Installation FAQs

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SHOULD I PATCH CRACKS/HOLES/MORTAR 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...
Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 at 10:21 AM
HOW WOULD I COAT 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...
Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 at 11:34 AM
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.
Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 at 11:35 AM
WHEN TAPING WHEN SHOULD I PULL THE TAPE UP?
For ease or removal, remove tape between 2-3 hours after application at 70F
Thu, 28 Jan, 2021 at 11:35 AM
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, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:46 AM
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, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:49 AM
DOES THE CONCRETE NEED TO BE CLEANED BEFORE USING THE CLEAN & PREP SOLUTION?
Yes, contamination must be removed.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:51 AM
DOES CRACK/MORTAR JOINT PATCHING CRACK OR PEEL?
All concrete moves. Mortar joints/saw cuts are engineered to allow for the movement of concrete. Cracks are the cause of more movement than the mortar joi...
Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:53 AM
DOES THE NONSKID WEAR OUT?
Yes, the nonskid will typically last up to 5 years depending on traffic. 
Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:56 AM
SHOULD I USE THE NONSKID (ALUMINUM OXIDE) IN ADDITION TO THE PERFORMANCE CHIPS?
If the conditions present water or oil, it is recommended.
Fri, 29 Jan, 2021 at 10:57 AM