Are 100% Solids Epoxy Low VOC

June 23, 2016

A user writes: “I have seen a number of your products that are on a list or marked with a tag that says Zero (0) VOCs.  When I look at the data sheet it says that the product is 100% Solids, but does not say it is Zero (0) VOCs.”

Norm Lambert > Thank you for pointing that out.  You bring up an excellent question. Products that are 100% solids (100% active ingredients) do not contain solvent, that means they have no VOCs making them compliant with the toughest Low VOC Standards. I will start updating pages on the to reflect that in the future.  Until then please rest assured that all Products that are 100% solids have no VOCs in them.

Installing Epoxy Novolac #633

February 22, 2016 Product #633 Novolac Epoxy Coating is installed basically in 3 Steps.

  1. Properly prepare the substratemixing-Epoxy
  2. Apply 1 coat of Product #899 Primer at a rate of 250 to 300 SF per gallon per coat.
  3. Apply 2 coats of Product #633 at a rate of 160 to 200 SF per gallon per coat.

Product #899 Epoxy Primer and Product #633 Coating are mixed and applied the same way. These are the only differences:

  1. The spread rate
  2. The optional anti-skid is typically only added to the #633

For the sake of simplicity the procedure for mixing and installing is mentioned once below because the three coats apply virtually the same way.

Before You Start

Before you start you will want to read the following.

  • Do with Epoxies – The things that you don’t want to forget to do when using epoxy.
  • Don’ts with Epoxies – Don’t do any of these things when using epoxy.
  • Surface Preparation – Surface preparation sets the foundation for your application. If you want your job to work better and last longer be sure to read and follow these steps.
  • For a list of job supplies to install a chip flooring see
  • Be sure to mix both the A and the B sides of your material before starting. Be sure to use a clean stir stick or mixing paddle for both. Do not cross contaminate.

Optional Cove

Cove Base Installation – Epoxy Cove installation used to be very difficult to install. With Products and this installation guide, this job is made much easier.


When installing over concrete or wood you will first want to prime with Product #899 Epoxy Primer – The purpose of this primer is to go on thin (250-300 square feet per gallon) and seal the floor so you do not get air or moisture coming up into your epoxy coating which will be going on thick (160-200 square feet per gallon). The 899 epoxy primer is also thinner than the coating and so it flows out better. Over stainless steel, aluminum and galvanized metal use Product #660 Aluminum Filled for the primer.




Mixing is by far the most important part of installation. One method to insure accurateEpoxy_Measure_2 mix ratios is to put measurements on sticks with the appropriate mix ratio. In the case of the 899 and 633 this is 2 Parts A to 1 Part B, so you might do 3 inches “A” to 1.5 inch of “B”

It is sometimes helpful to put some duct tape on the A stick. It will help you to see your line when using the pigmented “A” side

Be sure to properly protect the floor where you will be doing your mixing.Epoxy_Measure_1

Stir the Resin “A” and the Hardener “B ”each separately in their original container before measuring and mixing the two together. Be careful to use separate stir sticks so not to cross contaminate.

Temperature of Product #899 Primer and Products #1, #2 and #633 must be 50 degrees F or above at time of mixing. Stir each component separately before blending. Mix two parts by volume of Part A with one part by volume of Part B for three minutes with a low speed electric drill motor equipped with a mixing paddle. Be sure the mixing paddle is large enough to mix the material completely.  You will want to use a “propeller” type mixer with blades 5 inches or bigger.

Preparing to Mix Resin and Hardener Together

  • A 5 gallon metal pail or 5 gallon plastic pail makes a great mixing110614_2044_EpoxyChipFl10.png bucket.
  • Always be sure that your mix bucket is clean and is not contaminated with anything before you mix.
  • Some people like to use the two bucket method. That allows your person mixing to be mixing while your install people are installing the last bucket.
  • If you start to show signs of your material hardening in the mix bucket, start using a new one.

