Precision Epoxy Products
a division of :
Rock Art, Ltd.
4279 Midway Drive
Douglasville, Georgia 30134
Phone : (770) 489-0340
FS-190 Epoxy is a two component, water clear, 100% solids system which is low
in viscosity for use as a sealer in commercial, industrial and residential
applications not exposed to direct sunlight. Because of its high strength
properties, clarity and durability, FS-190 is ideal for use in granular Quartz
Flooring applications (see Quartz Flooring
for more information), stained concrete sealer applications, industrial
decoupage applications, and for a multitude of sealer applications such as
tile floors. (For
exterior and/or direct sunlight applications, see Technical Bulletin on Deck
Sealer Epoxy DS-190)
FS-190 Epoxy is used in conjunction with the TC-200 Epoxy as part of the
TC-200 Broadcast Floor System (see Shop Flooring
for additional information). FS-190 combines excellent adhesion to concrete
with long range durability and outstanding chemical resistance to form a high
gloss, glass like, hard shell, high build sealer available in smooth or a
non-skid (slip resistance) finish.
Area must be cleaned of all debris, foreign
matter, oils, grease, silicone and wax, etc. and thoroughly dry and free of
moisture. Should contaminants be present on surface being sealed, a 'Fish
Eyeing' effect can occur and disrupt the products film integrity creating a
need for an additional coat or coats to correct.
FS-190 requires the thorough mixing of two parts 'A' (resin) with one part 'B'
(hardener) by volume and stirred with a drill motor and mix blade for a timed
2 minutes in a clean work pail. Avoid whipping air into mixture while
stirring. Apply with a roller and/or brush to the prepared area as needed. Due
to a short pot life, no more material should be blended at a time than can be
applied in 15 to 20 minutes. Always follow the recommended batch sizes as
outlined by Precision Epoxy for your application to avoid the curing of
product before it can be applied (referred to as a 'Blown Batch'). Should
jelling, smoking or excessive heat occur with material in work pail, do not
try and apply to surface being coated and discard unused material. FS-190 can
be thinned up to 10% of total mix volume with Xylene solvent for product
workability and to prolong pot life at higher application temperatures. In
multi coat applications, addition of solvent to mixture should only be
considered during the final coat.
Use Xylene solvent for desired clean-up of tools and
equipment. Roller covers and cut-in brushes should be disposed of after using.
On larger projects, a new roller cover and/or brush as well as work pails will
be needed every 4 to 6 batches depending on the application temperature.
Roller frame, roller cover and cut-in brush should be of good quality as
supplied by Precision Epoxy and a roller grid should be used in roller work
pail to allow for even coating of roller cover.
In most cases, when using a 9" wide roller set-up, a
nap size of 1/2" will be used. Submerge roller into blended epoxy then
roll 2 to 3 times against grid to even material. Using a 4 to 6 foot roller
handle, product is rolled out in a single wide stripe 4 to 6 feet long with
several back and forth motions. The roller is dipped into work pail and
application is repeated. After 5 or 6 stripes are laid down, they should be
back rolled or cross rolled to properly lay-out material. All areas that
cannot be rolled will need to be cut-in by brush ahead of the roller
application. Do not cut-in to far ahead of the roller to avoid jelling of
material before rolling which will create lap marks.
Coverage's of FS-190 to concrete will generally be 150 to
200 square feet per gallon at 10.6 to 8 mils thick respectively. Application
temperature and coarseness and/or porosity of concrete as well as individual
application technique may vary coverage. Overly porous concrete will require a
second coat of FS-190 at 225 square feet per gallon or 7 mils thick to achieve
a uniform glassy appearance.
The project pictured was an exterior breeze-way adjoining the pool deck. In
September of 2002 the breeze-way was enclosed creating an enlarged hallway
connecting the kitchen to the bedrooms hallway and over looking the pool area.
The plain concrete floor was stained and sealed with the FS-190 Epoxy in two
coats to create the beautiful floor finish pictured. It should be noted that
these pictures of the finished project were taken in June of 2009 after nearly
7 years of daily use.
FS-190 Epoxy is a very versatile
formulation and is suited for a wide variety of applications from sealers to
laminating. Consult with Precision Epoxy for your individual project needs. We
have formulated variations of our standard FS-190 in the past to better suit
projects with regards to liquid and solid state properties and cure times.
FS-190 comes standard with either a Summer Cure or Winter Cure hardener for
better control at different application temperatures or for a desired rate of
cure that a project may require. FS-190 requires no waxing or polishing to
maintain its high gloss appearance. Cleaning requires only a light mopping
for dirt and dust as needed. The non-skid version requires the addition of a
selected aggregate added to the mixture and rolled out or broadcast applied
into mixture on the surface after applying. Depending on how aggressively
applied, the non-skid finish can hinder the ability to mop the surface and
other cleaning methods may need to be used.
Floor Sealer Epoxy
Available with both Winter Cure
(WC) and Summer Cure (SC) Hardeners
Properties @ 77º F
||Resin Part 'A'
|| Hardener Part
|| Amber / Clear
|Weight per gallon
|Mix Ratio (by volume)
||2 : 1 / A : B
|Weight per gallon
|Pot Life (3 oz)
||18 minutes / wc
||25 minutes / sc
|Cure Time (initial/final)
||16 hrs/3 days / wc
||24 hrs/4 days / sc
Properties @ 77º F
|Hardness (shore D)
|Adhesion to Steel
||0.1% in 24 hrs
See Chemical Resistance
Chart for complete test listings.
Return to Quartz Flooring
for additional information.
Return Shop Flooring
for additional information.
Either component and/or mixture can cause
skin irritations. Use protective clothing, wear eye protection and gloves. Have adequate
ventilation in work area, do not breathe vapors for prolonged periods. Should
contact on skin occur, wash with soap and water. Should contact in eyes occur,
flush eyes with clean water for 15 minutes or until removed. Do not take
A particular epoxy may have many proper applications throughout many
industries; therefore, a clear understanding of epoxies, their applications and
limitations will aid in proper product selection and use. An Epoxy's solid state
properties can only be achieved by thorough mixing of Parts 'A' and 'B' at the
proper mix ratio. Higher application temperatures will accelerate reaction time
reducing pot life, open time and cure time while making the viscosity of the
product thinner. Lower application temperatures will make reaction time sluggish
extending pot life, open time and cure time while increasing the viscosity of
Statement: Every reasonable precaution
is taken in the manufacture of all products and compiling of data to assure that
they comply with ROCK ART'S exacting standards. Reliable tests and field
experience of these products indicate there utility as described herein. The suitability of a product for
an intended use shall be solely up to and the ultimate responsibility of the
user/purchaser of that product. You must determine your reliability as an
applicator for your specific application. We are not responsible if a product should be
used by the user/purchaser in a manner to infringe any patent held by others.
We assume no liability for
damages of any kind and no guarantee of results is given using this product or data
because every possible variation in the method of its use or
conditions under which it is applied cannot be anticipated.
User accepts product "AS
IS" and without warranties, expressed or implied.