Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc.

From guitar repair to table tops to floors to pebble decks to swimming pools and nuclear reactors -- Our epoxies cover the world. What can we do for you?
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APPREHENSIVE? New to Epoxies? (They can be $$$). 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. After purchase "handholding", support, and encouragement are also available anytime. We freely share our 20 plus years of epoxy experience and problem solving experience.  If our owner, Paul Oman, is not available he will return your call quickly. Emails are answered all day long. Without potential customers, repeat customers, and friends like you that want some free, quick advice, New Hampshire based Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc., a Better Business Bureau member, would not exist. Thank you in advance and thank you for visiting epoxyproducts.com. We appreciate you interest in our company.

 PRIMARY STORE LINK --- TOP SELLING PRODUCTS --- EPOXY GURU HELP SITE --- ALUTHANE MCU PAINT --- BASIC NO BLUSH (MARINE AND STONE EPOXY) --- BUY NO BLUSH

You won't learn if you don't ask! We share information 24/7 and earn your business!

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(EMAIL 603 435 7199)

Better Business Bureau Accredited company

"Thanks for the help on the phone yesterday with the 2100F epoxy. Using a smaller batch in a wide tray worked out great. I appreciate your help, and especially that you are available by phone...and answer the phone. Thanks again". ---- Tim  9/16

EXPLORE THIS SITE WITH CONFIDENCE. Unlike most of our competitors we do not track your mouse clicks. You will not be hounded for the rest of your life by unwanted online ads after visiting this site.

 

"Hi there! This e-mail has no question but I was just looking through your site and I wanted to say that it's great! I was just looking around the internet to read about the subject of epoxy and no other site I visited was as helpful as yours. You are very knowledgeable in that subject and I admire that. Great work and I wish you the best! "  - Gabriella  10/15

You don't find endorsements like this on other sites!


goto our online store to purchase products

Marine 1 Page Product/Price list --- for Marine Catalog

DIY 1 Page Product/Price list --- for DIY/Commercial Catalog

Help EMAIL US // Boat Links // Floor Links // DIY Repair Links // BUY online // SITE MAP INDEX


Weekend Project? We work nights and weekends 24/7 too. Call 603-435-7199  ANYTIME  (including weekends) for free instant help, technical support  and information on epoxies, coatings, repair projects - home, marine, commercial projects.  

We answer the phone nights, weekends, holidays. Call your other suppliers after hours or on weekends and see how much they value your business.

Got a few minutes? Save yourself time and call us now. Over 20 years of epoxy knowledge available immediately.

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Professionals serving Professionals (and informed consumers) - Member: NACE (National Assoc. of Corrosion Engineers)  - SSPC (Soc. of Protective Coatings)  -  BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (buy with trust)

 

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epoxy resin paint /floor epoxy /garage coatings (commercial grade)

 apply underwater  epoxies (underwater swimming pool repairs)

marine epoxy /boat resin systems - boat building and repair with our famous No Blush Marine Epoxy

table top - bar top resins - Bio Clear 810 epoxy

Pebble stone deck resealing epoxy

Marine Catalog Home/Com. Catalog

Boat Links

Floor Coating Links

HOMEPAGE

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"You provide outstanding products, and Fantastic Support. Thank You." Brian S.

"Thanks for all your advice, tips & moral support concerning my project. It turned out beautiful. Quality people backing a quality product is the only way to go!" Joe

"Thanks much for the newsletter. The epoxy products I bought performed perfectly by bonding to the FRP pool. What a unique and pleasant experience it was working with you and your company."  -- Lance (10/14)


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"I am reminded of the story about a man who drank a quart of varnish. It was a terrible end, but a beautiful finish."

"Thanks for all your advice, tips & moral support concerning my project. It turned out beautiful. Quality people backing a quality product is the only way to go!" Joe

Member - Better Business Bureau (tm) / New Hampshire shop and buy with confidence

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Product Index

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ONE PAGE SUMMARY LIST OF MARINE PRODUCTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM -  CLICK HERE .

buy marine  epoxy, wet dry 700, epoxy paint - BUY HERE

 

ONE PAGE SUMMARY LIST OF HOME/INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM - CLICK HERE .

buy wet dry 700, epoxy paint, floor epoxy, pebble stone epoxy, bar top epoxy - BUY HERE

 

MSDS AND DATA SHEETS - CLICK HERE .

