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Where to buy pebble deck epoxy resin

 

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In A Nutshell....
 
You reseal your pebble decks using a medium viscosity, solvent free marine type epoxy rolled over the stones with optional special split roller. A 1.5 gal kit of the Basic No Blush (tm) epoxy will cover about 200 sf. All epoxies yellow in sunlight and you must work in small batches as the epoxy will begin to harden 8-20 minutes or so after mixing. Order the epoxy and roller at www.epoxyusa.com or call 603-435-7199 to order or for questions.

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How This Web Site is Organized

INTRODUCTION

Section 1 - Epoxy pebble deck basics

Section 2 - Epoxies yellow

Section 3 - Which epoxy to use

Section 4 - Application notes

Section 5 - Temperature issues

Section 6 - Customer feedback

Section 7 - Why buy Basic No Blush epoxy for your deck

Section 8 - Creating a pebble epoxy deck from scratch

Section 9 - Ordering information

Section 10 - Useful links

The expert information provided here is the result of many years of industry involvement unmatched at other vendor sites.

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Most people are not sure what product or products they need to use, how much product they need, and what to expect when using those product(s). You cannot get that from just reading a web site and most web sites just want  you to order their product on-line and then go away. We're different. Please call or email us so that your project goes smoothly and it is Win-Win for everyone.

 

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(9/17/14)  Paul,

Just placed another order for Basic No Blush epoxy to recoat our pool deck. Last done in Spring of 2012 and plan on doing it next Spring when we open the pool here in Ohio. This is the 4th time I have used the Basic No Blush and it is a great product. Continued success.

Kevin- Ohio


Pebble stone decks need recoating every 2 - 5 years (sooner if you hired a contractor to do it and they 'cut all sorts of corners' to maximize their profits - the reason why a majority of people reseal their stone decks themselves).  If you see loose pebbles and stones you are past the time you should have resealed the deck with new epoxy. You can still repair a few loose stones and reseal everything, but do not delay much longer. Lose enough stones the then entire deck will need to be removed and replaced. Call 603 435 7199 to talk about your situation.

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Warning: use a cheap budget epoxy to reseal your pebble decks and you will be resealing every year or two. Where is the savings in that?

 

Temps over  about 80-85+ degrees?

Consider a special Hot Weather epoxy curing agent (see below). The low quality guys will not have different curing agents to match the weather. They are just selling a clear general all purpose epoxy.

We are unique in that we have specifically formulated epoxies to meet your needs and weather conditions (even with the hot weather cure work in 15-20 minute batches). We even have cold weather curing agents. Reseal your pebble deck in the spring or fall with temps in the 40s and low 50s.


Do it right the first time - use a marine type, outdoor, clear epoxy - one that's not too thick (poor coverage per gallon) and not to thin (just drains away). It also needs to be solvent free (0% VOC) - no 'watering down the whiskey' when it comes to resealing  your deck. Basic No Blush  (tm) with optional slow summer curing agent.

 

NOTE: These are Industrial Epoxy Coatings and not the sort of products sold at 'outdoor'

supply stores, hardware stores, or flashy web sites

 

Horror Stories Using Competitors'  Budget Epoxies

BACKGROUND: There are two types of epoxy vendors. The 'serious' professional grade epoxies  are formulated by beginning with  the raw resins manufactured by the giant chemical companies. Call these companies EPOXY FORMULATORS.  Generally the low price epoxy vendors merely repackage these raw bulk resins. Not a good thing!  Call these companies EPOXY REPACKAGERS. It is the difference between Moonshine and Jack Daniels. Use only FORMULATED SPECIAL PURPOSE EPOXIES LIKE THOSE SOLD IN THIS WEB SITE. Going cheap can have very $$$ consequences. See Below:

EXAMPLE 1:  A commercial epoxy pour contractor recently used our Bio Clear 810 pour on  epoxy to replace a badly yellowed epoxy covered logo in the INSIDE  floor of regional airport terminal with our 'almost no yellowing' Bio Clear 810 (cyclo-aliphatic epoxies to the rescue!) We don't know for certain that the original contractor used some inexpensive REPACKAGER'S epoxy, but it certainly sounds like it.

