Epoxy Flooring Primer
This epoxy flooring primer is actually a high performance epoxy that we make a little thinner so it soaks into the slab more. Our primer is better than 90% of the actual epoxies on the market so if you stopped right here you're ahead of the game. Be careful when buying primers and not to use water based ones, they don't perform nearly as well. If you see a WB in the primer description it's most likely water based and should be avoided.
Primers are used to prep floors for added strength and adhesion. Can also be used on floors that are in poor condition such as chalky floors, flaky floors or very rough and porous type floors. This primer bonds to and encapsulates poor condition concrete. Seals porous floors for better epoxy coverage. Remove as much as defective concrete prior to coating with primer to ensure best results. Prep floor properly prior to application. Coverage is aprox. up to 550 sq ft per 2 gallon set. Standard color is Gray, when ordering with an Armor Chip or Armor Granite kit, primer will be same color as the epoxy you order.
Can also be used to extend the coverage of our Armor Chip garage floor epoxy and Armor Granite floor epoxy kits. If your floor area is very close or slightly over the stated coverage use this primer to ensure adequate coverage of the kit. This primer will be absorbed into the concrete and will allow the epoxy to spread further since it is being applied to a covered(sealed) surface. Increase in coverage is aprox 25%. This is a good option in lieu of having to buy one of the Add On Half Kits to get additional coverage and an extra layer of epoxy which is never a bad thing.
If your floor is very old and in very poor condition and or is pitted use the High Solids Epoxy Primer. Please note that even though our primer is high solids it should never be considered for use as the primary base of your epoxy floor. High solids don't hold the chips as well and will not give you that deep high gloss luster finish you're looking for the same way 100% solids will.
If going over an existing costing use the Bonding Primer which will create a bond between dissimilar coatings. This saves the hassle of having to grind off an epoxy that is failing. You can simply give it a quick sanding with 100 grit sandpaper to rough up and apply the Bonding Primer to ensure a bond with our epoxy. Only use the Bonding Primer to an epoxy that is just wearing out and not peeling off completely. PLEASE NOTE that due to recent changes in VOC laws by the EPA in certain states selection of the 'Low VOC' version is required. Note that the Low VOC version is a 4:1 mix ratio. Current states that are Low VOC are CA, CT, DE, IL, IN, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OH,PA,RI,VA, KY and all of Canada. Orders shipping to these states require that the Low VOC Option be selected for the required size of your kit, orders to these states that have not selected the Low VOC option will be manually adjusted for correct total price when your order is processed.
Allow primer to dry 7hrs but no more than 24 hours prior to applying the epoxy. After 24 hrs primer must be lightly sanded with 100 grit to rough up.