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Epoxy coatings have become the latest and most stylish trend in flooring systems. Both the residential and commercial sectors have taken up epoxy resin as their main resurfacing option. Its highly capable abilities both physically and aesthetically are the main driving factors for clients wanting epoxy resin for their floors. It provides a highly durable and slip resistant surface not to mention its ability to transform an old, tired space into a highly decorative and attractive one. The coating not only provides great aesthetics, it also assists and reinforces the existing substrate providing a protective layer and protecting the substrate from further corrosive effects of the environment. If you have got an existing floor that is damaged or deteriorated, then an epoxy resin coating will provide protection of that substrate effectively maintaining or even increasing the floors life expectancy.

 

What is Epoxy?

 

Epoxy is made up of two main components – a resin is mixed with a hardener, creating a chemical reaction that forms a rigid plastic material that is strong, resistant to wear and bonds extremely well to most any surface. Epoxy flooring is made up of multiple layers of epoxy resin applied to the concrete substrate floor at different depths, with different results. The benefits of the coating are immediate: The concrete is protected from everyday wear and tear, becomes slip and chemical-resistant, and its overall appearance is improved, in addition to the floor becoming easier to clean and maintain.

 

Ease of Application

 

An epoxy resin coating can be applied to almost any area, garages, living rooms, warehouse floors, showrooms, granny flats, industrial areas, shop floors, businesses, commercial areas, basically anywhere where there is foot traffic, vehicle traffic, forklifts, cars and trucks, epoxy flooring is superior in its ability to also resist chemical spills and oil spills allowing very easy clean-up of the floor to its original condition. Epoxy resins are typically the hardest strength resins in the industry, they offer the strongest bond between the resin and the substrate and have excellent mechanical properties and dimensional stability. When properly cured, epoxy resins offer excellent chemical and heat resistance with extremely low shrinkage. When you combine all the qualities of epoxy resin, you have for a highly durable, high strength, spill and heat resistant coating, not to mention its stunningly good looks.

Where to use Epoxy Flooring?

 

It can be used in the most demanding of industrial environments to protect facility surfaces, factory machinery and personnel from wear, chemicals, UV light, moisture and accidents. Its also recently become very popular for residential areas – apartments and garage flooring.

Epoxy flooring is great for:

  • Residential Homes
  • Apartment with Lift Access
  • Office Buildings
  • Retailers / Shopping Malls
  • Industrial / Warehouse

 

Epoxy Flooring Before & After

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Benefits of Epoxy Floor

  • Strong Material.
    It is a strong and durable coating meaning it lasts longer than other coatings. You can use it for years and years.
  • Wear and Tear Resistant.
    It is resistant to wear and tear and high level of traffics – both vehicle and foot
  • No Chemical Problems.
    Resistant to chemical and non-chemical spills and accidents. Chemicals will not damage the floor in any way
  • Safe for All.
    The floor is safe for everyone. It’s anti-slip material means that it can hold on against its whole and is safe for people to walk or drive over.
  • Quick & Simple to Install.
    It is easy to install. It does not take a long time to install and the payoff is worth it.
  • Visually Appealing.
    Epoxy coating comes in a host of different colours and styles, so you can have your floor anyway you want.
  • Easy to Clean.
    Due to its strength and resistant to most factors, it requires minimal time to clean.
  • Great for the Environment.
    Thanks to its strength, the ease of cleaning, once installed, epoxy floors are great for the environment and will not affect it.
  • Affordable.
    Worth the value, epoxy floors are an one-time investment. Once installed, it will last the distance and prove to be a successful long-time investment with the amount of money you will save.

Epoxy Floor Coatings As Protective Coatings

 

Concrete floors whilst strong will require further treatments in commercial and industrial environments due to the chemicals used or the high traffic. Thus, resin coatings and polymer toppings are designed to protect or enhance the performance of concrete floors thereby preventing premature deterioration of floors. Epoxy floor coatings give a hard wearing chemically resistant decorative finish to floors in many areas.

Resin floor coatings incorporate a wide range of epoxies, polyurethane and acrylic sealers – all available with smooth or anti-slip finishes. We have different solutions tailored to the needs of our individual clients. We are ready to propose various options of three, four or five layers of various resins and screed to meet the need of our customers. The figure below tries to illustrate the position of different layers in our epoxy flooring system.

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Sample of Epoxy Flooring

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Versatile High Gloss Epoxy Resin used as a Primer, High Build Coating and for Decorative Quartz and Flake Applications

It is a low odor, 100% solids, epoxy resin coating system primarily designed for high build coatings, decorative quartz, and decorative flake applications. It may be used as a primer and may be applied clear or pigmented using Epoxy Color Additive-N.

Where to use

It is ideal as a broadcast clear, low odor top coat, or intermediate coat over decorative quartz or vinyl flake floor broadcast systems. It can also be field pigmented. Its clear and/or pigmented can also be top coated with an aliphatic urethane when increased chemical and abrasion resistance are required. When used as a primer, it can be considered where ≤ 4% moisture content by mass (pbw – part by weight) is measured on concrete substrate with concrete moisture meter.