EXAMPLE 2: I recently got a phone call from someone using epoxy to seal wooden tables they were selling. They were using 'cheap' epoxy from a  REPACKAGER (uxcoxxxxxxxs). After six months the epoxy on the tables all exhibited millions of tiny cracks (like shattered safety glass). This wouldn't have happened with a specially formulated epoxy designed to overcome the 'flaws' of the raw resins. Bad news for them.

EXAMPLE 3: Another phone caller told me how they had ordered over a hundred gallons of epoxy in two separate orders from a low cost REPACKAGER (bxxxbxxxxxxxxxy). The first batch worked fine but the second batch failed completely. The vendor knew it was their fault (bad batch? wrong barrel to jug pour out?) and refunded their money. But that didn't undo the damage done.

 

 


Section 1 - Epoxy pebble deck basics



Packaged under a lot of different names (Riverstone (tm), Chattahoochee Stone (tm), etc.) , there are many flavors of epoxy and stone slurries that are applied over concrete surfaces to form an attractive and uniform new surface. These systems are generally used on patios, porches, around swimming pools (visit our swimming pool repair page for products/notes in and around pools), and along walkways. After a period of time (a few years) the epoxy ‘glue' begins to breakdown, primarily due to sun (UV) exposure and the stones break loose. The standard fix is a new coating of epoxy over the surface every few years (usually every 3 - 5 years).
 


The problem will always exist because of UV damage to any/all epoxies, however it is probably made worse by the methods and products used by the original installer/applicator. The ideal application would consist of a high quality epoxy (with little or no solvents), and smallish stones (more surface contact/glue points). After the slurry is applied and allowed to cure (harden) - an additional top coating of epoxy should be applied because much of the epoxy in the original slurry would have flowed away from the surface grains and pooled uselessly along the bottom of the slurry mixture.

 

Warning: use a cheap budget epoxy to reseal your pebble decks and you will be resealing every year or two. Where is the savings in that?

 

Temps over  about 80-85+ degrees?

Consider a special Hot Weather epoxy curing agent (see below). The low quality guys will not have different curing agents to match the weather. They are just selling a clear general all purpose epoxy.

We are unique in that we have specifically formulated epoxies to meet your needs and weather conditions (even with the hot weather cure work in 15-20 minute batches). We even have cold weather curing agents. Reseal your pebble deck in the spring or fall with temps in the 40s and low 50s.

 


Section 2 - Epoxies yellow

 

EPOXY YELLOWING (ALL EPOXIES WILL TURN YELLOW IN SUNLIGHT OVER TIME

 

A  UV resistant coating can be applied on top of everything to help protect the epoxy from UV sun damage.  (our 2 part acrylic poly UV plus is sometimes put over the epoxy coatings to keep them from yellowing. - (epoxies yellow in UV - More on UV blockers) Yellowing is worse with non-formulated (i.e. repackaged) epoxies - see below.  If the site doesn't mention epoxy yellowing, (which all epoxies do) - don't trust that site, product or vendor!

 

Our Best UV blocker is a clear 2 part polyurethane with max UV protection (Acrylic Poly UV plus  - not for sale in Calif.). It is rolled on  in 1 or 2 thin coats over the epoxy to keep it from yellow or to greatly reduce yellowing. UV blockers cannot go into thermoset resin systems like epoxies but they can go into 2 part polys. More on 2 part polys - see in catalog Note that very few people top coat with a UV blocking 2 part poly - the UV yellow look is the most common finsih

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Section 3 - Which epoxy to use


In any event, when the stones break loose, it is time to ‘reseal' or ‘reglue' them. In many cases the original installer will return and recoat the surface with more epoxy, often for about one dollar per square foot. Even assuming more low quality epoxy will be used, this fix is probably well worth your consideration.

If the repair has become your job:

Use our Basic No Blush and our special slit-foam roller  to apply a new topcoat of epoxy to the stones. Find it in our catalog - click here (special summer, regular or cold weather curing agents available for this product).

stone deck resurfacing epoxy resin

 

 

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FOUR YEARS AFTER AN INITIAL RESEAL PROJECT KEVIN DID ANOTHER DIY RECOAT - HERE ARE HIS MOST RECENT COMMENTS FROM THE SECOND RESEAL.....

