Why Didn’t I Get the Listed Coverage?

epoxy-coverage

 

Epoxy coverages can be a tricky thing. One project will get great coverage while another project the next day will get less using the same color. Many factors can contribute to this – we call it annoyance (not necessarily a problem).

Rough Concrete: While epoxy needs a rough surface to adhere to, it is important to remember the rougher the concrete the more the epoxy will soak it due to the mechanical bond. This is actually a good thing as you will get excellent adhesion. Just keep in mind you will want to plan for more coating.

Color Used: Certain colors cover better than others. Typically your black and grays will overall cover better than your whites and yellows. When using a bright red or orange it is also good to have extra product as those coverages can vary.

Substrate: This has everything to do with epoxy coverages. A wood substrate is likely to see less coverage than a concrete surface. Also cracks, pits and holes will take away from the overall coverage. You can use any of MuscleGloss’ concrete patching products to repair damaged concrete or wood. Every substrate is different.

You should always plan for a contingency when applying the epoxy coatings. It is also a good idea to apply a skim, or primer coat, to help assist maximum coverage of the base coat. The coverages can also be completely subjective depending on mill thickness and the project. As for any product it is a wise idea to have an extra kit on hand just in case you find yourself needing more to complete your project.

 

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