Anyone who has spent some time applying epoxies has come across this all toο familiar picture. Little pinholes in the floor. These pinholes are caused by air bubbles formed in the epoxy coating during the application process. (some people mistakenly assume that they appear later once the floor has cured. This is wrong) Repairing bubbles […]
Most epoxy floor applicators have a story to tell about coming across a soft, sticky, or tacky floor. Have you ever had to deal with such a problem? This presentation explores the possible reasons why your epoxy floors did not dry properly, and how to avoid such problems in the future.
Summertime can be a challenging time to work with epoxies. Warm temperatures affect the working life of epoxies as higher temperatures tend to shorten the workability of the product. Whereas under normal conditions an epoxy may start to cure at 40 minutes, high summer temperatures may significantly reduce this time to less than 20 minutes. […]
There have been many times where I have been called to take a look at a delaminated epoxy floor (see the picture above). Most people rush to conclusions on why the epoxy floor started chipping: maybe there was humidity in the surface, or the surface had not been properly prepared, or the surface had not […]
I got a call the other day from a subcontractor who told me that one of his workers forgot to add the B component to the A component, what he basically meant was that epoxy floor paint was applied without a hardener. He was asking if and how that would affect the end-result. When this […]