(5/2010) "Wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the No Blush (summer version). Just finished doing our pebble pool deck and it came out great. The summer version gave us more time to roll on the product and not feel rushed. I highly recommend the split rollers. Our deck is around 850 sq. ft. ; we used 4 of the 1.5 gallon kits and 3 of the split rollers The split rollers worked great, just make sure that you keep them wet and don't over roll the stone so that the roller has little to no epoxy on it. It took us around 2 hours including power blowing the deck surface. The temperature was around 75.

Really a simple project if you plan ahead. Used a 3 gallon plastic bucket to mix the batch using a battery powered drill and mixing device attached. Clean-up was easy. We used old plastic bags to take the roller off and dispose of them.

By the way, the quotes to do our deck (825 sq. ft) ranged between $850 to $1200. Also they all were using standard rollers for epoxy and not the foam split rollers you sell. The amount of epoxy used by the contractors to recoat was only 2 to 3 gallons versus the four of the 1.5 gallon kits you sell. People need to be sure if they have it done there is enough epoxy being used by the contractors to settle into the gaps with the stone to get a good sealing.

(VENDOR NOTE: Also the epoxy needs to be the right thickness. Not too thin: you use less epoxy but it doesn't seal the gaps --- Not too thick: not enough coverage for the price.)  Kevin's entire feedback (from the first project to the second one) is listed below, along with other user feedback. None of the other epoxy pebble deck vendors and show a happy second time around customer! 

Note too, he mentions our special summer curing agent for a longer pot life in summer conditions. It is a special product (adds $7 to the cost of a 1.5 gal kit) - for the normal regular curing agent (used 90% of the time) you can order at our quick web store:

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Section 4 - Application notes

 

COVERAGE

Coverage rates will very greatly depending upon stone size, condition of the surface and personal technique, never-the-less we estimate 200-225 square feet of recoat coverage per 1.5 gallon kit of epoxy based upon user feedback. Note that this is a very common number but we also get folks saying they only got 150 sf per kit, and others insisting they got over 300 sf. Still, 80% of people seem to like the 200-225 sf figure.



WARNINGS:

Best to coat before the hottest part of summer. Epoxies have very short working times when temperatures are elevated. - see HOT WEATHER below.

The epoxy will yellow in sunlight (starts out clear). Your stones are probably golden in color - this is most likely actually white stones covered with sun yellowed epoxy.


Pool chemical contamination on your stones can sometimes turn the epoxy a bright yellow or white. Even hosing/washing etc. of the stones always seems to miss places, so yellow chemical stains can become an issue.


Also and more commonly, rain, water splashes, bird pee, or dew on still liquid or tacky epoxy (ay 0-18 hours after application) can result in a white 'stain' that will not go away. It is either a waxy white film that forms on the surface (blush - but being a no blush epoxy this is rare) or more commonly little water caused indents on the smooth epoxy surface that now reflects the light making it appear white. Try a bit of clear nail polish over these white spots. Very likely it will fill in the 'dents' and the surface will (maybe) return to clear. (I have no way to test this). If so, the fix is a bit more epoxy over those spots.

 

While this spotting is often not an issue (only comes up once or twice a year), we did have a customer that had this problem again and again. He contacted other 'experts' and reported back to us: "One stone manufacturer that I did speak with felt that there may be water coming up from underneath the pebble stone and this was causing the white spots to develop but didn't know of any remedy for it." This would explain a lot. Picture a plastic sheet (the epoxy) over humid ground as the sun warms the air. Water will form (condense) on the bottom of the plastic. This would cause the spots on the new epoxy. It is obviously best to have plastic under the stones and/or have it ground REALLY dry before epoxy coating. In other words, a few dry days are needed after it rains (wetting the ground under the stones) to get the ground under the stones completely dry.


Note that we are not responsible and have no control over this sometimes white spotting.



