where they look terrible.

2) Use an angle grinder with a rosin masonry grinding blade (not a diamond blade) to grind down surface chunks of concrete and/or bubbles between coats. You don't need to rent a floor buffer with a screening pad to do this, and trying to do this with sandpaper is hopeless. I did 700 sq ft pretty quickly with a 7" grinder without really hurting the $5 blade. You need to move super-fast or you'll go through the floor.

3) get a super-heavy duty roller frame if possible. I destroyed 2 of the "high quality" ones at home depot -- the collars aren't designed to pull the roller with a lot of force, and the roller, when saturated with epoxy, sticks pretty hard to the floor

4) Keep a backup roller frame. As I mentioned, I broke 2 good ones and 1 cheap one in three painting sessions.

5) I'm not really sure how to clean the bucket between coats. Sometimes the epoxy ejects in a giant chunk, sometimes it fractures, making a mess, and sometimes the bucket breaks.

6) Remove masking tape ASAP or else you'll never remove it. Prop doors open so you don't have to touch them.

7) Have an accurate measuring system and use a scraper to get the epoxy part a out of the measuring cup. I used the 1 qt clear plastic soup containers from a restaurant (I bought a couple), but she found it hard to measure a full quart and, more importantly, to measure 1/2 qt. If I were doing it again, I'd try to get a slightly larger container that could hold more than 1 qt so that I could measure more accurately. Also, the measurements don't help if 20% of your quart of epoxy is still sitting in the measuring cup (or paint can) because it stuck to the side.

8) I'd consider using a 1 gallon drill-operated paint stirrer. The 5 gallon one was so tall that it was nearly impossible to put the drill down between batches without sliming the floor or knocking our trash can over. We eventually used one of the bags that the paint cans in to go over the head of the drill, and keep its contents off the floor, but it wasn't ideal.

9) This might be obvious, but paint the ceiling and walls before you start on the floor


color matches (light gray):

Ace hardware paint 185-D Greek Column
Glidden Natural and Comforting surreal blue
Behr 780-F sparrow
Sears Easy Living KK241 silver charm
Walmart Color Place 96111 fired steel

epoxy floor paint gray color


color matches (beige):

Benjamin Moore classic collection #185 - precision ivory
Glidden Relaxed and Cozy stucco
Sears Easy Living CC121 delicate coral

ivory epoxy floor paint

(this scan looks much too pink. Color

is more like a slightly darker file folder yellow)

 

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EPOXY FLOOR PAINT ----  Water Bond™ -

 commercial - industrial grade version of the 'homeowner' water based floor epoxies sold in the big Box Stores.

BEST COMMERCIAL GRADE WATER BASED FLOOR EPOXY

 

use this product as the professional grade version of the water based floor epoxies sold in the Box Stores to unsuspecting consumers


This product has its own web site: CLICK HERE
WATER BOND™

PRODUCT PRO AND CON REVIEW

   
PRO Easy water based epoxy application and cleanup - commercial quality! --- Lots and lots of flex
CON A thin coating

Unlike the water based floor epoxies sold in hardware stores, Water Bond™ is slightly 'breathable' letting vapor pressure from below pass through rather than 'lift' the epoxy. Also, Water Bond has no 'induction time' (required waiting time between mixing and application). Induction time is generally a sign of a 'low end' epoxy. Also, if the induction time varies from batch to batch, the final gloss could vary from batch to batch.

Recommended for home use - less likely to have problems compared to 'regular' solvent free epoxy that rely completely on surface only bonding. Most forgiving floor epoxy in terms of surface preparation.


As with all water based coatings - best used in low humidity/dry conditions - as the water in the product has to evaporate away. Wet, humid conditions can prevent this, leaving 'yellowly' water droplets or puddles on the surface of the epoxy. Blowers/fans blowing over the surface of the epoxy during humid conditions will aid the evaporation.


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flexible epoxy paint

Blue water bond on plastic squeeze bottle. The clamp shows

how flex the epoxy is as it compresses the bottle.


Tom wrote:

It arrived just as you said and I immediately etched the surface, rinsed three times, vacuumed off the remaining water until dry and put Water Bond on. Now it is dry and tomorrow I will walk on it.

It was helpful, as a first timer, to know to use a stirring attachment for a drill. That enabled me to stir the pigmented gallons first and get them ready. I used 2 one gallon buckets to mix halves of the A and B cans and then poured them into one and stirred some more. Evidently it worked because it has hardened nicely.

It was also helpful to plan the coverage area for a gallon. I soon was able to see I was applying it too thinly. When I applied it thicker, it worked better. I think it would be helpful to people who are new to this to know to be somewhat generous because the surface is horizontal and it smoothes itself out. The trick seems to be to concentrate on making it even and not mess with it too much. The same is true of shellac, I have found.

At 70 degrees I had no hardening at all for the 400 square feet I covered. I had plenty of work time and 1/3 a gallon left over. (Very smooth concrete).

The cleanup was a breeze! I had no idea that clean up was easier than latex paint!

I wish I had known what kind of tape to use to make a line. Blue masking tape had some seepage underneath.

I am very pleased. Thank you for your informative site and great product.



