Kraft-Coat Craft Coating Installation Instructions

Kraft-Coat Craft Coating Installation Instructions

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

When the entire order arrives, inspect all items, as well as color(s) of the material(s). From time of delivery, 5 (five) days is allotted to report any issues, shortages, damages, etc. Thoroughly read the Installation Instructions. Performance DIY cannot be held liable if you fail to read and follow these instructions.

Please be advised the color of epoxy resin is the final color and will not lighten or darken when cured.

To achieve color continuity/consistency when purchasing more than 1 kit, batch mixing of all Part A’s is necessary.

Once Part A & Part B are properly mixed, immediately pour in ribbons on the floor (according to instructions). Leaving mixed material in a mixing pail will create an exothermic (quick curing) reaction and the product will no longer be usable.

Please contact us with any questions.

PerformanceDIY.com

169 North Gratiot

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Phone: (800) 841-5580

Fax: (586) 468-8440

Welcome to Your New Coating Kit! 

Thank you for purchasing the PerformanceDIY.com counter coat kit. We want to make sure that your installation is easy and that you are completely satisfied with the results.

Important

Be sure to read these detailed instructions prior to application

If you have any questions during your application, call 800-841-5580 to speak to one of our experts.

Our hours are M–F, 9AM–5PM EST and Tech Support Saturday from 11–3PM.

Key Product Information Overview; PerformanceDIY.com Pave-Patch Kits

• For concrete/wood/ceramic/Formica/marble/granite counter-tops

• Thicker, self-leveling, high gloss, over 4x thicker than big box water-based epoxies

• Leaves no brush or roller marks

• Straightforward application in 4 hours

• Easy maintenance

• Limited Lifetime Warranty

A Message from our President

My name is Craig Jones, President/CEO of PerformanceDIY.com, Inc. I began in the floor coating industry in 1976, and since that time with the help of many world-class chemists, have been improving our patent pending epoxy floor coating kit.

My goal is to provide to our customers, (commercial, industrial, and residential) the most economical, easy to apply, durable, longest lasting do it yourself floor coating kit. I want to change the way high performance floor coating systems are installed.

I did make it easy to install a professional high performance floor coating system (usually left to professionals), as the low-quality water-based epoxy systems offered by other national brands. PerformanceDIY.com is the only Do-ItYourself floor coating kit that can be applied in 3 hours achieving a professional result.

PerformanceDIY.com is also the first to offer an all-inclusive kit with a Limited Lifetime Warranty, 0 VOC, self-leveling, and 100% Solids!

My number one goal has always been honest customer satisfaction and real value.

Thank you for your business,

Craig S. Jones

Craig S. Jones

PerformanceDIY.com

Safety Information:

• Keep out of reach of children.

• Do not consume.

• Cleaning solution contains phosphoric acid, an eye and skin irritant.

• You should wear rubber gloves with safety glasses, pants, shirt, and shoes when mixing and while preparing floor with acid and mixing/applying PerformanceDIY.com Paver-Coat.

Dangers:

HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED

V.O.C. ≤0 GRAMS PER LITER

First Aid Measures

Ingestion

If ingested, do not induce vomiting unless directed to by medical personnel. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Drink two cups of water or milk. Contact a physician immediately and seek medical attention. Material Safety Data Sheets are available online at www.PerformanceDIY.com

Eye/Skin Contact

In case of contact with eyes or skin, clean with soap and water and then flush with cold water for 15 minutes.

Kit Contents Small Kit Clear:

• 4 oz. epoxy Part A

• 2 oz. epoxy Part B

• 1” Brush • Pair of Vinyl Gloves

• Measuring Beaker

Medium Kit Clear:

• 1-Quart epoxy Part A

• 1-Pint of epoxy Part B

• 0.125lbs of Aluminum Oxide Non-Skid

• 1” Brush

• Pair of vinyl gloves

• Measuring beaker

Large Kit Clear:

• 1-gallon epoxy Part A

• (2) 28 Oz. bottles of epoxy Part B

Includes Small Tool Kit:

• (1) 3” Chip Brush

• (1) 4” Roller Cover (3/8” Nap)

• (1) Squeegee

• (1) 16” Mechanical Mixer

• (1) Pair of Vinyl Gloves

• (1) Mixing Stick

Additional Supplies Needed:

Blow Torch

Roller Assembly

Clean-up thinner:

• Xylol/Xylene or MEK

Temperature Conditions

The ideal temperature range when working with PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit is 40 °F-77 °F (4 °C-30 °C). Warmer temperatures will shorten working time and speed up curing process and cooler temperatures will extend working time and slow curing process. Preparation with PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit clean and prep solution should not be attempted below 35 °F. High humidity will affect the curing of the coating and may cause varied color throughout the coating. PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit does not recommend applying where the relative humidity is above 85% maximum.

