Epoxy coatings are usually applied bydumping the coating directly onto the concrete and then using a squeegee or paint roller to smooth out the coating. The products are usually self-leveling so the primary goal is to get a consistent treatment and remove any air bubbles that might form.
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What is epoxy coating?
Applying an epoxy coating to the barrels repaired the worn surfaces, protected them from future abrasion caused by the putty and created an ultra-smooth layer for the putty to slide down, improving extrusion rate. Epoxy coatings are also used for high-strength bonding of materials.
How long does it take for epoxy to dry before painting?
If you鈥檙e dealing with a newly installed slab, it is important to wait at least 28 days, but preferably 2 months, before applying epoxy. This gives the floor time to cure and dry thoroughly prior to coating. Remove floor paint, if necessary. Epoxy coating will not work properly if it is applied over polyurethane or latex floor paints.
Can You epoxy over polyurethane?
Remove floor paint, if necessary. Epoxy coating will not work properly if it is applied over polyurethane or latex floor paints. If your floor is covered in one of these materials, you will need to strip your floor before you can begin the epoxy process. For a large area, you might try soda blasting the paint.