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EPOXY FLOOR PAINT ----  Rough Coat™: two part floor epoxy with grit

 

This is a commercial product group/type generally not

available to the consumer marketplace

 

EPOXY FLOOR PAINT WITH NON SLIP ALREADY IN IT (GREAT FOR DECKS, WALKWAYS, SIDEWALKS ETC)

 

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ROUGH COAT™

PRODUCT PRO AND CON REVIEW

   
PRO Epoxy floor coating with fine non-slip grit already in it. Solvent based so pot life measured in hours.
CON Thin coating, only available in 1 color (can be painted over)

CANNOT BE SOLD IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

 


floor epoxy paint with grit

This is our special floor epoxy with grit already mixed-in for non slip. It is solvent based, flexible, and rolls on at about 160 - 180 square feet per gallon kit. The solvents are necessary as they allow the grit thickened epoxy to roll our nicely and then 'shrink' down as the solvents evaporate away, allowing the grit to become fully exposed. We just couldn't achieve this nice distribution without the solvents. The end result is a floor with a grit surface. Texture is rougher than you would see in a shower, but still not 'industrial rough' - similar to what I have seen on custom wooden boats decks. One coat is fine, but two coats really masks the 'roller direction pattern' of the grit sometimes seen with only one coat, giving a slightly more textured surface with a more random pattern. It can be brushed on too, but the brush marks are very obvious. Unlike the Industrial Floor epoxy, but like the Water Bond epoxy, Rough Coat will not hide cracks and flaws on the surface. If you need to 'hide' cracks etc., use a base coat of the Industrial Floor Epoxy or our clear watery Low V epoxy under the Rough Coat. Being solvent based, pot life is measured in hours, not minutes.

When grit is mixed into a paint or epoxy and brush applied, one can see the brush mark pattern. The results look better when roller applied. Two coats always helps provide more grit and a more uniform pattern.  Part of the problem is the mixing and dispersion of the grit in the liquid product. Rough Coat overcomes almost all of these objections but making the part A of this two part epoxy almost like whip cream and matching the density of the grit to the density of the coating. Also by using some solvent in the coating, it brushes on nicely and 'shrinks' down as it cures and the solvent flashes off, leaving behind a nearly perfect  and uniform non skid texture.

A white film can sometimes form on the surface within the first 1 - 3 days if temps. are cool and dew/condensation form. Best applied indoors or in warm summer weather.

The color is a light tan or khaki. We selected this color because it has enough yellow it shouldn't show UV yellowing but it is light enough in color that you can topcoat it with a layer of latex or enamel in whatever color you want (and still have a non-skid texture). We have seen boat decks and patio decks etc. in this light tan woody color, and it is a color we don't have any other epoxy in, so it seemed like a good color to stock.

In terms of color and texture it seems to match the appearance of 'fine sharp sand in flat enamel' on small custom made wooden boats I've seen at the WoodenBoat show in Maine. The part A looks like whipped cream in the can but when mixed with the liquid part B it forms a nice coating.

Texture is suitable for bare feet.


1 gal unit - $101

8 oz test unit - $23.50



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color matches (tan):

we tried to sort of match Benjamin Moore Classic Collection Cafe Royal 2B - 1130

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OTHER USEFUL FLOOR COATING PRODUCTS

 


Bio Vee Seal™:

 

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THIS IS A WATER BASED PRODUCT THAT SHOULD NOT FREEZE - PRODUCT IS SHIPPED FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE - NOT SHIPPED FROM DEC. 1 - NARCH 15 DUE TO RISK OF FREEZING

BIO VEE SEAL™

PRODUCT PRO AND CON REVIEW

   
PRO Easy to use water based concrete 'moisture reducer'
CON Cannot freeze. Only use on raw exposed concrete to mitigate moisture issues


A proprietary catalyzed Potassium formulation (not a silane or siloxane)

Read more about this product (and all our other 'primers') on our "PRIMER" page - CLICK HERE


One part, non-epoxy concrete pore filler/fortifier. Seals and waterproofs by crystallizing within surface pores thus reducing permeability and porosity while leaving no trace on the surface of the concrete. Since it doesn't leave a surface layer, it doesn't prevent future painting or coating.

Use to stop that 'damp, musty smell in your basement that can promote mold and lead to serious health problems!

Coverage about 200-250 square feet per gallon.

Although untested, it is probably useful for sealing off subsurface greases and oils on surface degreased concrete, preventing the oils from subsequent migration back to the surface and affecting the epoxy bond.

Use on floor slabs, concrete surfaces with standing water, back-up protection under concrete paints, parking garages, etc. More information: Bio-Vee concrete fortifier and sealer

Our typical purchaser is coating using this product to coat the concrete in a new home construction - typically purchasing 5-10 gallons.