Typical applications may include:

  • Auto dealerships
  • Institutions
  • Grocery, department and retail stores
  • Pharmaceutical laboratories, production rooms and offices.
  • Museum and galleries.
  • Animal shelter and veterinary clinics.
  • Laboratories
  • Bathroom/shower areas

Advantages

  • Good chemical resistance
  • 100% solids as supplied
  • Attractive, high gloss, reflective coating
  • Tough, smooth, non-porous surface is easy to clean
  • Durable, impermeable and seamless
  • Easily applied with brush, roller or squeegee
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Optional integral cove base and curbs may be installed without seams and joints
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Unlimited design capabilities available in various textures, patterns and colors

How to use Surface Preparation

Surface must be clean, sound and dry. Remove dust, laitance, grease, curing compounds, bond inhibiting impregnations, waxes and any other contaminants. All projections, rough spots, etc. should be removed to achieve a level surface prior to the application. Concrete – Should be cleaned and prepared to achieve a laitance-free and contaminant-free, open textured surface by shot blasting or equivalent mechanical means (CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Sweep and vacuum any remaining dirt and dust with a wet/dry vacuum. Removing residual dust will help ensure a tenacious bond between the primer/coating and the substrate. Whenever “shot-blasting” is utilized, be careful to leave concrete with a uniform texture. “Over-blasting” will result in reduced coverage rates of the primer and/or subsequent topcoats. The “shotblast” pattern may show through the last coat, known as “tracking”. The compressive strength of the concrete substrate should be at least 3,500 psi (24 MPa) at 28 days and at least 215 psi (1.5 MPa) in tension at the time of application.

Mixing

Mixing Ratio – 2 : 1 by volume.

Each component must be pre-mixed separately to ensure product uniformity.

Clear Resin:

Premix each component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 3 minutes using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Field Pigmented:

Premix each component separately. If color is desired, the appropriate Epoxy Color Additive-N is added to Component A at a rate of 1 quart (1L) per 5 mixed gallons (18.9 L) [Components A+B)] for all colors except bright colors like White, Safety Yellow or Tile Red which require 2 quarts (2 L) per 5 mixed gallons (18.9 L) [(i.e. Components A+B)]. Mix Component A and Epoxy Color Additive-N for 2 minutes or until a uniform color is achieved with a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume.

Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio to Component A (Resin) and mix for additional 2 minutes. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Do not mix more material than can be applied within the working time limits (i.e. Pot Life) at the actual field temperature.

Application

As Primer:

Apply it by squeegee at the rate of 160 – 266 ft2 / US gal (3.9 – 6.5 m2 / L) at 6 – 10 mils (0.15 – 0.25 mm) wet film thickness (w.f.t.) and back roll immediately. Coverage will vary depending on the porosity of the prepared floor. Product has a limited pot life (see Typical Data). Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back roll. Ensure that the coating is pore-free and pinholefree and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the coating is pore-free and pinhole-free, and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate.

As Sealer/Intermediate:

It is applied with a 12 to 40 mil (0.30 – 1 mm) notched squeegee over a smooth surface and a flat squeegee over a rough decorative quartz or decorative flake surfaces. Back rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide 3/8-inch (10 mm) nap, solvent-resistant roller cover. Back roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks.

Notes on Limitations:

Prior to application, measure and confirm Substrate Moisture Content, Ambient Relative Humidity, Ambient and Surface Temperature and Dew Point. During installation, confirm and record above values at least once every 3 hours, or more frequently whenever conditions change (e.g. Ambient Temperature rise/fall, Relative Humidity increase/decrease, etc.).

Substrate Moisture Content

Moisture content of concrete substrate must be ≤ 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter on mechanically prepared surface according to this product data sheet (preparation to CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Do not apply to concrete substrate with moisture levels > 4% mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter. If moisture content of concrete substrate is > 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter.

When relative humidity tests for concrete substrate are conducted for project specific requirements, values must be ≤ 85%.

Testing is not a substitute for measuring substrate moisture content. Use concrete moisture meter as described above.

Material Temperature

Precondition material for at least 24 hours between 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

Ambient Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C)

Substrate Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C). Substrate temperature must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above measured Dew Point.

Mixing and Application attempted at Material, Ambient and/or Substrate Temperature conditions less than 65˚F (18˚C) will result in a decrease in product workability and slower cure rates.

Ambient Relative Humidity

Maximum ambient and humidity 85% (during application and curing)

Dew Point

Beware of condensation! The substrate must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above the Dew Point to reduce the risk of condensation, which may lead to adhesion failure or “blushing” on the floor finish. Be aware that the substrate temperature may be lower than the ambient temperature.

Mixing

Do not hand mix materials. Mechanically mix only. Do not thin this product. Addition of thinners (e.g. water, solvent, etc.) will slow cure and reduce ultimate properties of this product. Use of thinners will void any applicable warranty. Improper mixing procedure or incorrect mixing ratio may result in moisture sensitivity, whitening, slow cure, soft spots, and other defects.

Application

If used as a primer. Apply the primer/coating to the prepared substrate using a squeegee and back roll to provide uniform coverage. Ensure that the substrate is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the substrate is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate.

  • Do not apply while ambient and substrate temperatures are rising, as pinholes may occur. Ensure there is no vapor drive at the time of application. Refer to ASTM D4263, may be used for a visual indication of vapor drive.
  • Freshly applied material should be protected from dampness, condensation and water for at least 72 hrs.
  • Will discolor over time when exposed to sunlight (UV) and under certain artificial lighting conditions. Use of clear UV resistant top coat may not prevent discoloration of underlying coatings
  • Do not apply Sikafloor to concrete substrate containing aggregates susceptible to ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) due to risk of natural alkali redistribution below the Sikafloor product after application. If concrete substrate has or is suspected to have ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) present, do not proceed. Consult with design professional prior to use.
  • Any aggregate used with Sikafloor systems must be non-reactive and oven-dried.
  • This product is not designed for negative side waterproofing.
  • Typically not recommended for exterior slabs on grade where freeze/thaw conditions may exist
  • Use of unvented heaters and certain heat sources may result in defects (e.g. blushing, whitening, debonding, etc.).
  • Beware of air flow and changes in air flow. Introduction of dust, debris, and particles, etc. may result in surface imperfections and other defects.
  • For professional use only by experienced applicators.

