SHOP/GARAGE FLOOR SYSTEM APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
PRODUCT STORAGE: Before use, store the product in an area to bring the material to normal room temperature. Continuous storage should be between 60°F and 90°F. Keep from freezing.
SURFACE PREPARATION: Surface preparation will vary according to the type of complete system to be applied. For a complete system build higher than 10 mils dry, we recommend a fine brush blast (shot blast). All dirt, oil, dust, foreign contaminants, and laitance must be removed to assure a trouble-free bond to the substrate. A test should be made to determine that the concrete has an appropriate vapor barrier. This can be done by placing a 4’X4’ plastic sheet on the substrate and taping down the edges. If after 24 hours, the substrate is still dry below the plastic sheet, then the substrate does not show signs of eventual hydrostatic pressure problems that may later cause disbanding. However, the primer can be applied to a damp floor as long as there are no standing puddles.
PRIMER MIXING: This product comes pre-packaged by weight. Kits should be mixed in their entirety. If partial kits are to be used, refer to the individual component technical data for proper weight mix ratios. After the two parts are combined, mixes well with slow-speed mixing equipment such as a jiffy mixer until the material is thoroughly mixed and streak-free. This product is an emulsion product and should be mixed well before using.
PRIMER APPLICATION: The mixed material can be applied by brush or roller. Maintain temperatures within the recommended ranges during the application and curing process. Apply material with relative humidity within the parameters shown on the technical data. When the end of the pot life has been reached, you will find that the material becomes hard to apply and will actually tend to roll back up onto the roller. Do not try to continue application when the coating has reached this step. Applications made at different times with differing environmental conditions, may show slight variations in gloss.
TOP-COATING THE PRIMER: When you topcoat the primer, you must first be sure that all of the solvents and water have evaporated from the coating during the curing process. The information on the front side of the individual data sheet is a reliable guideline to follow. However, it is best to test the coating before top-coating. This can be done by pressing on the coating with your thumb to verify that no fingerprint impression is left. If no impression is created, then the re-coat or topcoat can be started. Always remember that colder temperatures will require more cure time for the product before top-coating can commence. Before top-coating, check the coating to ensure no epoxy blushes were developed (a whitish, greasy film or de-glossing). If a blush is present, it must be removed prior to top-coating or re-coating. A standard-type detergent cleaner can be used to remove any blush.