Application Tips

  1. Why Do I Have Bubbles in My Epoxy Floor?

    October 14, 2021

    Here are the 5 MOST COMMON REASONS for bubbles in your epoxy flooring:   1. Carbonation Simply put, this is the air that has been trapped underneath either a previous coating or a curing compound used to help the concrete cure without cracking.  Concrete is a very porous building material.  Once surface prep such as […]

  2. Best Practices: Applying Thermal-Chem Epoxy Coatings

     Application tools needed: Spiked shoes Flat or notched rubber squeegee Extension pole 3/8” nap non-shed roller covers (9” for small jobs, 18” for larger projects) 2” chip brushes for “cutting in” around edges and columns Rags, disposable gloves, trash bags, tape Low-speed drill (extra batteries if using cordless) Proper mix blade-Jiffy blades are highly recommended […]

  3. Simple Cup Adhesion Test

    April 9, 2021

    Is Your Concrete Properly Prepped for Epoxy Coating? This test method can be used to determine the cleanliness of a concrete surface for the adhesion of epoxy coatings, epoxy overlays and areas requiring patching with epoxy. It can also be used to test the adhesion of the finished epoxy system to the concrete surface. This […]

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