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Waterborne Epoxy Basecoat Application Instructions

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GENERAL SURFACE PREPARATION

All surfaces must be sound, dry, clean and free of oil, grease, dirt, mildew, form release agents, curing compounds, efflorescence, loose and flaking paint and other foreign substances.

New Surfaces - Concrete, Plaster and Masonry: - Cure at least 30 days before painting. pH must be 10.0 or lower. Remove laitance and roughen unusually slick poured or precast concrete by acid etching or sandsweeping. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Remove loose aggregate. Prime with this product thinned with water or prime with waterborne epoxy primer. Dry overnight to recoat. Fill concrete block in areas not subject to moisture with epoxy filler. In moisture prone areas, fill with this product. Fillers must dry overnight before coating.

Previously Painted Surfaces: - The waterborne components of this product generally allow use over most old coatings. Old coatings should be tested for lifting. If they lift, remove them. Wash to remove contaminants. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Dull glossy areas by light sanding. Remove sanding dust. Remove loose paint. Prime bare areas with primer epoxy.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Mixing: - Slowly add Component B to Component A in a 1:1 ratio. Stir thoroughly and scrape sides of can to ensure thorough blending. Always restir before use. Mixed material is usable for six to eight hours; if it thickens, do not add thinner, but discard and mix fresh material. If initial thinning is necessary, use up to one-half pint water per gallon. Do not thin with solvents or solvent thinned coatings. Do not add flow-control materials.

Note: - Surfaces coated with this product may become slippery when wet. For additional slip resistance in areas of pedestrian traffic, add non-skid additive.

Spreading Rate: - Apply at 235-320 sq. ft./gal. (6-8 m2/L) or 5.0-7.0 mils wet (2.0-3.0 mils dry) on smooth, sealed surfaces. Actual coverage may vary depending on substrate and application method. May be spray applied at 120-235 sq. ft./gal. (3-6 m2/L) or 7.0-11.0 mils wet (3.0-5.0 mils dry). For best hiding, tint primers toward finish coat color.

Basecoat Application: May be applied by brush, roller or spray. No thinning required. For airless spray, use a .015" tip. Adjust pres-sure as needed. Spray is preferred for appearance and build. For roller application, use clean medium nap synthetic roller (new rollers must be free of loose fibers). Brushing is best reserved for small areas of "cutting in". For maximum gloss development, two coats of this product are recommended. In some cases, one coat may be sufficient depending on the application method, color used and smoothness desired. Do not apply when surface or air temperature is below 50°F (10°C). Brushing and rolling may require multiple coats to achieve correct film thickness and/or hiding.

Basecoat / Chips Application: After material is thoroughly mixed, Start Painting in the corner furthest away from the exit of the room. Use a brush to cut in along the walls, use a good quality 1/2 inch nap roller to roll material on floor surfaces away from the wall, after painting approximately 6 feet from the starting point you should begin to apply the chips. Note: Multiple colors of chips should be mixed together in a separate container prior to start of application. Chips are applied by tossing them upward toward the ceiling allowing them to float down into the wet basecoat, Continue painting approximately 6 foot wide sections and tossing chips until entire floor is complete. Note: be careful not to drop chips in handfuls directly down onto floor, once chips are placed they cannot be moved.

Drying Time: - Application temperature range is 60°-95°F (16°- 35°C). At 77°F (25°C) and 50% R.H., dries to touch in two hours and to recoat overnight. Full cure in seven days. Dries to light foot traffic on concrete floors in 48 hours. Low temperature, high humidity, thick films or poor ventilation will increase these times. Lack of ventilation and/or the use of portable fuel burning heaters that produce exhaust gases, during application and initial stages of curing, may cause yellowing to occur.

Clean-up: - Immediately after use with warm, soapy water. Rinse pumps and hoses with xylene after cleaning.

PRECAUTIONS

*WARNING! CAUSES EYE AND SKIN BURNS. HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. ASPIRATION HAZARD-CAN ENTER LUNGS AND CAUSE DAMAGE. HARMFUL IF INHALED. MAY CAUSE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM EFFECTS, INCLUDING DIZZINESS, HEADACHE OR NAUSEA. CAUSES RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC SKIN REACTION. MAY BE HARMFUL IF ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. OVEREXPOSURE MAY CAUSE BLOOD, LIVER, KIDNEY DAMAGE. WHEN TINTED, CONTAINS ETHYLENE GLYCOL WHICH CAN CAUSE SEVERE KIDNEY DAMAGE WHEN INGESTED AND HAS BEEN SHOWN TO CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS IN LABORATORY ANIMALS. USE ONLY WITH ADEQUATE VENTILATION. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN.

NOTICE: This product contains solvents. Reports have associated repeated and prolonged occupational overexposure to solvents with permanent brain and nervous system damage. Intentional misuse by deliberately concentrating and inhaling the contents may be harmful or fatal. For emergency information call (800) 545-2643. If sanding is done, wear a dust mask to avoid breathing of sanding dust. Do not breathe vapors or spray mist. If you experience eye watering, headaches, or dizziness, leave the area. If properly used, a respirator may offer additional protection. Obtain professional advice before using. Close container after each use.

FIRST AID: In case of skin contact, wash off quickly with plenty of soap and water, remove contaminated clothing. For eye contact flush immediately with large amounts of water, for at least 15 minutes. Obtain emergency medical treatment. If swallowed, obtain medical treatment immediately. If inhalation causes physical discomfort, remove to fresh air. If discomfort persists or any breathing difficulty occurs, get medical help. KEEP FROM FREEZING.

The information contained herein is based on the data available to us and is believed to be correct. However, we make no warranty, or implied, regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof. We assume no responsibility for the injury from expressed use of the product described herein.