SurfKoat 250 HP 100% Solids Epoxy

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SurfKoat 250 HP Cyclo Epoxy

100% SOLIDS INDUSTRIAL EPOXY

 

250 HP is a 100% solids, high-performance, industrial epoxy, perfect for all types of residential, commercial and industrial floors. 250 HP Epoxy is extremely durable and chemical resistant. It is also very user friendly, with very low odor and a long pot life. 250 HP Epoxy is a thick, high-build coating that can be applied by squeegee, roller or a combination of both.

250 HP Epoxy is more than just a high-performance concrete coating, it is also a complete flooring system. In addition to being a great high-build coating for all types of concrete floors, the 250 HP Epoxy system also features 20 awesome metallic colors and 14 solid colors. This makes 250 HP Epoxy one of the most versatile products we have ever offered.

Each part of the 250 HP Epoxy System is sold separately. This gives you the unique ability to create the exact floor you want, while only purchasing the components you need, in the amounts you need. This gives you complete flexibility over your project, unlike garage floor or concrete epoxy "kits".

 

250 HP Epoxy is perfect for all types of high-performance floors:

Metallic Floors
Epoxy for Metallic Floor Coating
Flake Floors
Flake Chip Garage Floor Kits
"Epoxy" Floors
Epoxy Garage Floor Kits
Quartz Floors
Quartz Garage Floor Products

Essentials
  • Extremely Durable
  • High-Build "Wet Look"
  • For Interior and Garage Floors
  • 100% Solids Epoxy
  • High-Gloss Finish
  • Slow Cure Time
  • Squeegee / Roller Application
  • Coverage - See Detailed Info

 

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A real workhorse! Perfect for industrial floors.

Just FYI...

  • Slow curing, especially in cool weather. Don't even think about applying this epoxy if the surface is colder than 50 degrees.

 

 

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250 HP Cyclo Epoxy

 

250 HP Epoxy is a 100% solids, two component, cyclo-aliphatic amine epoxy system with excellent durability including abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and hot tire resistance. 250 HP Epoxy is a user friendly, high performance concrete flooring system that can be used for most types of interior applications over properly prepared surfaces.

250 HP Epoxy is designed for a variety of seamless high build concrete flooring applications. It is an excellent coating for auto service centers, warehouses, computer rooms, laboratories, aircraft hangars, cafeterias, exterior tanks and other areas where high performance, abrasion resistance and chemical resistance are required. It is also an excellent coating choice for interior decorative concrete.

High-solids products like 250 HP Epoxy are actually very easy to apply. Unlike paints and cheap low-solids sealers, these products don't need to be excessively rolled. Apply in a heavy, wet, even coat and let the product self-level. Under application or over-rolling can cause unwanted texture in the final appearance. With 100% solids products, extra care should be taken to ensure proper surface preparation before installation. If possible shot-blast or diamond grind to 25-50 grit. This type of coating is designed to be installed thick and needs maximum adhesion.

 

250 HP Epoxy can be used clear, with color or with our Metallic FX pigments. Each part of the 250 HP Epoxy System is sold separately to maximize versatility.

 

Color Tint For Epoxy EpoPack Epoxy Color:

Color can be added to 250 HP Epoxy to create beautiful, high gloss solid colors. EpoPack Color is available in 14 great colors to fit any situation. Colors can also be mixed to create endless combinations. Color (usually black) is also recommended in the base coat of metallic floor installations for optimum color effects. Each 16 oz. can is designed to tint a 3 gallon kit to a solid opaque color (5.3 oz / gallon). If desired, simply add less pigment to achieve a more translucent color.

 

Metallic Epoxy Color Metallic FX Pigments:

Metallics are available in 20 great reflective colors to fit any situation. Colors can also be mixed to create endless combinations. For optimum color effects, a black base coat of 250 HP Epoxy is recommended before applying your choice of metallic color. Each 16 oz. bottle is designed to tint a 3 gallon kit to a rich metallic color (5.3 oz / gallon). If desired, simply add less pigment to achieve a more translucent color.

