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
August 19, 2010
Epoxy.com Under Water Epoxy and Polymers -FAQs
Epoxy.com Under Water Epoxies and Polymers -
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the questions that have been emailed to Norm Lambert at firstname.lastname@example.org and some of his answers.
Have a question for Epoxy.com? If so, please email Epoxy.com Technical Support.
Patching and Coating With Epoxy.com Products at and Below the Water Line
Q: I am looking for a material that I can use to patch and coat a concrete seawall. I need to repair areas where the salt damage has eaten away
the concrete, and protect the rest of the surfaces. The area I need to do is in the tidal zone. I can clean up the concrete, dry it up (if I
need to) and apply the a material during low tide, but the product will need to be either very fast setting or be able to cure under water when
the tide comes in. What do you recommend?
Norm Lambert: First you will want to do good surface prepartion – www.epoxy.com/surfaceprep.aspx. Then you will want to use Epoxy.com Product #707 Splash Zone Coating and Underwater Paste is a moisture-insensitive, two-component, 100% solids epoxy-resin system. When mixed at a 1:1 ratio, by volume, this product produces a paste-like material that is ideal for protection or restoration of concrete, steel and timber piles and other structural elements in marine environments. It will easily do what you are looking to do and a whole lot more as well.
Epoxy.com Product #707 Splash Zone Coating and Underwater Paste has a long pot-life, and is available in a
fast Cure. Epoxy.com Product #707 Splash Zone Coating and Underwater Paste can be hand applied, above, at or below the water line.
It resists wave action and will even bond to wet surfaces.
Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM - 1 PM Pacific Time)
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