Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

FAQs

Should I Patch Cracks/Holes/Morter Joints Prior To Coating? How Would I Do This?
Epoxy-Coat recommends patching all cracks prior to coating. Due to the fact that mortar joints/saw cuts are engineered for movement Epoxy-Coat does not reco...
Wed, 12 May, 2021 at 3:19 PM
How would I apply Epoxy-Coat over wood surfaces?
Simply remove sealers/waxes/contaminants/nails and use our flexible acrylic caulk to patch the seams and holes prior to coating. Wood floors may be coated...
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 1:53 PM
If I have fiberglass added to my concrete, will Epoxy-Coat cover the little hairs that are present after floor preparation?
No. Using a gas torch burn the hairs from the floor prior to coating Coat the floor with the first coat of Epoxy-Coat, wait 24 hours and sand vigorously.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:00 PM
When taping, when should I pull the tape up?
For ease or removal, remove tape between 2-3 hours after application at 70F
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:01 PM
Should I add thinner to the coating when mixing?
You may add up to 5% thinner to the mix for ease of application using xylene or MEK thinner only
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:02 PM
How long does the standard (base coat only) coating take to apply, including preparation?
The most important part of application is the prep, this typically takes one day... The actual mixing & application is usually less than an hour depen...
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:03 PM
Does the concrete need to be cleaned before using the clean and prep solution?
Yes, contamination must be removed.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:05 PM
Does the nonskid wear out?
Yes, the nonskid will typically last up to 5 years depending on traffic. 
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:06 PM
Should I use the nonskid (aluminum oxide) in addition to the Performance Flakes?
If the conditions present water or oil, it is recommended.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:08 PM
Do the Performance Flakes wear out?
Generally, the flakes will outlast the coating.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2022 at 2:08 PM