USED BY ITSELF, IT WILL REDUCE, OR ELIMINATE, MOISTURE MIGRATION THROUGH CONCRETE FLOORS AND WELLS (THROUGH THE CONCRETE ITSELF, NOT WHEN MIGRATION IS THROUGH CRACKS). IT IS USED ON CONCRETE THAT IS ALWAYS A BIT DAMP AND TO END THE 'MUSTY' OR DAMP SMELL IN BASEMENTS, ETC. PERHAPS MORE IMPORTANTLY, BUT LESS OBVIOUS, IS THAT BY REDUCING OR ELIMINATING MOISTURE MOVEMENT THROUGH THE CONCRETE IT INCREASES THE LIKELIHOOD OF A SUCCESSFUL PAINT OR COATING JOB ON THE CONCRETE SURFACE (NOTE: THIS PRODUCT WORKS BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE CONCRETE, IT LEAVES NOTHING ON THE SURFACE). THIS IS BECAUSE MANY COATING FAILURES ARE THE RESULT OF MOISTURE OR VAPOR PRESSURE BUILDING UP ON THE UNDERSIDE OF COATINGS APPLIED TO CONCRETE.

BECAUSE OF THIS, BIO VEE SEAL IS ALSO A RECOMMENDED, BUT OPTIONAL, PRE-TREATMENT TO CONCRETE SURFACES THAT WILL BE COATED WITH SOME SORT OF SURFACE COATING.

WILL SEAL UNCOATED/UNPAINTED STUCCO!



5 gallons - $275

1 gallon - $65

1 quart - $28

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Epoxy Clear Top Resin™ Epoxy:

 

Epoxy Clear Top Resin

PRODUCT PRO AND CON REVIEW

   
PRO Thin, clear topcoat, low yellowing (floors, tables, bars)
CON only comes in 1 gal units


For clear coat sealing of epoxy/paint chip floors and for POUR ON (and let it drip over the side Bar Tops and Table Tops)


Epoxy floors with decorative paint chips in them (see www.epoxyproducts.com/chips4u.html) can either have the chips sprinkled into the pigmented epoxy, or more professionally, applied on and rolled into a clear coat (solvent free epoxy or high solvent polyurethane) that is applied over the pigmented, cured, base coat. Often another coat is then applied.

Coverage is about 100 sq per one gallon kit on epoxy garage floors

about 12/15 sf when poured on level table tops and allowed to drip over the sides

Note that the Part A is not crystal clear but a bit amber/honey (unlike the other products). However, it looks very clear when only 1/8  or 1/4 inch thick.

  all about bar and table top epoxies


1 gallon kit - $74

 


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Often used with our INDIA MARINE SPAR VARNISH on tables or bar tops. This product cannot be sold in California.

 


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Hi Paul,

I purchased your Bio Vee Sealer for my concrete garage and I must say the stuff works great. It's very obvious that water does not "seep" into the concrete now when the floor gets wet. Hopefully this will prevent oil stains and such later on.

Nelson


Dave M. wrote:

> I used the bio-vee after discussing it with you 3 years ago. The concrete was new - walls,12 mos. - floor maybe 6 mos... Applied Bio-Vee Seal to the floor and walls inside. I also did the exposed walls outside. The humidity has improved (lowered) considerably. No need for a dehumidifier now.

Almost 2 years later Dave used it again.....

>
> Hi Paul
> I used the BIO-VEE on the chimney (red brick and mortar) and it worked perfectly. It stopped the chimney from absorbing water and leaking into the house.



 
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Bio Vee Gloss:


BIO VEE GLOSS™

PRODUCT PRO AND CON REVIEW

   
PRO Easy 1 part water based clear acrylic coating and sealer
CON Not as durable as an epoxy


water-based acrylic concrete sealer


This water-based (milky white when liquid, clear when dry), low to no odor, acrylic concrete sealer is a lower cost, easy one part alternative to more expensive and complicated two-part epoxy floor coating systems. Depending upon the roughness of the surface (usually cement), one coat of Bio Vee Gloss will usually result in a ‘satin' clear finish, while two or more coats (applied any time after the first coat has completely dried) will result in a ‘gloss' finish. Use as a clear concrete sealer and for dust control as well as for sealing other decorative concrete / mortar stones, pavers, decorations, etc. For use on low traffic / foot traffic areas - not recommended for garage/warehouses and other high traffic areas. Water thin, Bio Vee Gloss applies very easy like water with a roller, sprayer or squeegee. Coverage is 200 sf per gallon. Recoating may be required every 1 - 2 years.

The primary reason to consider this product for sealing concrete floors and cement products is 1) odorless - ideal for home use where smell/fumes are an issue; 2) easy to apply - like mopping on water - quick and easy 3) no mixing, convenient plastic jug packaging

Copper powder can be added to epoxies (including our ESP 155™ epoxy sealer), our traditional India Spar Varnish™, our clear water-based Water Prime™ epoxy, and our water-based acrylic sealer Bio Vee Gloss™ as a decorative pigment. Copper powder can be found in our Marine Catalog as well as in our Industrial/home Catalog.



1 gallon - $53

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Aluthane™ (METALLIC COATING):

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Aluthane is a thin, high solvent level, aluminum filled, one part moisture cured urethane. Color obviously is an aluminum gray/silver. It has amazing adhesion. It is more commonly used on steel and wood surfaces, but also works well on concrete (seal and provide a tough thin coating of 'silver-gray'), so we are mentioning this product here as well. This product has its own web page (click here). Visit this product in the e_non epoxy section of this product catalog.

