Armor Ultra is sold as a complete packaged system for your convenience. Simply enter the square footage of your floor and we will calculate and package everything you need. Minimum order size for this product is 500 sq ft and in 100 sq ft increments after that, ie: 500, 600, 700. Please average up to the next 100 foot increment as a margin of safety due to different concrete porosity, ie: if your floor is 545 sq ft, enter 600 into Qty Box. We recommend that you have a minimum 10% safety factor since every floor has a different porosity and texture and will absorb the product differently. For floors with a very rough finish such as a broom finish we recommend you add 20% to the total square footage of your floor. For jobs larger than 5000 sq ft call or email for quantity price discount. When using either the oil stop primer or the metal & wood primer select the "No Primer" option in the selection box above. It is not necessary to use the standard primer in addition to one of these primers.
Your order will include everything you need to start and complete the job; 3-part Ultra Epoxy, 2-part Ultra Topcoat, Acid Safe Etching solution,(For previously sealed floors, purchase of additional etching kit is recommended), Notched Squeegee(s) for the epoxy, Ultra Wear non-skid additive, power mixer(s) and shipping.(for areas larger than 1500 sq ft, spiked soles, 18" heavy duty roller frame, 18" epoxy rollers, included)
Ultra can be applied onto just about any type floor or wall surface and over existing paint. Ultra can used in conjunction with our epoxy mortar to form a cove between the floor and wall as in image #7 above. This results in a 100% waterproof and sanitary installation. See:Epoxy Crack and Joint Compound
Application is good down to 50 degree slab temperature.
Apply epoxy in a temperature range of 50-95 degrees.
Clean floor thoroughly. Oil stains must be removed or treated prior to application. See our oil and grease remover.
Then etch with the supplied Acid Safe Etching solution. Etching is simply done by mixing the etch solution with water, pour it evenly over the floor and brush it in with a stiff bristle shop broom. Let sit for 5-10 minutes and then rinse. Then sprinkle provided TSP powder evenly over floor, brush in and then rinse thoroughly. Let floor dry 24-48 Hrs at a minimum to be sure concrete has completely dried.
Mix each can of the Primer individually then mix primer in a 1:1 part A and part B ratio. Then roller on in an even coat and let dry to the touch.
Next mix each can of the epoxy individually then combine the two epoxy parts in a 2 parts of A & 1 part of B Ratio (not the typical 1:1 ratio!) Mix the combined A & B parts for 3-4 minutes using the supplied power drill mounted paint mixer at low speed, making sure to move the mixing wand up & down and scrape the sides to ensure a thorough mix. Armor Ultra once mixed has a Pot life of approximately 45 minutes at 75 degrees before it starts to thicken. DON'T mix all the paint at once, this is NOT like store bought epoxy that has several hours of pot life, just maintain the 2:1 ratio for each batch and make sure to not mix more than you can apply in about 45 minutes.
Recommended application method is simply pouring a "bead" from left to right of the mixed material onto the floor and squeegeeing out with the supplied calibrated notched rubber squeegee, do not use a roller pan. The notched squeegee automatically spreads the epoxy at the proper thickness. Once you have the paint evenly squeegeed out roller over it with our 3/8" nap roller to smooth the squeegee ridges and do some additional spreading. Then mix the next batch, this will reactivate whatever epoxy is on the roller, squeegee and mixer so you don't have to worry about the epoxy hardening in between batches and apply to next section. Continue until floor is done, all the sections of epoxy will blend into a seamless finish. Let dry for 6-8 hrs or overnight but not more than 48 hours. Epoxy should be rock hard and then a second coat can be applied if additional thickness is needed. Be sure to NOT leave rollers or squeegees on floor or leaning on walls or columns as they will be welded the next morning to whatever surface you left them in contact with. Dispose of ALL Rollers & Squeeges right away when done. It's a good idea to have a small can of Xylene(available at Ace, HD or Lowes) for clean up after each phase.
Next mix and apply topcoat. You can mix the non skid additive into the Topcoat for a non skid surface and even more durability! Roller on the Topcoat like regular paint and let dry 8 Hrs for foot traffic and 48 Hrs for light vehicle traffic and 4-5 days for heavy traffic such as Forklifts. You now have the finest and most durable epoxy floor coating possible!
Average times to apply is 1000 sq ft/hr for two men per coat. The Ultra System can be easily applied by one person up to floors of 5000 SF. For fastest results for floors over 5000 sq ft we recommend 1 person mixing and 2 men rolling. 10,000 sq ft and up should have 2 men mixing and 3-4 men rolling. This will allow you to get each coat done in about 5-6 hours.
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