Drybase ECS Epoxy Floor Coating
ECS Epoxy Floor Coating is a two-part water-dispersed epoxy resin product consisting of a pigmented base resin component and a water-dispersed hardener component. The two parts are mixed thoroughly before use with a mechanical mixer. Once mixed, ECS Epoxy Floor coating can be applied by brush or lambs wool roller to provide a decorative coating which is easily cleaned. Areas of application include:
- Floor and wall coating for kitchens and other food-processing areas
- Warehouse and storage areas
- Light industrial factory areas to give resistance to foot and light vehicular traffic
- Sealing bund walls
- Treating damp problems in solid concrete floors.
When treating damp problems in solid concrete floors, consideration should also be given to the use of Oldroyd Xs flooring membrane.
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.
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.
Safeguard currently offer the following RIBA-Approved CPD Seminars free-of-charge to architects and specifiers on the UK mainland:
|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 .|
|Working Time||2 hours at 20°C|
|Permissible||5°C - 35°C|
|Recommended||10°C - 25°C|
|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|
|Sodium Hypochlorite (Bleach)||Good|
|Salt (Sodium Chloride Saturated)||Good|
|Ammonium Sulphate 10%||Good|
Suggested NBS specification clause: J30-130, M60-18, M60-180
Visit our NBS page for further information on specifying Safeguard products using NBS.