Note: It is always better to bring the temperature of the room up the day before you start coating. Once you start, you would like the temperature to be dropped 10 °F-20 °F to avoid any bubbling.

Preparation

____Step 1:

Recommended but not necessary to work in a ventilated room; (do not work near heat or flames if using Polyaspartic). Clean surfaces; remove any debris from areas. Mix part “A” Resin.

____Step 2:

Sand the surface with the supplied sanding paper. Wipe clean with rags to remove any sanding dust and debris.

Solid Color Coat application

____Step 1: 1st Color Coat

Pour all of Part “B” into larger clean container. Pour all of Part “A” base coat (colored) into same container. Mix thoroughly for 3 minutes with the mixing tool or mixing stick for 3 minutes, paying close attention to all around the buckets sides and rising and lowering the mixing tool.

____Step 2:

Spread the color coating material evenly over the area, clean the squeegee (if used) well with a rag and xylene, as you may need it in the future: DO NOT SOAK IN XYLENE THIS WILL DESTROY THE SQUEEGEE. Using the supplied 4” roller, roll out the base coating material evenly over the area and the outer perimeter. Use small torch to reduce bubbles by waving flame quickly over bubbled surface.

____Step 3:

After 24 hrs. sand with 800+ grit to remove any high areas or inconsistencies to create a smooth surface.

Metallic Coat Application

Note: A solid color is often used as a base coat application for metallic applications, see above application instructions.

____Step 1:

Pour all of Part “B” into large clean container. Pour all of Part “A” pre-mix metallic resin into same container. Mix thoroughly for 3 minutes with the mixing tool for 3 minutes, paying close attention to all around the buckets sides and rising and lowering the mixing tool.

____Step 2:

Using the supplied 1/8” squeegee spread the metallic coating material evenly over the counter to area, clean the squeegee well with a rag and xylene, as you will need it in step 8: DO NOT SOAK IN XYLENE THIS WILL DESTROY THE SQUEEGEE. Using the supplied 4” roller, roll out the base coating material evenly over the counter top area and the outer perimeter. Use small torch to reduce bubbles.

Optional:

____Step 3:

After 24 hrs. sand with 800+ grit to remove any high areas or inconsistencies to create a smooth surface. Repeat steps application steps 1-2 with either metallic or clear coat epoxy.

Clear Coat Application

____Step 1:

Pour all of Part “B” into larger clean container. Pour all of Part “A” base coat (clear) into same container. Mix thoroughly for 3 minutes with the mixing tool or mixing stick for 3 minutes, paying close attention to all around the buckets sides and rising and lowering the mixing tool.

____Step 2:

Spread the base coating material evenly over the area, clean the squeegee (if used) well with a rag and xylene, as you may need it in the future: DO NOT SOAK IN XYLENE THIS WILL DESTROY THE SQUEEGEE. Using the supplied 4” roller, roll out the base coating material evenly over the area and the outer perimeter. Use small torch to reduce bubbles by waving flame quickly over bubbled surface.

Optional:

____Step 3:

After 24 hrs. sand with 800+ grit to remove any high areas or inconsistencies to create a smooth surface. Repeat steps application steps 1-2.

Optional Poly 200 Clear Topcoat

(UV Protection) allow 10 to 24 hours to pass before applying.

No mixing required, simply brush and roller apply (odors will be present for 12 hours, must be ventilated)

Optional Poly 200 Polyaspartic clear for more resistance and UV stability can be purchased at PerformanceDIY.com.

Recommendations and Helpful Tips

• Paint in a well-ventilated room.

• Recommended room temperature @70˚ F.

• Place newspaper around the cabinet base and cover the cabinet to prevent any spillage from getting on the cabinet bases.

• Have plenty of rags for cleanup.

• Use Xylol or MEK for cleanup.

• Use in a well-lit area.

• Allow to dry for 3 days before use.

