Epoxy-Coat Good and Better Coating Kit Installation Instructions Ab

Epoxy-Coat Good and Better Coating Kit Installation Instructions 

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____Step 1:  

Sweep or power blow the entire floor surface area. 

____Step 2:  

Typically, old concrete floors have contaminants which must be removed prior to coating. Using a diluted degreaser and hot water, you should scrub those areas vigorously. Heavy contaminated or oily areas should be concentrated and repeated if necessary. Grinding should be done if the degreaser is ineffective. 

____Step 3: 

Add acid granules floor prep solution into 5 quarts of chilly water in a plastic sprinkling can or plastic pump sprayer and mix until diluted. (Prep solution is not necessary if floor was diamond grinded) 

____Step 4:  

Apply the premix evenly over the surface. Do not expect foaming. Scrub the premix into the surface with a stiff bristled broom. 

____Step 5:  

After application of floor prep, double rinse the surface with a water hose. Scrub while rinsing to insure removal of all loosened material.  

After the surface has dried, check any glossy or oily areas by applying a few drops of water. If water does not penetrate quickly, re-etch the affected areas.  

Note: Muriatic acid can be used in place of clean and prep solution.  

Allow the floor to dry fully before coating. A power blower can be used to assist in the evaporation of the remaining water. Once your floor is dry, rub your fingers on the concrete and check your fingers for a film.  

If there is no film, you are prepared for application of the coating. Remember you must remove contaminants and create a profile before coating, or your coating will not adhere correctly. 

Mixing Instructions (Good/Better kits) 

(Optional PerformanceDIY.com Epoxy Primer is applied the same way as basecoat. The minimum dry time is 12 hours. If coating time succeeds 24hours, the old coating must be sanded with 100-120 grit sand paper for a new coating to bond with old.) 

____Step 6:  

 Install spike shoes 

Into the large, mixing bucket, pour all Part “B” ACTIVATOR/HARDENER contents. 

____Step 7:  

Mix all of Part “A” of epoxy in its original bucket for 3 minutes. Once a customer mixes part “A” first determine color to assure the color is acceptable before activating. If the customer does not like the color STOP and call Tech Support at 800-841-5580 to determine appropriate options. Do not assume that the color will change. Pour all pre-mixed contents of epoxy Part “A” Resin into same bucket as Part “B” and mix again for another 3minutes.     

NOTE: If UV additive is purchased, you would add it to Part A color coat when mixing. 

____MORE THAN ONE KIT Step 7A:  

If more than one kit is being used, please check batch numbers on the top of part “A” lid. If different, batch mix all colored Part “A” resins together for color consistency If the color is not what you like “STOP,” do not activate and contact PerformanceDIY.com for options as activation, mixing or application will NOT change color.  

Note: Mixing must be very thorough (3 minutes), or the coating will not cure and clean up, and removal of the uncured epoxy will be costly and very time consuming. Do not wipe the sides of the mixing bucket between mixes or after the final mix as there may be residual unmixed epoxy. The residual epoxy in the mixing bucket will not adversely affect the future epoxy mixes.  

Into the same large, cleaned mixing bucket, pour 1 gallon of Part “B” ACTIVATOR/HARDENER contents.  

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Immediately pour ALL mixed contents in a line on the floor (Do not leave any mixed coating in the bucket for cut in, use the material on the floor to cut in around perimeter). Starting in the farthest corner of the room, pour mixed contents (parallel to and approx. two feet from the wall”). Using the kit brush, cut in the perimeter walls or any other obstruction that may be hard to roll. For a full kit pour half of the mixed contents parallel to the wall and half parallel to the first pour in the center of the room. You will have two equal lines of materials approximately 3”-4” wide separated approximately 8’-12’. 

Please Note: After pouring mixed coating from the bucket to the floor, you have 30-40 minutes working time @ 70 degrees F (lower at higher temps). 

Application Instructions: 

____Step 9: 

Using the kit squeegee, (perpendicular to the poured line of epoxy) draw the epoxy from the back wall with the squeegee until there is no longer wet epoxy to draw back. Continue to squeegee pulling this product down the line until complete. 