 

   Progressive Epoxy Polymers Inc., Floor Coatings  EpoxyPolyurethane, Pittsfield, NH

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Always find/confirm Better Bus. Bureau accreditation when buying online. If they have it, they would show it!

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Subject: RE: Water proofing
Date: Mon, 15 July 15:28:52 +0100
From: "Lee" <xx@xxxxxx>
 

Hi Paul

Just to let you know that the epoxy paint arrived today. It was a pleasure doing business with a company that is prepared go the extra yard to sell their product, even for such a small order. Thanks again for all you help and patience --- Lee


 

Comments: Returning customer (9/14)

Paul - You Rock.!! I know your going through some rough times; but your products, your site, has a Big impact on many of us 'little guys' out there. Keep the faith, you are providing a very valuable, service & advice. Your products allow our family to enjoy times in parts of the house that they normally wouldn't - and provide Great bonding time, when the kids decide to hang out with dad, in 'his' area.!!! It is thanks to YOU, and Your products, your support, that we ae able to do this. Thank YOU, Very Much.

We'll send those photos, of our old place, and when this is done, the new one. You provide outstanding products, and Fantastic Support. Thank You.

Brian S.

 

 

"OK...thanks for the personal touch. And for such an informative website. The navigation took me a while to grasp, but I really appreciate all the credible, helpful information you provide. This is my 3rd or 4th order over the years and I give you a A or A+ grade on all of it.

I'm a nit-picking former Polaris nuclear missile targeting and firing guy so you don't get a good grade from me unless you are on target!" -- Dave   7/14

 

"Paul, you have outstanding products. Every product has out performed the highly advertised units I purchased elsewhere for past projects. Thank you."  (Dick - email 11/10/13)

 


Lots of Pebble Stone Deck questions during the spring and summer - see our page on stone deck sealing and repair


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Notes on shipping restrictions - temperature warnings - batch colors - application hints & issues - CLICK

Some people find this massive, information rich site too complex. So we have a second, more conventional ecommerce storefront (looks like all the other web stores!). Doesn't carry ALL the products available on this site, but more user friendly, especially if you are new to our site and in a hurry. Visit it at: www.epoxyUSA.com (THIS IS NOT PART OF THE WEB SITE YOU ARE CURRENTLY VIEWING. IT IS A DIFFERENT WEB SITE, DIFFERENT STOREFRONT, SOME DIFFERENT PRODUCTS AND A DIFFERENT CHECK-OUT SYSTEM.)


NOTICE: By accessing to use our epoxy web site epoxyproducts.com and/or the linked 3rd party storefront, purchasing and/or using our Products you are agreeing to all of our Legal notices, Terms of Service, warranty information, disclaimers, health warnings, etc.

By contacting Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. or by purchasing their products you are granting full and complete permission for Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. to send you promotional newsletters via email.

CLICK HERE (www.epoxyproducts.com/legal.html) to access these terms. - newsletter permission - section 1.b

Any such use and/or ordering, online or by telephone, shall constitute acceptance and knowledge of all such terms.

CLICK HERE to decline and exit.

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1) PRIMARY ONLINE "KingCart" STORE FRONT FOR THIS SITE (PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS) - CLICK

VISA - MC - AMEX cards accepted

PAYPAL also accepted and is preferred as it is quicker and more secure for all parties

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2) OUR MORE SIMPLE, LESS COMPLETE, EPOXYUSA.COM STORE FRONT
(does not have any solvent based or restricted shipping products found on our primary site and storefront listed above) - CLICK

VISA - MC - AMEX cards accepted

PAYPAL also accepted and is preferred as it is quicker and more secure for all parties

 

ONLINE ORDERS ARE FOR 'LOWER 48' ORDERS ONLY (UPS Ground). Larger units (the 10 or 15 gal kits) usually go by motor freight and must be called in. They cannot be ordered online.

(note: the online store will compute shipping charges. If you call in the order instead, we cannot compute shipping charges until we ship - usually the next business day. You can use the online store to start an order to get the shipping costs and then cancel the order before its sent.)

