SurfKoat 1040 Water-Based Epoxy

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SurfKoat 1040 WB Epoxy

WATER BASED EPOXY

 

1040 Epoxy is 40% solids clear epoxy coating, perfect for all types of residential, commercial and industrial floors. It's two-component, water-based formula offers excellent performance with easy application and very low odor. Superior bond strength and excellent durability makes 1040 the perfect universal primer for most epoxies, urethanes, polyureas and polyaspartics, as well as an equally outstanding stand-alone coating. Like most water-based finishes, 1040 Epoxy offers excellent durability and chemical resistance, while leaving a very natural appearance. 1040 Epoxy does not darken or enhance the color of the underlying concrete. This makes 1040 Epoxy a great choice for spaces needing superior protection, but wanting to retain the natural color of the concrete surface. 1040 Epoxy is our #1 choice of designers working on contemporary spaces like lofts and industrial conversions.

1040 Epoxy has a high gloss finish, but due to it's deep penetration, often looks more satin or semi-gloss if applied thin.

 

Water Based Epoxy is perfect for all types of interior spaces:

Over Stains
Clear Water Based Epoxy Sealer
Loft Floors
Natural Concrete Floor Sealer

Essentials
  • High Performance
  • Natural Appearance
  • For Interior Concrete Floors
  • 2k Water-Based Epoxy
  • Gloss Finish
  • Sprayer or Roller Application
  • Coverage - See Detailed Info

 

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Water Based Epoxy Reviews

Fantastic Product!
Easy to use, extremely durable and no odor!

Just FYI...

  • Best if applied in thin coats. DO NOT leave puddles!
  • Does not darken the surface or have a "Wet Look".

 

 

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1040 WB Epoxy

 

1040 Epoxy is a two-component, 40% solids, low odor, water-based epoxy, perfect for all types of residential, commercial and industrial floors. 1040 Epoxy is extremely versatile due to it's superior bond strength, easy application and excellent durability. This makes 1040 a perfect universal primer for most epoxies, urethanes, polyureas and polyaspartics, as well as an equally outstanding stand-alone coating. Like most water-based finishes, 1040 Epoxy offers excellent durability and chemical resistance, while leaving a very natural appearance. Unlike most solvent-based products, 1040 Epoxy does not darken or enhance the color of the underlying concrete. This makes 1040 Epoxy a great choice for spaces needing superior protection, but wanting to retain the natural color of the concrete surface.

1040 Epoxy has a gloss finish, but due to it's deep penetration, often looks more satin or semi-gloss if applied thin. In most cases we recommend two coats of 1040 Epoxy, or for the ultimate durability, chemical resistance and a true matte finish it can be top-coated with our 6100 Matte-Finish Water-Based Urethane.

 

Cleaning and Preparation Instructions

 

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

2. If needed or desired, 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. Diamond grind floors to between 50 - 100 grit. Be sure to remove all swirl marks, but do not grind finer than 100 grit. Beyond 100 grit, topcoat adhesion will be compromised. Dry grinding is highly recommended to avoid introduction of excessive amounts of moisture into the concrete.

4. 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 1040 Epoxy!

5. 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. 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 1040 Epoxy, first put on proper protective equipment including eye protection and rubber gloves.

 

Mixing Instructions

 

1. Before mixing, you will first need to determine the approximate amount of 1040 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 25-30 minute window. During application, if 1040 Epoxy starts to get thick or 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. Proper mixing is critical to application success. Mix ratio for 1040 WB Epoxy is 1(PartA) : 1(PartB). Pour equal amounts of Part A and Part B into a clean, dry mixing container. Mix contents thoroughly with low speed drill mixer. Avoid whipping air into the coating. Improper or incomplete mixing may result in product failure.

3. Product is now ready to apply!

 

Maximum expected workable pot life after mixing Part A and Part B is approximately 1 hour 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.

 

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 1040 Epoxy.

 

Primer Application Instructions:

 

1. Apply the mixed product with a 1/4" - 3/8" nap, shed-less roller cover, within the usable pot life time frame, as well as the recommended temperature and relative humidity guidelines. If continuous out-gassing in the concrete is causing bubbles, re-roll the material using a cross rolling method before the material cures to reduce or eliminate air entrapment. If the material becomes thick while applying and is sticking to the roller, 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 roller marks. It is recommended to work in sections usually using control joints as dividers to ensure proper application results. Do not allow to Puddle!

2. Allow product to cure for a minimum of 4-6 hours.

3. Apply compatible top-coat within 24 hours. If recoating after 24 hours a light sanding using a fine sanding screen will be needed to ensure adequate inner coat adhesion.

 

Coverage Rates:

Single Primer Coat = 200-250 sq. ft. / gallon (may vary depending on porosity of concrete) This means a 2gallon kit should be approximately enough product to prime 400-500 sq. ft. of floor.

 

 

Stand-Alone Sealer Application Instructions:

 

1040 Epoxy is also a great, high-performance, stand-alone coating. It can be applied in a single coat application as described above, or in a two coat application for additional gloss and protection.

1. Apply the mixed product with a 1/4” - 3/8” nap, shed-less roller cover within the usable pot life time frame, as well as the recommended temperature and relative humidity guidelines. If continuous out-gassing in the concrete is causing bubbles, re-roll the material using a cross rolling method before the material cures to reduce or eliminate air entrapment. If the material becomes thick while applying and is sticking to the roller, 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 roller marks. It is recommended to work in sections usually using control joints as dividers to ensure proper application results. Do not allow to Puddle!

2. Allow product to cure for a minimum of 4-6 hours.

3. Apply second coat of 1040 Epoxy in same manner as the first coat. Do not allow first coat to cure for more 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. Allow surface to dry for a minimum of 6 hours before foot traffic and 48 hours before heavier traffic. Product achieves full strength and chemical resistance in 5 days.

 

Coverage Rates:

Primer Coat = 200-250 sq. ft. / gallon (may vary depending on porosity of concrete)
Second Coat = 250-300 sq. ft. / gallon
Total Project Estimate Rate = approximately 100-150 sq. ft. / gallon... This means a 2gallon kit should be approximately enough product to complete 200-300 sq. ft. of floor. This is based on a two coat application.

 

 

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Maintenance

 

Once properly applied, surfaces sealed with 1040 WB 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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