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Old 04-19-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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I purchased some Amerlock 400 epoxy I could either buy enough to do 500 sq ft or 1000 sq ft. My garage is 660 sq ft so I purchased enough epoxy to do 1000 sq ft.

My question is should I do one coat which will use most of the epoxy then do a thin coat over the top the next day. Or should I just do one thick coat?

Then if I do the two coats would I put the flake in after the 2nd coat?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi bsmith,

I've been there before... I would NOT do a second thin coat the following day. Do one heavy (but not too heavy) coat.

Be sure to etch the surface prior! Good luck...

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Hi bsmith,

I've been there before... I would NOT do a second thin coat the following day. Do one heavy (but not too heavy) coat.

Be sure to etch the surface prior! Good luck...
One coat or you risk an adhesion problem for a floor application. I have done two pours/coats for bar and restaurant table finishes but people are not walking or driving on them.

And be sure to double check the expiration date on the epoxy components. I cannot tell you how many people have asked me for help when they bought outdated material. Box stores are notorious for not rotating outdated stock. If it is outdated, it may never cure.
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I think I'll just go with one coat and do it thick but probably not use quite all of the epoxy. Thanks for the advice.
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