 

 

Cleaning and Preparation Instructions

 

1. Remove any and all sealers, coatings and curing compounds on the concrete surface.

2. For best appearance and durability of solid color and metallic installations, first repair all cracks using our RapidSet-100 crack filler. See separate application instructions for RapidSet-100.

3. Interior Floors MUST be profiled prior to application. Shot blast or diamond grind floors to between 25 - 100 grit. Do not grind finer than 100 grit. Beyond 100 grit, topcoat adhesion will be compromised. Dry grinding is highly recommended to avoid introduction of moisture into the concrete.

4. If applying to an existing fully cured and fully adhered coating, the surface must be cleaned and sanded with 80 - 100 grit sandpaper.

5. Remove any latent dust from concrete surface by auto scrubber or vacuum system. Do not use any chemicals. Surface must be clean, dry and porous before application of 250 HP Epoxy!

6. Allow area to dry completely.

 

Perform a simple moisture vapor test by taping an 18 inch x 18 inch plastic sheet onto a section of floor. Remove plastic after 24 hours. If floor or plastic is wet, DO NOT PROCEED. First determine if moisture is remaining from the cleaning process, or if it is a more serious issue coming from the soil below the slab. More advanced moisture testing kits should be used on floors with suspected moisture problems. If needed, allow floor additional time to dry from the cleaning process. In winter months or in basements, this could take anywhere from 24 hours to a month or more. If you suspect a moisture issue from beneath the slab, DO NOT PROCEED. Whatever you do, don't take a chance on trapping moisture in the slab. 250 HP Epoxy WILL NOT adhere to concrete with high levels of moisture. Moisture trapped below the coating will cause the sealer to fail, resulting in a costly disaster for you. When moisture testing confirms the slab is dry, ONLY THEN are you ready to seal the concrete.

Protect all areas not to be coated. Mask off all adjacent surfaces. Before opening or handling 250 HP Epoxy, first put on proper protective equipment including eye protection, rubber gloves and respirator rated for use with aromatic solvents.

 

Mixing Instructions

 

1. Before mixing, first determine the approximate amount of 250 HP Epoxy you will need to mix to complete the portion of your project you have planned. Do not mix more than you can apply in a 20-25 minute window. During application, if 250 HP Epoxy begins to harden, the remainder should be discarded and a new batch mixed. Do not add freshly mixed product to container already containing product near the end of it's pot life.

2. For tinted or solid color applications, first mix desired amount of EpoPack Color with pre-measured amount of 250 HP Epoxy PartA and mix thoroughly using a low speed drill mixer. For most solid color applications, the average usage is 5.3 ounces of EpoPack Color per 1 gallon of finished coating. (each pint tints a 3 gallon kit) This means: To make approximately one gallon of colored 250 HP Epoxy, mix 5.3 oz. of color with 2/3 gallon of PartA (which will then be mixed with 1/3 gallon of PartB to complete the volume) For lighter colors it may take more and darker colors may take less depending on the application. Do not add too much color! Over pigmenting may cause color float or streaking. Especially in the darker colors! Do not allow product to puddle during application!!

3. Proper mixing is critical to application success. Mix ratio for 250 HP Epoxy is 2(PartA) : 1(PartB). Pour appropriate amounts of Part A and Part B into a clean, dry mixing pail. Mix contents thoroughly for 1-2 minutes with low speed drill mixer. Mix gently and avoid whipping air into the coating! Gently pour mixed epoxy into a second clean pail, then gently mix again. This eliminates the possibility of any un-mixed product that may be clinging to the sides of the first mixing pail from being applied to the floor. Improper mixing may result in extreme bubbling or product failure.

4. For additional slip resistance or added texture, Surface Grip may be added after Parts A & B have been thoroughly mixed. Adding Surface Grip is a great way to reduce slip and falls, reduce gloss/reflection and also hide minor imperfections in the concrete. Follow mixing instructions and do not overload system. All non-skid additives may shorten the life of the film to some degree. Do not add non-skid additives to epoxy to be mixed with metallic pigments. See Metallic Epoxy instructions below.