I received an email on aug. 7th from Sgt. Josh X reminding me how well Aluthane  works on floors. "Hello, Have used aluthane before and it is an amazing product. Applied it to a shop floor 6 years ago and no chips or scratches."


 

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Walnut Anti-Slip:

For use as a foot traffic anti-slip additive to paint, ground walnut shells have no equal. As a hardened wood it will absorb a bit of the epoxy, stay suspended in the epoxy (instead of sinking to the bottom like sand), and can be sanded away at some time in the future (unlike sand anti-slip which will destroy any sandpaper). Add 16 ounces (1 pint) per gallon of roller applied epoxy.

NOTE: WITH THE WATER BASED FLOOR EPOXY IT IS BETTER TO BROADCAST THE WALNUT SHELL POWDER UPON THE ROLLED OUT EPOXY RATHER THAN MIXING IT INTO THE EPOXY. THE EPOXY IS TOO THIN TO KEEP THE WALNUT SHELLS SUSPENDED IN THE EPOXY AND TOO THIN TO LET THE ROLLER CARRY AND DISPERSE THEM EVENLY.


Used in our flex-deck anti slip system -
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See our anti-slip grit comparison chart (includes microscope grit pictures! See what you're getting)- CLICK HERE


extra coarse

medium/coarse

fine


1 quart - $8.50

MUST READ NOTE: THESE ROUGHNESS ESTIMATES ARE FOR A 'BROADCAST 100% COVERAGE SYSTEM (4 QUARTS WILL DO ABOUT 16-18 SQUARE FEET - CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS) - IF JUST MIXED INTO THE PAINT OR EPOXY YOU WILL PROBABLY FIND ALMOST ALL OF THE 'ROUGHNESS' IS LOST IN THE COATING.

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GRIT SUBSECTION

Nov 2012 - The manager of a Nursing Home facility needed an epoxy floor with grit for their kitchen area. Commercial kitchens are tough to work with. The employee's want a lot of anti slip grit, but health inspectors want a smooth, easy to clean floor. After much trial and error they settled on Sharkgrip (tm) - sold in paint stores, not sold by us. They found they needed 16 oz oz of Sharkgrip mixed into 1.5 gal units of our Industrial Floor Epoxy for a result they found satisfactory. This is about 4 times the recommended amount of Sharkgrip.


 
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S-15

A very fine white anti slip grit that becomes clear when added to thin solvent based coatings. section of our online store front. One pint unit will work with about 3 gallons of coating.


1 pint - $15


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You can also use REGULAR EPOXY PAINTS instead of EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS on your floor

REGULAR EPOXY PAINTS are a bit thicker and can also be used on vertical surfaces. Gray Corro Coat FC2100A epoxy paint is kevlar (tm) reinforced. White or Blight Blue Water Gard 300 epoxy paint if often used in sewers and water treatment plants. CM 15 (ivory or black) is an epoxy paint with a long pot life (for hot weather) and a bit of flex. Originally designed for the inside of gasoline storage tanks on the Gulf Coast.

EPOXY FLOOR PAINT CATALOG or EPOXY PAINT CATALOG


 
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Colored Floor Chips:

 

(5/14 we no longer sell colored floor chips)

Vinyl colored chips used with clear epoxy to produce very decorative, multi-color floor system. We have over 30 colors available (approx. 3/8 inch id). Available only in single 10 pounds sacks (blended colors OK). Allow 1 - 2 weeks for delivery.

NOTE: the darker colors really stand out so if you want a 50-50 look of black and white, you might actually order 40% black and 60% white (or even 1 part black to 2 parts white). Note also, the striped chips shown on the color chart are (we think) unsatisfactory - we really don't want to sell them.

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Quartz Sands:

Colored sand mixes are used in decorative, multi-color quartz-epoxy floor systems. About 0.8 pounds of sand is broadcast into the wet epoxy - half of which is recovered and can be reused. Coverage is about 7 - 10 square feet per pound. Available only in single color 50 pounds sacks.


Order direct from the manufacturer - ESTES SANDS 800-700-5950 or 770-451-3194


 
 

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-- Our 2 part clear Acrylic Poly UV plus (with lots of UV blockers and absorbers) is also used on wood floors


floor coatings

see our product in section E (e_nonepoxy.html)

 

 

Low V Epoxy (solvent free - odorless)

Recommended for Shipping Container floor seal/coating

LINKS:http://www.jetsongreen.com/2014/02/building-the-tin-can-cabin-from-shipping-containers.html
LINKS: http://www.tincancabin.com/2010/09/the-floor-dilemma/

Low V (catalog)  -----  BUY NOW

 

Also consider Aluthane (TM) mcu aluminum paint to cover lead based paint and stop/prevent rust on container walls/roof

 






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Lots and Lots of useful information on primers, sealers, other products to use, important things to know etc etc etc


Let's talk (603 - 435 - 7199 or EMAIL) and put yourself at ease with a 1 on 1 conversation about your project, which products will work best for you, and how to use them.

