An epoxy product is always two-part. It is made from a mixture of resin and a hardener/activator. Epoxies “dry” differently from paints. It is not done by simple evaporation. Instead, they cure through a chemical reaction between two components.
Epoxy floor Coating: What to look for?
It is crucial that epoxy flooring lasts for a long period of time. Here are some considerations when comparing epoxy flooring alternatives.
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It may be difficult for you to imagine the flooring in your area. You won’t be able to tell the difference if you only have a small sample or a photo from the internet.
Professionals might help you. You won’t be allowed to see the flooring until it is finished. They may be able to help you to determine the advantages and drawbacks of different materials.
It might not be the right thing for you to have dazzling metallic flooring in your building lobby with reflecting chips. Experts could recognize that shiny chips can be distracting. They might also make your building look more extravagant and sophisticated than it really is.
Now that we have an understanding of epoxy varieties let’s get on to the next part, which is proper surface preparation. Professional results are guaranteed!
It is imperative to know that surface prep is the most critical step before applying any floor coating.
Step 1: Grinding
* Use an angle grinder to grind all of the floors. Then vacuum the floor. Acid-etching is not recommended. Shot blasting is a process that uses spheres (or material) to remove contaminants from surfaces.
* Attach an angle grinder blade with a V-shaped blade and make sure that all cracks are mended.
* You should fill all cracks and joints with a compatible floor coating. Polyurethane or epoxy are the most common types of joint fillers.
Step 2: Primer coat Application
* For the best epoxy flooring coatings, you should apply the primer coat in 5-inch beads about one foot apart.
* Spread the primer evenly on the surface by using a squeegee
* Paint the edges using a small 2-inch paintbrush
* For uniform coverage, roll the primer in the reverse order
Step 3: Putting on an Intermediate Coat
* Spread the intermediate coat evenly on the floor with a spacing of 5 inches, approximately 5 feet apart.
Spread the epoxy evenly onto the surface by using a spatula
* Edges should only be painted with a 2-inch-thick paintbrush
* Back-rolling to ensure continuous coverage is essential
* Throw the required amount of flakes into the atmosphere (and let them rain down).
* Wait no longer than 24 hours before applying the clear coating
Step 4: Use the Clear Coat as a Protective Coat
After the clear coat has been mixed, place 5-inch beads 5 feet apart on the floor.
* Spread the sealer using a spatula evenly across the surface
* Edges should only be painted with a tiny 2-inch brush
* Apply a small amount of Aluminium oxide (grit) in an even layer to the floor.
* To ensure even distribution, back-roll clear coat and texture
* After installation, the surface must be allowed to be used by cars and heavy foot traffic for at least 96hrs. Some manufacturers may not require as much time for the cure period after final installation.
Croc Painting Company Arizona supplies industrial-grade epoxy flooring solutions that can be used in all industries.