Mixing Tools

  • Typically you will want to use a paddle mixer, that goes into a low speed drill.
  • Your drill mixer should be large enough to stir the entire batch at once. A mixer that only moves only the partial contents of the pail, may result in inadequate mixing. Be sure that you use a clean mixing paddle. A dirty mixing paddle can result in poor mixing or contamination of the batch.
  • When mixing try not to whip any unnecessary air into your mix, by using the slowest drill speed and keeping the mixing paddle reasonably level.


  • Carefully measure out the “A” resin and the “B” hardener into two other containers.
  • Pour “A” resin into your mixing bucket and then pour the “B” hardener into the mixing bucket. Always pour the “A” first and then the “B”
  • Stir for 3 minutes, being sure to scrape the bottom and sides as you mix.mixing-Epoxy

If Anti-Skid Course or Anti-Skid Fine is to be used add 12-16 volume ounces per mixed gallon, and mix until properly dispersed, typically 1-2 minutes.

Doing the Trim

• Trim around all the areas that are difficult to roll.

• Remember not to get two far ahead, you don’t want the material to set up before it is 110614_2044_EpoxyChipFl14.pngbroadcast.

• Also remember to pull the duct tape while the material is still wet

APPLICATION Product #899 can be applied with a brush, roller or squeegee at a rate of 250-300 square feet per gallon.  Remember that if you put it on too thick you can get bubbles in the 899 Epoxy Primer. The important thing is to 110614_2044_EpoxyChipFl17.pngcompletely wet out the concrete without leaving excessive material. Allow the 899 primer to cure until hard.  Typically, 10-12 hours at 75 degrees F.  Do not allow more than 24 hours between this coat and the coat of coating to follow it. 899 Primer typically requires only 1 coat.

The Product #633 Novolac Epoxy Coating is typically applied at a rate of 160-200 SF per gallon per coat. Typically, 2 coats of Product #633 High Chemical Resistance Epoxy are required. These coatings can be applied with the same tools as #899 Epoxy Prime.110614_2044_EpoxyChipFl20.png

When Product #633 is applied over concrete or wood, prime with Product #899 Epoxy Primer and allow the Product #899 Primer to cure to tack free. Over stainless steel, aluminum and galvanized metal use Product #660 Aluminum Filled for the primer. Be sure to install the 633 within 24 hours of the installation of the primer.

For typical installations as a coating apply 2 coats of Product #633 Novolac Epoxy at a rate of 160-200 square feet per gallon per coat. This yields a wet film thickness of 8-10 mils thick per coat or 16 – 20 mils for the two coats. Since this is a 100% solids Resin and Hardener system, there is no loss during drying, so the wet film thickness and the dry film thickness for 2 coats will be identical (16-20 mils DFT). Be sure to install the second coat after the 1st coat is hard enough to walk on but before 24 hours after the installation of the previous coating.

If Anti-Skid Fine or Anti-Skid Course epoxy anti-skid additive is used add plus or minus 12 volume ounces of Anti-Skid per mixed gallon of Product #633. Never add more than 16 volume ounces per gallon of Resin and Hardener mix.

In summary:

Step 1. Good Surface Preparation

Step 2. Apply 1 coat of Product #899, at a rate of 250-300 SF per gallon

Step 3. Apply 2 coats of the appropriate Product #633 Highly Chemical Resistant Novolac Epoxy Coating. Add optional anti-skid if required.

For additional help please contact Technical Support at 352-533-2167 or email

Additional Resources:

