Common Issues

Color Differential
Description: Difference in color or shading of topcoat. Cause: Retouching after 15 minutes: Color float issues arise when a pigmented epoxy has been a...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:05 PM
Delamination between coats
Cause: • Beyond recoat window: coating was applied beyond the recommended time for recoating. • Surface contaminants: Surface was contaminated by water, h...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:11 PM
Fish Eye
Description: Fish eyes are round separations or indentions in the coating finish. They look like a crater with a rim around the perimeter and contain a sma...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:07 PM
Milky or Cloudy Coatings
Description: A milky or cloudy appearance in wet or cured coating. Cause: Moisture: in the concrete or high humidity can cause moisture to be present ...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:08 PM
Not Drying/Slow Drying
Description:  The epoxy does not fully cure, or remains soft/tacky 24 hours after application. Cause: • Improper mix ratios • Improper mixing methods...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:14 PM
Orange Peel
Description: A stipple appearance to the final coat of epoxy. Cause: Cold substrate or Cold Materials: This will prevent the product from leveling out...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:08 PM
Peeling or Delamination
Description: The epoxy is peeling or “letting go” from either the concrete or between layers of coatings. Delamination from substrate: Cause: Impr...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:10 PM
Pinholes /Bubbling
Description: Pinholes in the coating appear as small blisters or bubbles. After the blisters pop, they leave a round crater and the pinhole can be seen thr...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:12 PM
Product settling
Description: Solid material settles to the bottom of the container. This typically happens in pigmented/colored product. Cause: Time: Some products se...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:13 PM
Seeding/Crystallization
Description: The clear epoxy will appear cloudy and chunky. Cause: Seeding of epoxy (part A) is possible due to colder temperatures while it is in tra...
Thu, 8 Oct, 2020 at 11:03 PM