Versatile UV Resistant Epoxy Resin used as a Primer, High Build Coating and for Decorative Quartz and Flake Applications

It is a low odor, 100% solids, epoxy resin coating system primarily designed for high build coatings, decorative quartz and decorative flake applications. It may be used as a primer and may be applied clear or pigmented using Epoxy Color Additive-N.

Where to use

It is ideal as a broadcast clear, low odor top coat, or intermediate coat over decorative quartz or vinyl flake floor broadcast systems. It can also be field pigmented. Its clear and/or pigmented may also be top coated with an aliphatic urethane when increased chemical and abrasion resistance are required. When used as a primer, it can be considered where ≤ 4% moisture content by mass (pbw – part by weight) is measured on concrete substrate with concrete moisture meter.

Typical applications may include:

  • Auto dealerships
  • Institutions
  • Grocery, department and retail stores
  • Pharmaceutical laboratories, production rooms and offices.
  • Museum and galleries.
  • Animal shelter and veterinary clinics.
  • Laboratories, bathroom/shower areas

Advantages

  • Good chemical resistance
  • 100% solids as supplied
  • Attractive, high gloss, reflective coating
  • Tough, smooth, non-porous surface is easy to clean
  • Durable, impermeable and seamless
  • Easily applied with brush, roller or squeegee
  • Good abrasion resistance
  • Optional integral cove base and curbs may be installed without seams and joints
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Unlimited design capabilities available in various textures, patterns and colors

How to use Surface Preparation

Surface must be clean, sound and dry. Remove dust, laitance, grease, curing compounds, bond inhibiting impregnations, waxes and any other contaminants. All projections, rough spots, etc. should be removed to achieve a level surface prior to the application. Concrete – Should be cleaned and prepared to achieve a laitance-free and contaminant-free, open textured surface by shot blasting or equivalent mechanical means (CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Sweep and vacuum any remaining dirt and dust with a wet/dry vacuum. Removing residual dust will help ensure a tenacious bond between the primer/coating and the substrate. Whenever “shot-blasting” is utilized, be careful to leave concrete with a uniform texture. “Over-blasting” will result in reduced coverage rates of the primer and/or subsequent topcoats. The “shotblast” pattern may show through the last coat, known as “tracking”. The compressive strength of the concrete substrate should be at least 3,500 psi (24 MPa) at 28 days and at least 215 psi (1.5 MPa) in tension at the time of application.

Mixing

Mixing Ratio – 2 : 1 by volume.

Each component must be pre-mixed separately to ensure product uniformity

Clear Resin: Premix each component separately.

Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 3 minutes and until uniform using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Field Pigmented

Premix each component separately. If color is desired, the appropriate Epoxy Color Additive-N is added to Component A at a rate of 1 quart (1L) per 5 mixed gallons (18.9 L) [Components A+B)] for all colors except colors such as White, Safety Yellow or Tile Red which require 2 quarts (2 L) per 5 mixed gallons (18.9 L) [Components A+B]. Mix Component A and Color Additive-N for 2 minutes and until a uniform color is achieved with a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio to Component A (Resin) and mix for additional 2 minutes. Be careful not to introduce any air while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Do not mix more material than can be applied within the working time limits (i.e. Pot Life) at the actual field temperature.

Application

As Primer

Apply it by squeegee at the rate of 160 – 266 ft2 / US gal (3.9 – 5.4 m2 / L) at 6 – 10 mils (0.15 – 0.25 mm) wet film thickness (w.f.t.) and back-roll with pressure immediately. Coverage will vary depending on the porosity and texture of the prepared floor. Product has a limited pot life, see Typical Data. Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back-roll. Ensure that the coating is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the coating is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate.

As Sealer/Intermediate

It is applied with a 12 to 40 mil (0.30 – 1 mm) notched squeegee over a smooth surface and a flat squeegee over a rough decorative quartz or decorative flake surfaces. Back rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide 3/8-inch (10 mm) nap, solvent-resistant roller cover. Back-roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks.

Notes on Limitations

Prior to application, measure and confirm Substrate Moisture Content, Ambient Relative Humidity, Ambient and Surface Temperature and Dew Point. During installation, confirm and record above values at least once every 3 hours, or more frequently whenever conditions change (e.g. Ambient Temperature rise/fall, Relative Humidity increase/decrease, etc.).

Substrate Moisture Content

Moisture content of concrete substrate must be ≤ 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter on mechanically prepared surface according to this product data sheet (preparation to CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Do not apply to concrete substrate with moisture levels > 4% mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter.

When relative humidity tests for concrete substrate are conducted for project specific requirements, values must be ≤ 85%.

Testing is not a substitute for measuring substrate moisture content. Use concrete moisture meter as described above.

Material Temperature

Precondition material for at least 24 hours between 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

Ambient Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C)

Substrate Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C). Substrate temperature must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above measured Dew Point.

Mixing and Application attempted at Material, Ambient and/or Substrate Temperature conditions less than 65˚F (18˚C) will result in a decrease in product workability and slower cure rates.

Ambient Relative Humidity

Maximum ambient and humidity 85% (during application and curing)

Dew Point

Beware of condensation! The substrate must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above the Dew Point to reduce the risk of condensation, which may lead to adhesion failure or “blushing” on the floor finish. Be aware that the substrate temperature may be lower than the ambient temperature.

Mixing

Do not hand mix materials. Mechanically mix only. Do not thin this product. Addition of thinners (e.g. water, solvent, etc.) will slow cure and reduce ultimate properties of this product. Use of thinners will void any applicable warranty. Improper mixing procedure or incorrect mixing ratio may result in moisture sensitivity, whitening, slow cure, soft spots, and other defects.

Application

If used as a primer. Apply the primer/coating to the prepared substrate using a squeegee and back roll to provide uniform coverage. Ensure that the substrate is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the substrate is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate.