 



Concrete Sealing in a Nutshell

There are 3 kinds of concrete sealers

1) inexpensive products that contain wax or paraffin dissolved in a solvent. Easy and cheap, but if you use these you will ever be able to coat the surface with any kind of paint or epoxy (you cannot paint on wax!). You cannot remove with solvents, which will just move the wax around. Use this kind of sealer and you are locked out of doing anything else forever.

2) Liquid sealers that are like paint and sit on the surface you are coating. No way you be be certain these will not peel or chip off and they may prevent you from top coating them with other products.

3) Internal concrete sealers, like our Bio Vee Seal. Bio Vee soaks into the exposed concrete and forms crystals within the concrete itself. It leaves nothing (except perhaps some tiny white crystals) on the surface. There is nothing to peel or chip and it leaves the surface as it was, allowing you full options to top coat with any product.

Useful links: Bio Vee ---  Concrete Sealers  ---   Industry article on sealing  ---  basement leaks/sealing  ---  Floor coating links

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FROM OUR USERS:

Lastly, I see some people using a serrated squeegee to spread this stuff out, is it better for a newbie to use this procedure to quickly distribute material or just use a roller and pan?


THE TRICK WITH THE FLOOR EPOXY IS TO MIX THEN POUR ONTO THE FLOOR (SKIP THE ROLLER PAN). DON'T TRY TO GET EVERY LAST DROP OUT OF THE MIXING BUCKET. THE LAST FEW OZ ARE FROM THE CORNERS ETC AND WILL NOT BE WELL MIXED - (I.E. WILL NEVER GET HARD).

THE SQUEEGEE IS A QUICK WAY TO SPREAD THE EPOXY OUT - THEN COMES THE ROLLER TO EVEN EVERYTHING. CONTRACTORS USE THE SQUEEGEE - IT SAVES TIME. I TELL FOLKS IF YOU HAVE SAY 800 OR 1000 SQUARE FT PROBABLY WORTH IT, FOR SMALLER JOBS YOU MIGHT STICK WITH JUST THE ROLLER (UNLESS YOU HAVE THE SQUEEGEE HANDY)

PAUL

 

Epoxy Floor On Large Garage - primer/base/chips/clear coat

"Good afternoon Paul!

My floor is done and it is all over but the smell from the two part polyurethane top coat.

. HA! Cool temps worked in my favor to keep pot-life long but the rainy weather tried to work against me. I ended up tarping over my garage door opening so I could get the area under the seal done without dealing with water on the floor. A cheap rubber squeegee from Harbor Freight was an essential item because it is way too tough to get even distribution of the industrial floor epoxy with just a roller. The squeegee was the same price as a single 24" roller tube anyway and it worked great. I ended up broadcasting chips into the epoxy rather than the clear coat because I wanted a slightly smoother floor. It probably took more chips this way but I think it was a fair trade.

If I had to do it over again I'd seriously consider putting chips into a clear epoxy middle coat because even with two coats of poly my basement floor is a bit rougher than I thought it would be. I ended up putting a third coat of UV Poly on the garage floor and it still seems pretty non-skid but is smooth enough that it will be easier to keep clean.

The coverage estimates were spot on for Floor epoxy and UV Poly top coat. The Primer was another story, my basement floor was pumped concrete and after bead blasting it was like a cement sponge! The poured concrete on my mail level took the primer as expected.

I'm very happy with the results and will be ordering another gallon of UV clear from you when it is time to do the steps and landings.

Thanks again!"

Gordon 4/16

About 1600 sf business floor - used Esp 155 primer sealer, 15 gallons of Industrial Floor Epoxy and Acrylic Poly UV Plus two part clear epoxy topcoat. Chips purchased direct from Chipsunlimited.com

 

High Quality Commercial Grade DIY Floor Project

"I have been looking for a good Commercial grade garage floor Epoxy system with color flakes and had a hard time till I stumble onto your web site. Most of the product that I find out there are the lower grade product that I’m not interested on, by the way this is for my own personal use in my 550 square foot, standard two car garage, that is the reason I want a good system. I understand I can purchase from you such products. I will need some advise on what you’ll recommend based on my needs. I see you carry two types of epoxy at two different prices. Please I would greatly appreciate if someone could get back to me with the type of product and all the necessary material to do an epoxy flake floor system with a clear top coat finish. Thank you."

 - Franco 1/15


Thank you for the kind email. The simplest system is simply to roll down a coat of epoxy and sprinkle some colored flakes on top of it. You are wise to seek a more commercial/professional system, but still within a DIY budget and skill set.

Here is a suggest system (with a few options included):

1) Surface prep: folks go from simple sweeping to Shot Blasting or Grinding. Each floor is different and some floors are not suitable for coating no matter how you attempt to prepare it. We cannot make official recommendations - it is truly your call, but check out our page on surface prep.

2) Epoxy primer:  epoxy floor primers are optional and most floor epoxy manufacturers do not require or sell them. That said, many (not all) experienced epoxy floor contractors recommend or require it. They claim better results, better bond, etc. Consider it extra insurance for a problem free project. You might prime and wait a few weeks before continuing. If bad stuff happens  (peeling, lifting, bubbles, etc.) it is only the thin coat of primer involved. Recommended primer ESP 155 1/2 gal unit covers about 150 square feet (not for sale in Southern California). Order 4 units for your 2 car garage.