 Chemical Resistant Chart of Popular Products

December 6, 2012

Chemical Resistance Chart of Popular Coating and Mortar Systems


# 1


# 630

# 633

Vinyl Ester #663

Acetone NR NR S-3 S-3 S-3
Acetic Acid – 56% 5%-S-3 10% 20% S-2 +
Acetic Acid – 84% NR NR ND S-2 S-2
Acetic Acid (Glacial) NR NR NR S-3 S-1
Aluminum Chloride – 30% NR ND + + +
Aluminum Nitrate – 50% NR ND + + +
Aluminum Sulfate – 50% NR ND + + +
Ammonium Hydroxide -30% S-3 S-2 + + S-1
Ammonium Sulfate – 50% NR S-2 + + +
Ammonium Sulfide -50% NR S-2 + + +
Barium Sulfate NR S-1 + + +
Barium Sulfide NR S-1 + + +
Beer S-2 + + + +
Benzene NR NR S-2 S-2 S-2
Benzyl Alcohol NR S-2 + + S-2
Black Liquor NR ND + + +
Butyl Acetate NR S-3 + + +
Butyl Acetate (Normal) NR ND ND + +
Brake Fluid ND + + + +
Butanol (Normal) NR S-3 + + +
Calcium Chloride NR S-2 + + +
Calcium Hydroxide ND S-2 + + +
Carbon Tetrachloride NR S-3 ND + +
Citric Acid -40% S-3 S-1 S-1 S-1 +
Corn Oil ND + + + +
Crude Oil – Sour NR + + + +
Crude Oil -Sweet NR + + + +
Cumene NR S-3 ND + +
Cutting Oil NR S-1 + + +
Cyclohexeone NR S-3 S-3 + +
Diacetone Alcohol NR S-2 S-2 + +
Diesel Fuel + + + + +
Diethylene Glycol ND + + + +
Distilled Water ND + + + +
Ethanol NR S-2 + + S-1
Ethyl Acetate NR S-2 + + S-2
Ethyl Alcohol NR S-2 + + S-2
Ethylene Dichloide NR NR S-1 S-1 ND
Ethylene Glycol ND + + + +
Ethyl 3-Ethoxypropionate ND ND ND + ND
Ethylene Oxide NR ND ND + +
Ethlene Glycol Monopropyl Ether NR ND ND + ND
Freon ND ND S-1 S-1 ND
Fuel Oil ND + + + +
Gasoline (Unleaded) ND S-2 + + +
Gasoline (Premium Unleaded) ND S-2 + + +
Glucose NR S-1 + + +
Glycerine NR + + + +
Glyoxal – 40% NR ND + + S-2
Heptane NR S-2 + + +
Hexane NR S-2 + + +
Hexalene Glycol S-3 S-1 + + +
Hydraulic Fluid ND S-1 + + +
Hydrochloric Acid -10% S-2 S-1 + + +
Hydrochloric Acid 36% NR S-2 + + +
Hydrogen Peroxide -5% S-3 S-1 + + +
Hydrogen Peroxide – 30% NR S-2 ND + +
Iodine NR S-3 (Stain) + + +
Isobutyl Alcohol NR S-2 + + +
Isopropyl Alcohol NR S-2 + + +
JP – 4 Jet Fuel S-2 S-1 + + +
JP – 5 Jet Fuel S-2 S-2 + + +
Kerosene NR S-2 + + +
Ketchup S-3 + + + +
Lactic Acid – 50% NR S-2 + + +
MEK NR NR S-3 S-3 S-3
Methanol NR ND + + S-2
Methylene Chloride NR NR NR NR NR
MIBK NR NR S-2 + S-2
Mineral Spirits NR S-3 + + +
Naptha (VMP) NR S-3 + + +
Nitric Acid – 10% NR S-1 + + +
Nitric Acid – 30% NR NR NR NR +
Oxalic Acid NR ND + + +
Para Xylene NR ND ND + ND
Peanut Oil NR S-3 + + +
Perchloroethylene NR NR + + +
Phosphoric Acid – 10% S-3 + + + +
Phosphoric Acid -75% NR S-3 + + +
Phosphoric Acid – 85% NR S-3 + + +
Power Staring Fluid ND S-2 + + +
Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether NR ND ND + ND
Propylene Glycol Monomethyl Ether Acetate NR ND ND + ND
Pseudocumene NR ND ND + ND
Skydrol 500B S-2 + + + +
Sodium Hydroxide -50% + + + + +
Sodium Hydroxide – 70% NR S-2 + + S-2
Sodium Hypochlorite – 10% ND + + + +
Sodium Nitrate – 50% NR S-2 + + +
Sulfamic Acid ND S-1 + + +
Sulfuric Acid – 10% + + + + +
Sodium Bisulfiate ND ND ND S2 ND
Sulfuric Acid 50% S-3 S-2 + + +
Sulfuric Acid 70% NR NR + + +
Sulfuric Acid 98% NR NR S-1 + S-2
Toluene NR S-3 + + +
Tomato Juice NR S-2 + + +
Transmission Fluid NR S-2 + + +
1.1.1 Trichloroethane NR NR ND + +
Urine NR + + + +
Vinegar NR NR + + +
Vinyl Tolene ND ND + + +
White Liquor ND ND + + +
Xylene NR S-1 + + +
+ = Continuous Service (greater than 6 months)

