PPG EP201 Water Based Epoxy Coating is a two-component water dispersed epoxy floor coating for use on concrete and polymer modified cementitious screeds.
PPG EP201 is designed to provide a tough, hard wearing protective floor finish in a range of colours. PPG EP201 is water vapour permeable and may be applied to 7 day old ‘green’ concrete.
PPG EP201 has an easy to clean, semi-gloss flooring finish which makes the product ideal for garages, light industrial units, warehouse floors and other areas subject to pedestrian and light vehicular traffic.
- Water based technology
- Resistant to general chemical spillages
- Durable and non-dusting
- Economical and easy to apply
Concrete substrates must be sound with a minimum compressive strength of 25 N/mm2 and a minimum pull off strength of 1.5 N/mm2. The substrate must be clean, dry and free of all contaminants such as dirt, oil, grease, coatings and surface treatments, etc. Inadequate preparation will lead to loss of adhesion and failure. In coatings, there is a tendency for the finish to mirror imperfections in the substrate. Grinding, or light vacuum contained shot-blasting is therefore preferred over planing for these systems. Percussive scabbling or acid etching is not recommended. The substrate should be smooth as surface irregularities will show
through the coating and excess wear will occur on high spots. If the floor requires levelling or repairing then please choose a suitable product from the PPG Cementitious Flooring Range.
Resin products should not be mixed and laid outside of the range 10°C to 25°C. Localised heating or cooling equipment may be required outside this range to achieve ideal temperature conditions. 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 for at least 48 hours after application. The atmospheric relative humidity should be below 75% and good ventilation should be provided to aid
the removal of water and maintain curing times. The substrate should be surface dry with a maximum relative humidity of 80% and free from rising damp and ground water pressure.
Pre-mix the coloured resin component before use. Add the hardener component to the coloured resin component and mix using a low speed electric mixer (200 - 500 rpm) fitted with a mixing paddle designed to minimize air entrainment for 1 - 2 minutes until homogeneous. Care should be taken to ensure that any material adhering to the sides and bottom of the mixing vessel is thoroughly mixed in otherwise uncured patches may result. Apply by brush, roller or airless spray. Depending on the substrate porosity, the first coat may be diluted with up to 10% water to aid penetration. The water should be added after mixing of the resin and hardener components is complete. Avoid ponding or over application of the coating as trapped water will lead to incomplete cure. Do not apply subsequent coats until the previous coat is completely dry. The curing time will depend on temperature, atmospheric humidity and degree of ventilation. Adequate ventilation and air movement is necessary.
Each coat should be applied at right angles to the previous coat in order to minimize imperfections and unevenness overall. Uneven application may lead to differences in gloss levels across the cured floor.
PPG EP201 does not have a visible end of pot-life. After the pot life has expired the material will not be hardened or have increased in viscosity but the characteristics of the product will have changed and the final properties of the coating will be affected. Discard excess material after this period. The material should be protected from contact with water for 7 days.
- BS 8204-6 Type 2 / FeRFA Type 2
- Semi-gloss finish and is available in a range of standard colours
- PPG EP201 is not 100% colour fast and may yellow over time. The rate of change will depend on UV light and heat levels and cannot be predicted. This will be more pronounced with lighter colours and blue shades and does not compromise the product’s performance or chemical resistance characteristics.
- Pot Life: 1 hour - PPG EP201 does not have a visible end of pot-life. After the pot life has expired the material will not be hardened or have increased in viscosity
but the characteristics of the product will have changed and the final properties of the coating will be affected. Discard excess material after this period.
- Overcoatable: 8 - 24 hours
- Cure time to light pedestrian traffic: 24 hours
- Cure time to medium duty traffic: 48 - 72 hours
- Full cure: 7 days
- A minimum of two coats are required. Some substrates may require additional coats depending on profile and porosity.
- Light or bright colours such as safety yellow or safety red may require additional coats to achieve full opacity.
- As a guide, a medium quality substrate may achieve 4 m2/Kg from 2 coats and a more porous substrate may achieve 3 m2/Kg from 2 coats.
- Available in 5 and 10 Kg
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.