3) Roll down a coat of solvent free Industrial Floor Epoxy. A 1.5 gal unit will cover just under 200 square feet. Colors are light gray or beige. Order 3 units for your 2 car garage. apply with a short roller. Order  2- 4 rollers. Let the epoxy cure for one or more days.

4) Order colored chips direct from the chip manufacture. You pick color and percent of each color. 100% chip coverage requires 1 pound of chips per 7-10 square feet. That said, most 2 car garages use two or three 10 pound bags of chips. Order chips direct from  Chips Unlimited.

5) Next a clear middle coat of epoxy or polyurethane is applied and the chips are sprinkled onto the wet coating and then application roller is rolled over the chips and coating (called back rolling). The roller picks up the chips and re-deposits them. Add more chips as needed, fix mistakes with a paper towel wipe-up.  Epoxy middle coat: thicker, no odor, but all epoxies yellow without special top coating. Two part poly middle coat: thin to start with, but also roll on thin not thick,  smelly, leaves some texture from the chips, not for sale in California, doesn't yellow. If using epoxy - Order 4 units of Low V Floor. If using 2 part poly - Order 2 - 3 units of Acrylic Poly UV Plus 2 part poly.

Note that the added materials for the epoxy middle chip coat add about $400  to the total cost compared to the Acrylic Poly Plus middle coat.

6) The clear topcoat over the chips in step 5 is the same Acrylic Poly UV plus. Two coats rolled on thin if going over an epoxy/chip, middle coat. Order 4 units of Acrylic Poly Plus (2 coats).  One or two coats if going over the same Acrylic Poly UV plus used with the chips in the middle poly/chip layer.

LOTS OF ADDITIONAL EPOXY FLOOR INFO - ARTICLES - WEB SITES - AT THE EPOXY FLOOR LINKS PAGE


PRODUCT SUMMARY - 2 part poly middle coat with chips: 4 units ESP 155 primer; 3 units Industrial Floor Epoxy;  4 units Acrylic Poly UV Plus; optional short nap rollers (2-4) for the Industrial Floor Epoxy layer.

PRODUCT SUMMARY - Low V Floor clear epoxy middle coat with chips: 4 units of ESP 155 primer; 3 units of Industrial Floor Epoxy; 3 units of Low V Floor Epoxy; 4 units of Acrylic Poly UV Plus; optional short nap rollers (2-4)

PRODUCT SUMMARY - 20-30 pounds of chips ordered directly from Chips Unlimited.


COST ESTIMATES - (either system) - about $3 to $4 per square foot plus Chips (chips are under $150)


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Prep and Priming Issues

Epoxy Floor Paints

PREP - professional contactors will generally either 'shot blast' or cement grind existing floors in preparation for an epoxy floor coating. These options are not usually available to the DIY homeowner. That said, the little prep done by most homeowners usually results in a successful coating job. See our page on floor prep for more information.

PRIMING -  I don't know of any epoxy floor paint manufacturer that requires a primer for their product. If they did they wouldn't sell very much product. Almost all epoxy floors applied by contractors and homeowners do not use a primer under the epoxy. But some very professional, high end epoxy floor contractors will always use a primer first. The added cost of money and time probably is the primary reason why only some professionals insist on a primer.

There are advantages to using a primer: 1) primers soak into the cement a bit, while most epoxies just sit on top, thus a better and deeper bond (and bond failure is the real issue here); 2) if there are problem areas or other issues it is much better to catch them during the primer step than when the $$ finished product is applied; 3) a primer could reduce or stop out-gassing from the concrete (often a surprise crisis); it could help to lessen issues of poor surface prep or not very good concrete; it might help to 'seal in' or 'seal off' oils, greases and other materials that will prevent epoxy bonding and have been removed from the surface but still remain below the surface.

Epoxy primers are generally solvent thinned high quality epoxy. Our concrete sealer and primer is called ESP 155. It comes in 1/2 gal units that cover about 150 sf. Find in our catalog - (http://www.epoxyproducts.com/d_clear.html) -  order from our primary store front (in the EPOXIES subsection)  http://www.king-cart.com/cgi-bin/cart.cgi?store=epoxy 

 

More floor links  (dozens of floor coating articles) Visit: www.epoxyproducts.com/floorlinks.html .

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ESP 155 Epoxy Sealer

Application on concrete in 'bad shape'

Buy Now  --- More Info

Use on wood, fiberglass, cement

ESP 155 epoxy concrete sealer (not for sale in California)

Use this product on less than idea concrete surfaces to seal, consolidate, firm up,

displace air bubbles and test the suitability of the surface for epoxy floor paints.