5. Product is now ready to apply!

 

Maximum expected workable pot life after mixing Part A and Part B is approximately 25-30 minutes at a common temperature range of 70 F - 80 F at 50% relative humidity. Please note that higher temperatures will shorten pot life, as colder temperatures will extend the coatings pot life. Do not apply 250 HP Epoxy if surface temperature is below 55° F. or above 90° F.

 

Specific Applications

 

Before application, always test product in an inconspicuous area to ensure appearance and compatibility are acceptable. Concrete should be fully cured for 28 days before applying 250 HP Epoxy.

 

Clear or Solid Color Epoxy Floors:

1. Mix product according to mixing instruction above.

2. Apply the mixed material with a brush, roller, trowel, notched squeegee or gauge rake and then backroll evenly to maintain the desired thickness within the usable pot life time frame, as well as the recommended temperature and relative humidity guidelines. If concrete conditions or aggressive mixing causes air entrapment, then an air release (spike roller) tool should be used prior to the coating tacking off to remove the air entrapped in the coating. Bubbles can be caused by rolling too fast or too aggressively, rolling too late in the product’s useful pot life or from out-gassing of the concrete itself. If the material becomes thick while applying and begins sticking to the application tools, stop applying and discard the mixed material. At this point it has reached the end of the usable pot life. While applying keep a wet edge to prevent streaking. It is recommended to work in sections usually using control joints as dividers to ensure proper application results. Do not allow to Puddle! Apply in a uniform, thick, wet coat. Under application may reduce the product's ability to "self level" and leave undesired texture from the roller. In most cases, only one heavy coat is needed or recommended. If for some reason a second coat is needed or desired, the second coat should be applied within 24 hours of the previous coat. If recoating after 24 hours a light sanding using a fine sanding screen will be needed to ensure adequate inner coat adhesion.

3. Allow floor to cure a minimum of 18 hours for foot traffic and 48 hours for heavier traffic. Product achieves full strength and chemical resistance in 7 days.

SLIP RESISTANCE: Surface Grip may be used for additional slip resistance. Follow mixing instructions and do not overload system. All non-skid additives may shorten the life of the film to some degree.

CLEAN UP: Clean up tools with A-1 Solvent or Xylene.

 

Coverage Rate:

One single coat = 90-100 sq. ft. / gallon... This means a 3gallon kit should be enough product to coat approximately 250-300 sq. ft.

 

 

Metallic Epoxy Floors:

Metallic epoxy floors have become extremely popular for garages, restaurants, automotive dealerships and many other high-end commercial spaces. These floors create a deep, rich display of reflective color that appears to flow across the floor. Unlike most concrete coating systems, there are no set rules or instructions on precisely how to apply metallic flooring systems. Colors, patterns and results are completely dependent on the color choices and techniques used during application.

If needed, be sure to first fill and repair any cracks with RapidSet-100 before applying 250 HP Epoxy. This will create a uniform, un-broken surface for best appearance and maximum durability.

1. Mix product for first (primer) coat according to mixing instruction above. Black tint is recommended for optimum color effects, but any color EpoPack can be used to fit your specific needs and desires.

2. Apply the mixed material with a brush, roller, trowel, notched squeegee or gauge rake and then backroll evenly at 100-150 sq. ft. / gallon, staying within the usable pot life time frame, as well as the recommended temperature and relative humidity guidelines. If concrete conditions or aggressive mixing causes air entrapment, then an air release (spike roller) tool should be used prior to the coating tacking off to remove the air entrapped in the coating. Bubbles can be caused by rolling too fast or too aggressively, rolling too late in the product’s useful pot life or from out-gassing of the concrete itself. If the material becomes thick while applying and begins sticking to the application tools, stop applying and discard the mixed material. At this point it has reached the end of the usable pot life. While applying keep a wet edge to prevent streaking. It is recommended to work in sections usually using control joints as dividers to ensure proper application results. Do not allow to Puddle! Apply in a uniform, wet coat. Under application may reduce the product's ability to "self level" and leave undesired texture from the roller.