VISA, MC, Discover, (American Express - phone in only), Paypal™ (online orders only for Paypal)

Most orders shipped UPS the following day

No CODs - no Credit terms - (VISA, MC, Discover, AM Express/phone only). Only non-hazmat epoxies are shipped outside the USA

SHIPPING TIMES: 2 bus. day to all of New England; 3 bus. days to NY - VA; 4 bus. days to NC - MN - AL; 5 bus. days to NE - FL - OK; 6 bus. days to TX - WY - CA.


** Email Us:

    You're email epoxy help questions are welcome. One of our 'claims to fame' is that we answer emails usually several times a day, almost 365 days a year. It is not unusual to have several back and forth email exchanges with someone over a regular weekend or holiday weekend. As you'll note below, all the legal disclaims to what we suggest are in place (as you would expect in today's business environment!).

marine epoxy and floor paint dog

Bella, our Top Dog in the IT department

 

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Add yourself to our email newsletter list. We send out a short newsletter about 4 - 8 times a year. It keeps us in touch with you and allows you to find us again when you have a new project pending. Send us a quick email asking to be put on the newsletter list - 

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CLICK HERE (www.epoxyproducts.com/legal.html) to access these terms. - newsletter permission - section 1.b


Any use of our email address, or any email sent using a different email address sent to anyone at Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. shall constitute acceptance and knowledge of all such terms.

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Need a more simple epoxy buy site? Goto EpoxyUSA.com

email us at:

info@epoxyproducts.com

 

TEXT US AT:

203-590-1803

Emails with a blank subject line are automatically filtered out by our anti-virus and anti spam software, as are 'strange' subject lines like "HELP" or "NEED TO TALK WITH YOU", "PLEASE RESPOND", "CAN YOU HELP?" etc. (helps if subject line begins with EPOXY). We have learned the hard way not to open attachments (attached files).




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"The guy on the phone I spoke with was the best customer service I have gotten in a long time. Wish I remembered his name. I will always buy my products from you because of him. I could buy similar products nearby, but will use your products whenever I can, mostly due to customer service, but also your products sound superior to others. Thank you." - Kendall 7/2010


 

 


 
 

BIG list of internet links for:  FLOOR EPOXY PAINTS - GARAGE FLOOR COATINGS

BIG list of internet links for:  EPOXY BOAT BUILDING - REPAIR - MARINE EPOXIES - BLISTER FIXES - BARRIER COATS

BIG list of internet links for:  EPOXY REPAIRS - ROT - LEAKS - PIPE REPAIR - UNDERWATER REPAIRS

BIG list of internet links for:  EPOXY BASICS - GETTING STARTED WITH EPOXIES - EPOXY 101

 

 

I've never written a review of an internet company, but I have to about epoxyUSA.com / epoxyproducs.com mainly because of the outstanding customer service they gave me.

It started as normal, I searched the web looking for an epoxy to fix an old fiberglass over concrete pool. After hours looking I came across epoxyUSA.com / epoxyproducts.com and they had what I was looking for. I ordered it and it was to get here by Tuesday of the next week, since it was coming from the east to west coast.

Tuesday came without a delivery, I emailed them (info@epoxyproducts.com) and they took it from there, working with UPS. Good thing too, because UPS did not respond to any of my requests in the matter.

EpoxyUSA.com / epoxyproducts.com, knowing I was desperately in need of the epoxy had sent me two more gallons for replacement.

We found the original order at the neighbors house (they don't use their front door). I used the epoxy (Wet Dry 700) and was amazed at how good it
was, so I bought the two extra kits and I'm sure I will get good use out of them.

EpoxyUSA.com / epoxyproducts.com is the only place I will buy epoxy from.

Thanks Frank 11/2011


Additional Information:



VISIT OUR DISCOUNT PRODUCT STORE
FOR SAVINGS ON DISCONTINUED/REFORMULATED PRODUCTS - CLICK HERE


Information on shipping to CANADA and other INTERNATIONAL LOCATIONS CLICK HERE

Some folks complain about our 'crude' web site. We don't want to be one of the 10,000,000 other slick, cookie cutter sites that dominate the web. Granted, they are easy to follow, but they don't give you much information and they don't rank high in the search engines. Worse yet, you the customer, pay for those flashy, albeit useless, sites with every purchase. We are not graphic artists, or designers. We are technical people selling technical products. Our time and resources go into customer email support, information sharing, and keeping overhead and costs (which you pay for) down to a minimum. We think we're spending your money the way you would want us to. If appearances mean more to you than performance and price, you've most likely come to the wrong place. More on our pricing.

