Frequently Asked Questions About Dura-Kote Clear Concrete Floor Epoxy 100:
Question: Can I use just one coat of Dura-Kote Floor Epoxy 100?
Answer: Yes, you can! Although it will depend entirely upon your desired finished floor and the amount of protection you need, Epoxy 100 was designed specifically for this purpose!
Question: Will Dura-Kote Epoxy 100 self-level and fill small holes?
Answer: Yes, it certainly will! However, be sure not to try to bridge expansion joints as these are necessary to allow movement in the concrete.
Question: Can Epoxy 100 be used outside?
Answer: No, epoxy coatings are not vapor-permeable and therefore should not be utilized in exterior applications.
Question: I have strict VOC laws in my area, can I use DK 500 Epoxy 100?
Answer: Without question, yes! At zero grams per Liter of VOC content, Epoxy 100 can be used no matter how strict local VOC laws are!
Question: If I’m putting down the second coat of Epoxy 100, does it have to be screened?
Answer: Yes, because of its chemical nature and high solids content, the second coat will not bond correctly without proper screening of first coat.
Specifications and Properties of Floor Epoxy 100% Solids
|Coverage||100-150 square foot per gallon per coat catalyzed product (varies widely based on application method)|
|VOC Rating||0 g/L|
|Shelf Life||1 year in original unopened container|
|Mixing Ratio||2 parts A to 1 part B|
|Pot Life||10-20 minutes|
|Ready for recoat||6-8 hours (18+ hours at low temperatures)|
|Light Duty Use||Approx 16 hours (Up to 30 hours at low temperatures)|
|Heavy Traffic Ready||Approx 24 hours (Up to 3 days at low temperatures)|
|Full Cure||5-7 days (Up to 14 days at low temperatures)|
|Appearance (cured)||High gloss sheen|
|Appearance (wet)||Clear – Straw Color|
|Water Resistance||Excellent beads water|
|Adhesion||400 PSI (concrete failure)|
|Abrasion Resistance (Tabor)||1,000 gm. load @ 500 cycles = 31 mg loss|
|Compressive Strength||9,000 PSI|
|Application Temperature||50 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit|
Chemical Resistance for Dura-Kote Epoxy 100
|Xylene||8 hours splash spill|
|Gasoline||2 hours splash spill|
|Butanol||8 hours splash spill|
|Ethyl Alcohol||8 hours splash spill|
|Skydrol||2 hours splash spill|
|10% Sodium Hydroxide||long term immersion|
|50% Sodium Hydroxide||2 hour immersion|
|Acetic Acid 5%||2 hours splash spill|
|10% Sulfuric Acid||8 hours splash spill|
|70% Sulfuric Acid||not recommended|
|10% Hydrochloric Acid||8 hours splash spill|
|20% Nitric Acid||not recommended|
|Ethylene Glycol||8 hours splash spill|