  • Do not apply while ambient and substrate temperatures are rising, as pinholes may occur. Ensure there is no vapor drive at the time of application. May be used for a visual indication of vapor drive.
  • Do not apply in excess of 40 mils in one coat.
  • Freshly applied material should be protected from dampness, condensation and water for at least 72 hrs.
  • Will discolor over time when exposed to sunlight (UV) and under certain artificial lighting conditions. Use of clear UV resistant top coat may not prevent discoloration of underlying coatings.
  • Do not apply it to concrete substrate containing aggregates susceptible to ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) due to risk of natural alkali redistribution below the product after application. If concrete substrate has or is suspected to have ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) present, do not proceed. Consult with design professional prior to use.
  • Any aggregate used with systems must be non-reactive and oven-dried.
  • This product is not designed for negative side waterproofing.
  • Typically not recommended for exterior slabs on grade where freeze/thaw conditions may exist
  • Use of unvented heaters and certain heat sources may result in defects (e.g. blushing, whitening, debonding, etc.).
  • Beware of air flow and changes in air flow. Introduction of dust, debris, and particles, etc. may result in surface imperfections and other defects.
  • For professional use only by experienced applicators.

Versatile Pigmented Epoxy Resin for High Performance Floor Finishes

It is a pigmented, two part low viscosity, self-priming (see priming section), epoxy coating / binder used for smooth and textured coatings and/or broadcast overlayments.

Where to use

Roller coat and self-leveling slurry for concrete surfaces, with medium to heavy duty wear (e.g. storage, hallways, corridors and assembly halls, maintenance workshops, garages and loading ramps), or as a seal coat for broadcast systems. When used as a primer, it can be considered when ≤ 4% moisture content by mass (pbw – part by weight) is measured on the concrete substrate with concrete moisture meter.

Advantages

  • Good chemical and abrasion resistance
  • Easily applied with brush, roller and squeegee
  • Glossy aesthetic finish
  • Slip resistant surface possible
  • Durable, impermeable and seamless
  • Solvent-free, low odor
  • Low mixed viscosity

How to use Surface Preparation

Surface must be clean, sound and dry. Remove dust, laitance, grease, curing compounds, bond inhibiting impregnations, waxes and any other contaminants. All projections, rough spots, etc. should be removed to achieve a level surface prior to the application. Concrete – Should be cleaned and prepared to achieve a laitance-free and contaminant-free, open textured surface by shot blasting or equivalent mechanical means (CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Sweep and vacuum any remaining dirt and dust with a wet/dry vacuum. Removing residual dust will help ensure a tenacious bond between the primer/ coating and the substrate. Whenever “shot-blasting” is utilized, be careful to leave concrete with a uniform texture. “Over-blasting” will result in reduced coverage rates of the primer and/or subsequent topcoats. The “shotblast” pattern may show through the last coat, known as “tracking”. The compressive strength of the concrete substrate should be at least 3,500 psi (24 MPa) at 28 days and at least 215 psi (1.5 MPa) in tension at the time of application.

Priming

Primer or Smooth Finish Coating

Priming for concrete substrate is required. Allow the primer to cure (varies with temperature and humidity) until tack free before applying subsequent coats. Ensure that the primer is pore-free, pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate. It may be used as a primer on concrete substrates for Coating Systems subjected to light traffic use.

Mixing

Mixing Ratio – 2 : 1 by volume.

Each component must be pre-mixed separately to ensure product uniformity.

Primer and Wear Coat

Premix each component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 3 minutes using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Be careful not to introduce any air while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Self-leveling Slurry: Note: If a small mix unit is needed, mix the following quantities: 1 Mixed (A+B) US gal. of 11.1 Lbs. of filler. This mix would yield approximately 1.5 gallons of slurry mix.

Premix each component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 1 minute using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Add filler and mix for additional 2 minutes. Be careful not to introduce any air while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the slurry. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Do not mix more material than can be applied within the working time limits (i.e. Pot Life) at the actual field temperature.

Application

As Primer

Apply primer by squeegee at the rate of 160 – 266 ft2 / US gal (3.4 – 5.4 m2 / L) at 6 – 10 mils (0.15– 0.25 mm) wet film thickness (w.f.t.) and back roll within 15 minutes. Coverage will vary depending on the porosity of the prepared floor. Product has a limited pot life, see Typical Data. Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back roll. Ensure that the coating is pore-free and pinholefree and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the coating is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate.

As Wear and Sealer Coat

It is applied with a 15 – 20 mil (0.37 – 0.5 mm) notched squeegee over a smooth surface and a flat squeegee over a rough or broadcast quartz surface. Back rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide 3/8 inch (10 mm) nap, solvent-resistant roller cover. Back roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks.

Smooth Finish Self-Leveling Slurry

Pour a bead of product on the surface to be coated, then spread with a notched squeegee or pin rake to the desired thickness (60 – 120 mils). Roll immediately (within max. 10 minutes of application) in two directions with a spiked roller to ensure even thickness and the removal of entrapped air. To obtain a higher aesthetic finish, spike roll in two directions at a 90 degree angle by passing only once in each direction.

Notes on Limitations

Prior to application, measure and confirm Substrate Moisture Content, Ambient Relative Humidity, Ambient and Surface Temperature and Dew Point. During installation, confirm and record above values at least once every 3 hours, or more frequently whenever conditions change (e.g. Ambient Temperature rise/fall, Relative Humidity increase/decrease, etc.).

Substrate Moisture Content

Moisture content of concrete substrate must be ≤ 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter on mechanically prepared surface according to this product data sheet (preparation to CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Do not apply to concrete substrate with moisture levels > 4% mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter. If moisture content of concrete substrate is > 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter.