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

 




NOTE POT LIFE FOR THE BASIC NO BLUSH (REGULAR CURE) - ABOUT 60 MIN FOR 6 OZ MIX AT ABOUT 65 DEGREES F - BUT MUCH SHORTER FOR BIGGER BATCHES (DON'T MIX ALL 1.5 GAL AT ONCE!). In the real world always work in 10-15 minute batches - keeping the epoxy in the shade (or indoors in the AC) - best is the 'bottomless cup' approach - tiny batches of freshly mixed epoxy placed in front of the person with the roller every few minutes.

 


Section 5 - Temperature issues


HOT WEATHER


We do have a SLOWER THICKER SUMMER CURING AGENT but it is not usually recommended for recoating pebble stone surfaces. The Summer Curing Agent version is only for temps over about 85 or 90 degrees. That is too hot for most people to work hard under direct sun. We recommend coating when the temps are in the 70s using the Regular Curing Agent, which often means recoating in the spring or fall rather than in the worst of summer.

To extend pot life for the epoxy keep in cool (in the shade) and even consider placing the mixed epoxy into an ice bath so that the mixed epoxy temperature is at about 65-75 degrees. This alone could double your working time which would be very short (maybe just a few minutes) in warm weather. Adding a bit of solvent (say 10 - 15%% by volume to the mixed epoxy) will also extend pot life.


If the Summer Curing Agent is used in cooler temps, 60's, 70's, low 80's, it will take a long time to cure. This can be a problem because if rain/dew/moisture/pool splash/bird pee/condensation gets on the epoxy (from above or below) just as the epoxy is starting to set up/harden, it will turn the epoxy white and there is no fix for this. This is mentioned in more detail above. Best rule of thumb is not to reseal if it has rained a day or two before or after you coat, and not if dew is an issue in your area at night.

 

Summary:'

temps in the 60s and mid 70s - regular curing agent (all epoxies, ours and competitors)

temps in the 80s - best to use our special Basic No Blush with slow summer cure - (if vendor doesn't have a summer version - wait for cooler temps or use our Basic with slow Summer cure.

temps in the 90's - wait for cooler weather


 

for the normal regular curing agent (used 90% of the time) you can order at our quick web store:

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Section 6 - Customer feedback

 

"Your web site is delight to scroll through, confusing and funny at the same time, with a lot of info you wouldn't find at any "serious big corporate" web sites. Keep up the good work and good luck..."

 


Customer feedback - pebble stone resealing - Basic No Blush Epoxy customer reviews

Basic No Blush/epoxy pebble stone surface around swimming pool/recoat


(7/31/02) "Job went well for a do-it-yourselfer. Coverage was much higher than directions - covered 600 square feet with a little less than 3 gallons. Mixed 1.5 gallons per batch. First batch exothermed and cured in the paint pan in about 30 minutes. Air temperature was 74 degrees F and in the shade." - John K.


(6/2006) "Just finished using your No Blush Epoxy on our stone/pebble pool deck. Used four 1.5 gallon kits for about 800 sq. feet. The rollers you sell for this are the way to go. I used 3 for this job and should have ordered a 4th to be safe. Power mixed 1.5 gallons at a time and used an oversized paint roller an(1 gallon) and a standard size one. With 2 people we were done in 11/2 hours. The weather was overcast and 62 degrees and had not trouble at all. Looks great and hope to get 3 or 4 years out of it here in Ohio. The stone was laid 3 years ago and am interested to see the comparison. Great product."
Kevin D


FOUR YEARS LATER KEVIN DID ANOTHER DIY RECOAT - HERE ARE HIS MOST RECENT COMMENTS

(5/2010) "Wanted to let you know how pleased we are with the No Blush (summer version). Just finished doing our pebble pool deck and it came out great. The summer version gave us more time to roll on the product and not feel rushed. I highly recommend the split rollers. Our deck is around 850 sq. ft. ; we used 4 of the 1.5 gallon kits and 3 of the split rollers The split rollers worked great, just make sure that you keep them wet and don't over roll the stone so that the roller has little to no epoxy on it. It took us around 2 hours including power blowing the deck surface. The temperature was around 75.