USER FEEDBACK ON OUR WEB SITE - fun reading of sweet and sour comments! (CLICK HERE!) last NASTY comment posted 7/31/11 --- last NICE comment posted 7/31/11


 

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MARINE CATALOG

HOME/DIY/COMMERCIAL CATALOG

   
Section One TWO PART MARINE EPOXIES- CLEAR EPOXIES

basic no blush (tm)

Section A EPOXY PAINTS

corro coat FC 2100; NSP 120; water gard 300; coal tar ; CM 15; crack coat™

Section Two FILLERS THICKENERS ADDITIVES

fumed silica; microsphere/balloons; poly fibers; copper; graphite; Teflon (tm); wood flour; EZ thick; rock flour

 

Section B FLOOR EPOXIES (regular and non-skid products), SEALERS, ACCESSORIES

water bond (water based); solvent free industrial floor epoxy; bio vee seal; water based floor epoxy, floor epoxy with grit; walnut shell; ground white rubber grit

Section Three THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

wet/dry 700; splash zone; quick fix 2300, QR 2400 rubber epoxy

Section C THICKENED EPOXIES - EPOXY PUTTIES, ETC.

wet/dry 700; splash zone A-788, quick fix 2300; QR 2400 (tm) rubber epoxy

Section Four TWO PART EPOXY PAINTS (barrier coats)

corro coat FC 2100; water gard 300; CM 15; EZ Spray; epoxy primer; crack coat™

Section D CLEAR TWO PART EPOXIES

low V epoxy; basic no blush; ESP 155; Bio-Clear 810

Section Five URETHANES AND NON-EPOXY COATINGS Aluthane (aluminum coating); LPU Marine

Section E NON-EPOXY PAINTS SEALERS

Aluthane moisture cured urethane; Acrylic Poly UV Plus and other 2 part polys ; Capt. Tolley's creeping crack sealer

Section Six NON-SKID DECK COATINGS

walnut shell; ground white rubber

 

Section F MIX-IN ADDITIVES

fumed silica; fiber fill; micro balloons/micro-spheres; graphite; Teflon (tm); copper powder; wood flour; EZ thick, rock flour

Section Seven MARINE REPAIR PRODUCTS

pipe wrap; fiberglass tape (cloth); Capt. Tolley's Creeping Crack Cure

 
Section Eight MISC. MARINE PRODUCTS

short nap rollers; TA 661 (solvent free epoxy clean-up); 1 inch foam brushes; 2 inch bristle brushes; tongue depressors

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 INDEX

One page summary/prices - marine catalog

One page summary/prices -DIY/HOME catalog

BUY FROM PRIMARY STOREFRONT

BUY FROM PRIMARY STOREFRONT

internet boat links page

internet floor links page

Internet DIY repair links page

Call (603-435-7199) or EMAIL with questions /phone orders etc. about what you're doing. We try to earn your business one phone call at a time!

 
   

 


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Epoxy Essentials (tm)

 

Reasons for coating failures

Preparation problem 70%; application problem 12%; environment problem 6%; wrong paint selection 9%; bad paint 1%; adding thinner 2%


"At least 70% of premature coatings failures are traced back to 'surface preparation' whether referring to wood, concrete, or metal. In a commercial recoating project, the costs (and profit) associated with surface preparation are about 70% of the job. How extensive the surface preparation is will depend on the performance expectation of the owner... Know the A, B, C's of surface preparation - visible contaminants, invisible contaminants, and profile."

 

Dr. Lydia Frenzel, The ABCs of Surface Preparation, Cleaner Times, April 2001, pg. 42-44.


 

 

DID YOU KNOW...

 

Epoxy coatings are used because of their outstanding chemical resistance, durability, low porosity and strong bond strength.
 

Epoxies consist of a ‘base' and a ‘curing' agent. The two components are mixed in a certain ratio. A chemical reaction occurs between the two parts generating heat (exotherm) and hardening the mixture into an inert, hard ‘plastic'.

