*PPG EP001 Epoxy DPM Floor Primer

SKU id14916 ***
This product is now discontinued.

Product Description

Please note, this product is now discontinued. Contact our technical team for a suitable alternative.

PPG EP001 Epoxy DPM Floor Primer is a two-component solvent-free liquid applied surface damp proof membrane and residual moisture suppressant, that can be used up to 98% relative humidity.

PPG EP001 provides a surface membrane with good adhesion to damp concrete and other cementitious substrates. PPG EP001 can be used on floors with hygrometer readings up to 98% RH as measured in accordance with BS 8203:2001. PPG EP001 is coloured yellow to give a visual aid for application and to ensure full coverage of the substrate.

Best Uses

PPG EP001 has been developed for use as a coating over cementitious surfaces which contain high levels of residual construction moisture within them. The application of PPG EP001 should only be carried out after a full survey to determine adequate underlying ground stability and substrate compatibility has been carried out. The moisture testing of concrete substrates should be carried out in accordance with BS 8203.

PPG EP001 enables the early application of floor coverings such as vinyls and carpets as well as PPG Cementitious and Resin Systems, without the traditional “drying out” period being observed. This product is not recommended for use in conjunction with under-floor heating systems.


For successful application of PPG EP001 the concrete substrate must be sound and of sufficient compressive strength (minimum 25 N/mm2) with a minimum pull off strength of 1.5 N/mm2. Substrates should be clean and free of surface laitance and contaminants such as dirt , dust, loose material, oil, grease, poorly bonded coatings and surface treatments. All concrete surfaces should be mechanically prepared prior to installing any PPG Cementitious or Resin Flooring System. This preparation is very important to ensure the product fully adheres to the substrate.

If inadequate preparation is carried out this can lead to potential delamination and failure of the product. The selected method of preparation is dependent on the thickness of the material that is going to be applied. In some cases of application of coating or flow applied systems, there can be the potential for the finish to mirror any imperfections in the substrate. Therefore, grinding or light vacuum contained shot-blasting is preferred over other heavier methods of mechanical substrate preparation.

Movement joints and cracks cannot be bridged or filled with PPG EP001. These should be filled with a suitable jointing or crack sealing material.

Apply evenly using a notched trowel (1.5 mm x 5 mm V shaped) and flatten out the ridges with a pre-wetted-out short pile roller whilst still wet. Do not exceed the coverage rate of 4 m2/Kg under any circumstances. It is essential that each coat should be no less than 200 microns in thickness which should be checked using a wet film thickness gauge. Apply a second coat once cured at right angles to the first. It is essential that PPG EP001 is pin-hole free and continuous with absolutely no gaps or cavities. If this is not the case, an additional coat should be applied. If a sand scatter is required to create a key for subsequent PPG Cementitious or Resin Systems, this should be applied to a third coat of PPG EP001.