Waterproof Your Life

August 7, 2014

The Concept

About 20 years I had a half way house that came to me and wanted a virtually indestructible waterproof group bathroom. They needed it to be like a shower enclosure for the entire bathroom, and toilet facility. It needed to be easy to thoroughly clean and disinfect.

The resulting system allows you to hose down the entire ceiling, wall and floors. The system that we developed is a completely seamless, waterproof ceiling and coating system. This epoxy ceiling and wall coating is seamlessly integrated with a seamless flooring system. This system is now being used for everything from clean rooms to animal facilities to car washes, daycare centers, assisted living facilities, food processing facilities and more.

The System

Ceiling and Walls

Prime the ceiling and walls with Epoxy.com Product #899 Primer – www.epoxy.com/899.aspx. Product #899 Primer is a 100% solids, low viscosity, moisture tolerant epoxy. It soaks deeply into the substrate, verifies surface preparation, and helps to prevent the much thicker coating from getting bubbles that may be cause by air or moisture trying to escape from the substrate during curing. Allow primer to get hard to the touch.

Before the epoxy primer is 24 hours old (and after the primer is hard to the touch) apply a coat of Epoxy.com Product #1W. The 1W – Wall Coating is 100% solids. It comes in a range of different colors. This means it is zero (0) VOC with no solvent. Just like the 899 Primer the 1W has very little odor. We have even more chemical resistant wall coatings for applications where it is chemicals that are being splashed or sprayed. Contact us if you have strong chemical exposures that you want to contain instead of water.

Let the first coat harden to the touch and before 24 hours add another coat of #1W. Allow the coating to dry over night.

Seamless Epoxy Cove – Optional

Typically the cove is only installed if you are going to install one of the multi-colored flooring systems (Waterproof Floor Options 2 & 3below). Cove is covered in an earlier blog – https://news.epoxy.com/2014/06/25/seamless-epoxy-cove-installation-instructions/. The cove gives you a radius at the bottom of the wall making the floor to wall transition easy to clean and esthetically pleasing.

Seamless Epoxy Flooring System

There are multiple systems that you can use for your seamless flooring portion of the system.

Water Proof Floor Option 1 – Seamless Epoxy Floor coating:

Floor Coating Systemwww.epoxy.com/1.htm. Product #1 applies with the Product #899 primer under it and in 2 coats just like the 1W. The Product #1 is thinner and flattens better on a floor than the Product #1W. You can also add an optional anti-skid to the #1 Floor Coating. The #1 comes in all the variety of colors of #1W.

Waterproof Floor Option 2 – Seamless Epoxy Chip Flooring:

Chip Flooring Systemwww.epoxy.com/chip.aspx is a two component 100% Chemical Resistant Epoxy Chip Flooring. System #315 Seamless Epoxy Multi-Colored Chip Flooring is available in virtually limitless color combinations. If your job is big enough our chips can be pigmented to match all the colors of many major paint companies. We can color match our base coat colors as well. Unless the pigments for your custom colored 315 Basecoat are unusually expensive we can color match for a modest small batch charge or at no charge for larger orders. Even our standard color pallet offers you over 45 chip colors that can be blended in any combination and percentage as you want. This gives you the architectural choices you need. The top coating for this system is highly UV resistant so since it doesn’t chalk indoors it can last and look great for decades.

Waterproof Floor Option 3: – Seamless Epoxy Quartz Flooring:

Quartz Flooring System with Product #15 – www.epoxy.com/15.aspx – is also an excellent flooring system for those who like the colored sand look with a good midrange chemical resistant system.

Waterproof Floor Option 4 – Seamless Chemical Resistant Flooring:

We can also help you to combine the systems above with our Novolac Epoxy Systems – www.epoxy.com/novolac.aspx for highly chemically resistant versions of those systems. You can also install an Electro-Static Dissipative or Conductive system www.epoxy.com/conductive.aspx.

 

In conclusion the systems above are only a small fraction of the possibilities. With our wide range of colors and chemically resistant systems the possibilities are endless. Please contact Epoxy.com Technical assistance at 352-533-2106 or email me directly at norm@epoxy.com.


New Epoxy.com Electro Static Dissipative Epoxy

September 1, 2010

Epoxy.com announces a new ESD Epoxy Product

New Epoxy Electrostic Dissipative (ESD) Epoxy Coating

Less Expensive, Easier to Use, More Durable


Epoxy.com Product #677

Electro Static Dissipative (ESD) /CONDUCTIVE COATING


DESCRIPTION

Epoxy.com Product #677 is a pigmented, water-based epoxy coating designed to achieve either an electro-static dissipative (ESD) finish or conductive finish by
modifying the underlying system components and thickness. Epoxy.com Product #677 has very low odor making it suitable for use in occupied
buildings and has high bond strength and adhesion to concrete and other surfaces.