Also use on old, weathered fiberglass boats hulls and surfaces before applying any

topcoat paint or epoxy

-  or save $$$ and just use this product on your concrete floor -

(found in the clear epoxy catalog section)

BUY NOW  or  MORE INFO best place to learn more

 

 

 

WATER BASED (WATERBORNE)

EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS

 

SOLVENT FREE (or low solvent)

EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS

(comparison table)

Water Bond Epoxy  (tm)

med. gray only

(comparison table)

Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm)

light gray or beige only

 

* actually contains voc solvents plus water (restricted in some locations)

* slight odor

* very long pot life

* water clean-up

* large coverage per gallon

* good color stability

* very thin coating - will not hide flaws (may highlight them)

* somewhat breathable and some penetration into concrete (good adhesion)

* generally less used than solvent free epoxy floor paints

* can be primer /sealer under other epoxy (non epoxy) floor systems

 

 

 

* no solvents or VOC issues (solvent free only)

* generally odorless

* wet thickness equals dry thickness (no shrinking)

* thick coating hides flaws and imperfections

* can trap air bubbles from expanding air in concrete

* shows epoxy yellowing in UV

* coverage about 150 sf per gallon

* creates vapor seal (radon etc)

* can have adhesion issues on damp moisture rich surfaces

* tough and durable

* standard commercial - professional floor solution

* short pot life - working time

* use with colored chips or colored sands

* works with chips - sands - multi-coat systems

 

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Water based floor epoxy (commercial grade)  SEE WATER BOND EPOXY BELOW

what ever you do - DON'T buy and use the super low end, mass market

water-based floor epoxies sold in the big box stores! Use commercial grade epoxy

 

You can also use REGULAR EPOXY PAINTS instead of EPOXY FLOOR PAINTS on your floor

REGULAR EPOXY PAINTS are a bit thicker and can also be used on vertical surfaces. Gray Corro Coat FC2100A epoxy paint is kevlar (tm) reinforced. White or Blight Blue Water Gard 300 epoxy paint if often used in sewers and water treatment plants. CM 15 (ivory or black) is an epoxy paint with a long pot life (for hot weather) and a bit of flex. Originally designed for the inside of gasoline storage tanks on the Gulf Coast.

EPOXY FLOOR PAINT CATALOG or EPOXY PAINT CATALOG

 

 

The Benefits of Solvent Free Epoxies

(zero VOC - 100% solids)

(Same for epoxy paints and epoxy floor paints - see differences between)

 

* A smooth non-porous, cleanable with strong cleaners surface (thus antimicrobial - mold and mildew resistant) and great  for children's play rooms, bathrooms, showers etc.). Thus common in garage, shops, labs, trailers, etc.

* Solvent free epoxies little or no odor and no solvents to fill the air (great news for allergy and asthma prone during application)

* Wet thickness equals dry thickness (and it is a thick coating to start with) - so equal in thickness to many coats of 'regular' paint.

* Thick and self leveling it fills and hides small chips, depressions, cracks etc. Fill them during application and they will not reappear when the epoxy cures.

 

DISADVANTAGES - all solvent free epoxies yellow, especially in sunlight --- they will scratch ---  they have a surface bond only so they needs a top notch bonding surface to adhere to --- there are MOISTURE DURING CURE issues -- solvent free epoxies have a short pot life (working time during application) - air escaping from concrete can form bubbles in the thick solvent free epoxy (there are ways around this, but you need to be told of this possible issue).

Working time in summer can be just 5 -15 minutes per batch. We are the only company to offer a special slow summer cure for our 100% solids (0 VOC) Industrial Floor Epoxy (see below).

 

CONSUMER WARNINGS - *** Some questionable epoxy vendors like to imply that only their solvent free epoxy has these benefits, which is not true. *** Some questionable epoxy vendors will compare their solvent free epoxy to other vendor's water based epoxies and solvent based epoxies. These are unfair comparisons designed to make their products look 'superior.'***  Some questionable vendors will deny their epoxy yellows (water based epoxies have limited yellowing - dark colors don't show yellowing). *** Some vendors will promote 'special epoxies (novolac, cycloaliphatic, flake filled, coal tar, etc.)  when they are not necessary for your intended application. *** Some questionable epoxy vendors will 'forget to mention' the potential disadvantages and problems listed above.  *** No epoxy vendor can know the condition and suitability of your surface for an epoxy coating, nor can they oversee your surface preparation, and weather/environmental conditions during your DIY epoxy application. So all vendor Warranty documents  have a built in escape mechanism and are presented only as marketing tools to get your business. All that an epoxy vendor can actually warranty is that when mixed correctly the product will harden and have the physical properties described in the product data sheet. An honest epoxy vendor will tell you this up-front.

 

 

Why You Don't Want, Or Need, A Cycloaliphatic Epoxy Floor Paint

There are probably dozens of companies (of dubious quality) selling epoxy floor paints over the Internet. Only one of them that I know of promotes a cycloaliphatic epoxy floor paint. Why only one? If it was such an advantage, other epoxy floor vendors would also offer cycloaliphatic epoxy floor paint. The answer is that at best it is  a useless option, at worst, it is a scam.

What are Cycloaliphatic epoxies? Two part cycloaliphatic epoxies use a special cycloaliphatic curing agent or hardener with the standard epoxy (part A) resin. This curing agent (most part B curing agents are actually a blend of different curing agents) improves some of the ordinary epoxy properties. These include outdoor weatherability, better chemical resistance (ordinary epoxies already have outstanding chemical resistance), and better moisture tolerance during application.

Note: cycloaliphatic epoxies are good for things like table top and bar top epoxies and are also used modern telephone pole wire insulators.

