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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Choose the Right Surface Preparation Method to Avoid Flooring Failures

Posted September 22nd, 2016 by Steve Heskett in Surface Preparation

Even the best coatings are destined for failure if not applied correctly, as coating performance is directly impacted by surface preparation and absorption rate. Integrity and service will be significantly compromised if the concrete substrate is improperly prepared

 

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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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