How to Apply Epoxy Flooring

Epoxy resin makes a durable and versatile coating for any floor. Suppose you want to install your own epoxy resin flooring. Your first question will be, “How do I do this?” Let’s take a look at the steps involved.

Step 1: Choose Your Flooring

The reality is that epoxy floor paints come in many different varieties. A quick look at some of Reepol’s products gives a hint at the differences, some of which are subtle and some of which are not. There are solvent based epoxy coatings such as Reecote EC014 and solvent free coverings such as Reecote EC017. There are matt finish epoxy paints such as Reecote EC015 and silk gloss finishes such as Reecote EC019 Plus. These are just examples. There is a wide range of choices.

Step 2: Choose Your Colors

Speaking of wide ranges, there is a wide range of colours. The colours available are matchable to the Pantone, RAL or BS4800 range of colours. To state this simply, you can colour match your flooring to any logo or pre-existing colour you can imagine.

Step 3: Prepare Your Substrate

If you are applying epoxy to an existing substrate, it must be free from dust, loose particles, grease and oil, and other debris. Repairs, if necessary, must be made.

Step 4: Prepare According to Directions

Each coating comes with its own instructions. Here’s an example. Reecote EC019 is a fast curing water dispersable epoxy coating. The application instructions begin with specific details on preparing the surface and make it clear that new cementitious surfaces need to have a moisture content that is lower than 8%.

Reecote EC019 comes in pre-weighed containers. You have to mix the components in the resin container. Add the hardener (component B) to the resin (component A) and mix until it is homogenous. This takes a minute or two. If necessary extra water up to a maximum of 10% can be added.  The stirring of the mixture has to be continuous.

If you add water, you have to make sure that you add the exact same amount to each batch as you mix it. Otherwise you might have variations in the colour throughout the flooring job.

Each type of flooring comes with its own specific instructions which are a variation on this example.

Step 5: Apply the Flooring

When it’s mixed, apply by brush or roller. You have to make sure that the entire substrate is covered. You can apply the second coat as soon as the first coat is touch dry (unless the instructions that come with your floor covering specifically state otherwise).

Step 6: Clean-Up

Immediately after finishing, clean the brushes, rollers, and tools with warm, soapy water. Clean your hands with warm water and soap.  Don’t use Reepol Solvent.

Note: This is a how-to with specific reference to one Reepol product but the overall concept is similar throughout our entire range of epoxy flooring products. Never hesitate to ask Reepol specialists for advice and always read the specific instructions that come with the coating product you plan to use.

For more information, simply call and talk to an expert on 01952 588575 or click here.Epoxy resin makes a durable and versatile coating for any floor. Suppose you want to install your own epoxy resin flooring. Your first question will be, “How do I do this?” Let’s take a look at the steps involved.

Step 1: Choose Your Flooring

The reality is that epoxy floor paints come in many different varieties. A quick look at some of Reepol’s products gives a hint at the differences, some of which are subtle and some of which are not. There are solvent based epoxy coatings such as Reecote EC014 and solvent free coverings such as Reecote EC017. There are matt finish epoxy paints such as Reecote EC015 and silk gloss finishes such as Reecote EC019 Plus. These are just examples. There is a wide range of choices.

Step 2: Choose Your Colors

Speaking of wide ranges, there is a wide range of colours. The colours available are matchable to the Pantone, RAL or BS4800 range of colours. To state this simply, you can colour match your flooring to any logo or pre-existing colour you can imagine.

Step 3: Prepare Your Substrate

If you are applying epoxy to an existing substrate, it must be free from dust, loose particles, grease and oil, and other debris. Repairs, if necessary, must be made.

Step 4: Prepare According to Directions

Each coating comes with its own instructions. Here’s an example. Reecote EC019 is a fast curing water dispersable epoxy coating. The application instructions begin with specific details on preparing the surface and make it clear that new cementitious surfaces need to have a moisture content that is lower than 8%. 

Reecote EC019 comes in pre-weighed containers. You have to mix the components in the resin container. Add the hardener (component B) to the resin (component A) and mix until it is homogenous. This takes a minute or two. If necessary extra water up to a maximum of 10% can be added.  The stirring of the mixture has to be continuous.

If you add water, you have to make sure that you add the exact same amount to each batch as you mix it. Otherwise you might have variations in the colour throughout the flooring job.

Each type of flooring comes with its own specific instructions which are a variation on this example.

Step 5: Apply the Flooring

When it’s mixed, apply by brush or roller. You have to make sure that the entire substrate is covered. You can apply the second coat as soon as the first coat is touch dry (unless the instructions that come with your floor covering specifically state otherwise). 

Step 6: Clean-Up

Immediately after finishing, clean the brushes, rollers, and tools with warm, soapy water. Clean your hands with warm water and soap.  Don’t use Reepol Solvent.

Note: This is a how-to with specific reference to one Reepol product but the overall concept is similar throughout our entire range of epoxy flooring products. Never hesitate to ask Reepol specialists for advice and always read the specific instructions that come with the coating product you plan to use.

For more information, simply call and talk to an expert on 01952 588575 or click here.

Epoxy resin makes a durable and versatile coating for any floor. Suppose you want to install your own epoxy resin flooring. Your first question will be, “How do I do this?” Let’s take a look at the steps involved.

Step 1: Choose Your Flooring

The reality is that epoxy floor paints come in many different varieties. A quick look at some of Reepol’s products gives a hint at the differences, some of which are subtle and some of which are not. There are solvent based epoxy coatings such as Reecote EC014 and solvent free coverings such as Reecote EC017. There are matt finish epoxy paints such as Reecote EC015 and silk gloss finishes such as Reecote EC019 Plus. These are just examples. There is a wide range of choices.

Step 2: Choose Your Colors

Speaking of wide ranges, there is a wide range of colours. The colours available are matchable to the Pantone, RAL or BS4800 range of colours. To state this simply, you can colour match your flooring to any logo or pre-existing colour you can imagine.

Step 3: Prepare Your Substrate

If you are applying epoxy to an existing substrate, it must be free from dust, loose particles, grease and oil, and other debris. Repairs, if necessary, must be made.

Step 4: Prepare According to Directions

Each coating comes with its own instructions. Here’s an example. Reecote EC019 is a fast curing water dispersable epoxy coating. The application instructions begin with specific details on preparing the surface and make it clear that new cementitious surfaces need to have a moisture content that is lower than 8%.

Reecote EC019 comes in pre-weighed containers. You have to mix the components in the resin container. Add the hardener (component B) to the resin (component A) and mix until it is homogenous. This takes a minute or two. If necessary extra water up to a maximum of 10% can be added.  The stirring of the mixture has to be continuous.

If you add water, you have to make sure that you add the exact same amount to each batch as you mix it. Otherwise you might have variations in the colour throughout the flooring job.

Each type of flooring comes with its own specific instructions which are a variation on this example.

Step 5: Apply the Flooring

When it’s mixed, apply by brush or roller. You have to make sure that the entire substrate is covered. You can apply the second coat as soon as the first coat is touch dry (unless the instructions that come with your floor covering specifically state otherwise).

Step 6: Clean-Up

Immediately after finishing, clean the brushes, rollers, and tools with warm, soapy water. Clean your hands with warm water and soap.  Don’t use Reepol Solvent.

Note: This is a how-to with specific reference to one Reepol product but the overall concept is similar throughout our entire range of epoxy flooring products. Never hesitate to ask Reepol specialists for advice and always read the specific instructions that come with the coating product you plan to use.

For more information, simply call and talk to an expert on 01952 588575 or click here.

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