PPG EP002 Low Viscosity Epoxy Primer is a two-component epoxy primer with good penetrating properties for use on concrete and polymer modified cementitious screeds.
PPG EP002 is designed to improve the adhesion of PPG Resin and Cementitious flooring products to the substrate. Suitable for thoroughly prepared concrete, polymer modified sand and cement screeds.
- Low viscosity - penetrates into the substrate
- Seals the pores in the concrete – this reduces the potential for out gassing and pin holing in resin floor finishes thus improving the aesthetics of the final finish.
- Improves the adhesion of products to the substrate
- Easy to mix and apply
The surface strength of the concrete base or screed should be assessed using a rebound hammer in accordance with BS EN 12504-2 and should be above 25, and the surface tensile strength should exceed 1.5 N/mm2. An effective structural damp proof membrane should be present and the relative humidity at the surface no more than 75% when measured by the method of BS 8203. New concrete should be a minimum of Grade C35 with a minimum cement content of 300 Kg/m3 and should not contain a water repellent admixture. If the concrete is not dry then PPG EP001 DPM Floor Primer may be used.
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.
This product is designed for professional contractor use only.
Inadequate preparation will lead to loss of adhesion and potential failure.
Grinding or light vacuum-contained shot-blasting is therefore preferred to planing for these systems. Percussive scrabbling or acid etching is not recommended. Weak concrete must be removed and voids filled with a suitable repair material. High spots must be removed e.g. by grinding. If the floor requires levelling or repairing then please choose a suitable product from the PPG Cementitious Flooring Range. Excessively porous concrete should be primed using PPG EP002 Epoxy Floor Primer. If in doubt, apply a test area first and check subsequent adhesion using appropriate testing methods.
For large areas of contamination, use hot compressed air treatment. Small, isolated contamination should be removed using an appropriate degreaser, rinsed thoroughly and allowed to completely dry.
- Inadequate preparation will lead to loss of adhesion and potential failure.
- Resin products should not be mixed and laid outside of the range 10°C to 25°C
- To reduce the risk of “blooming” caused by condensation, the climate above the uncured floor should be maintained at least 3°C above the dew point until subsequent toppings are applied.
|VOC Content:||Complies with category j type SB (< 550 g/l VOC content).|
|Application Method:||Brush or Roller|
|Theoretical Coverage:||Average finish: 200 - 250 g/m²|
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||-|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||-|
|Pot Life:||25 minutes at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||After 15 - 36 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Do not add solvent/thinners to the product|
|Shelf Life:||12 months if stored in original unopened container|
|Packaging:||Available in 5Kg, 10Kg and 25Kg|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.