Allow new concrete to cure for a minimum of 28 days.
Remove any oil spots, grease or spills and wash the floor
with a suitable detergent or degreasing solution and rinse.
The concrete must be free of curing agents or sealers.
Etch the floor with Concrete Etch. Test for a sealer by
lightly sprinkling water on the surface of the concrete. If
the water droplets bead up rather than soak into the
concrete, then there is some type of sealer present. The
sealer will have to be removed by alternate method of
surface preparation, such as sanding or grinding.
PREVIOUSLY COATED FLOORS: Make sure the floor is
clean and dry. Use a wire brush to remove any loose or
peeling paint or stain. If floor is sealed, the sealer will have
to be removed by sanding or grinding. To ensure proper
adhesion, scuff sand the entire surface.
WARNING! If you scrape, sand or remove old paint, you
may release lead dust. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO
LEAD DUST CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS SUCH AS
BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN.
PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID
EXPOSURE. Wear a NIOSH-approved respirator to
control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA
vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to
protect yourself and your family by contacting the National
Lead Information Hotline at 1-800-424-LEAD or log on to
Premix both components (Parts A and B) thoroughly to
ensure any settled pigment is re-dispersed. Pour the entire
contents of Part B Base into a clean 5-gallon pail. Then
pour the entire contents of Part A activator into the
pail. It is critical to add all of Part A to Part B and mix for 2-5
minutes. Power mixing is preferred. Do not mix the color
chips in with the coating. Allow the coating to stand for 30
minutes before using at temperatures of 55-70°F (13-21°C)
or 20 minutes if the temperatures are between 71-80°F
(22-27°C). Mix again just prior to application. The
activated coating must be used within 2 hours after mixing
based on temperature.
All pilot lights or open flames in the area must be
extinguished dueto the flammability of the solvents in the
coating. Pilot lights or open flames must remain
extinguished for a minimum of 24 hours following
application of the EPOXYShield Professional Floor
Coating. Apply only when air, material, and surface
temperatures are between 55-90°F (13-32°C) and the
surface temperature is at least 5°F (3°C) above the dew
point. The relative humidity should not be greater than
85%. Pour a portion of the admixed material into a lined
paint pan. Immediately begin to cut in the perimeter of the
floor along the wall, or other areas where a roller cannot
reach, using a brush or edger before beginning roller
application. Use a synthetic 3/8" nap roller cover on a 9"
roller frame to apply an even coat of EPOXYShield
Professional Floor Coating onto the surface. Limit the
application to 4x4 foot (1.2x1.2m) sections at a time to
make it easier to distribute the colored chips onto the
freshly coated surface. Scatter the decorative chips up
and away from you so they land flat on the wet paint film.
Then continue on to the next section. Note: Fresh paint
can be applied over the loose chips that lay outside the
previously painted area. Maintain a wet edge to prevent
lap marks and gloss variations. Make all final passes in
the same direction to ensure uniform appearance. Use
bright lighting to ensure proper coverage. If using the
anti-slip additive, continue to stir the admixed material
periodically to ensure additive does not settle in the pan.
Only one coat is necessary under most circumstances.
EPOXYShield Professional Floor Coating must be used
within 2 to 5 hours following initial mixing depending on
temperature and size of the mixture.
When finished, wash tools and equipment with xylene.
Clean up drips or spatters IMMEDIATELY with xylene as
dried paint is very difficult to remove. Properly dispose of
all soiled rags