EPOXYSHIELD Garage Floor Coating FAQs

EPOXYSHIELD Garage Floor Coating Faqs

  • 11.

    What are the proper surface/ambient (air) temperatures to apply these coatings? How long do I need to maintain these temps?

    Minimum floor temperature for coating is 55°F (13°C). Product should be applied when ambient/air temperature is 60-85°F (16-29°C). Concrete floors take a long time to warm up; make sure the previous day has also been at least 60°F (16°C) prior to coating. Do not apply if night time temperature is expected to drop below a low of 65°F (18°C). For best results, temperatures should not drop below 65°F (18°C) for 24-48 hours after applying the coating.
  • 12.

    What is pot life? How important is it that I adhere to the pot life of the product? Can I use the product after the pot life expires? What is the risk of doing so?

    Pot life refers to the useable time limit of the product after mixing Part A and B. For instance, if the product pot life is 90 minutes, the coating should be used within 90 minutes of mixing. After the pot life expires, product should not be used, as product may no longer adhere properly and gloss and color may appear to be uneven.
  • 13.

    I plan to use more than one kit to coat my floor -- how can I get the best possible results?

    If multiple kits are being used, all kit Part B’s (base) should be mixed together in one 5 gallon plastic pail to ensure consistency in color. Prior to emptying each can, insert a clean paint stirring stick to determine how much paint is in the can, then mark the paint stirring stick with a pen at the fill level. You will be refilling each gallon can after you mix, so it is very important that you fill each can back up to the original fill level. Pour all Part B’s (base) into a 5 gallon plastic pail and mix until homogeneous in color. Pour mixture back into gallon cans and fill to previous fill level, using the paint stirring stick as a guide. Replace lid until ready to mix with Part A (activator). Do not mix more than one kit at a time.
  • 14.

    Can I recoat EpoxyShield? How do I do this?

    Only one coat of EpoxyShield is needed on most concrete floors. If a second coat is needed / desired, it can be applied once the initial coat has dried. For the best adhesion, apply the second coat within 4 days of the first coat. If more than four days has passed, the surface will either need to be scuff sanded or primed with our Garage and Concrete Floor Primer before another coat can be successfully applied. 
  • 15.

    How long is the product expected to last?

    With regular cleaning and care, your EPOXYSHIELD floor should give you many years of protection.