Extra Heavy Duty Acid Resistant Epoxy Floor Coating System
This is our most popular and most versatile system consisting of Novolac primer and Novolac epoxy topcoat for high traffic areas subject to chemical and or acid spills. Our primer is a high performance epoxy that we call a primer just because it goes down first. It's very important to use a novolac primer when dealing with caustic chemicals and acids, it provides better adhesion to your floor and adds another layer of protection. Not using one is a huge mistake and more often then not leads to a complete failure.
This a tried and true system engineered for long term durability and is used by Fortune 500 Companies and the US Military all over the world. Cannot be compared to general duty epoxies that offer very limited protection against a few generic chemicals. They are very prone to premature failures because they're not specifically designed for caustic environments. Please understand there is a huge difference between an epoxy(primer) and a topcoat and between standard epoxy coatings and novolac coatings. Neither one can be the other, they have very distinct purposes and any coating that portends to be both is just pure marketing hype. This product is suitable for production floors, food and beverage processing areas, storage areas, curbs, troughs, tanks and containment vaults. Exhibits excellent flexural and structural strength with an extremely hard finish that is abrasion and impact resistant. Can handle frequent high temp and caustic wash downs such as in breweries, food related production areas and other industrial applications.
Please refer to the Application Instructions and Acid Guide for exposure suitability to your chemicals/acids. You can access both by clicking the "Application" Tab and the "Must Read" tab above. ArmorGarage is not responsible for misapplication of product.
Product is sold in 275-300 sq ft or 1350-1500 sq ft kits. The 275-300 sf kit consists of 1.5 gallons of novolac primer and 3 gallons of novolac topcoat. The 1350-1500 sf kit consists of 6 gallons of novolac primer and 15 gallons of novolac topcoat. These amounts ensure proper coverage for the best protection, durability and overall finished look with no concrete bleed through.
ArmorGarage provides a 2 year warranty against product defects when properly mixed and applied to a properly prepared concrete surface. Please refer to our full warranty policy located under "SHIPPING & RETURN POLICY".
Once the floor has been prepped, mix primer(ARM257) Part & Part B per label mix ratio of 2:1. Use clear measuring cups to measure out an accurate amount of each part. Do not mix all at once, we recommend mixing a gallon of combine Part A & Part B for weach person rolling. Mixing too much at once will result in the epoxy hardening in about 10 minutes which is not covered under warranty. If mixing more than a gallon, once mixed split the amount into two separate pails for each person rolling, this will slow the catalytic reaction. Apply as you would regular paint with a lint free 1/4" nap roller. Apply at approximately 290-300 sf/gal. All to cure 7-10 hrs before applying the topcoat but no more then 24hrs.
Next mix the topcoat(ARM253) in the same manner. Again do not mix all at once! Apply at approximately 100-115 sf/gal with 1/4" lint free roller. For best results after topcoat is mixed pour out in a bead directly onto the floor. When mixing be sure to run a drill mounted Jiffy mixer all the way to the bottom of your mixing bucket and all along the sides to ensure all the Part A & Part B gets mixed together. Allow topcoat to cure overnight for light traffic and at least 36 hrs before heavy traffic.
If using nonslip you can either mix it into the topcoat directly, we recommend using a roller pan when doing this. Keep stirring the topcoat to keep nonslip suspended. An alternate method is to broadcast the nonslip directly onto the cured primer and then apply the topcoat over it.