Really a simple project if you plan ahead. Used a 3 gallon plastic bucket to mix the batch using a battery powered drill and mixing device attached. Clean-up was easy. We used old plastic bags to take the roller off and dispose of them.

By the way, the quotes to do our deck (825 sq. ft) ranged between $850 to $1200. Also they all were using standard rollers for epoxy and not the foam split rollers you sell. The amount of epoxy used by the contractors to recoat was only 2 to 3 gallons versus the four of the 1.5 gallon kits you sell. People need to be sure if they have it done there is enough epoxy being used by the contractors to settle into the gaps with the stone to get a good sealing.


(VENDOR NOTE: Also the epoxy needs to be the right thickness. Not too thin: you use less epoxy but it doesn't seal the gaps --- Not too thick: not enough coverage for the price)


Great product and will continue to make use of your products in the future."

Kevin D .

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(5/20012) Paul,

A few years ago I used you Basic No-Blush 2 epoxy on my DIY epoxy pebble stone pool deck. However, when I look at your web site now I only find Basic No-Blush (without the 2 on the end). Has the product changed? Should I now use the Basic No-Blush? Do you have another product that is even better for recoating epoxy stone decks/patios? I need to recoat now so I will be needing to place an order pretty soon. (SAME PRODUCT - WE JUST DROPPED THE 2 - the 2 was in improved - reformulated version of the original product).

As best as I can recall, one coat was all that is needed for recoating. Is this correct? (YES)

I doubt that you will remember this far back, but in 2005 you and I have several email exchanges about white areas showing up after proper application and drying of your product. There was absolutely no problem with your product as the problem seemed to derive from the moisture coming up under the epoxy from what must be the lack of satisfactory vapor barrier under the slab. Even though that happened and will probably happen again I found your product to be the best thing that I can use.

Thanks.


(5/2012) Paul,

Finished recoating the pool deck and once again it looks great. Since we cover our pool for the winter here in Ohio I have to power wash the pebble deck under the cover. It seems to always have a white film on it which does come off with the power wash. Once again the foam rollers that you sell are the way to go. We use about 4 of the 1.5 gal kits of your Basic-No Blush and it covers 825 sq. ft.

Once again thanks and best wishes to you and your company.

Kevin D

 


Section 7 - Why buy Basic No Blush epoxy for your deck

 

Repackagers simply buy barrels of the raw resins and repackage it for all sorts of uses. They do not 'formulate' the epoxies, just repackage the basic chemicals and charge 'super good prices' - say $80 - $100 per 1.5 gal units (it is the difference between alcohol and Jack Daniels). These sites don't have user notes, instructions, help pages, etc. They just want to sell you their 'crude' resin systems - counting on you to buy cheap instead of buying performance and a track record. And you wouldn't expect them to offer more than one type of curing agent (i.e. slow summer cure and regular). But different cures makes lots of sense. Formulated boat building epoxies (from various vendors) come with different curing agents to match the weather and climate. It only makes sense that those that can offer different curing agents  (the part B) for outdoor decks would too.

 

We hope the information provided by these pages will convince you to go for Quality over low end, cheap, generic epoxy. We are a professional  epoxy  company that wants informed customers and cares about those customer's projects. We have this entire web page telling you all about the ins and outs of re-sealing (or creating) your pebble deck.

 

Most of our competitors just list the product with a paragraph or two description and hope to win you over with a low generic price. They cannot give you more info (or ask you to email or call them) because they don't know much about pebble deck recoating - not enough to fill an entire web page or answer your questions. We cannot match their prices, but they cannot match our product quality and product knowledge.

 

 

 

Every pebble deck  project requires knowing product options, selecting the right products in the right amounts and knowing how to use those products. You can only do that with a one-on-one conversation with your product vendor.

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Section 8 - Creating a pebble epoxy deck from scratch

Creating - Making Your Own (DIY) Epoxy

Riverstone (tm) - Chattahoochee Stone (tm)

 - Pebble/Stone Deck/Surface

 

It's not that difficult to make your own epoxy - stone surface. The most difficult part is finding the small pebble stone. Having to purchase 3 tons of stone and shipping it across the country will probably nix the entire project. If you can get around 'stone availability' issue, you're home free.

