Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating
Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be used as a liquid damp-proof membrane (DPM) for floors and walls, as well as a long-lasting, attractive finish.
Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coatings for damp proofing floors and walls. This is a plastic-wrapped and chemically bonded epoxy resin that may be applied by brush or roller to provide a protective layer that can simply be cleaned. Once painted on, Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating provides resistance to oils and greases.
- Waterproofing concrete floors in warehouses
- Damp proofing floors in kitchens and other food processing areas
- Damp proof membrane for walls
- Light industrial factory areas – to give resistance to foot traffic and light vehicular traffic
- Liquid DPM for concrete floor as a rising damp treatment
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats. The second coat should be applied as soon as the first coat has completely dried (typically 18 to 24 hours).
Coverage – Typically 10 – 20 m2 per 5 kg pack (based on two coats).
Application for Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating
All contact surfaces must be sound, clean, dry and provide a “light” mechanical key. Remove all loose material, paint, plaster and oily deposits. For best results, grit blasting is recommended. Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is applied in two coats. The texture of the substrate will have a bearing on the appearance of the surface finish. Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be applied as a moisture suppressant coating, where dampness may be expected.
Substrates should be free from surface water. However, where Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is being used to provide a decorative finish it is important that it is applied to a dry substrate.
Successful application of Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating depends on thorough and complete mixing of the two components (Part A and Part B). Pre-mix each of the two components individually. The “Part A” component is supplied in a container which is large enough to receive the “Part B” component and act as the mixing vessel. Pour all of the “Part B” component into the “Part A” container and mix using a slow speed high torque drill with a Grout Stirrer. Mix for at least four minutes, scraping down sides occasionally to ensure complete mixing. Note that all mixed material must be used immediately and cannot be stored, as it will cure hard.
Apply the mixed Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating in two coats. The use of a brush for the first coat is recommended. For the second coat the use of a brush or a short pile (natural or synthetic) roller is satisfactory. The second coat should
be applied as soon as the first coat has completely dried, typically 18 to 24 hours. Each coat should be applied as a thin continuous film. Ponding must be avoided as the thickness will entrap water and prevent proper curing. Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating should be applied at ambient and surface temperatures between 10 °C and 35 °C. For applications outside this range contact our technical department. The ambient relative humidity must be below 85 % at all times during the curing period. When working in enclosed areas it is important to create sufficient air flow to maintain the humidity below this value. It is recommended that substrates should not have a moisture content of more than 75 % RH. This can be assessed using a hair hygrometer covered with polythene for 24 hours as recommended by BS 8203.
Where Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is being used to provide a decorative surface it should be applied by skilled operatives familiar with the application of epoxy coatings to a high decorative standard. To ensure an even finish, special attention should be paid to:
- Ensuring that the product is applied at an even layer thickness
- Blending in of brushed and rollered areas
- Checking that all product used is from the same batch
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