When relative humidity tests for concrete substrate are conducted per for project specific requirements, values must be ≤ 85%.

Testing is not a substitute for measuring substrate moisture content. Use concrete moisture meter as described above.

Material Temperature

Precondition material for at least 24 hours between 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

Ambient Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C)

Substrate Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C). Substrate temperature must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above measured Dew Point.

Mixing and Application must adhere to Material, Ambient and Substrate temperatures listed above or a decrease in product workability and slower cure rates will occur.

Ambient Relative Humidity

Maximum ambient humidity 85% (during application and curing)

Dew Point

Beware of condensation!

The substrate must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above the Dew Point to reduce the risk of condensation, which may lead to adhesion failure or “blushing” on the floor finish. Be aware that the substrate temperature may be lower than the ambient temperature.

Mixing

Do not hand mix materials. Mechanically mix only. Do not thin this product. Addition of thinners (e.g. water, solvent, etc.) will slow cure and reduce ultimate properties of this product. Use of thinners will void any applicable warranty. Improper mixing procedure or incorrect mixing ratio may result in moisture sensitivity, whitening, slow cure, soft spots, and other defects.

Application

If used as a primer apply material to the prepared substrate using a squeegee and back roll to provide uniform coverage. Ensure that the substrate is pore-free and pinhole- free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the substrate is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate.

  • Do not apply while ambient and substrate temperatures are rising, as pinholes may occur. Ensure there is no vapor drive at the time of application. May be used for a visual indication of vapor drive.
  • Will discolor over time when exposed to sunlight (UV) and under certain artificial lighting conditions. Use of clear UV resistant top coat may not prevent discoloration of underlying coatings
  • Do not apply it to concrete substrate containing aggregates susceptible to ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) due to risk of natural alkali redistribution below the product after application. If concrete substrate has or is suspected to have ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) present, do not proceed. Consult with design professional prior to use.
  • Any aggregate used with floor systems must be non-reactive and oven-dried.
  • This product is not designed for negative side waterproofing.
  • Use of unvented heaters and certain heat sources may result in defects (e.g. blushing, whitening, debonding, etc.).
  • Beware of air flow and changes in air flow. Introduction of dust, debris, and particles, etc. may result in surface imperfections and other defects.
  • For professional use only by experienced applicators.

Pigmented Thixotropic Epoxy Topcoat

A two-component, high solids, epoxy based, pigmented thixotropic topcoat providing a textured or light orange peel texture finish. May be used as a topcoat on Epoxy Flooring Systems. Designed as a top coat over Flooring Systems and Trowelled Epoxy Mortar Systems to enhance abrasion and chemical resistance.

Where to use

Grout coat and topcoat for trowelled epoxy mortar & cove systems with normal up to medium heavy wear (e.g. storage, hallways, corridors and assembly halls, maintenance workshops, garages and loading ramps). Can be applied as a topcoat for epoxy systems creating a light orange peel texture finish.

Advantages

  • Thixotropic – light orange peel texture
  • Grout coat for trowelled epoxy mortar & cove systems
  • Top coat for epoxy mortar and cove systems
  • Excellent abrasion resistance
  • Excellent impact resistance
  • Good chemical and mechanical resistance
  • Durable, impermeable and seamless

How to use Surface Preparation

Surface must be clean, sound and dry. Remove dust, laitance, grease, curing compounds, bond inhibiting impregnations, waxes and any other contaminants. All projections, rough spots, etc. should be dressed off to achieve a level surface prior to the application. Concrete – Should be cleaned and prepared to achieve a laitance-free and contaminant-free, open textured surface by shot blasting or equivalent mechanical means (CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Sweep and vacuum any remaining dirt and dust with a wet/dry vacuum. Removing residual dust will help ensure a tenacious bond between the primer and substrate. Whenever “shot-blasting” is utilized, be careful to leave concrete with a uniform texture. “Over-blasting” will result in reduced coverage rates of the primer and/or subsequent topcoats. The “shotblast” pattern may show through the last coat, known as “tracking”. The compressive strength of the concrete substrate should be at least 3,500 psi (24 MPa) at 28 days and at least 215 psi (1.5 MPa) in tension at the time of application.

Priming

Priming for concrete substrate is required. Allow the primer to cure (varies with temperature and humidity) until tack free before applying subsequent coats. Ensure that the primer is pore-free, pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate. If used as a Grout coat/Top coat on epoxy mortar, primer is not required.

Mixing

Mixing Ratio – 2 : 1 by volume.

Premix each Component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 3 minutes using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Be careful not to introduce any air while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Do not mix more material than can be applied within the working time limits (i.e. Pot Life) at the actual field temperature.

Application

As a Grout Coat on Epoxy Mortar Systems

It is applied with a flat rubber squeegee or flat metal trowel tightly over a smooth surface. Back-rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide nap, 3/8-inch (10 mm), solvent-resistant roller cover. Back-roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks. Product has a limited pot life, see Typical Data. Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back-roll.

As a Top Coat

It is applied with a flat rubber squeegee tightly over a smooth surface. Back rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide nap, 3/8-inch (10 mm), solvent-resistant roller cover. Back-roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks. Product has a limited pot life, see Typical Data. Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back-roll.

Note: The texture will vary depending on the mill thickness and type of roller used.

Notes on Limitations

Prior to application, measure and confirm Substrate Moisture Content, Ambient Relative Humidity, Ambient and Surface Temperature and Dew Point. During installation, confirm and record above values at least once every 3 hours, or more frequently whenever conditions change (e.g. Ambient Temperature rise/fall, Relative Humidity increase/decrease, etc.)

Substrate Moisture Content

Moisture content of concrete substrate must be ≤ 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter on mechanically prepared surface according to this product data sheet. Do not apply to concrete substrate with moisture levels > 4% mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with  concrete moisture meter.

