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Here's a quick list of how to determine how many lbs of Paint Chips you need:
1/4" Size Coverage:
Light coverage / .002 lbs per sq. ft.
Medium coverage / .01 lbs per sq. ft.
Heavy coverage / .04 lbs per sq. ft.
Full coverage / .15 lbs per sq. ft.
For example, if you want a medium coverage and you have a 1000 sq. ft. garage floor to cover. You multiply .01 x 1000 = 10. So you will need 10lbs total paint chips.
1/16" Size Full Coverage: Square footage divided by 6. For example, 600 sq ft floor would need 100 lbs. You divide 600 by 6 = 100.
Store product in a controlled temperature area/room to bring the material to normal room temperature before using. Continuous storage should be between 60 and 90 degree F. Low temperatures or great temperature fluctuations may cause crystallization. Coatings may cause surface to become slippery under certain conditions. If you require additional slip resistance a non skid additive may be required. View our anti-slip additive here. Keep out of the reach of children. Refer to Product label and MSDS for additional safety precautions.
STEP 1: SURFACE PREPARATION
Perform a Moisture Test: 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 disbonding.
Clean the Floor All dirt, oil, dust, foreign contaminants and laitance must be removed to assure a trouble free bond to the substrate.
Prepare the Surface Grind, shot blast or acid etch the surface.
NOTE: Ensure floor is rinsed properly and dry before applying epoxy.
STEP 2: APPLICATION
Prior to mixing, make sure the mixing pail is clean and free of any debris.
Mix and transfer 1 gallon container of Part A and ½ gallon container of Part B into the provided mixing pail.
Mix at a slow to medium speed with the mixing equipment provided with the kit (2 to 3 minutes), making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing pail thoroughly. Any unmixed liquids will not cure properly and will cause areas in your surface that are soft and possibly will not cure at all.
Do not use partial kits. DO NOT LIFT THE MIXING TOOL IN AND OUT OF THE EPOXY, DOING SO WILL CAUSE AIR TO BE INTRODUCED AND MOST LIKELY CAUSE BUBBLES.
Maintain temperatures within 60-90 degrees F with relative humidity below 85% during the application and curing process.
Technique 1 / Pour and Roll
Pour a ribbon of mixed epoxy onto the prepared surface. Roll coating out with a ¼” nap roller. Use the provided brushes to cut in around the edges – areas that your roller will not reach. A 1 ½ gallon kit is enough material to coat approximately 199.5 sq. ft. As you roll out the mixed material, broadcast chips into the wet epoxy. To do this, spread the chips by tossing them slightly up into the air and allowing them to settle into wet epoxy as you progress. Do not roll over the top of the paint chips once they are on the floor. Estimate the chips to use to make sure they are evenly spaced to prevent running out of chips before the end of the coated floor.
Technique 2 / Pour Ribbons, Push with Serrated Squeegee
Pour a ribbon of mixed epoxy onto the prepared surface. With your Serrated Squeegee (3/16" notched for 12mil coating / 1/8" notched for 10mil coating) push epoxy at an angle. If you left ear is facing wall, angle squeegee at 20 to 30 degrees. Have a chip brush in your hand and you can cut in the edges as you move. Think of a snow plow, how it pushes the snow off the side of the road. You will be pushing the extra epoxy to the right. Next think of mowing your grass, you're going to push the extra material towards the middle of your surface until you reach the center of your floor. Next use a 1/4" nap roller and roll in any areas that may not have been coated, then back roll the entire surface. You can start towards the back and roll an area that is large enough to accept chips. Begin broadcasting your chips, remember not to roll over any chips with you roller. If you can move fast enough, you can back roll first, then broadcast your polymer chips. Back rolling helps the epoxy to self level and removes squeegee marks. Remember you want to broadcast your chips while the epoxy is still wet. Wet epoxy will enable the chips to sink in. Move fast and have help if needed.
Tips for Broadcasting Your Chips
Spread the chips by tossing them slightly up into the air and allowing them to settle into wet epoxy as you progress. Do not roll over the top of the paint chips once they are on the floor. Estimate the chips to use to make sure they are evenly spaced to prevent running out of chips before the end of the coated floor.
This material has a usable pot life of about 20 to 35 minutes depending on temp.
Allow epoxy to dry. At 70 degrees F, the floor should be ready for light foot traffic within 12-16 hours. For heavier traffic allow the floor to fully cure, 2-7 days.
Recommended: You may want to apply a clear topcoat to your epoxy floor. Please consult with your representative for available options. You can visit our Top Coats here.