- Select appropriate PPE (personal protection equipment). Provide adequate ventilation. Refer to MSDS.
- Work across the narrowest dimension of an area where practical.
- Work to an exit from wet product.
- To track coverage rate for each box of flakes, after establishing room dimensions, before mixing commences, place a short piece of masking tape on the wall to correspond to the “distance” one box should cover.
Mask all areas requiring protection; product will stick to just about everything.
Binder coats may be either Dura-Kote Pigmented Epoxy 100, Dura-Kote Pigmented Epoxy WB, or Dura-Kote PFC 180, Complementary Binder Coat colors are suggested with Dura-Kote Flakes, or any of the 100’s of colors available may be selected. Some applicators may elect to use Dura-Kote Pigmented Epoxy WB for its simplicity in placement and increased square footage coverage, as it is applied in a thinner millage. For floors having numerous small holes or divots (e.g. blow-outs from carpet tack strip), Dura-Kote Pigmented Epoxy 100 can fill and “self-level” across the areas that would otherwise require patching, as it can be applied in much thicker millage. Some applicators prefer the quick dry time of Dura-Kote PFC 180 that allows projects to be completed in a single day. For specific directions on Binder Coat refer to the appropriate spec. sheet. While the binder coat is still wet, the broadcasting of Dura-Kote Flakes is ready.
The applicator must work in spiked shoes throughout the broadcasting. Toss by hand the Dura-Kote Flakes upward so that they float down to the wet Binder Coat. Broadcast sufficient flakes to rejection; completely cover the surface. If the floor has low spots where the Binder Coat is deeper, flakes may “sink.” Broadcast sufficient flakes to completely saturate the low spot. Allow the floor to dry / cure sufficiently, usually 8 – 10 hours, depending on temperature.
Scrape the floor vigorously with a metal floor scraper to remove excess Dura-Kote Flakes. Utilize a stiff push broom to help this process. Depending upon size of area, a leaf blower may be appropriate. For large interior areas, vacuuming is appropriate. For a smoother finish, the floor may be screened with a 100 grit sanding screen on a rotational floor machine. The left over flakes may be gathered and bagged for use on another project.
For superior abrasion and chemical resistance the system requires a protective Finish Coat. There are several choices that have varying advantages:
- Dura-Kote Polyurethane SB (gloss) – high gloss
- Dura-Kote Epoxy 100- high build
- Dura-Kote Polyurethane WB (gloss) – low VOC
- Dura-Kote Polyurethane WB (satin) – tone down the gloss
- Dura-Kote PFC-120 – quick dry
- Dura-Kote PFC-180 – quick dry, moderate build
For specific directions on finish coat refer to the appropriate spec. sheet.