When relative humidity tests for concrete substrate are conducted per for project specific requirements, values must be ≤ 85%.

Testing is not a substitute for measuring substrate moisture content. Use concrete moisture meter as described above.

Material Temperature

Precondition material for at least 24 hours between 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

Ambient Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C)

Substrate Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C). Substrate temperature must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above measured Dew Point.

Mixing and Application must adhere to Material, Ambient and Substrate temperatures listed above or a decrease in product workability and slower cure rates will occur.

Relative Ambient Humidity

Maximum ambient humidity 85% (during application and curing)

Dew Point

Beware of condensation!

The substrate must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above the Dew Point to reduce the risk of condensation, which may lead to adhesion failure or “blushing” on the floor finish. Be aware that the substrate temperature may be lower than the ambient temperature.

Mixing

Do not hand mix materials. Mechanically mix only. Do not thin this product. Addition of thinners (e.g. water, solvent, etc.) will slow cure and reduce ultimate properties of this product. Use of thinners will void any applicable warranty.

  • Do not apply while ambient and substrate temperatures are rising, as pinholes may occur. Ensure there is no vapor drive at the time of application. May be used for a visual indication of vapor drive.
  • Freshly applied material should be protected from dampness, condensation and water for at least 72 hrs.
  • Will discolor over time when exposed to sunlight (UV) and under certain artificial lighting conditions. Use of clear UV resistant top coat may not prevent discoloration of underlying coatings.
  • Do not apply it to concrete substrate containing aggregates susceptible to ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) due to risk of natural alkali redistribution below the product after application. If concrete substrate has or is suspected to have ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) present, do not proceed. Consult with design professional prior to use.
  • Any aggregate used with systems must be non-reactive and oven-dried.
  • This product is not designed for negative side waterproofing.
  • Typically not recommended for exterior slabs on grade where freeze/thaw conditions may exist
  • Use of unvented heaters and certain heat sources may result in defects (e.g. blushing, whitening, debonding, etc.).
  • Beware of air flow and changes in air flow. Introduction of dust, debris, and particles, etc. may result in surface imperfections and other defects.
  • For professional use only by experienced applicators.

UV Resistant Epoxy System

It is a low odor, 100% solids epoxy resin coating system primarily designed for high build coating and decorative quartz/flake applications. It may be applied clear or may be field pigmented using Epoxy Color Additive-N.

Where to use

It is ideal as a clear, low odor top coat over decorative quartz or vinyl flake floor broadcast systems, as well as slurry/broadcast applications. Its clear and/or pigmented can also be top coated with an aliphatic urethane when increased chemical and abrasion resistance are required.

Advantages

  • UV Resistance properties exceed what other standard epoxy systems offer.
  • 100% solids as supplied.
  • Attractive, high gloss, reflective coating.
  • Durable, impermeable and seamless
  • Good abrasion resistance.
  • Excellent impact resistance.
  • Good overall resistance to a wide spectrum of chemicals

How to use Surface Preparation

Surface must be clean, sound and dry. Remove dust, laitance, grease, curing compounds bond inhibiting impregnations, waxes and any other contaminants. All projections, rough spots, etc. should be removed to achieve a level surface prior to the application. Concrete – Should be cleaned and prepared to achieve a laitance-free and contaminant-free, open-textured surface by shot-blasting or equivalent mechanical means (CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Sweep and vacuum any remaining dirt and dust with a wet/dry vacuum. Removing residual dust will help ensure a tenacious bond between the primer/coating and substrate. Whenever “shot-blasting” is utilized, be careful to leave concrete with a uniform texture. “Over-blasting” will result in reduced coverage rates of the primer and/or subsequent topcoats. The “shotblast” pattern may show through the last coat, known as “tracking”. The compressive strength of the concrete substrate should be at least 3,500 psi (24 MPa) at 28 days and at least 215 psi (1.5 MPa) in tension at the time of application.

Priming

Priming for concrete substrate is required. Allow the primer to cure (varies with temperature and humidity) until tack free and clear in appearance before applying subsequent coats. Ensure that the primer is pore-free, pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate. If necessary, apply an additional coat to ensure the coating is pore-free and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire concrete substrate.

Mixing

Mixing Ratio – 2 : 1 by volume.

For bulk packaging, when not mixing full units, each component must be pre-mixed separately to ensure product uniformity.

Clear Resin

Premix each component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin). Mix the combined components for at least 3 minutes using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Field Pigmented

Premix each component separately. If color is desired, the appropriate Epoxy Color Additive-N is added to Component A at a rate of 1 quart per 3 mixed gallons (i.e. Components A+B for all colors except bright colors like White, Safety Yellow or Tile Red which require 2 quarts per 3 mixed gallons (i.e. Components A+B). Mix Component A and Epoxy Color Additive-N for 2 minutes or until a uniform color is achieved with a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume. Empty Component B (Hardener) at the correct mix ratio to Component A (Resin) and mix for additional 2 minutes. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Self-leveling Slurry

Premix each component separately. Empty Component B (Hardener) in the correct mix ratio into Component A (Resin) and add the appropriate Epoxy Color Additive-N. Mix the combined components for at least 1 minute using a low speed drill (300 – 450 rpm) and Exomixer or Jiffy type paddle suited to the volume of the mixing container to minimize entrapped air. Add filler and mix for additional 2 minutes. Be careful not to introduce any air bubbles while mixing. Make sure the contents are completely mixed to avoid any weak or partially cured spots in the coating. During the mixing operation, scrape down the sides and bottom of the container with a flat or straight edge trowel at least once to ensure complete mixing.

Do not mix more material than can be applied within the working time limits (i.e. Pot Life) at the actual field temperature.

