Seal-Krete Epoxy Seal FAQs

Seal-Krete Epoxy Seal FAQs

  • 6.

    What type of roller should I use to apply Epoxy-Seal?

    Based on the type of surface you will be coating, we would recommend one of the following rollers:

    • Smooth-troweled surfaces: 3/16” – ¼” nap roller
    • Broom-finished surfaces: 3/8” nap roller
    • Rough or textured surfaces: ½” nap roller
  • 7.

    How can lap marks be avoided when applying Epoxy-Seal?

    Unless a “wet edge” is maintained during application, working back into a semi-dry or dry area can double the film thickness and result in lap marks. To avoid lap marks, paint in small sections so there is less time fore each section to dry completely before you start in on the adjacent one. Avoiding applications in direct sunlight will also minimize lap marks, since heat speeds up the drying time.
  • 8.

    What should I do if I have lap marks in my recently applied Epoxy-Seal?

    If lap marks have already occurred with the Epoxy Seal, a second coat, spread evenly, and applied while maintaining a wet edge is necessary to make the surface more uniform.
  • 9.

    I have just painted my patio with Epoxy-Seal and some areas are shinier than others. What should I do to correct this?

    Flashing is a term used to describe shiny spots that occur due to improper or non-uniform sealing of a surface that is porous or varies in porosity. The Epoxy-Seal will tend to penetrate or soak in the porous areas more than the dense areas causing apparent shiny spots on the dense area. If the surface is extremely porous or if adhesion is of concern, the surface should be primed with one coat of Seal-Krete Original Waterproofing Sealer prior to application. Otherwise, another finish coat of paint spread uniformly will generally correct the condition. Some unevenness can be expected on rougher surfaces, additional coats of paint tend to achieve better uniformity.
  • 10.

    I have painted my garage floor with Epoxy-Seal and some areas have more gloss than others. What is the cause and how can I correct it?

    Uneven brushing or rolling during application can result in varying film thickness and uneven gloss. Thinner films will generally be lower in sheen than thicker areas. The Epoxy-Seal must be spread uniformly to avoid this.