None of the benefits/gains associated with cycloaliphatic epoxies are needed in a floor epoxy paint. Simply put, it is unnecessary overkill. And the  downside is that it increases the cost by about 20%. If the price of company's cycloaliphatic epoxy paint is NOT 20% more expensive than its competitor's non cycloaliphatic epoxy it suggests three things: 1) the company doesn't want to make a profit and stay in business, 2) they are cutting costs in some other way or using cheaper quality resins, pigments etc.  (generally not a good thing), or 3) they are only adding a very tiny amount of cycloaliphatic curing agents into their part B blend of curing agents - just enough to claim cycloaliphatic status (sort of unethical).

So why would a company claim the cycloaliphatic floor epoxy paint niche? I can think of only two reasons. 1)  trying to impress unsuspecting customers, or 2) the company doesn't have anyone on staff that is really an epoxy expert and coatings professional.

Your best epoxy floor option? A 100% solids epoxy like Industrial Floor Epoxy (tm) -

visit catalog page.

Learn more. Visit a massive web site of epoxy floor links

Paul Oman - MS. MBA - A.K.A. “Professor E. Poxy” - epoxies since 1994

Member: NACE (National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers) -- SSPC (Soc. of Protective Coatings)

 


 

Important links:

 

* Massive Site of Best Two Part Epoxy Concrete Floor Epoxy

Paint / Coating Links

(basics, problems, issues, options, etc.) CLICK HERE

* Concrete sealing /sealers info page - epoxy and non epoxy options - Click Here -

* Understanding The Difference Between Floor Paints, Wall Paints, and Basic Marine Type Resins/Epoxies CLICK HERE

* Pinholes/air bubbles in the epoxy (rarely an issue with residential garages - often a problem with walkways/barns/workshops/hangers etc. CLICK HERE

* Use our Water Bond™ epoxy (above) as a optional primer under the industrial floor epoxy (see www.epoxyproducts.com/floorcoatings4u.html and www.epoxyproducts.com/garage4u.html to see all your options)

* Use our short nap epoxy roller to avoid lint from ordinary rollers collecting in the epoxy.

* Special epoxy rollers - CLICK HERE

* Reduce or eliminate out gassing by sealing the cement first with a thinned epoxy sealer like our ESP 155™.

* Clear topcoats - buyer beware! (our clear topcoats are in the non-epoxy catalog section).

Stopping UV damage and UV yellowing  ----------------    Josie Lewis (6/2010) wrote:

Hi Paul: I recently purchased some clear epoxy  and Acrylic Poly UV Plus from your company. I have access to a UV chamber which simulates high altitude direct UV exposure. I thought you might be interested in my findings. I used a Masonite panel painted white and then coated with the epoxy. On half of the epoxy coated panel, I brushed on one coat of UV Poly and put it in the chamber for 644 hours at 50 C (the heat accelerates the exposure). Attached is a picture of the results. The masonite cracked a bit and separated due to a bit of wetness in the wood (unrelated to the resin). The epoxy  ambered dramatically within about 50 hours. After 644 hours, the UV Poly showed a slight bit of ambering from the original control but it is marginal at worst. The technician who ran the test said if it isn't yellow at 644 hours it is basically indestructible. I also tested several other 2-part resin products with the UV Poly and had the same result. You have a great product. I now feel secure knowing that my resin art, protected with the Poly UV Plus, will be archival and protected for long years. I will be ordering more soon!

Best, Josie (6/2010) Order Acrylic Poly UV plus - cannot be sold in Calif. - and all our other products at our King Cart Storefront. Acrylic poly UV Plus is in the non-epoxy section.

 


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If your epoxy floor paint vendor/web site doesn't tell you the differences between water based floor epoxies and solvent free floor epoxies, or that an epoxy garage floor could be a 1 - 7 coat system, or that there are multiple ways to apply colored chips to your epoxy floor (with just sprinkling them upon the wet epoxy being the non-professional,  most simple DIY approach), they are withholding valuable information from you. Call us at 603 -435 - 7199 24/7 (including nights, weekends and holidays) to the the full story.

 


Sealers improve adhesion and can reduce air bubbles in the epoxy. Our water based floor epoxy mentioned above can also function as a sealer (apply as a thin coat). Some contractors use water based primers, most still like solvent based ones (water based products are very humidity sensitive. We suggest our ESP 155 epoxy primer (a 1/2 unit covers 150 sf - not for sale in Southern Calif). ESP 155 is found in the
clear section of this catalog and in the epoxy section (instead of the epoxy paint section) of our online store.


IS EPOXY PAINT THE SAME AS FLOOR EPOXY PAINT?

epoxy_floorpaint.html - What is the difference between industrial/marine epoxy paints and epoxies used on floors?


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Epoxy Paint vs. Floor Epoxy Paint - EPOXY PAINTS

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Using Aluthane (aluminum filled) Moisture Cured Urethane

as a Primer on vinyl and wood (GOTO primer page)

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Above - Old, dirty self stick vinyl floor tiles in work shop (light color on bottom) covered with

new "woody" self stick vinyl  floor tiles after a primer coat of Aluthane over the old vinyl tiles

 


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