Clear Epoxy Coating

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$260.00

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Clear
  • Cost From

    $4.50 per m2

  • Re-Coat

    14 - 20 hrs

  • UV Stable

    No

  • Coverage

    5-7m2 per ltr

  • Coats

    2

  • Equipment

    Roller

  • Dilution

    No

  • Clean Up

    Solvent

Clear Epoxy Coating from Right Choice is a solvent free, 100% solids epoxy (3:1 mixing rate). It is a heavy duty concrete coating system that easily roll applied. Clear Epoxy Floor Coating has excellent mechanical properties, making it long lasting and easy to maintain. It is the most durable and the hardest wearing of epoxies. With excellent resistance to chemical and solvent spills, Clear Epoxy is suitable for a variety of applications.

 

It cures at room temperature without blushing, making it suitable for use in food processing, commercial and residential applications, while also being able to be used in the Epoxy Flake Flooring system to replace the Polyurethane top coat to create a glass like finish. Clean-up or thinning (if required) is with the Right Choice Solvent.

 

  • Excellent wear resistance
  • Excellent adhesion
  • Ease of application
  • Very good chemical resistance

 

* 10ltrs will do 2 coats over approximately 25m² – 30m² (concrete porosity dependent)

Coverage Rates

Approximate Coverage Rates:

  • 4m² – 6m² per ltr on the 1st coat
  • 6m² – 8m² per ltr on the 2nd coat

Coverage rates will be determined by how porous the concrete is (how easily water soaks in). The easier and quicker that water soaks in, the more porous the concrete is and the more product you will use. The preparation guide has information on how to perform this simple test.

How To Calculate m²

  • Length of Substrate x Width of Substrate = Total m²
  • ie; 5mtr x 8mtr = 40m²

Preparation Guide

Download: Preparation Guide

Surface Porosity

  • Ensure the concrete has sufficient porosity for the sealer to penetrate.
  • Dip a finger into a glass of water and apply 2-3 drops to the surface.
  • Time the amount of time it takes for the water to soak into the concrete.
  • For sufficient porosity to apply a sealer, this should be no longer than 90 seconds.
  • Repeat the test over multiple sections of the concrete substrate.
  • If under 90 seconds then the concrete has sufficient porosity for application of the sealer.
  • If longer than 90 seconds, then it may be necessary to either acid wash or diamond grind the concrete to open it up and create the required porosity.

Moisture

  • The substrate must be dry and free from any rising moisture.
  • Ideally use a concrete moisture meter to determine the moisture content. If this is not available, proceed using the method below.
  • To test for moisture, cut a piece of thick black plastic into 1m².
  • Ensure that it is free from any tears or pinholes (this would render the test useless).
  • Attach the plastic to a section of the substrate (repeat in other areas) & duct tape the edges.
  • It is important that the plastic is completely sealed around all edges and free from holes.
  • After 24 hours, remove the plastic. If the concrete has darkened or there is condensation under the plastic, then the concrete is not sufficiently dry to apply a sealer or coating.
  • If the substrate is not dry enough then either wait a few more days & repeat the test or it may be necessary to use a concrete moisture barrier. Contact Right Choice for advice.

Contamination

  • All substrates must be clean and free of contamination i.e. oil, grease, bird droppings etc.
  • Many of these contaminates are easily removed using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner.
  • In some cases it may be necessary to use a concrete grinder or a light acid wash.
  • Basically, if water does not penetrate through the contamination then neither will a sealer or a coating.

Acid Etching

  • If required, the concrete can be lightly acid etched prior to sealing. This will help to remove any contamination and create a more porous surface.
  • Use extreme caution and safe handling methods when using hydrochloric acid.
  • Dilute the hydrochloric acid with water at a rate of 10% (1 part acid to 10 parts water).
  • Apply the diluted solution evenly to the surface using a watering can.
  • Allow the acid to bubble on the concrete for up to 15 mins.
  • Once the bubbling has ceased, thoroughly hose the surface off (abide by local laws for disposal).
  • Neutralise the surface using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (highly alkaline). Allow the surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours.

Application Guide

Download: Application Guide

General Notes

  • Ensure to read the TECHNICAL DATA SHEET, the PREPARATION GUIDE and the APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS thoroughly first.
  • It is recommended to do a test patch first to determine the suitability of the product.
  • Epoxy is not designed to be applied to outdoor substrates. It is NOT uv stable.
  • Do not apply when the ambient temperature is below 15c or above 28c.
  • The substrate must be cool to touch before applying any sealer or coating.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for coverage.
  • Generally only two coats are required, however on a highly porous surface then a third coat may be necessary.

Mixing

  • Clear Epoxy Coating should be mixed at a ratio of: 3 parts A to 1 part B
  • Thoroughly mix “part A” first.
  • Once mixed, slowly pour “part B” into “part A” while still mixing. Mix for approximately 2 minutes using a slow speed drill and squirrel mixing paddle. Allow to stand for 1 minute & then mix again for 1 minute.
  • Only mix enough epoxy that can be used within 25 minutes.

Applying the 1st Coat

  • Always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment.
  • Clear Epoxy Coating should be applied using a 10mm – 12mm nap, lint free roller cover.
  • Immediately pour the epoxy onto the substrate in ribbons.
  • Do not leave the epoxy in the bucket as it will go off much quicker.
  • Use a new bucket for every new batch that you mix.
  • Never mix a new batch in a previously used bucket as this will accelerate the setting time of the epoxy and you decrease the working time dramatically.
  • Spread the epoxy with a squeegee or roll out roughly to achieve the correct m² per litre.
  • Once the spread rate is achieved, gently “tip off” the epoxy with the roller and move on to the next section. This will allow the epoxy to self level.
  • The more times you roll it, the more chance there is of it going off too quick and getting roller marks.
  • Ensure to keep “wet edge” of the epoxy to avoid any overlapping marks or roller marks.
  • Allow 16 – 24 hours drying in-between coats (weather dependent).

Applying the 2nd Coat

  • Lightly sand the first coat using a sander or sanders pole with a 180# sandpaper. If the epoxy produces a fine dust it is dry enough to sand, however if it is clogging up the sandpaper then you will need to wait longer for it to cure.
  • Thoroughly vacuum the first coat after sanding and remove any dust particles etc.
  • Apply the second coat in the same manner as above.
  • Once the second coat is finished, allow a minimum of 24 hours drying time before walking on and 10 days before driving over.
  • The more air flow and warmer conditions, the quicker the epoxy will cure. Colder conditions and no air flow can cause a lengthy delay in the epoxy curing.

Troubleshooting

Download: Troubleshooting Guide

Data Sheet

Download: Technical Data Sheet

2 reviews for Clear Epoxy Coating

  1. Crispian

    I used this clear epoxy coating on my garage floor last year and it still looks like new. Keeping my garage clean has never been easier and the application was simple enough to do myself.

  2. Peter

    The product was as described and very easy to install. Thanks for the advice 🙂

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