Breaking It Down: What is 2-Part Epoxy?
LTX-100 is a 2-component, 100% solids, self-leveling and high-build epoxy floor coating. It is designed to be used as a protective floor coating on concrete, over an existing epoxy coating or to create metallic/decorative flooring systems. It can also be used as the binder component for resurfacing or patching surfaces exposed to severe and aggressive industrial environments. LTX-100 is a specifically formulated cycloaliphatic coating that reduces water spotting and amine blushing while providing excellent adhesion, abrasion, impact and chemical resistance.
Selecting Your 2-Part Epoxy: Factors to Consider
This seamless coating is offered in a wide number of colors and can be top coated with a variety of LTX products to achieve different gloss finishes and textures. This coating contains no solvent, is compliant with the CFIA regulations for indirect food contact and meets the VOC regulations limit of under 100 g/ L for architectural floor coatings.
Areas of application of Industrial Use – Garages; Warehouses; Airports and hangars; Processing and manufacturing plants o Commercial Use – Shopping malls and boutiques; Hotels; Offices; Showrooms; Restaurants; Hospitals; Schools; Community centers o Residential Use – Entrances and hallways; basements; entertainment rooms; bathrooms; kitchens and living rooms; outdoors spaces and pool outlines
Preparation Essentials: Setting Up Your Workspace for 2-Part Epoxy Use
Remove dust, dirt, grease, oil and all other contaminants with proper cleaner/degreaser. Prepare the surface mechanically as per ICRI-CSP2 profile by diamond grinding to ensure removal of laitance, curing agents and sealers. The compressive strength of a newly poured concrete substrate must be at least 25 MPA (3635 psi) after 28 days cure and at least 1.5 MPA (218 psi) tensile strength. Be careful with condensation (within 10 degrees of the dew point). All cracks, holes and irregularities must be repaired with our epoxy crack filler prior to applying the coating.
Step-by-Step Guide: Mixing and Applying 2-Part Epoxy
The products must be conditioned between 18°C (65°F) and 30°C (86°F) prior to application.
Clear/Colored version: Pre-mix each component separately for 2-3 minutes each. Open a container with 2 parts of component A in it, then add the 1 part of component B to it (mixing ratio 2:1). Mix the components for at least 2-3 minutes using a low-speed drill (300-450 rpm) to reduce air entrapment and to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
Metallic version: Pre-mix each component separately for 2-3 minutes each. Open a container with 2 parts of component A in it, then add 6 ounces of metallic pigment and mix approximately 1 minute using a low- speed drill (150-200 rpm). Let the colored resin sit for at least 30 minutes to ensure proper pigment wetting. Then add 1 part of component B (mixing ratio 2:1). Mix the components for at least 2-3 minutes using a low-speed drill (300-450 rpm) to reduce air entrapment and to obtain a homogeneous mixture.
Pro Tips: Achieving the Perfect Finish with 2-Part Epoxy
-No recommended for application at temperatures below 10°C/50°F or above 30°C/86°F.
-Ambient humidity of the surroundings should not exceed 85% during application and during the curing process.
-Substrate must be clean, sound, and dry.
– Substrate temperature must be 3°C (5.5°F) above the measured dew point. o Humidity content of substrate must be <4% at time of application.
-Do not apply on porous surfaces where a transfer of humidity may occur during the application.
– Applying this product on a substrate without a moisture barrier may risk delamination due to hydrostatic pressure.
Safety Measures: Ensuring Safe Use of 2-Part Epoxy
Components A and B contain toxic and corrosive ingredients. Consult the safety data sheet (S.D.S) for further information.