S1 = Splash and Spill with Weekly Cleanup

S2 = Splash and Spill with 24 hour Cleanup

S3 = Splash and Spill with Hourly Cleanup

NR= Not Recommended

ND= No Data

Factors such as temperature, application,
Exposure, Etc. are beyond the control of a division of  Epoxy
Systems, Inc. No warranty concerning these studies can be made.  Samples should be tested under actual
or simulated condition for final decision on the suitability of the system.
April 14, 2011

Epoxy Coating and Flooring Installation Job Supplies

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 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

Tip for Novolac Epoxy

June 28, 2012

Tip for today: #633 has excellent chemical resistant properties. We recently had an inquiry with the installed product coming in contact with hundreds of gallons of sulfuric acid in a major spill situation.  We were contacted to see if #633 had been compromised. The answer is no.  As long as the material has been properly installed without pinholes, all that is required is decontamination of the exterior surface of #633 coating.  No removal or reinstallation of # 633 will be required. #633 is specially formulated to prevent a spill from become a catastrophe.

That was a great question.  Please keep your questions coming.

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November 28, 2010 Product Catalog

Here is a list of the current Products.  In addition to the products below, we also have products which we can “custom” make to your specifications. This page is the most  frequently updated on our website.  So please check this page often, to see our latest product additions.

Injection and Binary Delivery Systems

  • Injection Machines
  • Manual Injection Pump
  • Injection Ports
  • Binary Tubes 75 ML
  • Binary Tubes 150 ML
  • Binary Tubes 300 ML
  • Static Mixing Tubes for Binary Tubes
  • Manual Gun for Binary Tubes
  • Pneumatic Gun

Misc. Products

  • Fiberglass Tape 4 and 6 inch wide
  • Fiberglass Woven For Reinforcement
  • Gage Rake for overlays
  • Mixing Paddles – drill mixers, Speedy mixers, Mud and Resin Mixers, and Cast head mixers
  • Spiked Rollers- for overlays
  • Spinney Rollers – for overlays
  • Shed Resistant Roller Covers
  • Professional Rollers Covers
  • Jumbo  2 1/4 Diameter Core Roller Covers
  • Perforated Core Roller Covers
  • Roller Handles
  • Floor Squeegees
  • Serrated Edge Floor Squeegees
  • Wood Back Squeegees
  • Mini Roller Covers and Frames
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Paint Brushes
  • Bondable PTFE Cut to Order
  • Graffiti Cleaner
  • and more …

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Proper mixing and installation is critical to the optimal success of all product.  See Installation Tips, Techdata, & MSDS for more details on our products.  Be sure to contact us with any questions and/or concerns that you have.

For more information please contact:
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Florida & Vermont
Office Hours: 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6AM-1PM Pacific Time).
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Epoxy Chemical Resistant to Brake Fluid

August 10, 2010

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Customer Asks: “I’m looking for a chemical resistant coating that would stand up to brake fluid and the like.”

Norm Lambert: Product #2 –   has upto 24 hour resistance against Brake Fluid. Product #633 – has resistance for up to 6 months

Norm Lambert

President & Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Florida & Vermont USA
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