Epoxies yellow, chalk (or more commonly least lose their gloss), in direct sunlight (UV). The yellowing can be a real problem. For pigmented epoxies select colors that are dark or contain a lot of yellow (such as green). Even clear epoxies will yellow and cloud up. Often epoxies are top coated with latex or urethanes that will retain their color and attractive gloss. This is particularly true if color coding or matching company colors is important.

Epoxies will harden in minutes or hours, but complete cure (hardening) will generally take several days. Most epoxies will be suitably hard within a day or so, but may require more time to harden before the coating can be sanded.

By their nature, epoxies are hard and brittle. Additives can be added to epoxies that make them less brittle, but generally at the loss or reduction of other positive epoxy properties such as chemical resistance.

Other clues of cheap epoxies include ‘induction time' (after mixing the two components the mixture must sit for several minutes to ‘self cook' before being applied).

The best time to recoat epoxy is within about 48 hours after the initial coat. Because epoxies take days to reach full cure, a second coat applied shortly after the first coat will partially fuse to the first coat rather than forming a simple mechanical bond.

End users can thicken epoxy with many things, Tiny glass spheres, known as micro-spheres or micro-balloons are commonly used. Besides thickening, their crushable nature makes sanding the hardened epoxy easier. On the downside, they work like tiny ball bearings, resulting is sagging and slumping. Another thickener is fumed silica (a common brand name is Cabosil (tm)) which looks like fake snow. About 2 parts fumed silica with one part epoxy will produce a mixture similar in texture and thickness to petroleum jelly. Micro-spheres and fumed silica can be combined together.

Fisheyes are areas on a painted surface where the coating literally pulls away for the substrate leaving a coatingless void or fisheye. Often fisheyes are caused by surface contaminants such as a bit of silicon, wax, or oil. I have also seen them on clean plywood where epoxies paints have been used as sealers and the problem might be due to uneven saturation (soaking-in) of the epoxy into the wood. Surface tension plays a big part in fisheyeing. There are some additives that can be mixed into the epoxy that will reduce surface tension. Likewise, on wood, applying several coats of solvent thinned epoxy, instead of one coat of unthinned epoxy, seems to work well. Applying a thick coat of epoxy over a contaminated fisheye surface will bury the fisheye but expect the coating to peel away in the future. As a rule of thumb, always suspect some sort of surface contamination as the primary cause of fisheyeing.

Adding a bit of solvent to a solvent based or solvent-free epoxy is something that most manufacturers would not officially approve of and something that might not work with all epoxies. However, it can be done (unofficially) with the epoxies I deal with. Adding solvent to these epoxies will: 1) thin them out; 2) increase pot life; 3) allows them to flow off the brush/roller a bit more smoothly; and 4) perhaps allows them to ‘soak-in', penetrate, or may be soften, the substrate just a little bit. Not change is visible in the epoxy unless 12% or greater solvent is added. With that amount of solvent, the epoxies no longer cure with a glossy finish.

It is best to use epoxies with a mix ratio close to 1 to 1 as opposed to something 4-1, 5-1, etc. because errors in the mix ratios can be more pronounced with the latter. That said, no matter what the mix ratio is, some epoxies are more forgiving of mix ratio errors than others. One ‘trick' of epoxy vendors with odd or very sensitive mix ratios is to sell calibrated pumps that disperse the epoxy components in exact amounts.


How Thick? How thick should your coating be? Economics play a major role in determining how much coating to apply. One U.S. gallon contains 231 cubic inches. That's only 1.6 cubic square feet of surface at one inch thick and that's also assuming a solvent-free product. If the product is 25% VOC (i.e. 25% solvent) then dry thickness/coverage will be 25% less. Again, assuming a 1/4 inch thick coating (250 mils) maximum coverage will still be only 6.4 square feet per gallon. A solvent-free (100% solids) epoxy coating applied at 16 mils will cover 100 square feet per gallon (note: the wall paint in your office is probably 2-4 mils). While thick coatings sound like a good idea, they use so much product that they must be made very cheaply so that coating 1,000 or 10,000 square feet can still be done at a competitive price. A high quality, fairly expensive product with a coverage rate of 100 sq. feet or more per gallon, on the other hand, will have a low enough cost per sq. foot to provide both economy and top quality.


 

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