PROGRESSIVE EPOXY POLYMERS, INC.

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EPOXY PAINT

 

 

Commercial Grade Epoxy Paint  / Coating Products

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epoxy products

 

Epoxy Paint Resin for Use Around the Homes

Epoxy paint resins for DIY home projects - garage - basement - leak repair
 


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Paul Oman, MS, MBA - Progressive Epoxy Polymers, Inc. (floor epoxies, marine epoxies, underwater epoxies, repair epoxies)

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Non-Commercial Concrete Preparation For Epoxy Paints / Coatings


Homeowner Application Notes


Epoxies are probably the toughest, must durable and chemical resistant floor coating available to the ordinary homeowner or industrial general contractor. As a result, epoxies are often applied over concrete floors in many industrial and commercial locations. Individuals sometimes will epoxy coat their garages, work shops, or basements.

When applying an epoxy floor coating to concrete the standard traditional surface preparation is to shot blast the surface. Shot blasting units are machines that look like commercial lawn mowers. They ‘chip' the concrete surface with tiny steel balls, providing a clean, rough, ‘open' surface that usually ensures a successful coating job.

Only large contractors can afford to own shot blast units. Most contractors hire subcontractors to perform the shot blast surface preparation. While this works with industrial projects, for individuals and homeowners shot blasting is not practical or economical. Below is a generally acceptable alternative for preparing new or existing concrete for epoxy top coating.
 


EPOXY PAINTS ON NEW CONCRETE
New concrete has a top crust of weak sand and cement that must be removed prior to coating. If possible use a high pressure water blaster and/or a stiff brush/broom with plenty of water to remove this weak ‘crust'.

 


EPOXY PAINTS ON EXISTING CONCRETE
If painted or coated, remove as much of the existing coating as possible by any means you can. Generally, well adhered coatings can remain in place providing a solvent-free epoxy is used to topcoat it. Using a solvent-based (VOC content greater than zero) epoxy could result in the solvents softening or peeling the otherwise well adhered bottom coating.

Next, use a degreaser with hot water (and hopefully high pressure water) to remove any signs of grease or oil. Repeat three or four more times, even if it appears clean and degreased after the first or second cleaning.

Now wash the surface with a detergent, brush/broom, and plenty of water.

Note that if your concrete is outside, such as on a patio or sidewalk, nature has probably prepared the surface for you. Rarely are there oil stains on a sidewalk or patio - just nice, clean, weathered cement. The exception might be under your patio grill.



MORE SURFACE PREPARATION FOR EPOXY PAINT

At this point it is time to mildly etch the old or new concrete with Muriatic Acid. Muriatic Acid can be found at most hardware stores. Use 1 part acid to 3 parts water and a mop or broom to spread the liquid across the floor. Use plenty of the mixture - the idea is for the acid to ‘fizz' the cement and etch the surface. Use about 1 gallon per 100 square feet. Now rinse off with plenty of water. You do not want any residual acid in or on the concrete.
 


IS THE SURFACE READY FOR EPOXY PAINT?

A quick and easy, albeit somewhat crude test of your surface preparation, is to pour a cup of water upon the surface. If it soaks in, the concrete is probably suitably prepared to coating, if the water just sits there, you may have serious adhesion problems, (i.e. peeling or blisters) with your topcoat.


OPTIONAL SEALING

At this point you have the option of sealing the concrete with a new class of sealers. Products such as
Bio-Vee Seal (which we sell) will soak into the concrete, react with the matrix and form tiny crystals inside the void spaces near the surface. This reduces both permeability and porosity within the concrete. As the upward movement of moisture from the ground through the concrete can often cause problems with the adhesion of surface coating, a Bio-Vee treatment is a good ‘extra step.' Consider it also as a stand alone sealer and stain guard for driveways and sidewalks. Cost is about 20 cents per square foot.


APPLYING THE EPOXY

Commercial ‘epoxy floors' are generally a multi-layer system. There is a layer of epoxy, a layer of sand or colored quartz, and a top sealing coat of more epoxy. Homeowners generally get by with a single coat of epoxy and an optional scattering of ‘grit' to make the surface less slippery when wet. When using solvent-free epoxies, you do not add the grit to the epoxy, instead you roll down the epoxy, sprinkle the grit on top and then back-roll with the paint roller to ‘even the grit out' and thoroughly coat it with the epoxy.

We recommend our standard grade Industrial Floor Epoxy.



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Epoxies tend to quickly lose their shiny appearance and also yellow in direct sunlight. A shiny light blue is likely to quickly become a flat aqua-green. White turns to golden yellow. That is the nature of epoxies.....

 


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EPOXY PAINT

Epoxy Paint Resin for Use Around the Homes

Epoxy paint resins for DIY home projects - garage - basement - leak repair



USER COMMENTS

Date:
Fri, 13 Oct
From:
"W. ,Beth" <org>
To:
'paul oman' <>


Paul,


About my basement leak problem. The leak was where the poured floor met the
concrete block walls. I lived in the house for 9 1/2 years and all but
about 3-6 months (during a drought time) there was a small area (about 2
foot square) of the basement floor that was wet. When there was a lot of
rain or other ground moisture (like melting snow) the water would stream
across the floor to the sump pump. I did the outside work of gutters and
ground sloping but still I would get water. When I dried out the area using
a combination of heat and fans I was able to see exactly where the water was
coming from. Upon further investigation I determined there were other spots
in the vertical mortar joints where they met the poured floor that were also
damp. I used the XXX EPOXY all along that area going up the wall about 2
inches and on the floor about 2 inches. Some of the areas were wet when I
applied it. I believe I applied the XXX EPOXY in mid May of 2000. There were
some heavy rain times that normally would have caused the basement floor to
be wet but the EPOXY held the moisture back. I stayed in the house for
about 3 1/2 months after the repair was made with no signs of wetness.
Pretty good if you consider that in 9 1/2 years I had only had a short
period of dryness and that was when there was almost no outside moisture.
I realize that there is still some underlying problem in that basement but
short of the costly venture of either jack hammering up the basement floor or
digging outside the house this was the perfect solution to my problem.


Beth W.

Our Floor Epoxy Recommendation - Unless you have very special problems to address, we recommend our Industrial Floor Epoxy over all other brands. It's solvent free, easy to use, and at about 40 cents per square foot, one of the best floor epoxy bargains anywhere. Colors: dark red (new visible yellowing), beige, and light gray! Visit our products page to learn more. Lots more on floors - CLICK HERE


Related Links

More on all kinds of leaks: CLICK HERE (leak.html) .

More on basements: CLICK HERE (seal4u.html) .

Still more on basement leaks: CLICK HERE (cellar4u.html) .

Internal concrete sealer (Bio Vee Seal ™) CLICK HERE (vee4u.html) .




Links to Products

* Bio Vee Seal
* ESP 155
* Low V
* pigment
* Industrial Floor Epoxy
* fiberglass cloth
* Crack Coat Epoxy


 

   

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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DISCLAIMER: The above comments are simply that, comments and ideas. The ability of these or other products to seal a basement or sump is not guaranteed as many factors beyond just the sealing product comes into play.


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