• Wipe the lower edge of counter during the coating process to prevent drips from forming, this may be needed done several times.

When applying multiple coats, you should wait 10-24 hours to apply the second coat. If you wait more than 24 hours, you must rough the surface with 120-grit sandpaper prior to coating and you must wipe the floor with denatured alcohol prior to coating.

When back-rolling a second time for color or clear coats, only back-roll one time approximately 10 minutes after first application to avoid inducing bubbles into the coating. PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit can be applied in multiple coats if necessary in contaminated areas, rough areas, or where a smoother looking appearance is desired.

Coating Problems During Application

If bubbles appear during coating, torch or power blow the epoxy floor surface while still wet.

You may also consider trying to re back-roll the floor a third time, prior to broadcasting any flakes/non-skid. If bubbles continue to appear, keep using torch or power blower to relieve surface tension.

If fish eyes appear in the coating (because of contamination) continue to back-roll the floor until it is very tacky, prior to broadcasting flakes/non-skid.

If color variations appear between sections, try to re back-roll the entire floor completely, prior to broadcasting any flakes/non-skid.

Disposal

Remaining unmixed PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit product can be mixed into the mixing bucket for 3 minutes and let harden. Dispose of in accordance with local, state, and federal laws.

PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit Warranty

PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit shall warranty its coating against peeling for the lifetime of the for the original purchaser, from its purchase date, proving its application is in accordance with PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit preparation and application procedures and the warranty registration certificate are filled out and mailed or emailed back within 10 days of purchase. This warranty applies to peeling coatings caused as a direct result of product failure. The sole and exclusive maximum liability of PerformanceDIY.com under this warranty will be to replace the appropriate quantity necessary for recoating warranted area. Please allow for shipping and handling.

The express warranties set forth in this purchase are in lieu of all other warranties, expressed or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Customer agrees that its exclusive remedies, and the entire liability of PerformanceDIY.com with respect to the specified coatings, are set forth in this agreement. PerformanceDIY.com will not be liable to customer for any damages, including any lost profits or other incidental or consequential damages arising out of its use of the counter coating or the breach of any warranty.

Seeding of Epoxy

Seeding of Epoxy (Part A) is possible due to colder temperatures in transit.

Two-component epoxy resin systems should be stored between 65 °F and 90 °F.

Refrigeration will not enhance the storage stability of two-component epoxy resin systems. Most systems are naturally susceptible to crystallization, especially at temperatures below the recommended storage temperatures.

Q: How do I know if my product is seeded?

A: The clear/colored epoxy (Part A) will appear gritty, seedy, chunky near the bottom of the container.

Q: How can I fix this?

A: Submerge Part A bucket with lid on, into 122 °F water and stir periodically. (Depending on the size of the container of epoxy, it can take longer to reverse to a usable liquid). Do not allow water to get into the Part A.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our expert Technical Hotline staff has collected the most frequent questions and answers here to help you plan and install your new floor.

If you have any questions during your application, call our Technical Hotline at 1-800-841-5581 to speak to one of our experts. Our Technical Hotline hours are M–F 9AM–5PM and Sat. 11AM–3PM EST.

How can I remove dried PerformanceDIY.com craft epoxy from concrete?

We recommend using a safe paint stripper (home use). You can also use a power washer or handheld diamond grinder to remove this stripper.

How can I remove dried PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit from concrete?

We recommend using a safe paint stripper (home use). You can also use a power washer or handheld diamond grinder to remove this stripper.

Can I apply PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit over an existing coating?

PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit can be coated over existing paints/coatings by simply making sure the existing coatings are cleaned, sanded (80–100 grit) and bonding. All areas that are not bonding must be diamond ground.

What temperatures can I apply PerformanceDIY.com Kraft-Coat Kit?

Apply PerformanceDIY.com at 40 °F–77 °F.

Should I add thinner to the coating when mixing?

Up to 5% of MEK or Xylene may be used.

When taping when should I pull the tape up?

For ease or removal, remove tape immediately after application.

Should I patch cracks/holes prior to coating? How would I do this?

PerformanceDIY.com recommends patching all cracks prior to coating. PerformanceDIY.com EPK 1000 patch kits and caulk can be purchased online at www.PerformanceDIY.com.

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Mail to:

PerformanceDIY.com

169 North Gratiot

Mt. Clemens, MI 48043

Phone: (800) 841-5580

Fax: (586) 468-8440