Application

As Sealer/Intermediate

It is applied with a 10 – 20 mils (0.25 – .50 mm) notched squeegee over a smooth surface and a flat squeegee over a rough or decorative quartz surface. Back rolling is typically done with an 18 inch (455 mm) wide 3/8 inch (10 mm) short nap, solvent-resistant roller cover. Back roll it only to level the squeegee applied material. Over-rolling and late back rolling may cause bubbling and leave roller marks. Product has a limited Pot Life, see Typical Data. Do not apply by dipping roller into mixing container. Pour a bead of product in the form of a ribbon on the surface to be coated, then spread with squeegee and back roll.

Self-Leveling Slurry

Pour a bead of product on to the surface to be coated, then spread with a notched squeegee or pin rake to the desired thickness. Roll immediately (within max. 10 minutes of application) in two directions with a spiked roller to ensure even thickness and the removal of entrapped air. To obtain a higher aesthetic finish, spike roll in two directions at a 90 degree angle by passing only once in each direction. The product has a limited Pot Life, see Typical Data.

Notes on Limitations

Prior to application, measure and confirm Substrate Moisture Content, Ambient Relative Humidity, Ambient and Surface Temperature and Dew Point. During installation, confirm and record above values at least once every 3 hours, or more frequently whenever conditions change (e.g. Ambient Temperature rise/fall, Relative Humidity increase/decrease, etc.).

Substrate Moisture Content

Moisture content of concrete substrate must be ≤ 4% by mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter on mechanically prepared surface according to this product data sheet (preparation to CSP-3 to CSP-4 as per ICRI guidelines). Do not apply to concrete substrate with moisture levels > 4% mass (pbw – part by weight) as measured with concrete moisture meter.

When relative humidity tests for concrete substrate are conducted per for project specific requirements, values must be ≤ 85%.

Testing is not a substitute for measuring substrate moisture content. Use concrete moisture meter as described above.

Material Temperature

Precondition material for at least 24 hours between 65° to 75°F (18° to 24°C)

Ambient Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C)

Substrate Temperature

Minimum/Maximum 50˚/85˚F (10˚/30˚C). Substrate temperature must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above measured Dew Point.

Mixing and Application must adhere to Material, Ambient and Substrate temperatures listed above or a decrease in product workability and slower cure rates will occur.

Relative Ambient Humidity

Maximum ambient humidity 85% (during application and curing)

Dew Point

Beware of condensation!

The substrate must be at least 5˚F (3˚C) above the Dew Point to reduce the risk of condensation, which may lead to adhesion failure or “blushing” on the floor finish. Be aware that the substrate temperature may be lower than the ambient temperature.

Mixing

Do not hand mix materials. Mechanically mix only. Do not thin this product. Addition of thinners (e.g. water, solvent, etc.) will slow cure and reduce ultimate properties of this product. Use of thinners will void any applicable warranty. Improper mixing procedure or incorrect mixing ratio may result in moisture sensitivity, whitening, slow cure, soft spots, and other defects.

Application

Apply the coating to the prepared substrate which should be pore-free and pinholefree. If necessary, apply an additional coat of a suitable material to ensure the substrate is porefree and pinhole-free and provides uniform and complete coverage over the entire substrate.

  • Do not apply while ambient and substrate temperatures are rising, as pinholes may occur. Ensure there is no vapor drive at the time of application. May be used for a visual indication of vapor drive.
  • Will discolor over time when exposed to sunlight (UV) and under certain artificial lighting conditions. Use of clear UV resistant top coat may not prevent discoloration of underlying coatings.
  • Do not apply it to concrete substrate containing aggregates susceptible to ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) due to risk of natural alkali redistribution below the Sikafloor product after application. If concrete substrate has or is suspected to have ASR (Alkali Silica Reaction) present, do not proceed. Consult with design professional prior to use.
  • Any aggregate used with systems must be non-reactive and oven-dried.
  • This product is not designed for negative side waterproofing.
  • Use of unvented heaters and certain heat sources may result in defects (e.g. blushing, whitening, debonding, etc.).
  • Beware of air flow and changes in air flow. Introduction of dust, debris, and particles, etc. may result in surface imperfections and other defects.
  • For professional use only by experienced applicators.

 

WPM 300

Your solution for

  • Green Concrete
  • Wet Concrete
  • Rising Damp
  • Efflorescence
  • Bonding Concrete
  • Hydrostatic Pressure

It is a two-part water based epoxy coating designed as a preparatory sealer and barrier coat.

It prepares otherwise incompatible or problem surfaces prior to the application of surface coatings such as paint, texture coatings and waterproofing membranes.

It effectively safeguards the final finish from being adversely affected by moisture and prevents problems such as:

  • Blistering of paint & texture coating finishes
  • Poor top coat adhesion
  • Drummy render
  • Poor masonry bonding
  • Efflorescence
  • Crumbling substrates

It also enables new/green concrete or render to be top coated with minimum delay.

New (Green/Fresh) Concrete or Render

Normal practice is to allow new concrete to cure for 28 days and render for 7 days, before the application of surface coatings such as paint, texture coatings and waterproofing membranes.

These coatings can be applied to new concrete/render so long as the latter is hard enough to coat (generally after 16 hours)

In fact, it offers the benefit of acting as an effective concrete curing membrane, which means less risk of cracking, shrinkage and optimum strength of the finished concrete.

 

To Fix It

  • Clear the surface of dust and other contaminants
  • Apply 1 coat by brush or roller at a coverage rate of 3 square metres per litre.
  • Allow it to dry overnight
  • Apply surface top coating such as paint, texture coatings, waterproofing membranes, tile adhesives etc.

 

Wet Concrete or Render

When renovating bathrooms, or other internal wet areas, the underlying substrate is usually wet and at times saturated.

