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A: Ultraviolet radiation (a component of sunlight) will cause most paints and coatings to blush or fade. EpoxyMaster however contains an ultraviolet inhibitor that reduces the damaging effects of sunlight to the finish.
A: Ultraviolet radiation will cause most paints and coatings to blush or fade. While EpoxyMaster does include an ultraviolet inhibitor that reduces the damaging effects caused by the sun's rays, our EPOXYARMOR High Performance Clear Top Coat is recommended for areas that will be exposed to a lot of direct sunlight. This will slow down the fading process even more so, than not applying a clear top coat.
A: Clear top coats are usually applied to water-based products to prevent decorative fleck from chipping off. Water-based epoxy floor coatings are only 1.5 to 2 mils thick, which is as thin as a sheet of paper. The reasons these companies offer a clear top coat are to lock down and prevent the fleck and water-based epoxy from failing. Due to the strength and the thickness of our product, which is a minimum of 10 mils thick, once the fleck is applied it stays down without any flaking or chipping. EpoxyMaster is an industrial grade high gloss resin-based epoxy floor coating that does not require a clear top coat over it, but it is highly recommended due to its many benefits. We manufacture and sell EPOXYARMOR High Performance Clear Top Coat which is recommended for areas that will be exposed to a lot of direct sunlight, such as areas that have a lot of windows that will see sun on a regular basis, and industrial applications where there is heavy Hi-Lo traffic in manufacturing facilities. Our EPOXYARMOR High Performance Clear Top Coat provides excellent coverage, clarity and resistance. It will also add additional glossiness to the overall application and keep the color of the EpoxyMaster Epoxy Floor Coating brand new. Our EPOXYARMOR High Performance Clear Top Coat is a two-component high gloss, low V.O.C. floor sealer that exhibits excellent characteristics for abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, corrosion resistance, weather resistance, flexibility and excellent UV stability that can be used as a finish or a top coat. It can be used for auto service centers, warehouses, computer rooms, laboratories, aircraft hangers, cafeterias, exterior tanks, indoor or outdoor service and chemical exposure areas.
A: To achieve the best results possible, we recommend sanding the epoxy coating with 100-120 grit sanding pads after it is fully dry. This will de-gloss the epoxy, create a good epoxy surface profile and provide excellent adhesion for the top coat. You can avoid sanding by applying it 15-18 hours after applying the epoxy, but you risk the chance of the top coat separating from the epoxy, causing an undesirable finish. Sanding the epoxy lightly will also remove any imperfections from the previous application. After mixing the top coat, you may use a V-shaped dipping tray to pour the top coat into, then dip your roller cover into the tray and apply the top coat in overlapping sections. The top coat will self-level and provide a beautiful smooth finish with added protection to the epoxy.
A: Our High Performance High Wear Urethane is a three component 100% solids, satin-finish, zero V.O.C. compliant, polyurethane floor sealer that exhibits excellent characteristics for abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, flexibility, weathering and UV stability. It can be used as a finish or a top coat. The difference is that it adds a satin/matte type finish to the overall application of all our epoxy floor coatings and Countertop Epoxy and also keeps the color of the epoxy looking brand new. Our High Performance High Wear Urethane 1-Gallon Unit will cover 500 square feet at 3-5 mils.