To be used as surface protection / decoration mainly on floor and wall areas in warehouses, garages, parking garages, balconies
Epoxy coatings for floors
To be used as surface protection / decoration mainly on floor and wall areas in warehouses, garages, parking garages, balconies, cooling facilities and the food and pharmaceutical industry on substrates such as concrete, cement screed and cement render. It can be used in indoor and outdoor areas. It is also used as an adhesive primer on old epoxy resin coatings when applying new coatings. (Set up a trial area.) Our coatings are designed for substrate with heavy mechanical equipment, and heavy loading conditions.
The ability of epoxy paint to stick to concrete depends, among other things, on how well the concrete surface is prepared in advance. The adhesion of epoxy to concrete is in general higher than the cohesive strength of the concrete itself. Below are several “rules of thumb” about preparing the surface. The recommendations do not replace the technical specification or the required standards, but are intended solely for preliminary general orientation and estimates. In addition, for each project, you should obtain professional guidance from the technical department.
Surface Preparation – General:
Contaminants and oils should be removed from the surface of the concrete by using detergents or mechanical means (such as shot blast, diamond grinder and etc.) in order to obtain a completely clean surface. If detergents are used, rinse the concrete with mains water until a neutral PH value of the surface is obtained, and then leave the surface to dry. If the concrete surface is particularly rough, or if it intended to produce new slopes, it is possible to level the surface using an Pitturalia® Floor Leveling, The concrete is ready for painting after being cured for 28 days and exhibiting a maximum moisture content of 4% (depending on the product).
Pour the complete contents of Part B into the Part A container and mix until homogenous. Use slow speed mixing equipment. Then add clean water in small amounts mixing well on each addition. Continue until the material is to the fill line (5ltrs) or the desired viscosity is reached. Observe the minimum mixing time of 2 minutes. Streak formation in the resin indicates insufficient mixing.
The mixed material may be applied by brush, roller, or airless spray at a rate of 0.2kg/m² per coat, usually two coats are applied. It is especially important that the final coat is applied in an even layer thickness. During the drying period good ventilation is important so that evaporating water can be led off. Uneven application as well as poor ventilation can lead to dull spots on the coating. Do not use at temperatures below +10 C and falling.
Adhesive Primer: If Epoxy Floor Coating is used as an adhesive primer on old epoxy resin coatings, the material is rolled undiluted onto the respectively pre-treated substrate. After the water has evaporated the new coating is applied.
Single coat: When used as an adhesive primer for subsequent coatings.
Two coats: When used as a surface coating for an area of light weight/ foot traffic area
Three coats: When used in a high traffic area/ light machinery
SG: 1 to 1.39 depending on shade
Solids: 66 to 74 depending on shade
Binder: Alkyd resin
Coverage: 0.2 – 0.3kg/m² per coat. 5m² - 6m² per liter.
Application Temperature: 5 è 35 Cº
Diluents & Cleaning: Xylene – Isopropanol
Flash Point: > 35 Cº
Tough cure in 4 hours – hard dry in 12 hours – chemical cure in 8 days
If using spray equipment, rinse thoroughly with cold water frequently to avoid build up of cured paint. Brushes and rollers should be washed in water with a mild detergent.
Storage and shelf life:
When stored in a cool dry place, in the original unopened container protected from frost, a shelf life of approximately 12 months is expected.