One Day Concrete Garage Floor Flake System – Pigmented Polyaspartic
SureCrete’s Dura-Kote PFC-280 garage floor flake system is a specially formulated 88% solids, hybrid solvent based pigmented polyaspartic for professional use only. Unlike many polyaspartics, it is a high performance coating with a user-friendly pot life of approximately 10 minutes and the ability to create a moderate build (7 mil cured) base coat for full broadcast flake system. Turnaround time for a garage floor flake system may be as little as 6 – 8 hours.
Dura-Kote PFC-280 garage floor flake system provides a low VOC (less than 150 g/L), penetrating, film forming, high gloss, UV stable, fade resistant pigments for a colored base coat on a flake floor system. The rapid cure time eliminates excessive waiting to return a floor to service. It is ideally suited for both commercial and residential settings: aircraft hangars, clean room floors, manufacturing facilities, warehouses, bars, clubs, retail stores, automotive showrooms, residential interiors, garage floors, stadiums, or any high traffic area where an exceedingly resilient garage floor flake system is desired.
The ability to create a beautiful flake floor in just one day can open many doors in terms of not only project locations but also scope. Large retailers will be much more willing to close their doors early and have work performed overnight than to be unavailable to their customers for an entire business day. Please remember that systems using the PFC-280 product like the One Day Polyaspartic Garage floor flake system is intended to be applied only by trained professional contractors.
Here are some areas/applications where a one day flake floor system using Dura-Kote PFC-280 might typically be applied:
- One Day Retail Flooring Systems
- Single Day Commercial Concrete Applications
- Garage Floor Flake System
- Fast-Curing Service Industrial Coatings
- Single Day Hotel and Resort Floors
- High-Traffic Interior Applications
- Fast Turn-Around Projects
- One Day Residential Living Areas
How Do You Apply The SureCrete One Day Polyaspartic Garage Floor Flake System with PFC-280?
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY:
- Any surface that is about to be sealed needs to be completely cured, clean and free of all contaminants and fully profiled and etched.
- Make sure that temperatures will remain between 32 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity to stay below 75% for a period of at least 12 hours following application.
- As a by product of it’s very fast curing properties, PFC-280 is extremely sensitive to moisture in the substrate it is applied to, so care should be taken to keep moisture in the concrete near zero.
- Before applying PFC-280 garage floor flake system to your surface, please contact your SureCrete Design Products manufacturer’s representative for detailed instructions and advice for your specific floor coating application.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dura-Kote PFC-280 and the One Day Flake Floor System using Polyaspartics:
What's the difference between a Polyaspartic Flake Floor using PFC-280 and a normal Epoxy Flake Floor?
Pigmented polyaspartics, in most cases, cure and dry faster allowing for the applicator to have less down time before the floor can go back into use. Surface preparation is the same for both epoxy and polyaspartic flake flooring systems.
Who should attempt a Polyaspartic One Day Flake Floor System utilizing PFC-280?
Due to the nature of the speed of Polyaspartic coatings, they have been specifically designed for trained professionals who have learned the essential timeframes for mixing, application, drying and re-coat timelines. First time contractors and do-it-yourself applicators are NOT advised to use this line.
The pigment in my container of PFC-280 looks like its separated, is that bad?
That can be a normal situation for all pigment used to create the color chosen. The pigments will not stay suspended forever. When this occurs, it is not a sign that the product is bad. Utilizing a resin mixing blade on a low to medium speed setting, mix the product up until all color is dispersed evenly into the product. Faint color residue may be present, but will finish mixing in once you start the process of mixing the curing agent into “Part A”.
Do I really have to mix PFC-280 as long as instructed?
Yes, this timeline is essential. In some cases, such as in cooler temperatures, increasing the mixing time would be appropriate.
How do I qualify to be able to apply the Single Coat Polyaspartic Flake Floor with PFC-280?
SureCrete desires all flooring systems to be installed correctly for the benefit of the final consumer and applicator. To become trained in the on-day-flooring system, contact your local SureCrete Representative and they will advise you on the needed tools and qualifications needed. Once you meet that requirement, you will be advised on the first available LIVE training date and location.
Specs and Properties of Dura-Kote PFC-280:
|Coverage||Approx 150-200 square foot per gallon, per coat (varies widely based on substrate porosity and application methods)|
|VOC Rating||less than 150 g/L|
|Pot Life||approx 10 minutes|
|Shelf Life||1 year in original unopened container|
|Ready for recoat||2-3 hours (6-8 hours at low temperatures)|
|Light Duty Use||4-6 hours (Up to 24 hours at low temperatures)|
|Heavy Traffic Ready||48-72 hours (4-6 days at low temperatures)|
|Full Cure||48-72 hours (Up to 7 days at low temperatures)|
|Appearance (cured)||Colored Gloss Sheen|
|Appearance (wet)||Varies by Color Selection|
|Water Resistance||Excellent, beads water|
|Application Temperature||32 – 90 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Gardener direct / Reverse impact||More than 160 inch pounds|
|Taber Abrasion||40-60 mg loss|
|Gloss Retention||More than 95% at 2,000 hours|
Chemical Resistance for Dura-Kote PFC-280:
|MEK (methyl ehtyl ketone)||fails at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Xylene||fails at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Tap Water||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Mineral Spirits||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|100% Ethanol||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|10% Acetic Acid||no effect at 24 hours, fails at 7 days|
|50% Sodium Hydroxide||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|85% Lactic Acid||no effect at 24 hours, fails at 7 days|
|50% Sulfuric Acid||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|38% Hydrochloric Acid||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|28% Ammonia||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Gasoline||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Diesel Fuel||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Kerosene||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Brake Fluid||softens at 24 hours, fails at 7 days|
|Skydrol||no effect at 24 hours, dulls at 7 days|
|Transmission Fluid||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Coffee||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|
|Cola||no effect at 24 hours, 7 days|