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Primers are used to ensure a proper bond of the epoxy to your floor. The darker your epoxy, the darker your primer should be too. Available in white, gray & black
1 Premix part A to evenly distribute the settled pigment!
2 Two parts A, one part B
3 PRO TIP use a mixing stick with square edges to properly scrape the sides and bottom of your container
Roll the primer on to the floor. Make sure the color of the floor is completely masked by your primer.
4 CAUTION!!! Make sure the floor is completely on level! Otherwise the epoxy will flow to one side, and ruin your entire project! Most common methods of leveling your floor is a floor grinder, or self leveling concrete
coverage = 230-320 square feet per gallon
5 Once the primer cures, sand it down with 220 grit paper, and vacuum the dust away. Then wipe the floor down with denatured alcohol to ensure a clean/dust free surface.
7 Pro Tip: When working with epoxy, denatured alcohol is your best friend! Great for cleaning mixing containers, mixers, trowels, and sanded surfaces!
8 Choose the metallic colors you would like to use, and mix them into your Part B 24 hours before adding your Part A. This is done to dissolve the pigment completely. Electric mixers help a lot in this step
11 Cover with plastic once mixed to avoid dust
12 24 hours later, mix 2 Parts A, 1 Part B
13 For this specific pattern, make polka dots on the floor, and squeegee them together. Keep in mind, worktime is approximately 20 minutes.
15 EpoxyGlide rollers are used specifically for this purpose. Roll your EpoxyGlide roller on some blue painters tape to remove any loose hairs that might get caught in your epoxy.
16 Texture the epoxy with your EpoxyGlide roller. Move the roller around from different angles and do not repeat the same pattern. This gives you a unique look that nobody can recreate!
Spike shoes are ESSENTIAL when applying floor epoxy. They allow you to walk on the wet epoxy without ruining the pattern, and help with slip resistance.
17 Torching your epoxy gets rid of any air bubbles you have created
18 Once the epoxy cures, sand it down with 220 grit paper, vacuum the dust, and clean it off with alcohol
20 When working with any epoxies, a clean, dust free surface is essential
21 Next we add 2 layers of topcoat. Mix two Parts A, and one Part B
22 Be sure to spread the topcoat evenly on your sanded epoxy
23 Roll on your first layer of topcoat with an EpoxyGlide Roller. Be sure to de-fuzz the roller with blue painters tape!
Don’t worry if your topcoat isn’t clear when you first apply it! It will clear up while it cures.
24 Wipe down the topcoat with denatured alcohol to remove dust
25 Roll on your second coat and wait for the topcoat to cure again
Once the topcoat cures, you have a high strength, beautiful, seamless epoxy floor!