top of page

What is 100% solids epoxy floor paint?

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

With so many different epoxy products available on the market, what sets 100% solids epoxies apart from the rest?


Epoxy floor paint

As the name “100% solid” suggests, the epoxy product coating itself does not contain any water or solvents that could evaporate while curing, it will maintain 100% of its thickness, body and shape after cure.


HOW DO WE MEASURE THE THICKNESS OF THE COATING?

There are two ways of measuring thickness after the coatings are applied. Wet film thickness (WFT) and dry film thickness (DFT). The coating or paint is measured twice before and after it has dried.

The percentage of the paint thickness that still remains after it has dried or the gap between WFT and DFT is what the percentage is based on. It’s common that the percentage of the solidity of the coating or paint decreased after the drying process is over. The solution is to repaint it or add more coating until the desired thickness had been achieved.


In a more technical calculation, a 50% solid requires two processes of coating at 20mm of thickness to achieve DFT of 20mm. The difference with 100% solids epoxy products is that they don’t need two processes of coating. They can maintain the same level of thickness when they are applied and after they have finished drying thus maintaining 100% thickness.


ADVANTAGES OF 100% SOLIDS EPOXY FLOOR PAINT

The biggest advantages of using 100% solids epoxy floor paints are lower in time consumption and are absent/low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs). A lot of DIY customers have had great success with 100% solids epoxy coatings.


VOCs are created from evaporating solvents which exist in lower solids coatings, and it can be dangerous in a small environment or confined spaces as it causes health hazards for workers.

Low VOC products are perfect for DIY consumers who are cautious.


Another advantage is that the amount of coating thickness you achieve during application remains the same once cured due to the absence of solvents.


DISADVANTAGES OF 100% SOLIDS EPOXY FLOOR PAINT

That being said 100% solids coating isn’t always good for every situation. Such as on a slab with moisture issues.


Poor surface preparation may shorten the life expectancy of your coatings system, but this is will occur with any floor coating as you would expect.


WHY DO WE RECOMMEND IT?

100% solids epoxy floor coatings are really appreciated by professionals. The work will be done in no time as our product is so easy to use.


Additionally, you can add non-slip particulates to create a seamless anti slip floor. This ensures that you will be fulfilling your duty of care for the public or you personally.


Weighing between the pros and cons of 100% solids epoxy coating and calculating what type of coating you need for your needs or businesses can lead to a more efficient business maintenance, time or money wise.


If you would like more information, please contact us.

8 views

Recent Posts

See All

留言


bottom of page