If you’re faced with chipping, de-lamination or worn out epoxy floors or resin coatings, Smith and Company can fix that. We start by grinding or sanding the surface followed by appropriate system application. We handle all floor sizes from 1,000 – 100,000 square feet and larger including garages, commercial kitchens, retail stores, offices, showrooms.
Epoxy Repair and Resurfacing
No matter what type of epoxy is used, it will eventually need to be repaired. There are a number of issues epoxies may face. Smith & Company Painting has experience dealing with epoxy repair and with the various underlying causes that can be behind the damage. Below are some of the most common types of damage that can occur.
- Discoloration. Epoxy resin can turn darker in places if it’s exposed to frequent sunlight or UV lighting. This can most often be seen in areas that get intermittent light. Discoloration can also be caused by chemical spills. Compounds that contain things like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide may cause discoloration when combined with epoxy that has been recently applied. Cleaning compounds with these ingredients should not be used on recently set epoxy flooring if possible.
- Greasy feeling. This can be caused by high humidity or a high amount of moisture in the area. This greasy feeling may also be accompanied by discoloration. High humidity can also cause polyamide/amine epoxies to separate, causing discoloration.
- Down-glossing, blushing, and discoloration. These issues can be caused by temperatures below 50 degrees. This can cause the epoxy and hardener to fail to react properly or for the solvents in the coating to fail to evaporate at the correct rate.
- Delamination or low gloss. This issue can be caused when water-based primers aren’t allowed to cure correctly before the topcoat is put on. This can cause moisture making it dry more slowly.
These are just a few of the more common types of issues that may be experienced. Smith & Company can assist with the detection and repair of these and many other issues.
Epoxy Repair – Common Problems and Most Probable Causes