Applying a top coating to such a substrate causes blistering, drying and or adhesion problms, which can ultimately lead to a breakdown of the applied top coating.

An option is to wait for the substrate to dry, resulting in expensive delays especially in a fast track commercial project situation. Similar problems can be experienced when applying paints or texture coatings in external applications.

It is a surface preparation product and must not be left exposed to UV rays for extended periods.

 

To Fix It

  • Remove all surface water
  • Apply one coat by brush or roller at a coverage of 3 square metres per litre.
  • Allow it to dry overnight
  • Apply desired top coating e.g. paint texture coatings, waterproofing membranes etc.

 

Sealing Rising Damp

The bright of many an old house

Rising damp caused by moisture from the ground coming through brick and masonry walls, results in major problems when tiling, painting or wallpapering. Rising damp manifests through blistering paint, crumbling plaster etc.

Once rising damp is addressed through fixing the damp course the substrate is coated before the surface is painted , tiled and wallpapered.

It can be applied to concrete, render, bricks, stone or other solid substrates. It is not recommended for use over plaster, gyprock or over concrete walls with reinforced steel.

For areas subject to hydrostatic pressure when wall is below ground level refer to section “Internal Sealing of Subterranean Surfaces”

To Fix It

  • Fix the damp course
  • Remove existing coatings to ensure proper bonding to the substrate
  • Apply one coat by brush or roller at a coverage rate of 3 square metres per litre and allow to dry overnight then apply top coating.

Sealing Against Efflorescence

Preventing Salts

Efflorescence is the migration of salts from concrete, bricks, masonry and pavers that either from a powder or crystalise on the surface.

These salts will migrate tile adhesives, paints and texture coatings causing discolouration and in severe cases can result in he total breakdown of the applied top coating.

This effect is exacerbated when the substrate is not totally dry before application of the top coating.

It can be used to prevent the effect of efflorescence forming on the surface of paint, texture, tiles and other coatings.

 

To Prevent It

  • Remove any coatings, dirt and loose salts from the substrate.
  • Apply one coat by brush or roller, at a coverage rate of 3 square metres per litre.
  • Allow it to dry overnight.
  • Apply desired top coatings.

NB: Do not treat both sides of a wall as moisture must be allowed to escape.

 

Bonding New to Old Concrete or Render

A Better Foundation

When applying new concrete or render onto aged concrete it is very important that a sound, firm bond is achieved between the two materials.

It forms a structural high strength bond between new concrete/render and aged concrete.

It eliminates the risk of ending up with drummy render or poorly bonded concrete.

To Fix It

  • Remove any coatings, dirt and loose material from the substrate.
  • Apply one coat at a coverage rate of 3 square metres per litre.
  • Whilst it is still wet and tacky, lay the new render or concrete topping.
  • Should it go hard before the render/concrete can be laid simply apply a further coat and apply top coating.

 

Internal Sealing of Subterranean Surfaces

Resisting Hydrostatic Pressure

A common problem with walls and floors that are effectively underground or have earth back-fill against the external surface is that they range from being always damp to water seeping through them.

The water develops a pressure against the external surface equal to the height of the back-fill or the depth the wall is underground. This pressure is referred to as a head of water and forces water through the wall.

In many areas the water table is very high resulting in water seeping through the floor due to capillary action.

To Fix It

  • Apply it directly onto the internal wall substrate, which must be clean and free from any dirt and surface coating.
  • It should be applied in 2 coats at a maximum coverage rate of 3 square metres per litre per coat to seal off water against hydrostatic pressure of up to 25-metre head of water.
  • Allow to cure for 2 days (48 hours) before applying desired top coating to wall or floor.

 

 

 

MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip M

Epoxy Resin for Durable, Anti-skid and Noise-reducing Coatings on Bitumen Based Substrates

Product Properties

  • Slightly thixotropic, 2-component epoxy resin
  • Plasticized, for use on bituminous traffic routes
  • Durable and highly resistant due to polish-resistant grains
  • Ensures a tough and durable anti-skid coating
  • Part of the approved Whisper-Grip® system

Areas of Application

  • Surface treatment of bituminous substrates (mastic asphalt, hot-rolled asphalt, stone mastic asphalt)
  • Does not require any bonding agent
  • For the coating for bitumen based surfaces

Application

Substrate Preparation / Mixin

See leaflet “Substrates and Substrate Preparation”. See leaflet “General Application Advice”. Intensive substrate preparation is especially important in tunnel sections and traffic jam areas – dirt, excessive bitumen layers and other loose particles which may restrain a correct bonding are to be removed.

Priming

MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip M does not require any priming.

MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip M is applied by twocomponent dosage equipment in accordance with ZTV-BEB-StB 02, TL/TP OB-RH. Hereby, the resin is applied evenly and free from atomized spray onto the substrate by means of cast-levelling technique. Depending on substrate temperature (min. +10 °C) waiting intervals of approx. 20 minutes must be observed until full film-forming of the coating

Application on sloped areas is possible up to 7%. For sloped areas >7% please ask for our special advice.

Coating and Protection of Road Fixtures

Before application of MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip M all road fixtures and if necessary the stone settlement framework must be protected with self-adhesive masking tape. Afterwards the binder is applied and strewn. Immediately after strewing – the resin did not react yet – the self-adhesive masking tapes are removed.

General Information

Coverage, application times, resistance to foot traffic and time until full resistance are determined by temperature and site properties and condition.

Although extreme mechanical load due to high traffic volume the road grip is improved sustainable and high SRT/SCRIM-values are achieved. Furthermore, the tire noise is obviously reduced.

 

Technical Data for MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip

Product Characteristics for MC-DUR 1300 VK Grip M

 

Safety Advice

Please take notice of the safety information and advice given on the packaging labels and safety information sheets.