Water Based Epoxy

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$230.00

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  • Cost From

    $3.10 per m2

  • Re-Coat

    14 - 20 hrs

  • UV Stable

    No

  • Coverage

    4-6m2 per ltr

  • Coats

    2

  • Equipment

    Roller

  • Dilution

    No

  • Clean Up

    Solvent

Features

  • High performance, commercial grade epoxy coating
  • Resistant against stains, abrasions and chemicals such as oils and grease
  • Two-part system including a resin and hardener for an exceptional showroom quality finish
  • Suitable for all interior applications requiring superior durability without solvent odours
  • Easy maintenance and cleaning of coated surfaces
  • Self-priming (unless surface is highly porous)
  • Creates a hard-wearing tile-like surface
  • Low sheen to satin finish
  • Perfect as a base coat for a Decorative Flake Floor finish
  • Ideal for wet areas or garages with Clear Low Sheen Non Slip Additive

 

Please note: If the concrete is highly porous, it is recommended to prime the substrate prior to the application of the Water Based Epoxy with the Right Choice Aqua Prime 1L Penetrating Concentrate.

    Product Description

    Water Based Epoxy is a high performance, commercial grade, 3:1 epoxy coating. The kit includes a Part A resin and a Part B hardener, to create an exceptional showroom quality finish. It resists stains, abrasions and chemicals such as oils and grease etc. Water Based Epoxy should be considered for all interior concrete sealing applications where superior durability is required and solvent odors and flammability are not acceptable.

    The kit is available in a variety of colours and especially suitable for damp surfaces while dramatically improving the ease of maintenance and cleaning of the coated surface. Water Based Epoxy also performs exceptionally well on surfaces exposed to aggressive environments such as; factory floors, tank linings, wet areas and food processing plants. Right Choice epoxy is used as the base coat in the Epoxy Flake Flooring system.

    Please note: If the concrete is highly porous, it is recommended to prime the substrate prior to the application of the Water Based Epoxy with the Right Choice Aqua Prime 1L Penetrating Concentrate.

    * If using for a flake flooring system, only 1 coat is necessary.

    Please ensure to check the colour of the sealer prior to installation. Once the product has been applied, Right Choice can take no responsibility for any discrepancies in colour variations.

    Applications

    • Interior Floors
    • Garage Floors
    • Factory floors
    • Tank linings
    • Food processing plants
    • Other surfaces exposed to aggressive environments

    Coverage Rates

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

    If using for a flake flooring system, only 1 coat is necessary.

    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.

    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.

    Quantity Estimator

    Enter the dimensions of your surface area to estimate how many tins of product you may need:

    Summary Estimation
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    * The estimated number of tins is based on the average coverage per square metre and is to be used as a guide only, as there are many variables when estimating (ie, porosity). Please ensure you check your calculations as Right Choice Coatings cannot be held responsible if the incorrect quantity.

    Information Guides

    1. Download: Technical Data Sheet
    2. Download: Preparation Guide
    3. Download: Application Guide
    4. Download: Troubleshooting 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.
    • Alternatively, prime with Aqua Prime on a highly porous surfaces.

    PREPARATION:

    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 create a more porous substrate.
    • Use extreme caution and safe handling methods when using hydrochloric acid.
    • Before acid etching, make sure the concrete is cleaned properly of all contaminants, oil, grease and dirt by using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (mix @ 50:50 dilution with water), paying extra attention to heavily contaminated areas.
    • Rinse the Concrete Cleaner off thoroughly with clean water.
    • Dilute the hydrochloric acid with water at a rate of 1 part acid to 10 parts water. CAUTION! Always add the acid to the water, not water to acid.
    • Lightly dampen the surface so that the concrete is slightly wet but not puddling water.
    • Apply the diluted solution evenly to the surface using a watering can or similar.
    • Allow the acid to bubble on the concrete for up to 15 mins.
    • Once the bubbling has ceased, thoroughly rinse the surface off with clean water (abide by local laws for disposal).
    • Neutralise the surface using the Right Choice Concrete Cleaner (mix @ 50:50 dilution with water, highly alkaline). Brush the mixture into the surface and allow it to sit for 5-10mins before rinsing thoroughly with clean water.
    • Allow the surface to dry for a minimum of 24 hours (weather dependant).

    *Note – If neutralising is not done correctly, acid etching can leave a white powdery residue, (calcium carbonate) on the dried surface. This is a fine white dust which can cause problems with adhesion and delamination of the coating. Once neutralising is complete, check the entire surface of the concrete. It should have a uniformed texture similar to medium grit sand paper (If not, repeat the above process). Sprinkle a few drops of water over the surface and If all the water is quickly absorbed, the surface is sufficiently oil and grease free. If the water still beads up (even if only in certain areas), then further preparation as above will be required.

    APPLICATION:

    Mixing

    • Mix “part A” thoroughly 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.
    • If thinning is required, it is possible to add no more than 5% water to help with the flow. Only add the water to the already MIXED epoxy and slowly mix in thoroughly.
    • Only mix enough epoxy that can be used within 20 minutes. It’s a good idea to start with mixing only 4ltrs (so 3ltrs of A to 1Ltr of B) to begin with until you are confident with the amount of product that can be installed in a 20min window.

    Applying the 1st Coat

    • Always wear the appropriate personal protection equipment.
    • Water Based Epoxy 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.

    *NOTE: Epoxy has a 7-10 day full cure through rate. Please exercise caution when sitting furniture on, sliding boxes etc and walking on in this time frame. DO NOT DRIVE ON FOR A MINIMUM OF 10 DAYS.

    Specifications

    Product Name: Water Based Epoxy

    Material: Water base epoxy coating

    Pack Size: Part A = 7.5 L Resin; Part B = 2.5 L Hardener

    FAQ's

    •  Q – How long after I complete the installation can I park cars on the epoxy floor?
    •  A – Allow a minimum of 10 days, preferably 14 days before allowing rubber tyres to be on the epoxy floor.
    •  Q – Can I use your solvent based “Polyurethane Coating” over the top for protection.
    •  A – Yes. It is ideally applied between 16-24hours of the water based epoxy being installed (no sanding required). It can be applied up to 3 days later, however you get a far better bond within the 1st 24hours. If applied after 3 days, then the epoxy will needed to be mechanically sanded.

    5 reviews for Water Based Epoxy

    1. David Matters

      Great customer service! I was so happy with their quick communication and fantastic advice – highly recommend!

    2. Mathew Dempster

      Great product, easy to use and delivery was fast. Happy to recommend to others.

    3. Robert Wylie

      Used the water based epoxy, followed the instructions and the garage floor looks good. Would use this product next time.

    4. Darien

      right choice coatings are number 1 in floor coating systems i have been using there products for more than ten years never had any problems easy guys to deal with.

    5. Brendan Rhodes

      worked well on my factory floor. Easy to use and clean

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