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Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating

Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coatings

Drybase ECS Epoxy Coatings are highly durable damp-proof epoxy coatings for floors and walls. They are ideal for sealing concrete floors and walls, creating a trafficable, damp-resistant and stain-resistant surface. There are two different Drybase ECS Epoxy Coating products:

Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating

Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating

A hard-wearing and stain resistant floor coating that is supplied as a two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin. It is applied in two coats using a brush or roller.

ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is damp-resistant, stain-resistant and is able to withstand foot and light vehicle traffic

  1. Treating damp and staining problems in solid concrete floors (e.g. garage floors)
  2. Floor and wall coating for kitchens and other food-processing areas
  3. Warehouse and storage areas
  4. Light industrial factory areas to give resistance to foot and light vehicular traffic

Drybase ECS CR (Chemically Resistant) Epoxy Coating

Drybase ECS CR Epoxy Coating

A two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin, similar in form and application method to ECS Epoxy Floor Coating, with enhanced chemical resistance characteristics. It is applied in two coats using a brush or roller.

Once cured, the coating is hard wearing, damp-proof and is resistant to a large range of different chemicals. This makes for use on floors and walls that are likely to come into contact with chemicals, such as:

  1. Bund walls and floors
  2. Laboratory floors and walls
  3. Specialist warehouse and storage areas
  4. Specialist factory and production facilities

ECS Epoxy Floor Coating Application

All contact surfaces must be sound, clean, dry and provide a "light" mechanical key. Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can be applied as a damp-proof coating to damp substrates as long as they are free from surface water. However, where Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is being used to provide a decorative finish, it is important that it is applied to a dry substrate.

  1. Remove surface laitance
    Remove all loose material, paint, plaster and oily deposits. For best results, light grit blasting is recommended.
  2. Mix the two components together
    Pour all of the "Part B" component into the "Part A" container and mix using a slow-speed, high-torque drill with a Grout Stirrer for at least 4 minutes. Note that all mixed material cannot be stored, as it will cure into a resin within 18 to 24 hours.
  3. Apply the first coat by brush
    The use of a brush for the first coat is recommended. The second coat should be applied as soon as the first coat has completely dried. Each coat should be applied as a thin continuous film. Ponding must be avoided as the thickness will entrap water and prevent proper curing.
  4. Apply the second coat by roller
    For the second coat, the use of a brush or a short pile simulated lambs wool roller is satisfactory. Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating can also be applied by roller for faster application to larger areas.

Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating should be applied at ambient and surface temperatures between 10°C and 35°C. For applications outside of this temperature range, contact our technical department. The ambient relative humidity must be below 85% at all times during the curing period. When working in enclosed areas, it is important to create sufficient air flow to maintain the humidity below this value. It is recommended that substrates should not have a moisture content of more than 75% RH. This can be assessed using a hair hygrometer covered with polythene for 24 hours as recommended by BS 8203.

Where Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is being used to provide a decorative surface it should be applied by skilled operatives familiar with the application of epoxy coatings to a high decorative standard. To ensure an even finish, special attention should be paid to:

  • Ensuring that the product is applied at an even layer thickness
  • Blending in of brushed and rollered areas
  • Checking that all product used is from the same batch

Cleaning of Tools

It is recommended that the tools used are cleaned immediately after use with warm soapy water.

For full application guidelines, refer to the Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating datasheet, which can be downloaded in PDF format from the downloads tab at the top of the page.

[1] This coverage is based on practical application by roller onto a smooth surface in optimum conditions. Factors such as surface porosity, temperature, humidity, application method and finish required can significantly reduce coverage and should be allowed for when estimating.
Appearance Available in grey, white and clear
Size(s) & Packaging 5 litre packs
Coverage 35 m2 per 5 kg pack for one coat. Two coat application is standard [1].
Working Time 2 hours at 20°C
Application Temperature
Permissible 5°C - 35°C
Recommended 10°C - 25°C
Cure time
Tack free 18 - 24 hours
Initial Cure 36 - 72 hours
Full cure 5 - 7 days
Storage Keep in dry conditions at 5°C to 35°C. Protect from frost and direct sunlight.
Shelf Life 12 months

Application Chemical Resistance

Hydrochloric Acid (Conc.) Fair
Nitric Acid 25% Fair
Sulphuric Acid 50% Fair
Sodium Hydroxide 50% Good
Ammonia 10% Good
White Spirit Good
Methylated Spirit Good
Xylene Good
Lubricating Oil Good
Petrol Good
Skydrol Fair
Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach) Good
Salt (Sodium Chloride Saturated) Good
Ammonium Sulphate 10% Good

Suggested NBS specification clause: J30-130, M60-18, M60-180

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