August 15, 2013
Chip Flooring Calculator
A new calculator has been written to give you and estimated list of materials that you will need. All you do is type the number of square feet you want to do and click calculate. You will then have a list of Epoxy.com Materials that you will need to use for your floor. The Epoxy.com Flooring calculater is located at: www.epoxy.com/
November 20, 2012
Here is a suggested list of the materials that you will need for most typical epoxy coating systems. This list is also useful for installing roller applied coating systems like Epoxy.com Chip Flooring.
- 1 roller pan
- 6 inserts for roller pan
- 15 stir sticks
- 12 (5 QT) plastic pails
- 3 (5 G) plastic pails
- Roll of Duct Tape
- 5 heavy duty 9″ roller frames
- 6 (3/8″ nap) roller covers *be sure the roller nap doesnot fall apart in hands*
- Roller handle extension poll
- 4 Hard Plastic Body Filler type Squeegees
- Paper 6oz Dixie cups
- 2 (2 blade) mixing paddles – should be at least 5 inches in diameter and capable of being used in a heavy duty drill
- Heavy Duty Drill for mixing paddles above
- 6 (2″) paint brushes *check bristles to be certain they CAN NOT be pulled out*
- Latex (or non latex) rubber gloves
- Vacuum (Shop Vacuum Quality)
- Stiff Bristled Broom *check to make sure bristles do not fall out*
- Chalk line or laser to set lines that need to be masked
- Roll of plastic to keep buckets on to avoid drips onto floor
- Go Jo Hand cleaner or fast orange for hands and skin
*Note – Epoxy does NOT come out of fabrics*
For more information visit www.epoxy.com.
June 7, 2012
As the Technical Support Director of Epoxy.com I get a lot of email and phone calls about how to work with the relatively short potlife (typically 30-40 minutes) of 100% Solids Epoxy and similar resin systems.
It is important to understand that Epoxy (and epoxy like resins) generate their own heat when mixed. So larger batches of epoxy will generate more heat then smaller ones. The result of this is that larger batches of epoxy set faster than smaller batches. Start by mixing smaller batches of epoxy and then increase your batch size slowly.
To give you longer working times:
- Make small batches that you can use in about 1/2 the working time of the material. That will give you a little wiggle room and it will make your epoxy easier to use.
- Be sure the product is cool when you mix it. For best handling properties I like my material in the upper 60′s or lower 70′s. F.
See To Do With Epoxy for more installation tips.
Norm Lambert – Epoxy.com Technical Support Director