APF Epoxy Blog

Understanding the Cold Weather Impact on Floor Coatings

Posted November 22nd, 2016 by Ray Gutoski in General Blog

When it comes to epoxy and urethane coatings, it takes more than just knowing your surface and how to apply the materials. It’s vital to understand that cold weather during the fall and winter seasons can affect coatings. There are a few rules of thumb when preparing to apply a coating as the weather cools


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The Inevitable Situation: Repairing Cracks Under Resinous Coatings

Posted October 24th, 2016 by Paul Scheidmantel in General Blog

Although there are few guarantees in life, one guarantee a contractor can always count on is concrete cracks. Despite the quality of the materials and workmanship, cracks happen. The bigger question is how to fix them, especially when that concrete is hidden under a beautiful resinous coating


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Using Fumed Silica for Thixotropy

Posted September 14th, 2016 by Peter Collins in General Blog

Fumed silica (also known as pyrogenic silica because it is produced in a flame) consists of microscopic droplets of amorphous silica fused into branched, chainlike, three-dimensional secondary particles, which then agglomerate into tertiary particles


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One-Day Floor? No Odor? No Problem!

Posted August 15th, 2016 by Ray Gutoski in General Blog

Perhaps the most common request flooring contractors hear from their clients is how to install a floor coating quickly, because they just can’t find the down time to do it.   This request isn’t limited to one type of customer. It could be anyone from a residential garage customer to a food and beverage processing facility and everything in between


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