ECS Epoxy Floor Coating

A Two part epoxy for general floor cover and to prevent rising damp through floor slabs.
Description
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a two part water-dispersed epoxy resin product consisting of a pigmented
base resin component and a water-dispersed hardener component. The product is available in white and
clear versions. ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be applied by brush or lambs wool roller to provide a
decorative coating which is easily cleaned. The applied coating will protect concrete and is resistant to the penetration of oils and greases. The two part water dispersed product is pre-packaged ready for on- site mixing.
 
Areas of Application
  • Floor and wall coatings for kitchens and other food processing areas.
  • Warehouse and storage areas.
  • Light industrial factory areas to give resistance to foot and light vehicular traffic.
  • Treating rising damp problems in solid concrete floors.
Preparation
All contact surfaces must be sound, clean, dry1 and provide a “light” mechanical key. Remove all loose material, paint, plaster and oily deposits. For best results, light grit blasting is recommended. ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats to give a dry film thickness of 100 microns. At this thickness it is necessary to provide a fine textured substrate to avoid a non-even appearance to the surface finish.
 
Mixing
Pre-mix each of the two components individually. The ECS hardener component is supplied in a container which is large enough to receive the pigmented base resin component and act as the mixing vessel. Pour all of the base resin component into the hardener container and mix using a slow speed high torque drill with a Grout Stirrer. Mix for at least four minutes, scraping down sides occasionally to ensure complete mixing. ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be applied to damp substrates as long as they are free from surface water. Note that all mixed material must be used immediately and cannot be stored, as it will cure into a resin.
 
Application
Apply the Water Based Epoxy Paint in two coats. The use of a brush for the first coat is recommended. For the second coat the use of a brush or a short pile simulated lambs wool roller is satisfactory. The second coat may be applied as soon as the first coat has completely dried, typically 18 to 24 hours. Each coat should be applied as a thin continuous film. Ponding must be avoided as the thickness will entrap water and prevent proper curing. Water Based Epoxy Paint may be applied at temperatures between 10°C and 35°C. For applications outside this range contact our technical department. The ambient relative humidity must be below 85% at all times during the curing period. When working in enclosed areas it is important to create sufficient air flow to maintain the humidity below this value.
 
Cleaning of Tools
Immediately after use, all tools and equipment should be washed with water. Hardened ECS Epoxy Floor Coating may only be removed mechanically.
 
Coverage
4m2/litre at 100 microns dry film thickness for two coats. This coverage is based on practical application by roller onto a smooth surface in optimum conditions. Factors such as surface porosity, temperature, humidity, application method and finish required can significantly reduce coverage and should be allowed for when estimating.
 
Storage
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating will have a shelf life of 12 months when kept in dry conditions at a temperature of 5°C to 35°C. Storage at higher temperatures may reduce the shelf life. Store where protected from frost and direct sunlight.
 
Health & Safety
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a resin based product. Resins and solvents may cause allergic reactions in some people. Wear gloves, use barrier cream on unprotected skin areas and wear eye protection when mixing, using and cleaning. Ensure adequate ventilation to prevent inhalation of vapours. If skin contact occurs remove resin immediately with cleansing cream and wash with soap and water. Do not use solvent. Should eye contact occur rinse immediately with plenty of clean water and seek medical advice.
 
If swallowed do not induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately. Full health and safety data are
given in Product Safety Data Sheet.
Product Data
Mixed Density ……………………………. 1300 Kg / m2
Working Time ……………………………. 2 hours at 20°C
Permissible Application Temperature…... +10 to +35°C
Recommended Application Temperature.. +10 to +25°C
Tack Free Time…………………………… 8 Hours
Initial Cure………………………………... 36 - 72 Hours
Full Cure………………………………….. 7 Days
 

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