 

STONE SOURCE: TRY ARKANSAS DECORATIVE STONE (www.arkansasdecorativestonellc.com). Pls tell them you found them via Progressive Epoxy Polymers!


Usually the epoxy-stone surface is applied as a thin topcoat over a poured concrete surface. It is generally applied as thin as possible. You want to cover the surface with a uniform layer of pebble stone, but not much thicker. The smaller the stones the, easier and more attractive the end result will be.


OK - here's how to do it:


Mix up epoxy and have the stone ready. Working time will be about 30-45 minutes per batch of epoxy. Use our Basic No Blush epoxy. Roll on a coat of epoxy on the concrete (1.5 oz of epoxy per square foot).


Immediately begin applying the stone - epoxy slurry over the epoxy primer coat. The slurry will consist of 2.5 oz of epoxy and approx. 1.85 pounds of pebbles per square foot.


Evenly spread the epoxy - smooth using a trowel. Wiping down the trowel with our Trowel Aid cleaner will keep the epoxy-stone slurry from sticking to the trowel (the Trowel Aid product is a helpful, but not necessary, product).


Let the epoxy-stone surface harden overnight or longer.


It is strongly suggested you apply a topcoat of more epoxy to prolong the life of the surface. Follow the directions above for 'repair'. You will use approx. 1.5 oz of epoxy per square foot and we suggest you use our extra thick, slotted foam roller.


Almost no one puts a UV blocker over the epoxy to keep it from UV yellowing, but if you wanted to we do have a 2 part clear polyurethane with lots of UV blockers in it (very hard to find clear coats with UV blockers) called Acrylic Poly UV Plus. This will keep the surface shiny much longer and will, to a small degree, protect the epoxy and provide additional 'gluing' between the pebbles. Figure on about 2.5 oz of clear acrylic per square foot, applied with an ordinary paint roller (this is an approx. figure, not based on user feedback).

Order this two part  Product NOW

Acrylic Poly UV Plus

from our  large Primary web store

non epoxy section

Not for sale in Calif.

 

Contact Page /Link to Storefront/Ordering

(Our prices include all the email and 'returned phone call' support, handholding, help, advice you need or want. That's why our customers buy from us!)

 

 


Section 9 - Ordering information

 

Start - Return to our home page and get the story from the beginning - www.epoxyproducts.com

 

Your Next Step - purchase some Basic No Blush epoxy to test/evaluate

 

Option 1: go to our contact page and call us

and we can talk about  your resealing project.

 

Also consider ordering a 3 quart 'test' kit of Basic No Blush epoxy and 1 special epoxy split roller

enough to recoat / reseal about 75-100 sf of pebble stone deck.

 

If you like the results call back and order the standard 1.5 gal units

of Basic No Blush epoxy for your pebble deck.


for the normal regular curing agent (used 90% of the time) you can order at our quick web store:

Order from our second  simple web storefront  BUY Product NOW

for the slow summer cure you will need to order from our GIANT store (epoxies section):

Order this two part EPOXY Product NOW

from our  large Primary web store

 


note: most pebble decks are a soft golden color - which is the color of UV yellowed epoxy (which you cannot remove). Reseal with

our Basic No Blush which will start off very clear and slowly yellow toward the existing yellow gold color already in place.

special two part polys can be applied over the epoxy to slow or stop the yellowing (rarely done)

Order this two part  Product NOW

Acrylic Poly UV Plus

from our  large Primary web store

non epoxy section

Not for sale in Calif.

 


Two Part Epoxy Product Groups:

(EVERYTHING-EPOXY.INFO  ---  Intro to basic epoxy resin types )

 


Section 10 - Useful links

 

 

 

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Now Seeking Distributors/Resellers/Agents/Resellers for many of the epoxies in our product line. Private label options on most products. No product stocking necessary. Start a full time or part time epoxy sales business or add epoxy options to your existing business offerings. Email us today.

Also a perfect opportunity for outdoor contractors to expand into the pebble deck business. Install new pebble surfaces or reseal existing ones. We provide the professional grade resin and do the rest.


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