For those new to epoxy applications, or if it’s been a while since you last worked with this versatile material, there are a few things you should take into account to ensure your experience is a positive one.
We have outlined the 5 most common epoxy application mistakes, and how to avoid them. Sidestep these mistakes and boost the success of your application with ease.
Mistake #1 – Improper Mixing
Mixing mistakes can turn your epoxy hard too quickly, too slowly, or worst of all, not at all. Follow the mixing ration and instructions specified by the manufacturer and mix ‘by-volume’ or ‘by-weight’.
Mistake #2 – Selecting The Wrong Product
Epoxy products offer incredible versatility. It can be used as structural fillers, bonding agents, encapsulates for electronics or for paints and coatings, among others. If you are not sure about the correct product to use, contact Bloc Contractors for expert advice.
Mistake #3 – Ignoring the Weather
It is important to consider the temperature when working with epoxy. Many epoxies feature an application temperature range which ensures the product cures correctly.
Mistake #4 – Improper Storage
A simple trick – keep the lids on tightly, and store epoxies in a temperate space when not used.
Mistake #5 – Skipping Surface Preparation
Surface preparation is important for the success of any epoxy application. Surfaces need to be clean, dry and grease-free. Oil dirt and debris also need to be removed before product application. Contact Bloc Contractors for expert advice on epoxy application, and for all the information you need to secure the success of your project.