May 13, 2016
Oil Saturated Concrete
Oily contaminated concrete is very difficult to bond to, but it can be done with special care and Epoxy.com Product #201 Oil Stop Primer. Plant floors, warehouse floors, commercial, and residential garage floors can all have this problem. Here is a typical question that I get about oil contaminated floors:
“We were looking at your product because we have a floor in a maintenance garage that is pretty well soaked with oil. A new tenant is going into that space so we know that there needs to be something to allow the new floor to stick and to stop the odors.”
Here is my typical response:
Is the oil saturation petroleum oil? If so you need to:
- Degrease the floor
- Mechanically clean the floor – www.epoxy.com/surfaceprep.aspx.
- Apply 1 coat of Epoxy.com Product #201 – www.epoxy.com/201.aspx – at a rate of 200-320 SF per gallon.
- Inspect for bond the next day. If bond fails remove the loose #201 and go back to step one.
- If bond is good check for oil on top of the primer. If there is oil on top of the #210 and it is well bonded remove the oil with xylene or other effective degreaser.
- Coat with 2 coats of Epoxy.com Product #2 – www.epoxy.com/2.aspx.
I like the Product #2 for these applications because it is very resistant to petroleum oils. Depending on your specific application the material you use over the #201 can be a number of different flooring, coating systems or chemical resistant epoxy floor systems.
For more information, please visit our website at www.Epoxy.com, contact our technical support department at 352-533-2167 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a specific recommendation.
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 20, 2012
Epoxy.com calculators are designed for busy professional estimators who wants to quickly and accurately calculate the amount of epoxy or epoxy like material for their job.
Epoxy Coating Spread Rate Calculator shows how much 100% solids epoxy coating you will need for your installation.
Epoxy Dowel Bar and Anchor Bolt Adhesive Calculator shows the amount of epoxy adhesive you will need to install dowel bars into concrete or wood.
Epoxy Stone Overlay Calculator figures the amount of epoxy adhesive resin your will need to do an epoxy stone overlay.
Epoxy Table Top Resin Calculator figures the amount of epoxy table top resin you will need to do a table or bar top.
Epoxy Tile Grout Calculator is used to calculate the amount of epoxy tile grout that you need for a specific tile size and joint spacing.
Electrical Epoxy Calculator is used to calculate the amount of epoxy you will need to encapsulate electrical components.
Epoxy.com Conductive Flooring Calculator figures how much material you will need to install a conductive epoxy flooring system.
Is there another Epoxy.com product calculator that you would like to have here, send your suggestions to Norm Lambert – Epoxy.com Technical Director at email@example.com.
August 16, 2010
Question About Epoxy.com Coal Tar Epoxy Products
Epoxy.com Coal Tar Epoxy 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.
For use in potable water?
Q: “Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar
Epoxy says on its technical data sheet that it meets the
performance criteria for the American Water Works Association Specification C-210. Does that mean I can coat the inside of my steel potable water tank with it?”
Norm Lambert: No. To use on the inside
of your tank you will need NSF or UL approval for direct contact with
drinking water. American Water Works Association Specification C-210
deals with the standard for coating the outside of a tank with an Epoxy.
Which Coal Tar Epoxy is Best?
I notice that Epoxy.com has two different Coal tar Epoxies:
Epoxy.com Product #210 andEpoxy.com Product #216. Which one is the best?
Norm Lambert: The reason we make the two versions is so that you have a choice for which one is Right Product for Your Job. Both products will hold up for long periods of time, when other products will not.
Epoxy.com Product #216 Coal Tar Epoxy Coating meets all requirements of Corp. of Engineers C-200, Federal Specification DOD-P-23236 (SHIPS), and SSPC 16-91.
Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar Epoxy Coating meets American Water Works Association Specification C-210. So if you are working a job with one of these specifications, that will determine which Epoxy.com Coal Tar Epoxy is right for your job.
Epoxy.com Product #216 Coal Tar Epoxy Coating is 86% Solids, so there is some solvent odor when working with it. However, the solvent gives you a longer working time. Epoxy.com Product #210 Coal Tar Epoxy is 100% solids, so it is Zero (0) VOC – no solvents. So Epoxy.com Product #210 meets even the strictest VOC requirements. That means that you have no odor, but you will have a shorter “pot life”.
Still confused as to which one to use email
Epoxy.com Technical Support
or give them a call at 352-533-2167.
President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific
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