3. Allow primer coat to cure for 10-16 hours before proceeding with "metallic" coat. Do not allow first coat to cure longer than 24 hours! If recoating after 24 hours a light sanding using a fine sanding screen will be needed to ensure adequate inner coat adhesion.

4. Mix product for second (metallic) coat by pouring appropriate amounts of epoxy PartA and PartB into a large mixing pail. Add desired amount of Metallic FX pigment until desired opacity is achieved. Average usage is 5.3 ounces of Metallic FX pigment per 1 gallon of finished coating. (each 16 oz. bottle tints a 3 gallon kit) This means: To make approximately one gallon of metallic 250 HP Epoxy, mix 5.3 oz. of Metallic FX pigment with 2/3 gallon of PartA and 1/3 gallon of PartB. Mix contents thoroughly for 1-2 minutes with low speed drill mixer. Mix gently and avoid whipping air into the coating! Gently pour mixed epoxy into a second clean pail, then gently mix again. This eliminates the possibility of any un-mixed product that may be clinging to the sides of the first mixing pail from being applied to the floor. Improper mixing may result in extreme bubbling or product failure.

5. Apply the mixed material with a brush, roller, trowel, notched squeegee or gauge rake (a 1/4" notched squeegee is recommended) and then backroll evenly at 75-100 sq. ft. / gallon or at the desired mills of thickness, staying within the usable pot life time frame, as well as the recommended temperature and relative humidity guidelines. If concrete conditions or aggressive mixing causes air entrapment, then an air release (spike roller) tool should be used prior to the coating tacking off to remove the air entrapped in the coating. Bubbles can be caused by rolling too fast or too aggressively, rolling too late in the product’s useful pot life or from out-gassing of the concrete itself, if not completely sealed off by the prime coat. Applying the epoxy at this thickness will ensure that the Metallic FX can create it's unique pattern and patina. If the desired look is not being achieved, you may try experimenting with denatured alcohol. This is done by misting the denatured alcohol over the epoxy and back-rolling. As mentioned above, there is no set way to apply metallic systems, so be creative and experiment with your own techniques. (Of course, always perform tests prior to applying to entire floor)

6. If desired, a final clear coat of 250 HP Epoxy or our even more abrasion resistant Aliphatic Urethane may be applied as a final layer of protection. Do not allow metallic coat to cure longer than 24 hours before applying final coat. If recoating after 24 hours a light sanding using a fine sanding screen will be needed to ensure adequate inner coat adhesion.

7. Allow floor to cure a minimum of 18 hours for foot traffic and 48 hours for heavier traffic. Product achieves full strength and chemical resistance in 7 days.

SLIP RESISTANCE: Do not add non-skid additives to epoxy mixed with metallic pigments. If additional slip resistance is required, apply a final clear top-coat of 250 HP Epoxy, Aliphatic Urethane or PolyKoat with Surface Grip added for additional slip resistance. Follow mixing instructions and do not overload system. All non-skid additives may shorten the life of the film to some degree.

CLEAN UP: Clean up tools with A-1 Solvent or Xylene.

 

Coverage Rates:

Primer Coat = 100-150 sq. ft. / gallon (may vary depending on porosity of concrete)
Metallic Coat = 75-100 sq. ft. / gallon
Optional Top Coat = 100-125 sq. ft. / gallon
Total Project Estimate Rate = approximately 50 sq. ft. / gallon... This means a 3gallon kit should be approximately enough product to complete 150 sq. ft. of floor. This is based on a two coat application.

 

Of course, having the right tools will make your job easier, so scroll to the bottom to see our recommended Sprayers, Rollers and Application Tools!

 

Maintenance

 

Once properly applied, surfaces sealed with 250 HP Epoxy will require very little maintenance. The surface may periodically require a light cleaning to remove dirt, dust, mud, etc. In most cases, low pressure water or simple mopping is all that is needed for routine cleaning. Regularly applying Cherry SurfWax to the floor will help protect the surface from scratches and damage.

 

 

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