____Step 10: 

With the kit roller, perpendicular to squeegee application, roll the epoxy until even and consistent. 

If you do not have spike shoes, make sure you only squeegee those areas to give you enough room to back roll without walking into the wet epoxy. 

____Step 11: 

(If you have spike shoes) After the second section is squeegeed and rolled, go back and re-back roll entire floor completely. 

____Step 12:  

Flake Application for Base Coat (Do not flake primer coat) 

Taking a pinch amount, apply flake chips into base coat by throwing the flakes into the air a minimum of 5’ or higher, rebounding off ceiling if possible, apply evenly throughout.  

Remember, only flake a section after the floor area looks satisfactory as once you flake the floor you will not be able to re-back roll again. 

The flake chips should be broadcasted into your final color coat (prior to applying clear coat if clear coat will be applied/Premium System). 

Clean squeegee while still wet with xylene or MEK thinner for use in next coat.  

Next Step: PerformanceDIY.com Clear Epoxy Instructions (Better kit only) 

Install spike shoes.  

____Step 13:  

Rinse and dry the large mixing bucket (which held all kit contents) with a clean rag prior to mixing. Install the supplied mixing tool into a high-speed drill. 

____Step 14:  

Into the same large, cleaned mixing bucket, pour 1 gallon of Part “B” ACTIVATOR/HARDENER contents.  

____Step 15:  

Pre-mix Part “A” Clear (large bucket) Epoxy in its original container. INTO THE SAME OUTER MIXING BUCKET, pour all 2 gallons pre-mixed contents of Epoxy Part “A” CLEAR RESIN. 

Note: For smaller mixes, the actual mixing ratio is 2.3 parts of Part A Resin to 1 part B Activator/Hardener. 

____Step 16:  

Mix thoroughly with the mixing tool for 3 minutes paying close attention to mixing all around the buckets sides and raising and lowering with the mixing tool. 

Please Note: Mixing must be very thorough (3 minutes), or the coating will not cure and clean up, and removal of the uncured epoxy will be costly and very time consuming. Do not wipe the sides of the mixing bucket between mixes or after the final mix as there may be residual unmixed epoxy. The residual epoxy in the mixing bucket will not adversely affect the future epoxy mixes. 

____Step 17:  

Immediately pour ALL mixed contents in a line on the floor (Do not leave any mixed coating in the bucket for cut in, use the material on the floor to cut in around perimeter). Starting in the farthest corner of the room, pour mixed contents (parallel to and approx. two feet from the wall”). Using the kit brush, cut in the perimeter walls or any other obstruction that may be hard to roll. For a full kit pour half of the mixed contents parallel to the wall and half parallel to the first pour in the center of the room. You will have two equal lines of materials approximately 3”-4” wide separated approximately 8’-12’. 

Please Note: After pouring mixed coating from the bucket to the floor, you have 30-40 minutes working time @ 70 degrees F (lower at higher temps). 

____Step 18:  

Using the kit squeegee, (perpendicular to the poured line of epoxy) draw the epoxy from the back wall with the squeegee until there is no longer wet epoxy to draw back. Continue to squeegee pulling this product down the line until complete and all dry area of flake is covered. 

____Step 19:  

With the kit roller, perpendicular to squeegee application, roll the epoxy until even and consistent.  

____Step 20: 

Re-back roll entire floor in opposite direction completely. 

If you desire to have aluminum oxide nonskid added to the floor broadcast aluminum oxide non-skid over the floor in lesser amounts (only in the previous section which has been back rolled a 2nd time). Taking a pinch amount apply by throwing the non-skid into the air a minimum of 5’ or higher. Re-bounding the non-skid off the ceiling is a good idea to get even coverage. 

Note: Aluminum oxide will make the floor more slip resistant but will make it harder to clean; it should be used according to your desired needs. PerformanceDIY.com non-skid additive is industry standard and accepted means for creating a proper recommended OSHA 0.5 COEFFECIENT FRICTION slip resistant non-skid surface.