ADVANTAGES

  • Durable, Attractive, Chemical Resistant, Non-Porous, Light Reflective Finish.
  • Low Odor during application and cure.
  • Maintains Electrical Conductivity Performance over the Wear Life of the System
  • Fast Dry and Re-coat Time.
  • Easy Clean-up.
  • Provides an ESD finish in the range of 1,000,000 to 1,000,000,000 ohms resistance when used over a non-conductive
    primer/basecoat or a conductive finish in the range of 25,000 to 1,000,000 ohms resistance when used over a conductive primer/basecoat.

CONSIDERATIONS

  • Substrate must be above 50°F and relative humidity below 85% for proper curing.
  • Substrate must be free of dirt, waxes, curing agents and other foreign materials.
  • Excessive moisture in the substrate will require a moisture vapor control treatment.

TYPICAL USES

Concrete floors and walls in electronic component assembly areas, data processing, military/aerospace, pharmaceutical plants,
hazardous industries (dust or explosion hazards). For use in any areas where the build-up of static electricity is a concern or a spark-proof floor is required.

APPLICATION

SURFACE PREPARATION

Surface Preparation is the most critical portion of any successful resinous flooring system application. All
substrates must be properly prepared and tested for moisture as outlined in Epoxy.com
Surface Preparation Guidelines.

INSTALLATION

Mix Part B of Epoxy.com Product #677 prior to combining. Mix 1 part Part A with 2 parts Part B. Epoxy.com Product #677 at a rate of 200 ft2
per gallon per coat with a short nap roller. Care should be taken to avoid
puddles. Two coats are necessary to insure uniform coverage.

Epoxy.com Product #677 Thin-Film ESD Epoxy Coating System 12-15 Mils(1,000,000-1,000,000,000 ohms)

Material Qty./ 1000 SF Coverage
1. Epoxy.com Product #899 Epoxy Primer 4-5 gallons 200-250 SF /gallon
2. Epoxy.com Product #677 ESD/Conductive Epoxy Coating 5 gallons 200 SF /gallon
3. Epoxy.com Product #677 ESD/Conductive Epoxy Coating 5 gallons 200 SF /gallon

CLEAN-UP

Clean skin with soap and water. Tools and equipment should be cleaned with warm soapy water, xylene or lacquer thinner. Consult Material Safety Data for safety and health precautions.

COMPOSITION

Waterborne Epoxy Resin and Conductive Fillers

COVERAGE

Epoxy.com Product #677, when applied at 200 SF per gallon, yields 5.2 �to 6.0 mils dry film thickness.

TECHNICAL DATA

Viscosity @ 75°F 600-1000 CPS
Mixing Ratio 1 Part A to 2 Parts B by Volume
Solids Content, by volume 50-55%
Volatile Organic Content (VOC) <20 gm/L
Bond Strength to Concrete 400-500 psi (100% concretefailure
Weight per Gallon, mixed 8.75-9.00 pounds per gallon, mixed

CURE/DRY TIME

Pot Life 20-30 min.
Dry to touch 6 hours @ 75°F
Recoat 8-24 hours @ 75°F
Light Traffic 24 hours @ 75°F
�H� Hardness 2 days
�5-H� Hardness 30 days

AVAILABILITY

Contact Epoxy.com Customer Service Department at 321-206-1833

Maintenance

Remove animal fats, oil, grease or soap film promptly to reduce slipperiness. Epoxy.com Product #677 can be cleaned with neutral soaps and detergents.
If long periods of heavy traffic cause wear patterns reapply as need.
Anti-skid materials will reduce the effectiveness of the static dissipative
properties of this material.  Do not use aggressive anti-skids. It is
impossible to get an accurate reading of the conductivity of the floor if
anti-skids are used.

Technical Services

Contact Epoxy.com Technical Support with your questions about this
product at 352-533-2167. Epoxy.com Technical Support Department can help you
with the selection, specification, installation, and maintenance of
Epoxy.com products, or visit http://www.epoxysystems.com.

Norm Lambert
President &
Director of Technical Support
Epoxy Systems, Inc
Available by Phone M-F 9AM-4PM Eastern Time (6 AM – 1 PM Pacific Time)
352-533-2167 (Voice)
352-465-3497 (fax)
norm@epoxy.com

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