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A: The decorative fleck serves to enhance the appearance of the surface. The color combination was carefully chosen to complement the epoxy color for a polished and eye-catching look.
A: We have put together a chart below showing the amount of decorative fleck needed to achieve the various desired look and coverage. You may use this as a reference when selecting the amount of decorative fleck for your project.
A: There are a couple different ways. First it is highly recommended to wear spiked shoes during the application of the epoxy and the decorative fleck. The spiked shoes allow you to walk on the wet epoxy during the fleck application. You can broadcast by hand or use a hand held seed spreader for a more even broadcast. Please view our detailed Instructional DVD to see the process.
A: The optional non-slip aluminum oxide additive should be applied after applying the decorative fleck. An easy way to apply it is by placing it in a hand held seed spreader. This will allow you to broadcast the non-slip aluminum oxide additive evenly throughout the entire area. Please remember that applying the non-slip aluminum oxide additive is optional and is usually applied only to floors that see a lot of water due to rain and snow. It may be applied only to specific areas or to the entire floor. It will make the floor surface rough and will be rougher on mops and squeegees during cleanup. A little bit goes a long way so apply it sparingly.
A: A great way to apply the non-slip aluminum oxide additive is to apply it immediately after back rolling the epoxy. After rolling the epoxy, you throw the aluminum oxide over the newly rolled area and then re-roll over the area. This will encapsulate the aluminum oxide into the epoxy, making it easier to clean the floor later and still providing excellent grip.
A: We do not recommend applying the non-slip aluminum oxide additive to the Metallic Pearl Effect Epoxy because when the epoxy is applied very thick during the application process, the aluminum oxide will sink in and move around with the pearl epoxy, becoming ineffective and causing an undesirable look. If you want to apply the aluminum oxide on a Metallic Pearl Effect epoxy floor, we recommend applying an additional coat of the Metallic Pearl Effect epoxy in “Clear” only, without the metallic pigment powder and applying the non-slip over the second coat. There is an option in the Metallic Pearl Effect epoxy product selection for just “Clear” only. Remember that after rolling the clear epoxy, you throw the aluminum oxide over the newly rolled area and then re-roll over the area. This will encapsulate the aluminum oxide into the epoxy, making it easier to clean the floor later and still providing an excellent non-slip grip. This will provide the non-slip surface you desire while still maintaining the amazing look of Metallic Pearl Effect epoxy.